Children on a Swing
Children on a Swing is a mural by young local deaf-mute artist Louis Gan. It graces the wall of the printing warehouse in an alleyway off Chulia Street Ghaut, Penang.
To get there, take the pedestrian bridge across Weld Quay from the Weld Quay Bus Terminal. Then head west down Weld Quay until you reach Chulia Street Ghaut. Walk a short distance down Chulia Street Ghaut until you arrive at the alleyway, on the right side of the street. You should be able to see the mural from the street. It is on the wall on the right side of the alley.
It depicts two young children, a boy and a girl, standing on a swing. It celebrates the intimacy of sibling relationships, just as the artist, Louis Gan has with his brother.
It all started with SBS Paper Products, inviting Louis Gan to paint the mural depicting the children. The printing firm installed a swing set and even created a street sign called "Step by Step Lane" on the otherwise nameless back alley.
SBS Paper Products has installed a banner over the back alley so that people can locate the mural more easily.
Children Playing Basketball
Children Playing Basketball is the second street mural painted by deaf-and-mute artist Louis Gan. It graces the wall of the Kwong Wah Yit Poh warehouse along Chulia Street Ghaut.
You can reach it from Weld Quay Bus Terminal. Take the pedestrian bridge across Weld Quay, then turn left and walk along Weld Quay until junction of Chulia Street Ghaut. Walk about 10 meters down Chulia Street Ghaut, and you will find the mural on the side wall. It is on the opposite side of the street from
Unfortunately, unlike the first mural, this one was not as well received. Haste and sloppiness are apparent in this piece. The girl seems to be levitating, like she's on helium, while the boy is way out of proportion.