Street Art: Malacca City

Mural by Kenji Chai

Street Art: Malacca City

Although Penang is more famous to be the street art capital of Malaysia, the City of Malacca is striving to be a street art haven.

The historic city of Malacca (Melaka in Malay) has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. From a two hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, the former trading port has transformed into a strutting tourist center. And it became a favorite weekend travel/side trip destination for Singaporeans and travelers from Kuala Lumpur.

Similar to Penang, street art is spread around the street and small alleys mostly near Jonker Street and along the river through the city. These murals add color and character to the dull-colored riverside. Each artwork has different unique styles (no themes) and the mural depict the artists’ representation of Malacca. Just enjoy roaming the street without direction, taste their amazing foods, take a seat at a coffee shop, and at the same look for that piece of street art.

I managed to find some of the artworks and here they are…

Orangutan House
The Orangutan House by Charles Cham at 59 Lorong Hang Jebat.
Street Art in Melaka
Mural by Kenji Chai inside the NOMAPS Hostel at Heeren Street.
Artwork by Kenji Chai
Mural by Kenji Chai inside the NOMAPS Hostel at Heeren Street.
Flowers and the Bees
Mural by Kenji Chai inside the NOMAPS Hostel at Heeren Street.

Kheil’s X @Fritilldea (FRIends TILL DEAth)
Colourful Mural
Kheil’s X @Fritilldea
Kheil’s X @Fritilldea
Window Art
Solo Man
“Ayam Jantan” / Rooster by Kenji Chai located at the rooftop of Heesan Kopi at Jalan Hang Jebat.
Moon lady
Artwork by William Lim
Boy with Wheels

How To Get Here

Travel time from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka Sentral takes to about 2 to 2.5 hours. Direct bus from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are more convenient and have lots of time schedules.

From Kuala Lumpur to Malacca: Click Here

From Singapore to Malacca: Click Here

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