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Street Art Trail @ Georgetown, Penang

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Known for street art, that was one of the attractions for me especially in Georgetown, an area that had been conferred one of UNESCO Heritage sites around the world. I would recommend doing this trail early in the morning at around 8am, without the heat and crowds that would make phototaking a lengthy and arduous process.

There are murals and street installations to capture and while there are street trails with exact pieces to look out for, it is always a joy to stumble upon one or two on your own.


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The great thing about these metal installations is they tell a story, a story about Penang and the district which made walking around very fun.

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Minions take over the town and I thought this was a really cute piece.

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Enter into Lebur Armenian where most tourists would congest.

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Some more stories!

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I name this magician gone wrong and everyone tried to replicate the shocked faces.

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This is almost hard to spot on a regular touristy day since there will be crowds of people surrounding the store right next to it.

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Ice balls! A thing of my mom's era which she fondly remembers as a precious treat costing just 10 cents and she would share it with a friend as it would be cheaper. I cannot imagine eating ice kachang with my hands but that's nostalgia for you.

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Uber cute mascots!

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The famous hokkien mural.

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Hidden in an alley is a cat, the start of the series of cat murals. Infact this is the beginning of the 12 cat murals along the stretch.

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Just opposite are a couple of penguins.

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The all famous bicycle one! While most people queue for a snap with it, I actually prefer it just the way it is.

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The start of the many cats, I ones on the bamboo sticks were too cute! Modelled like the real animals.

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And the reason for the cat chase - a rambunctious mouse. Totally captures the fear of the poor mouse in a single wall.

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This mural was blocked by a line of bicycles up for hire.

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Another beautifully captured cat and rat chase.

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I found this at an owl-themed cafe, not exactly part of the cat exhibition but I thought it was so cute!

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This is the ever famous chair-boy-tin mural that has everyone clamouring to be on that seat. The stall where this mural is found sells coconut icecream, another time I suppose!

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Lots of eateries line this street trail and I chanced upon Ming Xiang Tai, Penang's answer to irresisitible pastries, or so they claim.

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I love pastry shops because of the fragrance that makes going into the shop a must.

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Spotting this sign from afar made me crave egg tarts.

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Old school was the theme of their decor.

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The buzz behind the counter, staff dressed in their signature yellow tops.

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Flaky, buttery pastry that reminded me of a portugese egg tart but the custard was way too sweet.

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Yet another photogenic corner of a pair of children lusting for buns in the steamer at the back of a bicycle. I'd love to live in that era, where food was so down to earth.

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Another shot of my favourite street mural.

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I can imagine the honest days of pedalling their fresh bakes.

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Last but not the very least, the mural to signal the start of Chew Jetty.

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Chew Jetty is a settlement of houses on water, they are mostly touristy these days but back in those days they were one of the more prominent jettys as compared to the rest.

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The things I wish for in 2015.

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The view right at the end of the jetty, a calming sight awaits!

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