21 Jan 10 Instagrammable Murals & Street Art in Kuala Lumpur
There are many attractions worth exploring in KL city center, ranging from the best shopping malls to the most delicious street foods. Taking photos at murals and street arts for Instagram is another popular tourists’ activity in the city.
Here’s our list of the top 10 Insta-worthy murals and street art, it is time to add some more cool and fun pics to your Instagram!
1. Jalan Alor
When you googled Jalan Alor, you may come across various pics with street foods. For decades, the street has been renowned for its delicious street foods. You can fill your belly with fried chicken and other delicious foods that are worth trying.
In the evening, you can take photos at the street filled with colourful murals. Kids will absolutely love this place, as the murals feature adorable animals like rabbits, butterflies and birds!
2. Changkat Bukit Bintang
Located nearby Jalan Alor, Changkat Bukit Bintang is famous for its lively nightlife scene and live bands, with multiple Instagrammable spots.
The most popular street art is right here, where the river flows on the floor, trees are hanging on the wall, and clouds are right above you. Some of the newly-weds might even take their wedding photos here!
3. KWAI CHAI HONG (鬼仔巷)
When you enter Lorong Panggung, you are stepping into the golden age of the 60s. You will find fascinating murals on historical buildings, including one with a scene in “Kung Fu Hustle”. That’s right, that’s the iconic landlady! Apart from the murals, there are numerous lanterns and a red wooden bridge. Time to start your photo shoot!
4. Red by Sirocco Hotel
Come and see the tallest mural in Malaysia! Certified by the Malaysia Book of Records, the 25-storey mural can be seen at the side of Sirocco.
Created by Kenji Chai from Sabah, the mural integrates multiple cultures in Malaysia. Named as “Courage To Dream”, the mural’s most prominent feature is a Dayak woman, adorned with tropical plants and some of the most popular street foods in the country.
5. Jalan Raja Chulan
A very adorable mural! Featuring a young boy with a tiger hat playing with his tablet, the mural was created in 2014 by Anokayer and Yumz, who were previously known as Medium Touch. The mural highlights the balance between preserving cultural heritage and leveraging modern technology.
6. Divers HideOut Cafe @ Jalan Galloway
Baby Shark doo doo, doo doo doo doo! This isn’t a baby shark. This mural at Divers HideOut Café is a complete replication of the classic “Jaws” movie in 1975.
The mural is highly symmetrical and the two windows look just like the teeth of a shark. As you walk through the big shark mouth, you will feel as if you are walking into a deadly trap.
The lovely interior of the café is also very suitable for taking pictures. Featuring numerous photos of aquatic animals, you will feel as though you are under the sea.
7. Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin
You might have seen the Kiehl’s mural in Melaka on Instagram, but do you know that there is a similar masterpiece in KL city center?
If you had ever passed through Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin, you would not miss this masterpiece. The mural depicts a neighbourhood with houses of different shapes and sizes. Whether you go for a long-focus lens or a close-up, you will surely be able to take stunning photos for your Instagram!
8. Jalan Telawi, Bangsar
Located at one of the coolest places in KL, the vibrant graffiti was created by Kenji Chai and his friends. At Bangsar, you will discover many renowned restaurants and cafes as well as murals. And don’t miss the chance to take a photo with this mural featuring dogs and pigs.
9. Jalan Gereja
Does it look familiar? This is one of the masterpieces by legendary artist Ernest Zacharevic. The mural, which is bigger than a person, was initially intended to promote insurance schemes.
On the mural, you will see a boy on a sampan with a woman looking out of a window from a Kampung house in the background.
10. Petaling Street (茨厂街)
Petaling Street is a must-visit attraction for any traveller in KL. In addition to odds and ends, there are also many different types of street foods that you can try.
You will also find interesting street art here! Just look at the Funkdamental, an outstanding work by Malaysian illustrator Katun. A vibrant and colourful mural!
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