January 29, 2023

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Secret Bars and Street Art

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Boha Glass’s Recent Asia Expedition

As some of you could possibly know, Boha is on tour in Asia at the moment, wanting for up-and-coming artists, throughout a large array of artistic fields.  From nearby pottery to stone-carved smiling Buddha statues, mosaic-rimmed mirrors to superbly embroidered conventional apparel, and substantially extra moreover.

Following arriving in Kuala Lumpur, we heard about the magic formula bars that dotted the city and manufactured a prepare to try out and discover as quite a few as achievable – purely for investigation needs of training course (cough!).

We observed ourselves ringing doorbells in bizarre alleyways, slipping via backpacker hostels with sleepy, baffled, just-off-the-aircraft attendees, stood in their home doorway, questioning why smartly dressed persons ended up wandering the corridors outside the house their home at 1 am. We climbed dim, spiral staircases – concealed at the again of chaotic places to eat and this 1 was the best of all…


From the outside, it appeared like a typical outdated avenue shop, with the only clue remaining the name of the bar (PS150) sprayed in black graffiti paint on the aspect of the wall. We walked back again and forth along the avenue, wondering Google experienced given us duff info just before we hesitantly tried the doorway for the very first time. It went on a large amount further more than in which Anna was sitting down and the cocktails were great!

We finished up stumbling residence (the pavements were in a quite bad point out of repair service 😉 ) to our hotel in the wee hrs of the morning, carefully emotion that we experienced had a really adventurous evening!


Avenue Artwork – Penang and KL

A very little more up the coastline is the great old UNESCO heritage town of Penang. In the coronary heart of old George Town, the location is abuzz with some fantastic road art. It all began in 2012 when Lithuanian-born regional resident Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned to brighten up the city’s fading facades with artwork depicting the lives of locals. Given that then, much more artists have included their very own mark to build some lively road art that certainly enlivens the city’s outdated Stucco walls.

Street Art Malaysia

To see all the art is a little bit of a schlep, primarily in the roaring heat of July, but we managed to drag ourselves close to to see a sizeable portion of the artwork (though perspiring profusely). Sometimes, you would walk a pair of clicks, only to be greeted with a mural so light that it was tough to discern what it originally was. But, most of the time it was properly worthy of it, and some have been extremely shut to a bar, so we had a good justification to ‘cool off’ underneath the fans on the shaded verandas after using up some major shoe leather-based.

Street Art Malaysia

Which includes Thailand, Bali, Singapore and Vietnam, Malaysia was not our favorite vacation spot, but the secret bars and the avenue art built our time there pretty pleasant. 

If you are arranging your individual adventure to Malaysia, we would undoubtedly advocate KL, Penang and Melaka. Just be certain to check out the street art in all 3 cities and see how numerous secret bars you can uncover in KL!

Street Art Malaysia

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