|Chinese cat procession at the Cheah Kongsi, on Beach Street across from China House|
A new litter of cat-themed murals cropped up this summer as the latest addition to Penang's growing street art scene. This series of 12 pieces is collectively called 101 Lost Kittens and was painted by Artists for Stray Animals to raise public awareness about the numerous stray dogs and cats that roam the city. Other artists have been joining in the fun by adding the 102nd and 103rd lost kittens as well as one large rat hiding from Skippy, the orange tabby cat.
|Some of the 101 Lost Kittens on Gat Lebuh Armenian and Lorong Soo Hong.|
When we were down in George Town last weekend, my girl happened to be wearing her own Bon Jour! Cat Shirt. She decided that when a French cat comes to Penang, she'd want to see some cat murals. So off we went, on our own little hunt for felines around the heritage district.
Searching for street art in George Town has become a very popular tourist attraction. You'll see people on foot or on rented bikes making their way around with a map in hand looking for these lost kittens, the steel rod sculptures, or Ernest Zacharevic's very popular murals incorporating 3D objects.
As for me, I like to take it nice and slow, depending on kismet to lead the way. No map for me. I just stumble across these murals as I wander around the UNESCO World heritage zone.
Are you interested in helping out some of the stray animals in Penang and Langkawi? Perhaps you're an expat who had to leave your own furry babies in your home country during your expat assignment and crave a little petting time with four-footed friends. Check out these excellent organizations:
- 4PAWS Penang Animal Welfare Society
- SPCA Penang Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- LASSie Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation
- 101 Lost Kittens project Facebook Page
Kids on Bikes Street Art
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