Secret Bars and Street Art

Boha Glass’s Current Asia Expedition

As some of you could know, Boha is on tour in Asia at the second, seeking for up-and-coming artists, throughout a extensive array of inventive fields.  From local pottery to stone-carved smiling Buddha statues, mosaic-rimmed mirrors to wonderfully embroidered standard garments, and significantly extra other than.

Just after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, we heard about the solution bars that dotted the city and designed a prepare to try out and discover as several as possible – purely for analysis reasons of course (cough!).

We uncovered ourselves ringing doorbells in odd alleyways, slipping by backpacker hostels with sleepy, confused, just-off-the-aircraft guests, stood in their home doorway, wondering why well dressed individuals have been wandering the corridors outside their home at 1 am. We climbed dark, spiral staircases – hidden at the again of chaotic eating places and this one particular was the most effective of all…

From the outside the house, it appeared like a standard previous avenue shop, with the only clue currently being the identify of the bar (PS150) sprayed in black graffiti paint on the side of the wall. We walked back and forth along the street, pondering Google experienced presented us duff details before we hesitantly tried out the doorway for the first time. It went on a large amount further than in which Anna was sitting and the cocktails have been amazing!

We finished up stumbling dwelling (the pavements were in a pretty inadequate state of fix 😉 ) to our hotel in the wee hrs of the early morning, totally emotion that we had experienced a seriously adventurous evening!


Avenue Artwork – Penang and KL

A small further up the coast is the high-quality previous UNESCO heritage town of Penang. In the heart of previous George City, the spot is abuzz with some excellent street artwork. It all began in 2012 when Lithuanian-born area resident Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned to brighten up the city’s fading facades with artwork depicting the lives of locals. Due to the fact then, much more artists have additional their personal mark to make some vivid avenue art that surely enlivens the city’s old Stucco partitions.

Street Art Malaysia

To see all the artwork is a bit of a schlep, especially in the roaring heat of July, but we managed to drag ourselves about to see a sizeable part of the art (when perspiring profusely). Occasionally, you would wander a couple of clicks, only to be greeted with a mural so light that it was really hard to discern what it originally was. But, most of the time it was very well worth it, and some had been incredibly shut to a bar, so we experienced a fantastic excuse to ‘cool off’ below the admirers on the shaded verandas soon after employing up some really serious shoe leather-based.

Street Art Malaysia

Such as Thailand, Bali, Singapore and Vietnam, Malaysia was not our favorite spot, but the key bars and the street artwork made our time there really fulfilling. 

If you are organizing your possess journey to Malaysia, we would unquestionably advocate KL, Penang and Melaka. Just be positive to look at out the road art in all three towns and see how several magic formula bars you can uncover in KL!

Street Art Malaysia

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