Hunt down quirky murals in the unlikeliest of places – on a pre-war shophouse, a once derelict bus depot and even on a former hospice by renowned and emerging artists!
Take an amazing tour around George Town to discover the unique painted walls mimicking life in the city and the wrought-iron caricatures with anecdotal descriptions of the streets that they adorn.
George Town may be the only Asian destination in Lonely Planet’s book “Street Art”, but Butterworth’s blossoming art scene is definitely worth the ferry ride over. The mural scene at Seberang Perai may be blossomed later but is quickly catching up with George Town’s iconic street art. The Butterworth Art Walk is a product of Penang’s vibrant artists and the state’s rich history.
At the same time, do not miss out a visit to the Penang State Art Gallery to gain insight into Penang’s history through its comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art.
Besides, George Town Festival is another reason to the art lovers to stay in Penang. The festival has become one of Southeast Asia’s leading culture and art festivals with a line-up of international and local performers throughout the month-long festival!
For more information on art galleries and museums, kindly visit https://www.penangmuseum.gov.my/