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