Located in Negeri Perak, Art of Oldtown is a collection of 7 beautiful murals scattered across the town of Ipoh. The murals are beautiful 3D wall paintings giving a glimpse of the local style, culture and history of the town.
The Art of Oldtown was created by Ernest Zacharevic who gave shape to the art craze in Georgetown, made to honour the common history and heritage between Ipoh, Oldtown White Coffee and Oldtown. When visiting Ipoh to savour the famous white coffee of Ipoh, visiting the Art of Oldtown for its exciting murals is a must.
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The 7 Murals of Art of OldTown
1. An Old Uncle with a coffee cup - This mural is present outside the OldTown White Coffee cafe as the murals were made to celebrate the history and heritage of this cafe.
2. A Paper Plane - This mural is present near the OldTown White Coffee cafe for which the visitors will have to look in the direction of the sky.
3. Kopi-O - Kopi-O translates to black coffee in Hokkien. There are 5 packets of coffee hanging on a wall which perfectly blend with the background and make for an amazing backdrop for pictures.
4. A Yellow Hummingbird - This is a beautiful giant Hummingbird which can be found very close to the Kopi-O mural in the close by car park.
5. Evolution - The mural is a presentation of the tin mining industry which made Ipoh flourish for about 100 years. It is a Chinese style painting and the visitors can also visit the Han Chin Pet Soo Museum just behind the mural which depicts tin mining.
6. Trishaw - This mural consists of an actual trishaw which has been cemented to the wall and represents a man collecting recyclable items like tins and cartons on the trishaw. It puts forward an actual practice in Asia where men collect recyclable items to be sold for money.
7. A Girl- The girl is shown standing on plastic chairs and some thick books so that she can reach the cage in which there are birds.