Malacca (Melaka) and George Town are two historic cities along Peninsular Malaysia that have been jointly World Heritage listed for their unique architectural and cultural townscape, the result of 500 years of trading and cultural exchanges between East and West. George Town is also rightly famous for its delightful street art, including stand out pieces by Ernest Zacharevic. However, while the street art in Malacca may be less well known, the city is also home to a multitude of delightful artworks.
There’s a wealth of murals along the river cutting through the city, observable from either a river cruise or the public path along both sides of the river (a great walk to do in the late afternoon). More artworks can be found in the laneways cutting through the old town near Jonker Street. And the newly opened Nomaps Malacca flashpacker hostel where I stayed has some great pieces by Kenji Chai decorating its walls.