February 26, 2024


Arts Eternal

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, looking for up-and-coming artists, across a extensive array of artistic fields.  From local pottery to stone-carved smiling Buddha statues, mosaic-rimmed mirrors to wonderfully embroidered common clothes, and significantly much more moreover.

Right after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, we listened to about the magic formula bars that dotted the metropolis and produced a program to test and find as lots of as probable – purely for study reasons of study course (cough!).

We found ourselves ringing doorbells in unusual alleyways, slipping by way of backpacker hostels with sleepy, baffled, just-off-the-airplane guests, stood in their place doorway, pondering why neatly dressed folks had been wandering the corridors outside the house their place at 1 am. We climbed dim, spiral staircases – hidden at the back again of hectic restaurants and this a single was the very best of all…

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From the outside, it looked like a regular old street store, with the only clue getting 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 street, contemplating Google experienced specified us duff information ahead of we hesitantly tried using the doorway for the to start with time. It went on a large amount even more than where Anna was sitting down and the cocktails have been fantastic!

We ended up stumbling residence (the pavements had been in a incredibly inadequate state of repair 😉 ) to our resort in the wee hours of the early morning, comprehensively feeling that we experienced had a definitely adventurous night!


Road Art – Penang and KL

A minor more up the coast is the good aged UNESCO heritage metropolis of Penang. In the heart of previous George City, the location is abuzz with some amazing avenue 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 life of locals. Given that then, additional artists have extra their very own mark to build some lively street art that surely enlivens the city’s aged Stucco walls.

Street Art Malaysia

To see all the art is a little bit of a schlep, specially in the roaring warmth of July, but we managed to drag ourselves all around to see a sizeable portion of the artwork (although perspiring profusely). Sometimes, you would walk a couple of clicks, only to be greeted with a mural so pale that it was tough to discern what it originally was. But, most of the time it was effectively value it, and some ended up really near to a bar, so we had a good justification to ‘cool off’ underneath the supporters on the shaded verandas just after making use of up some really serious shoe leather.

Street Art Malaysia

Which include Thailand, Bali, Singapore and Vietnam, Malaysia was not our favorite place, but the mystery bars and the road artwork manufactured our time there very pleasing. 

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

Street Art Malaysia