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Penang, Malaysia


The streets of historical Penang get a vibrant, modern edge courtesy of an ongoing art project. T+L takes a look at some of the life-size figures reinvigorating these aging buildings.

Published on May 2, 2014


Swing kids
The street-art trend in George Town started in 2012, when Lithuanian Ernest Zacharevic painted kids at play on the walls of the historic area. But don't go looking for these two by Lou Gan on Step by Step Lane; the sign is part of the installation.

Penang - Swing kids


Hoop dreams
A brother and sister play basketball on Gat Lebuh Chulia's wall, forever suspended between the waters of the Malacca Strait on one side and the travelers' enclave, Chulia Street.

Penang - Hoop dreams


"The real Bruce Lee would never do this"
That's the title—and probably safe assumption—of this mural by the collective Artists for Stray Animals, on Ah Quee Street. Neither curiosity nor kung fu may kill the cat, but the eco-friendly paint with which he was created will fade in about two years.

Penang - Bruce Lee


Mousing away
A black mouse tries to stay under the radar in one of Armenian Street's side lanes. Why? There's a giant feline (painting) lurking right around the corner.

Penang - Mouse away


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