I loved Georgetown. It’s colourful, quirky, multi-cultural and historic.
I loved the colours, textures, and patterns all over the city against the backdrop of old colonial style buildings which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage old town.
Most of all I loved the street art scene.
Since 2012 when a Lithuanian artist created six unique street art pieces for the Georgetown Festival, the street art scene has grown from strength to strength.
We grabbed ourselves a map and went on a treasure hunt to track down all of the most famous pieces of street art.
We spent the day walking all over the city, sometimes going around in circles as some of the pieces are small and not very easy to find (being hidden down alleyways or in parking lots).
Not only that, but there has also been an installation made of wrought iron in a caricature style on various streets, that humorously depicts the history behind the very streets on which they are placed.
Along the way whilst tracking down these famous installations, you will find plenty of other street art pieces, interesting shop fronts with colourful tiles (sometimes with hidden museums)
and an abundance of lovely cafes to have tea, cake or nasi lemak (a traditional dish of curry, pickles, egg and coconut rice) in.
Or for a cooling sweet treat, you can stop at a little stall for shaved ice
or for traditional Malay desserts such as “Ais Kacang” (ice dessert with sweet beans) or “Cendol” (shaved ice with flavoured milk, jelly and beans).