Penang Street Art Painting Step by Step Walking Guide (What to See and How to Get There) Part 2: Lebuh Ah Quee and Others4 January, 2016
I covered in Part 1 of this guide – Penang street art murals you can find along Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Cannon. There are many guides and maps about Penang street art murals but during my hunt for these Penang street art, I often got lost because the locations are often ambiguously marked out or are completely wrong – especially so for the street art paintings along Lebuh Armenian (which are all bundled up together in some maps due to their proximity). Thus, I have compiled this (not all walking) guide for you below to show you step by step how to get to these Penang street art murals with a focus on Lebuh Ah Quee and Lebuh Chulia and the bigger street art murals.
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You will probably need to engage a private tour guide/driver or tap on Hotel Jen’s 4-hour Penang Chauffeur Drive service to cover all the Penang Street Art murals mentioned in this blog post. If you are on a budget, then take a taxi to Lebuh Ah Quee and walk to Lebuh Chulia and Chew Jetty and then take a taxi to the big street art murals (mural 9, 10 and 11 below).
These are the Penang Street Art Murals around Lebuh Ah Quee and Lebuh Chulia featured in this street art hunt step by step blog post – you may click the specific street art name to find out where to go.
- Boy on a Motorcycle (or Boy on a Bike) at Lebuh Ah Quee (Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic)
- Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur at Lebuh Ah Quee (Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic)
- The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do This (or Bruce Lee Kungfu Kicking 2 Cats) around Lebuh Ah Quee
- Minion Shouting at Fire Hydrant with Loudhailer at Lebuh Ah Quee
- Children (or Sister and Brother) Playing Basketball at Gat Lebuh Chulia
- Brother and Sister on a Swing at Gat Lebuh Chulia
- Minion Breaking Out of the Wall at Gat Lebuh Chulia “Step by Step Lane”
- Children in a Boat at Chew Jetty (Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic – Completely Faded Off)
- Indian Boatman around Lebuh Klang and Stewart Lane (Penang Street Art by Julia Volchkova)
- Little Girl in Blue (or Kungfu Girl) at Muntri Street (Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic)
- Trishaw Uncle Resting at Penang Road (Red Garden Food Paradise at Leith Street)
This Penang street art mural map provides an overview of where the first 4 street art paintings can be found at Lebuh Ah Quee – the highlighted route shows the path you can take to reach these paintings.
1. Boy on a Bike (or Motorcycle) at Lebuh Ah Quee (Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic)
The “Boy on a Motorcycle” street art mural painted by Ernest Zacharevic is also one of the more photographed of all street art paintings (after the Children on Bicycle street art painting) in Penang. I guess it is because of the interactive nature of this street art painting – you can actually sit on the motorcycle just like the bicycle at Lebuh Armenian. There are a few souvenir stalls set up around this “Boy on a Motorcycle” street art mural. You can actually walk from Lebuh Armenian to Lebuh Ah Quee in about 5-8 minutes (see the map above) so you can do Part I of this walking street art hunt with this Part II if you have the time and energy to do so (my advice is to do so in the late afternoon around 4pm when it is not so hot).
There is another street art mural just opposite this “Boy on a Motorcycle” street art mural – I am not sure what it is called but it depicts a guy in a shirt (designed with a Malaysian flag on it) – quite nicely drawn.
2. Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur (Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic) at Lebuh Ah Quee
This street art painting of “Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur” is just beside the “Boy on a Motorcycle” street art mural – it is almost completely faded off – the dinosaur is supposed to be floating in the air held by the boy via a kite string – the dinosaur is barely visible now.
3. The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do This around Lebuh Ah Quee
This is another popular street art painting of Bruce Lee appearing to kungfu kicking 2 cats – because the Bruce Lee drawing is so realistic. There are actually 3 cats in this street art mural if you look closely – the main cat being kicked is more obvious – the other 2 are fading off (see the circled cats in the picture below).
