Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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Mirrors - street art in Georgetown, Penang

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Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic is leaving his mark with beautiful wall painting of children all across historical Georgetown.

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all photos below are courtesy of Ernest Zacharevic:
Ernest Zacharevic facebook page
www.zachas.com

 

collage of Ernest Zacharevic's work
collage of Ernest Zacharevic's work

 

wall painting in Armenian Street
the popular wall painting in Armenian Street

 

wall painting at Chew Jetty, George Town, Malaysia
wall painting at Chew Jetty

 

Ernest Zacharevicat work
Ernest Zacharevicat work

 


finished wall painting at Muntre 47, George Town, Malaysia
finished wall painting at Muntre 47

 

Timelapse video of Ernest Zacharevic's wall painting at the junction of Armenian Street & Pitt Street, Penang, Malaysia 25 - 29 June, 2011:

Ernest Zacharevic at Armenian Street, Penang from ownlypenang on Vimeo.



location map of the wall paintings:

location map of penang street art

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