Walking a Street of Art

loading

Butterworth’s murals tell the tale of its glory days – and those to come.

Street art turns public spaces into colourful and vibrant places of interest. Penang has felt its effects since Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic left his mark on the walls of George Town in 2012. His work, “Little Children on a Bicycle”, was featured in The Guardian as one of the best pieces in the world, and George Town was recently listed by Lonely Planet as the only Asian destination that offers street art as one of its attractions.

This phenomenon has since spread across the state to townships such as Balik Pulau and Butterworth.


To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.



Related Articles

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Making the Needs of Employees and Employers Meet

The Penang Skills Development Centre transforms Penang's workforce.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Penang on the verge of a revolution in waste management

To combat Penang's massive food waste problem, one local company is going straight to the schools and markets with an innovative new machine.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Keeping the Spirit of Bruno Manser Alive

The struggle to protect the Penans continues.

FEATURE
Aug 2010

The 1867 Penang riots

Tensions between Penang's secret societies finally reached the boiling point, and chaos reigned on the island.