Wednesday, June 21, 2017

[JB] Kluang Mural Street Art

During our 2D1N stay in Kluang, we decided to stop by and check out the super cool wall murals that is distributed along the small lanes within the street alleys. How did this all started?

Kluang Municipal Council (MPK) president initiated the Kluang Kreatif 1020 programme, an ongoing project which aims to beautify the area and add more attractions to Kluang. Artists involved in the project were mostly from Johor Bahru and Penang, with many paintings surrounding the popular attractions in the city, which includes coffee and train.

The wall murals added vibrancy to the back lanes leading us to secluded stalls and little shops that would have been missed. We were able to stop and take a closer look at the sign boards and amazed how well the murals blended in with the surroundings.

Coffee and Kopitiam scene is definitely one of the trademark that you can find here.

"Kluang" inspired logo wall murals

Along Taman Intan, you will find colourful umbrellas canopies which is a great spot for photography.

I particularly love wall murals depicting Kluang town history, lifestyle and street scenes

No angel wings but bat wings instead. Do you know the name Kluang comes from the Malay word keluang, which means a type of flying fox (also a type of fruit bat). Some believed that Kluang was named after two mountains that resemble the head and wing of a bat from a distance.

No wonder you can find images of bats on the wall murals. 

Some of your favourite cartoon and superheros characters can also be found here.

Soccer fan anyone?

Of course there are many wall murals that tickled our funny bones and let our creativity juices flow. 

We easily spent more than 1 hour taking photos along Kluang Mural Street Art and were impressed by the artworks. This is definitely a spot to include in your itinerary if you are planning to visit Kluang.

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Kluang Mural Street Art
Address: Along Jalan Dato Teow Siew Khor, 86000, Kluang, Johor


Carol Mei Mei said...

Hmmm...strange that there were no umbrellas overhead today when we checked the murals out. Nonetheless we had a fun time. Again, thanks to this great recommendation!

Phoebe said...

Hi Carol,

Awww.. you did not see the umbrellas! It was at another stretch of street. :( Anyway, glad that you had fun with your family.


Pooja Kawatra said...

What a brilliant piece of work done here and I so love the ideas of these talented artists.

Unknown said...

I really like the road art! The 3D effect is really cool from your photos.

Unknown said...

WOW! I love the street art!

Unknown said...

Those are some pretty cool murals. Who would have thoughts to find those at a small town like Kluang.

Phoebe said...

We were very impressed as well. During our visit, we saw some artists painting the pots.

Phoebe said...

Thank you Lyn. :) We love the street art as well. It brightens up the entire space and makes it so welcoming

Phoebe said...

Great place for photo taking if you are visiting Kluang. We love the colours on the street too!

Unknown said...

I really like the umbrella canopy! So colourful and functional - and it looks great in pictures! I laughed when I saw your whole family doing the dab under those umbrellas.

--andy-- said...

These are Super impressive, just like 3D trick arts! Would definitely pop by for photo ops next round. Had wanted to try the train rides up North again.
Cheers, Andy

Ai Sakura said...

so interesting! bookmarked this place for future reference.. the umbrellas cover reminds me of a place at xintiandi, shanghai too.. there's an area like that as well :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Shub said...

What a beautiful place with an old world charm! Loved the pics.

Unknown said...

Interesting! Looks like you guys had some serious fun! Thanks for sharing!

Phoebe said...

It is the GEM in kluang :)

Phoebe said...

We thought it will be more fun to pose under the brollies. :)

Phoebe said...

We also wanted to try the train ride up .. I think its nice to stop by Kluang for 1-2 nights

Phoebe said...

Never been to Shanghai but we also like the umbrella canopy :) Only wishing there are more vibrant colours

Phoebe said...

Thanks for liking! :)

Phoebe said...

Thanks for popping by and liking it too. :)

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