February 28, 2014

Street art in Ipoh

Penang is famed for its street art, pioneered by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic.  This delightful practice has been adopted by Ipoh – teacher Eric Lai and his team of students converted the back alley between Jalan Masjid (Hume Street) and Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah (Hugh Low Street) into an art alley, with paintings that depict cultural elements, traditional children games and traditional occupations.

We made a trip to the Ipoh Street Arts back alley when we went back during CNY.  The paintings pleasantly added splashes of vibrant colours to the otherwise dead alley.


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