6 Hidden Street Art Gems in Asia: Uncover the Artistic Wonders of the East

By Ernest Zacharevic in Penang, Malaysia.

Embark on an artistic journey through Asia as we uncover 6 hidden street art gems in this captivating part of the world.

Not only will you discover beautiful murals and graffiti, but you’ll also be able to engage with the local culture and share your experiences with fellow street art enthusiasts. So, pack your bags and let’s go!

1. Penang, Malaysia: A Blend of Heritage and Humor

The streets of George Town, Penang, are adorned with interactive murals that reflect the city’s unique blend of heritage and humor. Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic’s playful creations, such as “Children on a Bicycle” and “Boy on a Bike,” have become iconic landmarks. Don’t forget to snap a photo and share it in our Facebook group Share Your Local Street Art Utopia.

More street art from Penang: Street Art in George Town, Penang, Malaysia 2019 (61 photos).

By Ernest Zacharevic in Penang, Malaysia. Photo by Simstravel.
By Volchkova in Penang, Malaysia.

2. Taipei, Taiwan: A Creative Haven for Street Artists

Taipei’s Ximending district, often referred to as the Harajuku of Taipei, offers a vibrant canvas for both local and international street artists. Explore the colorful murals that adorn the neighborhood’s walls, including the eye-catching “Taipei Zoo” by Candy Bird. Remember to join our Facebook group to share your artistic finds with fellow street art lovers.

Mural by LeHo Artwork in Taipei, Taiwan at Taipei Light Festival.
At R9 Cafe in Taipei City, Taiwan.

3. Mumbai, India: A Kaleidoscope of Culture and Creativity

Mumbai’s thriving street art scene is a testament to the city’s diverse culture and creativity. The Mahim Art District, spearheaded by the St+art India Foundation, features stunning murals from Indian and international artists. Be sure to visit Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, where street art projects have transformed the area into a vibrant outdoor gallery.

By Tyler in Mumbai, India.
By Tyler in Mumbai City, India.

4. Melbourne, Australia: A Mecca for Street Art Enthusiasts

Melbourne’s laneways are a haven for street art enthusiasts, boasting an ever-changing collection of murals, stencils, and paste-ups. Iconic spots like Hosier Lane and AC/DC Lane are must-visits, but don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten path to discover hidden gems. Engage with the local street art community by attending events and workshops.

By Kitt Benett
By Fin DAC in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia Photo by Andrew.

5. Seoul, South Korea: Where Tradition Meets Modernity

Seoul’s Ihwa Mural Village and Hongdae district showcase a fascinating mix of traditional and contemporary street art. Wander through the vibrant streets and alleys, taking in the diverse range of murals and installations, and engage with the local artists by visiting their studios or attending art events.

More street art from Seoul: 63 photos – Collection of Street Art from South Korea

By Unknown artist in Seoul Area, South Korea. Photo by Mark Johnson.
By Unknown artist in Seoul, South Korea.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia: A City of Artistic Expression

Yogyakarta, often referred to as Indonesia’s cultural capital, boasts a thriving street art scene that reflects the city’s rich history and diverse influences. Explore the colorful murals and graffiti that adorn the walls of the Taman Sari area and the vibrant street art of the Alun-Alun Kidul square. Engage with local artists at the many art events and festivals.

By Seth in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photo by Andrew.

Asia is a treasure trove of hidden street art gems.

Embrace the opportunity to engage with local culture, attend events, and share your experiences with fellow art enthusiasts in our Facebook group. Happy exploring!

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