We couldn’t resist sharing some of the beautiful murals & caricatures, with anecdotal descriptions, on the buildings of old town. Graffiti has become all the rage in Georgetown, after a Lithuanian artist painted several whimsical murals of the inner city life as part of a 2012 festival. Since then, many more wall paintings have popped up around the city. Wire art has also been widely installed by the heritage board, commemorating bits & pieces of Penang history with humourous quotes.
Map in hand, it was like a scavenger hunt tracking down the murals & wire art. There are over 20 murals painted on the buildings; iron caricatures number well over 50, unfortunately we found only a small percentage of them.
Hope you enjoy these images as much as we do – we had so much fun finding & photographing them.