Street Art of Asia as Photographed by Top Travel Bloggers

The street art of Asia is playful, creative, and fun. This is the fifth and final in the collaborative series of Street Art Around the World. The first shot is my own, the others were taken by top travel bloggers.

I found the street art of Asia to be the most unique. Have a look and see if you agree:

Street Art of Asia

Street Art seen in Bastakiya in Dubai, UAE

Dubai, UAE
This car made an interesting canvas for street art in historical Bastakiya in Dubai. I took this shot a few years ago and wonder if this car is still there.
See more at: Bastakiya and the Old Souqs in Dubai.

DimSumKids Street Art in Penang Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia
The famous ‘I Want Pau’ kids of George Town are probably gracing many a family album and Instagram account as they are as iconic as they come when it comes to Penang’s street art. But this arty gem has a bit of family history. In fact, these two cheeky kids grace the outer wall of the Ming Xiang Tai Pastry Shop on Armenian Street. The children are actually the son and daughter of the pastry shop’s owner and the mural was painted by family friend WK Setor, who named the painting ‘Childhood’. The mural was completed on Chinese New Year, 2014 and is more commonly referred to as the ‘I Want Pau’ Mural.
Photo contributed by Vanessa Workman of The Island Drum.

Street Art of Asia, Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is such a great city for contemporary art. The Bukchon neighborhood, located just besides the traditional Hanok Village is full of little galleries, creative spaces and street art. This huge mural was particularly impressive. The colors are gorgeous and the girl’s gaze is fierce yet soft.
Photo contributed by Catherine Benoit of The Go Fever.

Street art Seremban

Seremban, Malaysia
We found this amazing street art in Seremban, a small town in Malaysia that is forgotten by the tourists. We love it! It shows the cultural diversity of this country. Malay Muslim girl, Hindu boy and Chinese immigrants, sitting together on the magic carpet and having fun. One paintings show more than thousand words. Love, tolerance and acceptance are the clues to happiness not only in Malaysia but in any other country in the world.
Photo contributed by Karolina of Karolina and Patryk.

Street Art in India of Ganesh

The Hindu god Ganesh. 
Photo contributed by Shyr Gelber, a traveler and co-founder of Forty Thieves, the fantastic nut butter company we sampled at the Food Show.

Street Art in Chiang Mai Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand
There is a deluge of street art scattered throughout Chiang Mai, Thailand. I am a huge fan of street art and have been tracking it down all over the globe.
Photo contributed by Matthew of Travelationship.

Stair Street Art in Taipei Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan
Street art in Taipei, Taiwan is taken to a new level. While often subtle and unobtrusive, it can be seen in many forms, on many surfaces, throughout the city. From walls to electrical boxes, even on steps, the city truly is a canvass on which artists may ply their trade.
Photo contributed by Carolann & Macrae of One Modern Couple.

Alex Face Street Art in Taipei Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan
Another example in Taiwan, this one painted by Alex Face.
Photo contributed by Carolann & Macrae of One Modern Couple.

Street art in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Another photo contributed by Shyr Gelber of Forty Thieves.

Tiong Bahru, Street art in Singapore

Tiong Bahru
Photo contributed by Mar Pages of Once in a Lifetime Journey.

Malaysia Street Art

Penang, Malaysia
Mural “Big mouth” or “The bearded face” was painted by British artist Gabriel Pitcher in conjunction with the “Different Strokes” street art festival in Penang. You can find it in Muntri Street (beside Ryokan Muntri Boutique hostel), George Town, Penang island, Malaysia.
Photo contributed by Ria of Life in Big Tent. See more at: Disappearing and resurgent street art in Penang.

Street art in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Boeung Kak, the former lakeside area in Phnom Penh, was once a hub of activity for locals and travelers. The government sold off the land in 2007, and tragically the lake was filled in, destroying the natural beauty of the area. Hundreds of local families were displaced and thousands of people, who depended on income from fishing in the lake and who owned businesses in the area, were out of work. In the past few years Boeung Kak has transformed into a thriving art scene, with local artists, expats and visitors looking to beautify the neighborhoods and create opportunities and outlets for youth and the arts in the city. It is well worth visiting the area to see the unique, constantly changing street art, and to glimpse a side of Phnom Penh few travelers experience.
Photo contributed by Jen Joslin of Two Can Travel

The Street Around the World series includes: 

Of the five collections, this is the one I found most intriguing. How about you, were you surprised by these examples of street art of Asia?

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A collection of street art from Asia from Top Travel Bloggers around the world. This example is from Dubai.

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  1. says

    Great piece! Funny you should ask, because I was surprised by the eclectic selections. These are art works I’ve not seen before in other street art write ups. I’ve never seen that bearded guy in Penang either! I only just saw those I Want Pau kids just a few months ago and I’ve been in Malaysia 12 years. 😀

  2. says

    You’ve gotten me very excited to see the street art in this part of the world. Have enjoyed finding street art on my sailing travels from Hawaii to Indonesia and recent arrived in Malaysia. Heading to Penang at the end of the month and will be on the look out for the two murals posted here.

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