After a series of relaxing beach stays in Thailand and Langkawi where we had indulged in ultimate chill, it was time for a healthy dose of culture. The next stage in our South East Asian adventure was Georgetown, the capital of Malaysian island Penang. Within Georgetown there is a striking contrast between the colourful, eclectic Chinese influence of the Old Town and the towering skyscrapers of the modern city.
There is a lot to see and do when in this vibrant multicultural city. From impressive temples and museums to world-renowned hawker stalls for the keen foodies. It’s the perfect place for a culture fix after days of lazing on Thai beaches.
Georgetown is probably most known for its stunning street art, which adorns the walls of the Old Town. Challenge yourself to find as many of the artworks by yourself, or embark on a tour to ensure you don’t miss any.
Much of the street art features work from Ernest Zacharevic, a Lithuanian artist who incorporates objects from the surrounding street. It makes for the perfect photo opportunities.
The street art in Georgetown is inspired, thought-provoking and a lot of fun. I’d highly recommend a street art tour of the colourful streets in the capital of Penang; you never know what gems you’ll stumble upon.