It looks like the street art trend in Malaysia is showing no signs of slowing down. Few weeks back, we featured Russian artist, Julia Volchkova's remarkable work in Penang.
The gritty alleys of SS2 were also transformed into beautiful works of street art
Now, the trend is making its way down south to the small and quiet little town of Kluang in Johor - and the murals look just as nice as the ones in PJ and Penang!
In conjunction with the 'Kluang Kreatif1020' event, local artists were asked to showcase their talent at an old and gritty alley in downtown Kluang
The event was organised by the town council of Kluang as an initiative to beautify the streets to make them more scenic for locals and tourists alike.
"The pieces involving two walls in an alley were used as a canvas for locals to demonstrate their talent in painting and drawing," said Ismail Abu, head of the Kluang Town Council.
A total of 24 murals were painted on the 100-meter long alley behind the iconic Jalan Teo Siew Khor
The event also gives locals a glimpse into the hard work and creativity needed to paint a mural
A wall mural could take up to 8 hours to complete, depending on the size and difficulty. Not forgetting the unpredictable weather conditions too!
Gunung Lambak is one of Kluang's most well-known hills. The place serves as a popular trekking destination for the locals and it has also become a must-visit getaway for tourists coming to Kluang. The mountain has two peaks. The higher one can normally be reached in less than two hours via several paths.
The event was held over the weekend, from 23 to 24 April. More locations will be beautified over the next few months. We can't wait to see the results!
Make sure you check out the murals when you're in Kluang! Here's the address: Jalan Dato Teoh Siew Khor, 86000, Kluang, Johor.
Well done, the artists of Kluang!
There’s always an interesting story behind street art. Now you can pay Kluang, Johor a visit to admire and of course pose with these art murals, just look for great phone and camera vouchers to make your captures even more social media worthy.