Exploring the Charming Street Art in Ipoh Old Town

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22 Responses

  1. Johna says:

    Wow! Beautiful street art. Some of them reminded me of those 3D Museums! Street art is becoming quite popular now isn’t it?

    • Teja says:

      They’re quite good, aren’t they? I rather like this trend – I mean, graffiti has always been around, but I find there’s more likely to be some play and joy or offbeat whimsy these days which is more relatable.

  2. Aarti Kamath says:

    I am a fan of street art when done in an organised way. Your pictures are beautiful. I have not been to Malaysia yet – I hope to be there soon :)… Very well explained. Thanks

  3. Jen says:

    I love that it’s interactive! It’s so cool seeing street art around the world, I would love to visit here!

  4. Alice Ford says:

    Ipoh sounds just darling and I love that they have a growing art culture.

  5. NieNie says:

    The street art is really cute! It reminds of a Banksy kind of style. I haven’t been to Malaysia, but this would look like something I would love to check out when I visit. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Its awesome that street art has taken in recent years. I’m from Australia and a lot of graffiti in Melbourne is encouraged and acknowledged as professional art. It is nice to see a change in people’s views of these things.

  7. This Epic World says:

    Street art has always been one of my favourite things to discover about a place. It just gives you a taste of their culture, their thoughts and a peek inside their souls which develops a connection with the place. Love the photos, they are absolutely stunning. If I hadn’t come across your article, I wouldn’t have ever known about this place. Thanks :)

  8. Katherine says:

    I’m a huge fan of street art (then again, who isn’t?) It’s one of my favourite things to find when I’m overseas. Your shots are really great, and I love how the art is using its surroundings as well. Pinned this to look at again later.

    • Teja says:

      I used to be mostly indifferent to street art, but I came to be into them after seeing the ones in Penang. Photo credit has to go to my friend, W. :) Ipoh itself is quite charming too.

  9. Clare says:

    Love street art and loved your post! Your pics were great!

  10. Ufuoma says:

    Never heard of Ipoh so cheers to learning something new. I love the street art and you took really great photos too.

  11. Penny says:

    The street art is really beautiful. I don’t know how I missed it on my last trip. Oh well! There is always a next time and Kuala Lumpur is so well connected! Hope to see you again some day. :)

    • Teja says:

      Oh if you come by again, I’ll take you and Shawn myself… By then probably Ipoh will be even trendier I hope!

  12. Hahaha, love the photoshoot – and the hummingbird picture is great!! Ipoh sounds like a fun place to visit – I’d love to try the tau fu fa, but I’m sure I’d be distracted by the museum too :D

    • Teja says:

      Right? I love it when I see such obvious labours of love… too many shops and businesses are all about the bottom line in Asia, there’s not much left of the love and richness of craft that was once inherent to our cultures.

  13. Alissa says:

    Thanks for all of this great information on art, history, and more in Ipoh! I really know nothing about this region so I feel like I learned a lot reading your post. Good to know about plasticware in Ipoh – I always get a little bummed when I go out to eat and there’s just so much waste being thrown away. Also, the hummingbird/kissing photo is cute! haha :)

  14. Iza Abao says:

    I like street arts too. They are thought-provoking. I like the paper plane Icarus. The leaves in the wind photo looks beautiful. I would not have thought that they were street arts at first but rather part of the tile decoration. I googled ‘tau fu fa’. Filipinos have a similar version of that. It is called ‘taho’.

    • Teja says:

      Ah, ‘tauhu’ is our word (borrowed from Chinese) for tofu in general! It’s interesting that the word is specific to this dessert in the Philippines!

  15. neha says:

    Street arts are always interesting to look at and to pose with :) They also tell a lot about the likes, dislikes and culture of the city – that is how the street arts vary from place to place. Looks like you found some really interesting ones here.