There is never a dull moment strolling around the old town of Ipoh as there is so much to see, eat and do.
From sipping authentic white coffee to roaming in awe along the three historically fascinating Concubine Lanes, this sleepy town has made its comeback in more ways than one.
Apart from these attractions and the local delights, the artworks on the walls of many Ipoh buildings are also another wow factor that contributes to its re-emerging popularity, specifically with out-of-towners and tourists.
Bringing back soul to the old town, the City Council of Ipoh and OldTown White Coffee collaborated to paint a series of murals aptly called “Art of OldTown”.
In 2014, the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic once again put his touch into beautifying the old buildings found there, breathing new life into every corner of Ipoh.
How does a mural hunt sound?
Here are the eight designated artworks for the “Art of OldTown” that is a must-visit the next time you drop by in Ipoh town.
1. Old Town Relives Nostalgia with Trishaw (Concubine Lane 3)
2. Tin Mining Town With Chinese-Style Painting (Jalan Bijeh Timah)
3. Yellow Hummingbird (Jalan Panglima)
4. A ‘Kopi’ Break (Jalan Tun Sambathan)
5. Girl On A Wall (Jalan Bandar Timah)
6. A Bag of Coffee (Jalan Bandar Timah)
7. Paper Plane (Jalan Sheikh Adam)
8. Old Uncle Drinking Coffee (Jalan Dato Maharajalela)
Voilà! There you have it – the eight stunning murals painted by Ernest Zacharevic. If you have more time on your hands, there are actually new and more vibrant paintings scattered all over the town for you to explore. Happy mural hunting, everyone!
This article first appeared in uppre.com