Do note that this Bruce Lee and Cat Kungfu Kick street art mural is not exactly along Lebuh Ah Quee – it is located at a small alley off Lebuh Ah Quee – see the map above for directions on how to get here. There are a number of “street art” in this alley e.g. an elephant being drawn around a grey pipe.
The cats did have a chance at fighting back against such aggression as seen in the street art mural along Lebuh Victoria which shows a muscular cat kicking a Minion.
4. Minion Shouting at Fire Hydrant with Loudhailer at Lebuh Ah Quee
Walk back out to Lebuh Ah Quee and go further down the street away from the “Boy on a Motorcycle” mural, you will find a street art painting of a minion shouting at a fire hydrant with a loudhailer.
Just beside this minion and the fire hydrant, you will also find a steel sculpture which is one of Penang’s Marking George Town Steel Rod Sculptures. This is a collection of caricatures relating the history and special characteristics of Georgetown streets. This concludes the street art you can find at Lebuh Ah Quee.
5. Children Playing Basketball at Gat Lebuh Chulia
Walk back to where you started (the Boy on Motorcycle) at Lebuh Ah Quee, you can walk to Lebuh Chulia via Beach Street and then further down to Gat Lebuh Chulia – you will walk past Beach Street and Lebuh Victoria towards the Clan Jetties. Both street art murals – Children Playing Basketball and Children on a Swing is to your right and left respectively after walking a short distance from the intersection of Lebuh Victoria and Gat Lebuh Chulia – look out for the white building “The Press” on your right, when you reached it, you have walk past the street art murals by just a little bit. Do note that these two street art paintings are in small alleyways off Gat Lebuh Chulia.
Go for the jump shot with this “Children Playing Basketball” street art mural – though look out for the drain just below for this street painting.
6. Children on a Swing at Gat Lebuh Chulia
Next cross the road (Gat Lebuh Chulia) to the alley opposite the “Children Playing Basketball” alley. This is also quite a popular street art painting because you get to sit on the swing to pose with the “children” on their swing. Be sure to capture the “Step by Step Lane” signpost in your picture – this is not an official signpost of this alley – it is an art installation too.
7. Minion Breaking Out of the Wall at Gat Lebuh Chulia “Step by Step Lane”
Don’t miss the minion breaking out of the wall street art painting at the entrance to the alley with the “children on a swing” street art – I am not sure which come first – this could be a parody of the “Lion Dance breaking out of the wall” street art mural (shown in Part I of our walking guide for street art hunt around Lebuh Armenian).
8. Children in Boat at Chew Jetty (Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic)
Now walk towards Chew Jetty – please note that the “Children in Boat” street art mural has completed faded off (as seen in the picture below) and only the outline is barely visible. But do make a trip down to Chew Jetty (since you are so near to it now) – do note that there are a number of clan jetties so make sure you go to the right one i.e. Chew Jetty
9. Indian Boatman at Klang Street
From Gat Lebuh Chulia/Chew Jetty, this “Indian Boatman” street art is about a 8-10 minutes drive away at Klang Street – it is possible to walk (about 12-15 minutes) but I do not recommend doing so under the hot sun (as there is not much shelter along the way). Can consider taking a taxi there but do note that there will likely be traffic jam during peak period.
10.Little Girl in Blue at Muntri Street (Penang Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic)
The Little Girl in Blue is not very “little” – it is quite a large street art painting. It is also known as the Kungfu Girl as the girl looked as if she is performing kungfu. This street art mural is about a 4 minute walk away from the Indian Boatman street art.
11. Trishaw Uncle Resting at Penang Road (Leith Street beside Red Garden Food Paradise)
This is another huge street art mural – about 4 minutes walk from the Little Girl in Blue. With this, you have completed your street art hunt – at least the more popular ones and those painted by Ernest Zacharevic. Treat yourself to dinner at the Red Garden Food Paradise 🙂
This concludes Part II of my Penang Street Art guide around Lebuh Ah Quee and Lebuh Chulia. You can download this Part II Penang Street Art guide in pdf document format below. Just Facebook “like” or tweet to download your guide to Penang Street Art Part II: