SRI LANKA: Streetart Mirissa – Graffiti and Urban Art at Surfer’s Paradise

Mirissa is one of the hot spots for the surf community in the country and a popular tourist destination with good waves and fine sandy beaches. Visitors from all over the world come to Mirissa, and of course including many creative artists from the field of graffiti, which is why you can see really a lot of cool pieces on the walls here. Western-style graffiti with letters, because mostly you tend to see figurative murals on the island which are also around, but in Mirissa there is a comparatively large amount of graffiti.

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SRI LANKA: Streetart Kandy – Urban Art in the Sacred City – Historical Mural and Modern Graffiti

Kandy is a large city with around 160,000 inhabitants on a plateau in the middle of the country surrounded by idyllic tea plantations and species-rich rainforests. There is also a palace complex and various Buddhist holy sites, including the famous temple Sri Dalada Maligawa, where a tooth of Buddha is enshrined. Kandy is therefore also known as the Sacred City. Accordingly, there are also many urban artworks in the streets depicting historical and religious scenes, but also with modern motifs.

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THAILAND: Meeting of Styles Hua Hin – Abandoned Factory Graffiti – Lost Place Urban Art in the Jungle

Hua Hin is located in the center of the country on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand and is the oldest beach resort of the Thai royal family, and therefore also for countless tourists. Also the fantastic global graffiti project MEETING OF STYLES organized its first event in Thailand around an abandonded factory near the city in the jungle. More than 50 local and international artists created awesome artworks on April 5th and 6th in 2014, several can still be seen.

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SRI LANKA: Negombo Lagoon & Monkey Island – Fishermen Town Boat Journey

The Negombo lagoon is a beautiful place worth visiting to get to know nature and the life of the inhabitants. It provides the town with a special triangle between land, salt water and fresh water. Accordingly, special fish species and plants thrive there. Another special feature is an island on which Toque Macaque Monkeys have settled. The so-called “Monkey Island”.

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THAILAND: Streetart Bangkok – Khlong Saen Saep – Graffiti at the longes Canal in the Country

Khlong Saen Saep is a canal in central Thailand that provides a water connection from the Mae Nam Chao Phraya River to Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao, making it the longest canal in Thailand. It runs partly through the urban area of Bangkok and countless pieces of graffiti are regularly created along the walls. There are also beautiful large murals and wall paintings on the buildings along the water.

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THAILAND: Streetart Bangkok – Wang Burapha Phirom – Ong Ang Walking Street

Wang Burapha Phirom is a so-called “Khwaeng” of the Phra Nakhon district in Bangkok, which means something like neighborhood or sub-district. It is home to the famous Ong Ang Walking Street, the popular night market and the large Khlong Ong Ang shopping center adjacent to Bangkok’s Chinatown. The market and area are located close to a canal and are known for their lively atmosphere, busy stalls and delicious food. But also for the many colorful urban creations.

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SRI LANKA: Vehicle Art – Bus Design – Creative Public Transport – Moving Artworks

The buses and large vehicles for public transportation in Sri Lanka look more or less similar as in other countries in terms of size and construction, but the exterior design is simply unique. Most countries tend to use conservative designs for their public transport buses, like single-colored vehicles with a discreet logo. Things are completely different in Sri Lanka, where the buses are awesome true works of art. Those mostly Indian Ashok Leyland are colorfully upgraded and shine bright in every corner, not only on the outside but also on the inside. The more color, the better.

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JAPAN: Urban Art Tokyo – Shibuya – Magnet by Shibuya 109 – Streetart Mall, Graffiti and Tags

MAGNET BY SHIBUYA 109 is a large multi-story shopping center located at the north exit of Shibuya Station in Tokyo. In addition to the famous RECOfan record base, there are countless underground shops, alternative fashion stores and lots of stuff for anime and manga fans. The entire staircase, the walls on the roof and some of the rooms were decorated with great works of art by numerous Japanese urban artists. This collection also includes streetart works, graffiti and tags in the area around the shopping center.

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SRI LANKA: Streetart Matara – Cultural Graffiti and Urban Art in the southernmost city

Matara is the southernmost town in Sri Lanka and has a population of around 44,000. It is located on the Indian Ocean with rocky cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches, and the Nilwala River flows through the city into Dondra Bay. There is also a land connection of the SEA-ME-WE-5 submarine cable here, as evidenced by an interesting monument on the beach. Also worth seeing are the remains of the old fort and the Paravi Duwa temple with the former cable bridge. Throughout the town, you will find works of art on the walls depicting historical or religious scenes, as well as modern messages or abstract paintings.

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JAPAN: Urban Art Tokyo – Shibuya District – Sticker, Paste Ups & Stencils

There are some urban art projects in Tokyo and you can also find legal commissioned works, but the administration takes strict and quick action when it comes to illegal graffiti, and the wall paintings are often removed or painted over within a short time. It looks differently when it comes about stickers, there are simply countless of them and entire sticker walls have been created in the streets. Here is a sticker collection from the Shibuya district, including paste ups and stencils.

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