Street art in Southeast Asia is becoming one of the things that travelers look forward to seeing. From the black and white revolutionary art to the colorful and giant murals that display all kinds of emotions, Southeast Asia has it all.

And now that street art is making a comeback not only as an underrated genre of art but also as a must-see tourist spot in every country, we can’t let you travel empty-handed. That’s why, we’re here to give you a list of places where you can see the most beautiful street art in Southeast Asia!

Here are the top 6 must-visit places in Southeast Asia for an ultimate artsy adventure!


1. Bonifacio Global City Arts Center, Taguig City


BGC street art

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The BGC Arts Center has the largest collection of street art in the Philippines. Artworks span a whole block and even decorate stretches of large buildings overlooking parking lots and greenery. No wonder BGC is a favorite location for the ‘gram! Make sure to snap a photo before hitting the shops.

2. Manila

manila street art

Manila is not just about food and historic spots but it’s also a haven for art lovers. From the long stretch of EDSA to the narrowest streets, the capital of the Philippines won’t disappoint you for art-hunting. You won’t see any street art in the Philippines like this.


3. Georgetown City, Penang Island

A wall art of two kids riding a bicycle

Georgetown has the most famous collections of street art in Malaysia and for good reason. The street art sprawl across the area on any surface imaginable, from walls to posts, with the total number of works yet to be known. It might interest you to know that some interactive artworks even feature real-world objects such as bikes and swings you can pose with for that Instagram solo shot.

4. Malacca City, Malacca

homes decorated with colorful murals

Malacca comes close to Penang as a district of street art in Malaysia. Malacca features art not only on the walls of commercial buildings and alleys but mainly adorned on the facades of houses. We recommend a river cruise back-dropped by lines of colorful residences for a picturesque photo with a twist.

5. Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

tourist taking photo at the street art mural in chinatown

You don’t have to go far from the city center to get a taste of street art in Malaysia. For those pressed for time, places like Chinatown and Klang River with their own vast collection of street art are all set in Kuala Lumpur. Take a quick photo on the walls of your local restaurant right after lunch and be on your way.


6. Ubud, Bali

a giant mural of a girl holding a phone

Aside from being the perfect quiet escape after a tiring swim or great beach night, Canggu also exhibits the best street art in Indonesia. Religious and animal-themed street art span the area from the fishing village of Nelayan to the streets leading to Echo Beach. The park behind the AllCaps Store also features a stretch of industrial buildings covered in artworks commissioned during the Tropica Festival 2017. Aside from Canggu, Ubud has great street art, too!

Which spots do you want to visit? Let us know below!

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