Walking a Street of Art

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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.


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