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…
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.