Penang’s Paddy Field Art
The sleepy, laidback paddy fields of rural Balik Pulau on the south-west side of Penang Island have become a sensation due to some interesting art installations!
One of the things you will notice when visiting Georgetown on the island of Penang in Malaysia is the stunning, vibrant street art – murals, steel sculptures, wall paintings – on every street corner.
However the art has now ventured out of the city and into the farmland! In the midst of the rice fields in Balik Pulau murals have been painted on three shipping containers. The containers are stacked sideways with the vast, green and ripening rice fields of Kampung Terang as a backdrop.
The murals have become an instant hit on Instagram and are currently the must-see sights of Penang, as part of the Penang International Container Arts Festival (PICAF).
In addition to the murals in the paddy fields, there are other murals around the island. Those who are planning to visit the sites can go to Prangin Mall (George Town), Karpal Singh Drive (Jelutong), Kampung Terang (Balik Pulau), Dataran Pemuda Merdeka (Butterworth) and Aspen Vision City (Batu Kawan).