The Mural Arts Trail in Ipoh’s old town is based around the vicinity of Panglima Lane. Ernest Zacharevic’s mural work in Georgetown on Penang Island (around 150km north east of Ipoh) inspired the project. In 2014 Ipoh City Council and the famous Ipoh based company, Old Town White Coffee, commissioned the same Lithuanian artist to paint seven murals.
Eric Lai started Mural Arts Lane in Ipoh back in early 2013. It is on Jalan Masjid, just a short walk (around 750 metres over the Kinta river and less than 10 minutes on foot) from Concubine Lane. It lies besides Panglima Kinta Mosque, which also welcomes visitors. All the murals are painted on back walls of old heritage houses in the so-called ‘New Town’ of Ipoh.