June 18, 2024


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Secret Bars and Street Art

Secret Bars and Street Art

Boha Glass’s The latest Asia Expedition

As some of you could know, Boha is on tour in Asia at the instant, wanting for up-and-coming artists, throughout a large array of artistic fields.  From community pottery to stone-carved smiling Buddha statues, mosaic-rimmed mirrors to beautifully embroidered traditional clothes, and a great deal more other than.

Just after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, we read about the mystery bars that dotted the town and created a system to try out and learn as quite a few as attainable – purely for investigate purposes of program (cough!).

We uncovered ourselves ringing doorbells in strange alleyways, slipping by backpacker hostels with sleepy, perplexed, just-off-the-aircraft visitors, stood in their space doorway, pondering why smartly dressed individuals have been wandering the corridors outside their room at 1 am. We climbed dim, spiral staircases – hidden at the back again of busy places to eat and this just one was the most effective of all…


From the outside, it looked like a standard old road shop, with the only clue currently being the title of the bar (PS150) sprayed in black graffiti paint on the aspect of the wall. We walked again and forth together the street, contemplating Google had specified us duff details before we hesitantly tried the doorway for the initial time. It went on a great deal even more than in which Anna was sitting down and the cocktails have been great!

We finished up stumbling house (the pavements were in a incredibly very poor state of fix 😉 ) to our resort in the wee hrs of the morning, extensively emotion that we had experienced a really adventurous night!


Street Artwork – Penang and KL

A tiny more up the coastline is the fantastic previous UNESCO heritage metropolis of Penang. In the heart of aged George City, the spot is abuzz with some great road art. It all commenced in 2012 when Lithuanian-born nearby resident Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned to brighten up the city’s fading facades with artwork depicting the lives of locals. Because then, additional artists have extra their own mark to generate some vibrant road artwork that undoubtedly enlivens the city’s outdated Stucco walls.

Street Art Malaysia

To see all the art is a little bit of a schlep, specially in the roaring warmth of July, but we managed to drag ourselves all around to see a sizeable part of the artwork (though perspiring profusely). From time to time, you would wander a few of clicks, only to be greeted with a mural so faded that it was challenging to discern what it originally was. But, most of the time it was very well worth it, and some were being incredibly close to a bar, so we had a fantastic excuse to ‘cool off’ under the enthusiasts on the shaded verandas right after applying up some major shoe leather.

Street Art Malaysia

Which includes Thailand, Bali, Singapore and Vietnam, Malaysia was not our favorite location, but the magic formula bars and the avenue art built our time there pretty enjoyable. 

If you are arranging your possess experience to Malaysia, we would surely suggest KL, Penang and Melaka. Just be certain to examine out the street artwork in all a few towns and see how quite a few solution bars you can uncover in KL!

Street Art Malaysia