Street Art is making a comeback not only as an underrated genre of art but also as a must-see tourist spot in every country. Before flying out to a Southeast Asian country this summer, make sure to refresh your itinerary with streets worth their own spots in your list. We’ve compiled the best ones for your picture-perfect travel shots!
1. Bonifacio Global City Arts Center, Taguig City
The BGC Arts Center has the largest collection of street art in the Philippines. Artworks span a whole block and even decorate stretches of large buildings overlooking parking lots and greeneries. Make sure to snap a photo before hitting the shops.
2. The Collective, Makati City
Hit two birds with one stone by getting both a #foodstagram and #artstagram in one visit. The Collective is a compound-turned-small hub filled with murals and restaurants. For food lovers who are also art enthusiasts, The Collective at Malugay St. is a sure place to go.
3. Georgetown City, Penang Island
Georgetown has the most famous collections of street art in Malaysia and for good reason. The street art sprawl across the area on any surface imaginable, from walls to posts, with the total number of works yet to be known. It might interest you to know that some interactive artworks even feature real-world objects such as bikes and swings you can pose with for that Instagram solo shot.
4. Malacca City, Malacca
Malacca comes close to Penang as a street art district in Malaysia. Malacca features art not only on the walls of commercial buildings and alleys but mainly adorned on the facades of houses. We recommend a river cruise backdropped by lines of colorful residences for a picturesque photo with a twist.
5. Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur
You don’t have to go far from the city center to get a taste of Malaysian street art. For those pressed for time, places like Chinatown and Klang River with their own vast collection of street art are all set in Kuala Lumpur. Take a quick photo on the walls of your local restaurant right after lunch and be on your way.
6. Canggu, Bali
Photo credit: Ken Lawrence (Sailingstone Travel)
Canggu is the perfect quiet escape after a tiring swim or great beach night. Religious and animal-themed street art span the area from the fishing village of Nelayan to the streets leading to Echo Beach. The park behind the AllCaps Store also features a stretch of industrial buildings covered in artworks commissioned during the Tropica Festival 2017.
Which spots do you want to visit? Let us know below!
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