Painting the town red: Street Art at Kota Bharu

Of colour pop and street hop

Street Art by Fazirul Ezan

The cute little town of Kota Bharu has a lot to offer. We intend to highlight the artsy side to it through this post.


Where: Jalan Dato Pati, Bandar Kota Bharu, 15000

Landmark: Near the State Museum, behind the line-up of shop-houses

Let’s dive in: 

Vibrant hues and painted doors
Harvest season: plucking fruits, dates and berries
Spotted this tiny fish near the crevices of a shop house
I thought I was going to paint the town red – looks like it went the other way round
Do you see letters, numbers or a figure?
Perfect example of a 3D representation
“Hello” says the ‘Simple Life’
Of prayers and blessings…
Tip: Take a sharp turn around the corner so that you don’t miss the adjacent wall
If you’ve watched the Shadow Play or Wayang Kulit, you’ll know what this is about…
Let’s fly away: Check out the detailing on the carpet
I love Bahaso Kelate (local language)
Beautiful conversations through the window…
Palestine war depictions all along the wall…
Drinking water, village style
What do you think it is? I think it’s centred around an explosion.
When it’s all about the space: power rangers and more…
Eeks! That’s a rat…

Hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of our 20 favourite pieces of art at Kota Bharu. Whenever you head to the museums, city centre or culture hub, make sure you stop by and click a few pictures here.

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91 thoughts on “Painting the town red: Street Art at Kota Bharu

  1. Beautiful! I must visit one day! If you’re ever in Bangkok (Thailand), make sure you visit Chalerma Park (aka. graffiti/street art paradise!) 🙂 Looking forward to your next post!

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  2. Kota Bharu does indeed have so much to offer along with the street artists. These are such beautiful pieces of art and so very creative. I would love to visit each one some day. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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  3. I am a massive fan of street art ever since going to Berlin a few years ago. Kota Bharu looks like the places for me. I love the details which are in these pictures and how you can interact with them. Thanks for putting Kota Bharu on the map for me.

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  4. It is a beautiful concept, and the murals are amazing. Thanks for those kind words, I try to spread a word about the city I live in , as it’s not too well known. Cheers!


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