Ipoh street art (Perek)

Ipoh has some amazing street art. You can find it all by following the city’s street art guide. Here are some of my favourite pieces:
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I love the playfulness of this painting and the way children view the world as being full of possibilities, such as flying in a paper plane.
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I like the historical story this painting tells and that, in it, women are not relegated to the role of wife.
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I like this painting because the hummingbird seems to be fluttering in place.
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This painting is so lifelike, especially because the artist has incorporated an actual trishaw that is partially sticking out of the wall.
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I asked Paul to help the little girl reach the bird cage.
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Not a painting but how cool is this!
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Yes, a painting of a tourist taking a photo of a painting. It at once pokes fun and encourages the tourist to take as many photos of the paintings as they can.
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Of course not all art needs to be serious or meaningful.
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But by far my favourite series are these paintings of children playing. This one speaks of friendship between boys while the little sister just wants to join in.
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And no depiction of childhood would be complete without some story about children playing jump rope.
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And then there’s this three-piece work spread over three walls in a lane. The children hiding are on the main street while the boy counting to ten is inside the laneway. It’s probably the most creative and well thought-out street art work I’ve ever seen. I just love it.

If you like street art, you will love Ipoh’s contribution to this creative outlet.

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