Richard and I were wavering. To Georgetown Festival or not? Inertia placed us on the side of not. But after hearing about Festival Director Joe Sidek’s directorial debut while in Kuching I was swung the other way.
A stylish budget boutique stay in the centre of George Town, in Sinkeh proprietor Chee Sek Thim’s has created a calm oasis out of a heritage building that also happens to support Penang’s growing art scene.
Penang is a global street art destination. And as long as I have a camera, sunblock and a bottle of water handy I’m thrilled to get lost in its streets.
It was Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic’s work that first captured the imagination of Penangites and visitors to the island. But since then there’s been a proliferation of creativity taking to Georgetown’s walls, including some super kawaii cat and kitten themed designs.