Art Lane

George Town

This 2018 addition to George Town's ever-growing collection of public artworks is a gallery crafted from two vacant pre-WWII shophouses. Artworks run the gamut from murals of dogs, cats, flowers and Chinese opera singers to installations and a sculpture of a pink tank. Check the website for details of events held here, including yoga, craft markets and workshops.

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1. Lim Kongsi

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Set up in 1860, this Clanhouse is also known as Kew Leong Tong, which means Hall of Nine Dragons. The association is open to anyone with the surname Lim,…

2. Cheah Kongsi

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Looking splendid after a major restoration, Cheah Kongsi is home to the oldest Straits Chinese clan association in Penang. Topped by a tiled pagoda roof,…

3. Kids on a Bicycle Mural

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This 2012 work by Ernest Zacharevic is the most famous of George Town's street-art pieces. It features a real bicycle attached to a wall, on which the two…

4. Lebuh Armenian

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Although this street is named for Penang's Armenian population (such as the famous Sarkies, who established the Eastern & Oriental Hotel), there's no…

5. Batik Painting Museum Penang

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Penang artist Chuah Thean Teng is credited with applying the age-old local craft of batik (a dye-resist process) to making works of art. Several of his…

6. Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

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This beautifully decorated and maintained Clanhouse, belonging to the Penang Teochew Association, dates back to 1870. It features informative displays on…

7. Khoo Kongsi

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The most spectacular clanhouse in George Town, Khoo Kongsi is an explosion of colour. Intricate ceramic mosaics of immortals, carp and dragons dance…

8. Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple

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This 1850 temple is dedicated to its patron deity, the Taoist God of Prosperity. Resplendent in red, gold and polished black columns, it has quite a few…