Secret Bars and Street Art

Secret Bars and Street Art

Boha Glass’s The latest Asia Expedition

As some of you may know, Boha is on tour in Asia at the second, seeking for up-and-coming artists, across a extensive array of creative fields.  From nearby pottery to stone-carved smiling Buddha statues, mosaic-rimmed mirrors to wonderfully embroidered classic clothes, and considerably more in addition to.

Right after arriving in Kuala Lumpur, we listened to about the solution bars that dotted the town and manufactured a approach to check out and learn as quite a few as achievable – purely for analysis applications of system (cough!).

We observed ourselves ringing doorbells in peculiar alleyways, slipping via backpacker hostels with sleepy, confused, just-off-the-airplane company, stood in their home doorway, asking yourself why well dressed folks ended up wandering the corridors outside their room at 1 am. We climbed dark, spiral staircases – concealed at the again of active eating places and this one particular was the very best of all… out?v=jE9WetWSX6o

From the outside, it appeared like a regular outdated street store, with the only clue remaining the title of the bar (PS150) sprayed in black graffiti paint on the aspect of the wall. We walked again and forth along the street, wondering Google had supplied us duff info before we hesitantly tried the doorway for the first time. It went on a large amount even more than exactly where Anna was sitting and the cocktails were being great!

We finished up stumbling dwelling (the pavements have been in a incredibly very poor state of restore 😉 ) to our hotel in the wee hrs of the early morning, comprehensively experience that we had had a truly adventurous evening!


Street Artwork – Penang and KL

A minimal further up the coastline is the great outdated UNESCO heritage town of Penang. In the heart of previous George City, the put is abuzz with some amazing street artwork. It all began in 2012 when Lithuanian-born area resident Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned to brighten up the city’s fading facades with art depicting the life of locals. Since then, extra artists have extra their possess mark to make some vivid road art that absolutely enlivens the city’s previous Stucco walls.

Street Art Malaysia

To see all the artwork is a little bit of a schlep, particularly in the roaring warmth of July, but we managed to drag ourselves all over to see a sizeable portion of the art (although perspiring profusely). In some cases, you would wander a couple of clicks, only to be greeted with a mural so faded that it was difficult to discern what it initially was. But, most of the time it was properly really worth it, and some were being pretty close to a bar, so we had a superior excuse to ‘cool off’ beneath the followers on the shaded verandas immediately after utilizing up some major shoe leather-based.

Street Art Malaysia

Which includes Thailand, Bali, Singapore and Vietnam, Malaysia was not our favorite desired destination, but the mystery bars and the street artwork created our time there really enjoyable. 

If you are organizing your have experience to Malaysia, we would definitely endorse KL, Penang and Melaka. Just be guaranteed to verify out the street art in all three cities and see how several key bars you can uncover in KL!

Street Art Malaysia

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