June 14, 2024


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Secret Bars and Street Art

Secret Bars and Street Art

Boha Glass’s Current Asia Expedition

As some of you may possibly know, Boha is on tour in Asia at the minute, hunting for up-and-coming artists, throughout a vast array of inventive fields.  From regional pottery to stone-carved smiling Buddha statues, mosaic-rimmed mirrors to wonderfully embroidered standard clothing, and a lot far more apart from.

Immediately after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, we listened to about the secret bars that dotted the metropolis and manufactured a approach to test and discover as several as possible – purely for study needs of training course (cough!).

We observed ourselves ringing doorbells in strange alleyways, slipping as a result of backpacker hostels with sleepy, confused, just-off-the-airplane company, stood in their room doorway, pondering why neatly dressed people ended up wandering the corridors exterior their area at 1 am. We climbed dim, spiral staircases – hidden at the back again of active eating places and this just one was the greatest of all…


From the outside the house, it seemed like a normal outdated street store, with the only clue being the title of the bar (PS150) sprayed in black graffiti paint on the aspect of the wall. We walked back again and forth together the street, imagining Google had specified us duff details in advance of we hesitantly tried using the door for the very first time. It went on a lot further than exactly where Anna was sitting and the cocktails had been amazing!

We finished up stumbling house (the pavements were in a very lousy condition of mend 😉 ) to our lodge in the wee hrs of the morning, comprehensively experience that we experienced had a definitely adventurous night!

Avenue Artwork – Penang and KL

A minor even more up the coast is the wonderful outdated UNESCO heritage city of Penang. In the coronary heart of outdated George City, the place is abuzz with some fantastic street artwork. It all began in 2012 when Lithuanian-born local resident Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned to brighten up the city’s fading facades with artwork depicting the lives of locals. Since then, more artists have additional their own mark to build some lively road artwork that unquestionably enlivens the city’s outdated Stucco partitions.

Street Art Malaysia

To see all the art is a bit of a schlep, specifically in the roaring warmth of July, but we managed to drag ourselves all-around to see a sizeable portion of the artwork (while perspiring profusely). Occasionally, you would stroll a pair of clicks, only to be greeted with a mural so pale that it was really hard to discern what it originally was. But, most of the time it was effectively really worth it, and some ended up really shut to a bar, so we experienced a good excuse to ‘cool off’ below the lovers on the shaded verandas just after utilizing up some severe shoe leather-based.

Street Art Malaysia

Which includes Thailand, Bali, Singapore and Vietnam, Malaysia was not our favourite destination, but the secret bars and the street artwork produced our time there very pleasurable. 

If you are scheduling your own experience to Malaysia, we would unquestionably endorse KL, Penang and Melaka. Just be positive to examine out the avenue artwork in all three towns and see how many solution bars you can uncover in KL!

Street Art Malaysia