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Where to find street art in Georgetown

Look beyond some of the world’s best street food and you'll find yourself in a completely different side of Penang – Georgetown is also home to some of the best street art and graffiti mural pieces. Meander around town, and at every corner you'll be surprised by a new and colourful perspective. There are dozens more artistic gems around Georgetown, but here are 6 Skyscanner favourites!

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1. Kids on Bicycle by Ernest Zacharevic

One of the most (if not the most) popular street art in Georgetown is the ‘Kids on Bicycle’ mural by Ernest Zacharevic. Sure the bike may be fixed to the wall but there’s plenty of ways you can interact with the characters for a funny shot. Everyone is already pretending to chase the bike, so exercise your creativity for this one!

Where: 2, Lebuh Armenian, Georgetown, 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

2. The Old Indian Lady by Julia Volchkova

Look beneath an overgrown wall along an alley of Lumut Lane and you will find a pious old Indian lady who appears to be praying. According to our local sources in Penang, this is one of the newer additions to the street art scene, so be sure to get there quick before this charming photo is well, overrun with travellers.

Where: 20, Lorong Lumut Georgetown 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Artist sitting beside a painted old lady

Old Indian Lady. Photo credit: Sinchew

3. Reaching Up by Ernest Zacharevic

Remember the time when you were much younger and you were trying to reach for something that your parents deliberately kept away from you (though probably for your own good)? This iconic piece of street art features a little boy who’s reaching for a hole in the wall. Feel free to place something in the hole for maximum effect. Our tip? Give the soda can a miss since it has been photographed to death.

Where: 64, Lebuh Acheh, Georgetown 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Boy reaching for an empty space

Reaching up street art in Penang. Photo credit: Wanderlust In My Veins

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4. Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat by Artists for Stray Animals (ASA)

ASA, a non-profit organisation cares for neglected and abused animals. Appreciate the irony in the “Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat” art piece and enjoy good fortune for the rest of the year – it is believed that maneki-neko rescued a human to safety once and has thus been immortalised as a fortune cat. If you’re a big fan of kittens, check out the rest of the “101 Lost Kittens” street art pieces littered around Georgetown!

Where: Gat Lebuh Armenian, Georgetown 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Painting of a cat with fortune cats surrounding it

Love me like your fortune cat

5. Mr. Bean Cycling by Yakuzart Creation

Pay tribute to one of the best British comedians of our time, Mr. Bean, at an alley towards the Grand Swiss Hotel before heading off to get some delicious street food nearby. It may not be the British Leyland Mini 1000 but hop on his bike anyway!

Where: Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Painted Mr. Bean on the wall riding a bicycle

Mr. Bean cycling wall mural. Photo credit: Travel2Penang

6. Teach You Speak Hokkien by Jim Oo Chun Hee and John Cheng

You probably might have already noticed that despite being a dialect, Hokkien is spoken quite differently in Taiwan and in Singapore – this is not different in Penang. If you would like to brush up on some Hokkien phrases the Penang way (even if you do not know any!), be sure to check out the ‘Teach You Speak Hokkien’ street art. We can guarantee you’ll walk away with a few phrases that you can use during your stay.

Where: Lorong Soo Hong, Georgetown 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Illustrated boy with Hokkien phrases on the sidewalk

Teach you speak Hokkien

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Indulge in delicious street food and a lot of exploring (on foot or on wheels) when you head down to Georgetown for the weekend! Book cheap flights, hotels and car rental via Skyscanner today, or download our free mobile app for easy browsing and booking on the go.

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