Street Art in George Town
Street Art in George Town
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  • Angus Stewart
    Auckland, New Zealand175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trishaw ride to see the Street Art and sights of Georgetown is amazing
    The street art is incredible as is the whole ambience , history , ….. everything about Georgetown . We got two trishaws and did an hour on those past all the street art , including the heritage cat shop, and so many other sites of Georgetown . It was so much fun .
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Matt G
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breadcrumb trail through a beautiful destination
    These beautiful pieces, loved by the selfie-set give a wonderful trail through a gorgeous destination. Georgetown isn’t classically beautiful, but it wears it’s history on it’s sleeve and each street shows a mix of the cultures and events that have shaped it. By finding these little exhibits you are drawn through the town and introduced to more of what the place has to offer.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,446 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Penang Street Art
    Painted on the side door, Boy on a bike is a famous artwork by Ernest Zachaerevic. Many other wall artwork made the city very famous. Hundreds of wall murals scattered across the city.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Fredric John
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates243 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Street Art in Penang
    The street art is what made Penang famous. While walking around, it’s like going on a treasure hunt to see which art I can see. It was intersecting with different streets but I managed to find the art while rummaging through my Google Maps guide. I’ve seen street art in other countries but this one also defines what Penang culture is really all about.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,548 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hip Penang
    Exploring Penang is of much fun with the additional of street art. Beyond meandering around historic buildings and temples, visitors can also check and find the hip and creative face of the Malaysian city. The paintings scattered around George Town really adds color to the tourist experience.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 20, 2024
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia4,855 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to see some clever artworks
    We saw many works of art as we walked the old streets of George Town. A few were hard to find and easily missed if you weren’t carefull. We had a town map showing where they are so just followed it in very hot weather stopping for a refreshing drink now and then . We will see more over the next couple of days as we discover more of this interesting town. They are well done and very clever, well done to the artist involved.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 27, 2024
  • EndlessVoyage
    California1,155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit in the evening and be prepared for a lot of Instagrammers
    It was terribly hot - over 100 Fahrenheit & nearly 40 Celsius - while we were in George Town. We tried doing the street art during daylight hours and gave up. We tried again at about 5 p.m. and it was a far better experience, albeit very touristy. Some clever pieces that really attracted the Instagram crowd. Most pieces had people there. Would I consider it a highlight of Penang? No - but if you are out and about it is fun to see something different.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2024
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EndlessVoyage
California1,155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It was terribly hot - over 100 Fahrenheit & nearly 40 Celsius - while we were in George Town. We tried doing the street art during daylight hours and gave up. We tried again at about 5 p.m. and it was a far better experience, albeit very touristy. Some clever pieces that really attracted the Instagram crowd. Most pieces had people there. Would I consider it a highlight of Penang? No - but if you are out and about it is fun to see something different.
Written April 11, 2024
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We saw many works of art as we walked the old streets of George Town.
A few were hard to find and easily missed if you weren’t carefull.
We had a town map showing where they are so just followed it in very hot weather stopping for a refreshing drink now and then .
We will see more over the next couple of days as we discover more of this interesting town. They are well done and very clever, well done to the artist involved.
Written March 27, 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Lots of awesomely beautiful street art in the Old Penang district of George Town. A photographer’s paradise of lovely murals, seemingly everywhere, most of which are being damaged by the elements.
Written February 25, 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Exploring Penang is of much fun with the additional of street art. Beyond meandering around historic buildings and temples, visitors can also check and find the hip and creative face of the Malaysian city. The paintings scattered around George Town really adds color to the tourist experience.
Written January 20, 2024
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Joan G
Stirling, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were on a cruise ship and just did our own thing in Georgetown. The street art was very interesting
Written January 17, 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I'm not that into street art, but I have to admit some in Georgetown is pretty creative. The trouble is that there are few opportunities when each spot is not swarming with tourists angling for that perfect selfie (which is exactly the same as the shot taken by every other visitor, of course).
Written December 6, 2023
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The street art is what made Penang famous. While walking around, it’s like going on a treasure hunt to see which art I can see. It was intersecting with different streets but I managed to find the art while rummaging through my Google Maps guide.
I’ve seen street art in other countries but this one also defines what Penang culture is really all about.
Written November 19, 2023
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Cactus C
Hong Kong, China10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
想在那裏嘗試Henna Tattoo 的朋友們,建議要看到店家為其他人現場畫完Henna 的作品才好光顧⋯ 我們試了第一家,用了RM$150 相信也完全不是便宜⋯ 最後換來的是一個畫直線都畫不好的作品 ⋯⋯⋯⋯看得出完全沒有心機去畫⋯⋯⋯ 什至有亂畫的感覺⋯ 而且2天不夠顏色就開始fade out ⋯⋯⋯⋯ 最可笑是,我本來挑選比較便宜而且簡單的設計,店家主動推銷我挑選較複雜的設計,然後根本是他完全做不來的東西⋯⋯ 我也只是不想計較也不想爭吵,所以付錢就走了⋯ 但希望其他人下次也要精明消費,小心為上!

Friends who want to try Henna Tattoo there, I recommend that you should see the shop's on-site Henna artwork for other people before deciding to go there... We tried the first shop and it cost RM$150, which I believe is not cheap at all... In the end, we received a poorly drawn artwork that couldn't even get a straight line right... It's clear that she didn't put any effort into it... It even felt like she was randomly doodling... Moreover, the color started fading out within 2 days... The most ridiculous thing is that I originally chose a cheaper and simpler design, but the she persuaded me to choose a more complicated design, which turned out to be something she couldn't do at all... I didn't want to argue or make a fuss, so I just paid and left... But I hope others will be smarter consumers next time and be cautious.
Written October 13, 2023
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Eccles A
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
The amazing street art that appears to be everywhere in Penang is one of the best things to observe while strolling about the city; some of the pieces have even achieved some kind of notoriety.

Written September 22, 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,446 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Painted on the side door, Boy on a bike is a famous artwork by Ernest Zachaerevic. Many other wall artwork made the city very famous. Hundreds of wall murals scattered across the city.
Written September 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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