Malaysia part I - the art of George Town

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July 19th 2018
Published: November 11th 2018
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We love cats - and so do the artists in George Town apparently George Town is situated on Penang Island in North East of mainland Malaysia. It is an interesting place on its own and we are going to tell you more about that in the next blog entry. Here we are going to focus on just one aspect of George Town - the city is full of street art. We have written about street art before. There is a re... Read Full Entry

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Many famous characters - and a catMany famous characters - and a cat
Many famous characters - and a cat

From left to right: An alien, Mickey Mouse, Salvador Dali, the Cheshire Cat, Marilyn Monroe, Unknown man, Homer Simpson, Albert Einstein and Darth Vader. Yep, there is actually a cat in there. Photo number 13 of a cat.
Emma interacts with a paintingEmma interacts with a painting
Emma interacts with a painting

Emma is not the first one playing with this
Boy on motorcycleBoy on motorcycle
Boy on motorcycle

The painted boy "sits" on a genuine motorcycle.
A Bon Jovi quoteA Bon Jovi quote
A Bon Jovi quote

On the elevator in the hotel we saw this Bon Jovi quote. It doesn't qualify as art but we throw it in nevertheless. But it is not our favorite Bon Jovi quote. That is "I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all"
We did see at least one real cat in George TownWe did see at least one real cat in George Town
We did see at least one real cat in George Town

We finish as we started, with a photo of a cat. That must be photo number 14 with a cat in it.

12th November 2018

Creative flair
Love this blog! We got one of those maps and went street art hunting when we were there in 2014... it was heaps of fun. The original 2d / 3d combination ones where commissioned pieces done by Ernest Zacharevic (kids on bicycle, boy on chair, boy on motorbike etc.), and they were so popular that copy cat ones like the kids on a swing and kids leaning out of the bakery window started emerging. Lovely to see that so many of the ones we enjoyed looking at are still hanging on. We loved the cat ones too, but just couldn't get into the metal sculpture ones. Looking forward to your thoughts on George Town :)
12th November 2018

Thanks for your comment
Glad to hear that you enjoyed reading the blog. The cat theme we didn't notice until we came home actually. When we looked through the pictures we realized there were a lot of cats there. /Ake
12th November 2018
Boy reaching for an apple

Entering in
Wonderful collection of street art from Georgetown. Love that some are interactive and others like this one beg for 3D props. Many favourites but this one is definitely reaching up there for me.
12th November 2018
Boy reaching for an apple

It was great fun hunting them all down
It was good fun to walk around and try to find them all. I think my favourite is the two children reaching out through a window trying to steal bread from a bicycle outside. The two children are appararently the shop owners own children. /Ake

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