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Georgetown Penang – Street Art

Around every corner awaits surprises as you search around Georgetown’s Unesco heritage site with map in hand, seeking out street art. Artists have left a trail of “works” for you to find and there a few hidden treasures that aren’t on the map and some are quite elusive and require you to hunt them down.

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Bruce Lee flying kick

Exploring the site will take you round a large part of Georgetown, and down backstreets and alleys seeking out that all important piece,  and will take you the best part of the day if you walk it. There are plenty of cycle-rickshaws that you can hire or an air-con taxi but where’s the fun in that.

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Kids on swing

It was a very hot morning as we set out and we were prepared for a long day and laden with water, and with the map we picked up from our hotel we had a  rough route and headed for the starting point below little India and opposite the Clan Jetty’s to knock out the first of the many works.

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As you stroll around, there’s plenty of sites to keep it interesting of quirky coffee shops, bakeries and cafes serving various snacks and It was approaching midday,  and the sun was blazing, we  headed towards the Queen Victoria memorial clock tower near to Fort Cornwallis for lunch and some much needed air-con.

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We headed towards Little India where almost every street has metal works in wrought Iron telling you a story of the historical uses of the area – a really nice touch and very informative.

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The whole day was all about seeing Georgetown and passing through all the different areas and around Lebuh Chulia. There are many museums that will keep you busy, along with Chowrasta market to pick up a bargain and many hawker stalls and food joints that you will pass on the quest to find all on offer.

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2 Comments

  1. Some of the photo’s of the street art you’ve taken look really cool, I love Bruce Lee, and the motorbike picture looks like it’s real.

    • gallivantsjournal

      September 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      The whole route of the street art can be navigated in a day, but you’ve got to keep your eyes peeled for them….A few of them are hidden, we walked past the Indian woman under the tree about 4 times.
      Thanks for the comment.

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