Souvenir – Love for Owl

Do you love owls? Then you will simply love this shop, ensconced in one of the alleys in George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I chanced upon this shop, while on a walking trail exploring the various street arts as well as metal art, around George Town. The owner of this shop imports as well as collects owls during his travels, across various part of the world. In his shop he even has a glass case where he exhibits, his personal collection, that is not meant for sale.

Entrance to the Owl Shop


Metal Art : George Town, World Heritage Site (Part 3)

With George Town – street art series along with the posts on Metal art- part 1 and part 2, you must now be familiar with the street art scenario in this quaint and colorful capital city of Penang.

This post, is my final post, where I share few more of the pics of the metal sculptures, commissioned across various streets in George Town.


The five foot way of Wan Hai Hotel is said to be the narrowest in Penang.

Stewart Lane



Metal Art : George Town, World Heritage Site (Part 1)


Penang’s George Town, in addition to the street art, is also known for its metal sculptures / art. They are a collection of caricatures, portraying the history, people and special characteristics of George Town streets. The Malaysian sculpture studio, SCULPTUREATWORK,are the creative team behind this novel art.

There are about 52 sculptures, spread across streets of George Town. In this post, and the following ones, I intend to share photographs of some of the metal art, we came across during our trip to George Town, Penang, Malaysia.


Street Art in George Town – A visual Journey (Part 2)

While I continue to share the pics of the Street Art from George Town, taken during a trip to Penang, Malaysia, around summer time, here is a link that portrays works of various street artists, from across the globe – 30 Street Artists that are blowing people’s minds around the world. 

This blog piece is the last one int the series where street art is depicted, in the form of paintings. There are various metal art structures that can be found across various streets around George Town. I would be sharing those, on my blog, soon.

Man paddling a boat


Street Art in George Town – A visual Journey (Part 1)

The street art brings about the uniqueness of George Town like none other. Almost every street, wide or narrow, the walls here, have some art to offer for tourists like us. This is a photo post, in continuation to my last post on street art.

Spotted at a shop…



The cat kicking the minion






To be continued……

Street Art in George Town, Penang (Malaysia)

My brush with wall art, during my travels, has been very many. From graffiti to murals to illusion art; from streets of Lyon, to Amsterdam to various other cities across Europe, my experience has been indeed varied. One thing that remains common in between all these streets however, are the colors and the various moods of the artist behind it. Back home, come biennial in Kochi, the streets in Fort Kochi breathe a new lease of life.

When creativity finds expression, art is born.  From making political statements to bringing about public consciousness, around social issues, street art is the most common public forum of expression.

2009 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix

Well, things were just mentioned may be off the cuff (knowing my friend circle) and here I am already dreaming about Malaysia! The guys in our group over a few tequila shots planned a trip to Malaysia for the upcoming Formula 1.

Gosh, I still don’t believe that I believe them. Atleast there is no tax in dreaming!