Street art provides an opportunity for talented painters to display their creativity and ideas on the walls of buildings, turning areas into tourist attraction areas. Selangor has got a great range of interesting murals. We can’t travel there yet… But let’s have a look at these images, they are a feast for the eyes!
1) Laman Seni 2, Seksyen 2, Shah Alam
The theme for the artworks at Laman Seni 2 is ‘back to school’. Get ready to breathe in the air of nostalgia. In this street you will find a hanging chair on the wall, a school bus and animal paintings. If you need a break from taking pictures at the mural site, there is a food court nearby to have a rest.
2) Laman Seni 7, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam
This art site is a continuation of Laman Seni 2 in Section 7 Shah Alam, close to i-City. The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) wanted to change the back lanes of commercial and industrial areas into safe, clean and quiet environments. You can see 3D drawings here, 3D installations, street furniture and much more.
3) Safari Jejak Warisan, Klang
If you go to Royal Klang Town, it is a must to have a look at the old town of Klang. Visitors can stop by to take pictures of African safari themed murals along the back alleys of shops in this area.
4) Sasaran art, Kuala Selangor
Every three years since 2008, the Sasaran Art Organization has organised a large-scaled art festival. The various paintings on the walls draw many visitors. Apart from that, with the support of the Selangor state government, there is an art centre in a two-storey gallery named ‘Kuala Selangor Sasaran Art Gallery’. This centre holds local and international exhibitions and festivals to promote culture and the arts.
5) Mural Jalan Kenari, Puchong
This mural area is located at Jalan Kenari 5, Puchong. It is decorated with various mural paintings behind the old buildings located on the main road. The artwork was completed within six days by 103 final year students from The One Academy, Subang Jaya. The murals show the beauty and elements of Malaysian culture and portray the uniqueness of the country.
6) Kuala Kubu Bharu Mural (KBB), Hulu Selangor
Kuala Kubu Bharu is located about 70km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. The town offers nature activities and extreme sports such as paragliding, water tubing and white-water rafting. Not only that, there is also a street art area featuring paintings on the walls of the old buildings. Eight mural paintings were completed by 40 students and staff from ALFA College in 2014. They depict urban life in KKB.
This article is written by Mr. Muhammad Nabel Asyhar from Tourism Selangor. Tourism Selangor advises visitors to maintain physical and social distancing and to follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the Government to prevent any COVID-19 virus transmission.
Not in Selangor but in KL’s Chinatown is Kwai Chai Hong, a small cozy street with amazing murals. Have a look at our article here.