Salam and happy Eidul Adha to all Muslim.
Its been awhile since the last post because I’ve been busy with work and some freelance job (view portfolio to see my latest work). For your information, this entry is the hardest compilation I’ve ever done. I have a deep interest in graffiti artworks. I’ve been taking pictures every time I came across any graffiti walls since 2006.
I can see that 2009 is the rise of graffiti in Kuala Lumpur. In this entry, I tried to get all the creative, unique and beautiful ‘bombs’ instead of ‘tags’ which can be seen entire the city. I prefer ‘bomb’ because it is big, colourful and vibrant. These graffitis are here to stay and perhaps, grow longer and bolder. (Unless the authority will repaint the entire wall). Let’s check it out!
Table of Contents / Kandungan
1. Shell Wangsa Maju
Seksyen 5, Wangsa Maju – between Shell station and Affinbank
2. Dewan Serbaguna Datuk Keramat
Located at abandoned tennis court, Dewan Serbaguna Datuk Keramat. Can be seen from LRT Jelatek station too.
3. AKLEH Dato’ Keramat
Klang riverbank in Dato’ Keramat, beneath AKLEH Prolintas expressway. Can be seen from Dato’ Keramat LRT Station. To date, this is the second longest graffiti wall in KL with approximate length of 325 meters.
4. Wangsa Melawati
At a playground between Jalan Wangsa Melawati 1 and Jalan Wangsa Ceria 1.
5. Along river bank facing LRT Pasar Seni
Klang riverbank near Central Market. Since July until November, they have been working on painting beautiful and weird graffiti here. To date, this is the longest graffiti wall in KL with more than 400 meters length. Among the catchy design are 1Malaysia and Yasmin Ahmad potrait.
6. Outside Pasar Seni LRT Station
Outside Pasar Seni LRT Station, behind TNB substation.
7. Behind DBKL water curtain
If you drive along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, near to the traffic light of Jalan Tun Perak, you can see this graffiti at a collapsed shophouse walls on your right. On the other side of the wall is a DBKL water curtain!
8. Setia Jaya Komuter station
Located outside Mentari Court wall, facing Setia Jaya Komuter station.
9. Shah Alam Komuter station
Underneath flyover of Persiaran Sultan at Jalan Nyiur 18/41, near Shah Alam Komuter station.
10. Leisure Commerce Square (a.k.a Bali)
These Graffitis were painted on the zinc wall of a parking lot in front of Leisure Commerce Square (Taylor’s College PJ Campus).
11. Balai Seni Lukis Negara
Can be seen from Jalan Tun Razak. On last February 2009, National Art Gallery had organised Graff Jamm 09 and the Graffiti artworks was exhibited at Pavilion KL. Read more about Graff Jam 09 here and here.
12. TGV KLCC
Along the exit route, can be seen after watching a movie. This one is my favourite, featuring Megatron from Transformers.
13. River bank near Jalan Damai
Can be seen from Jalan Tun Razak, near AKLEH exit.
14. South City Plaza
I think they are having a graffiti contest in January 2009. These graffiti was painted on wooden planks.
15. International Islamic University Malaysia
16. Bukit Kiara Equestrian Resort
During DiGi MTV Carnival in 2006. DiGi provided few wooden planks and claimed to be the longest Graffiti wall in 2006.
17. Bukit Kiara Sports Complex
You can see five Malaysia’s Prime Ministers in graffiti style, from Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak, Tun Hussein Onn, Tun Mahathir and Tun Abdullah. Najib Razak potrait can be seen on the other wall.
Google Map of graffiti locations
So, here is the Google Map. I’ve plotted these location and maybe I’ll try to add them in the future. I’m feeling like playing GTA3 game, where I have to locate and spray the tags on the wall. Click on the map to view Google Map version.
If you’ve notice other cool graffiti walls, please let me know. I want to check ’em out too!