Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Georgetown of Penang is a UNESCO world heritage city, also is recognised as one of Asia’s (arguably the world’s) most unique collections of street art. The city showcase rare, exclusive and artsy collection of frescoes on the walls of the buildings which conveys stories of the current generation about the past and present.
In Asia itself, Indonesia has been one of the countries that leads other nations in promoting street arts as well as engaging the communities via public art missions. Conjunction with the 15th Jakarta Biennale, an art program known as The Mural Project which was initiated in 2013 features stories on how the locals survive in each area throughout the city. Several local artists used art to take a stand on an important issue such as a unity against terrorism and advocacy for peace.
Haji Lane, Singapore
This vibrant little area in Kampong Glam definitely is one of the most authentic and charming areas in Singapore. Aside from its quirky shops and cafes, Haji Lane is the real deal when it comes to art and culture. The extensive collection of street arts, created by both local and international artists, that gives a hipster looking alleyway to the area.
For those who want to witness the large scale of incredible street art in the Philippines, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig is the place to be. This piece of art haven is a product of Art BGC The NextAct ONE Festival which was a weeklong mural carnival back in 2015.
Thailand, The Land of Smiles, is considered as one of the Southeast Asian country that have street arts as its attractions. Take Phuket, which is filled with abundance street arts boasting the walls and street as well as around the island with intricate masterpiece.