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“The official murals and the other ones”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Art of OLDTOWN

Art of OLDTOWN
Ranked #4 of 62 things to do in Ipoh
Certificate of Excellence
Lokeren, Belgium
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194 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“The official murals and the other ones”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Recently opened downtown are 7 murals by the Lithuanian artist Zacharevic. The can be found along Jalan Panglima, Market street, Jalan Timak, Concubine lane 3(what is in a name?) Jalan Sambaathan, and Jalang Padang. Also unveiled was a map detailing all 7 murals at hte Old Town White coffee outlet. The painting are inspired by the artist's journey through the country and can be seen as a tribute to Ipoh Old Town, the birthplace of white coffee. Best is to start at the tourist office. There are more murals to come and... there are already other murals. Justs follow Japanese tourist and you will find a mural of Marilyn Monroe, painted above a real metal bike. In the same small street there are other nice things...

Visited July 2014
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Taichung, Taiwan
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“hot and happy hunting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Some of the murals are hard to find but well worth the search. It's Ipoh, so it's hot and sweaty work, but your search takes you through the atmospheric alleys of Old Town.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank MichaelMcCollister
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Old Town, Ipoh Malaysia
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3 attraction reviews
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“Superb Art Of OLDTOWN in Ipoh's heritage city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Super awesome murals drawn by Ernest Zacharevic in celebration of the birth place of white coffee in OLD TOWN, Ipoh... Thumbs up!! Thanks to OLDTOWN White Coffee & Ernest Zacharevic for this awesome contribution to our heritage city Ipoh's Old Town... Me and my friends love it so much!!

Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Wogoxette
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Fun sites for photos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We had fun acting silly & goofing around taking pictures in front of the murals. They were beautiful!

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank h0neynh
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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125 reviews
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“from malaysian to malaysia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

the mural basically represents malaysian culture and heritage. i like the idea of painting traditional dance/music of malay, chinese and indian as the tradition is almost forgotten in modernization. though they are not 3D mural street art like in georgetown penang, but there is value of the art. the mural is also vibrant and colorful which also make them more interesting. other than cultural things, the mural features ipoh in the past. tin mining activity is one of them. people who loves photography will enjoy this.

*just go across the street from this mural street. You will find colorful buildings which turns out nice in the photo.

Visited May 2014
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5 Thank crocodot
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