But now, there’s a new attraction in town, called the “Art of Oldtown“, which is the latest collection of Ipoh Wall Art Murals by Ernest Zacharevic, the same man who painted murals on walls along the streets of Penang’s Georgetown.
There are currently 7 spots around Ipoh Old Town. Therefore, during my recent trip back, I’ve decided to scout for the locations of the murals.
It’s simple to find them, as long as you’re good with maps and roads. Well, in case you need help with that, kenwooi.com is doing you a favour! :D
So here are the 7 Ipoh wall art murals locations with the exact road names and GPS coordinates.
OLD UNCLE WITH COFFEE CUP
Road Name: Jalan Dato Maharajalela
The mural shows a portrait of an old uncle drinking coffee. It’s located nearby the famous franchise OldTown White Coffee eatery facing the Ipoh Field.
Road Name: Jalan Sheikh Adam
Nearby the first mural, just walk further down the road from Oldtown White Coffee and the Paper Plane mural can be seen. It shows 2 children enjoying their childhood with a paper plane.
Road Name: Jalan Tun Sambathan
This mural can be reached if you continued to walk along the road adjacent to Ipoh Field and across the main road. Kopi “O”, despite being black coffee, is one of the murals to celebrate Ipoh as the birth of the famous white coffee.
Road Name: Jalan Panglima
The mural depicts a hummingbird hovering close by a tree in search of food.
Road Name: Jalan Bijeh Timah
This Chinese-style painted mural shows Ipoh’s evolution from a tin-mining town back in the colonial days.
Road Name: Jalan Bandar Timah
The mural illustrates a girl tiptoeing on a classic red plastic chair while reaching toward a cage of birds.
Road Name: Narrow Road off Jalan Bijeh Timah
The final mural shows a man making a living in the town of Ipoh by stacking black plastic bags containing rubbish or recyclable items onto a trishaw.
So yeah, these are the 7 wall art murals drawn by Ernest Zacharevic in Ipoh. The murals do relive a sense of nostalgic moments related to Ipoh’s heritage and culture.
Here’s a map with the exact location of the murals. You can also get the Ipoh Wall Art Mural by Ernest Zacharevic by kenwooi.com on Google Maps.
A walking trail has been included for those exploring by foot. Feel free to share it with friends and family. :)
Anyway, besides the murals by Ernest, there are also several other wall paintings around Ipoh town. Some are as good as Ernest’s paintings, while some look like this…
Hmm… seems legit. I think a kindergarten kid drew this, or someone with a wacky mind. ;)