Amazing new street art in Karama

Amazing new street art in Karama

26 July, 2016


There’s more to Karama these days than previously met the eye: a vibrant burst of colour has just appeared along the full length of the district’s 18b Street (often referred to as ‘Handbag Street’ by expats). Painted on the end-sides of accommodation buildings and above shopfronts, the epic murals take street art to exactly where it should be – lining the streets that deserve it most; residential and commercial places far from the tourist trail in need of beautification. These pieces are now a focal point and source of pride and inspiration. It seems like the art just appeared overnight, but word on the street is that the 24 pieces were created under the cloak of darkness during Ramadan by a group of prominent Malaysian artists and a few passionate helpers.

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