The old town of Georgetown on the island of Penang is cute in the way that crumbling colonial architecture is cute. See isn’t it adorable?
It reminded me somewhat of Hoi An, Vietnam except that Georgetown doesn’t have a river front and the buildings aren’t as pretty, but Georgetown has something Hoi An doesn’t: really cool street art.
When we were in Taipei, I commented on how it was a fairly ugly city. It wasn’t until we left that I realized that Taipei seems to be devoid of street art. There is just something about public art in a city that makes it more beautiful.
What makes Georgetown’s street art even more interesting is that it is interactive. Many of the paintings include real objects in their design and you can even put yourself into the some of the art pieces.
Here are some of our favorites: