Penang Food

Having a reputation as a food paradise, be it haute cuisine, or cuisine bourgeoise (hawker fare), Penang offers a heady and exotic mix of delicious cuisine to choose from. In a word, Penang food is both famous and fabulous. When people mention Penang ...

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Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

Event: Dragon Boat Photography Competition Date: 11th & 12th June 2011 Organiser: Penang International Dragon Boat Federation Committee Contact: 04- 650 5136/ 261 9012   The Plenitude International Dragon Boat Festival was ...

Penang World Music 2014

Penang Tourism presents two full nights of global music and culture as we bring to music lovers the next Penang World Music Festival (PWMF), to be staged on 12 and ...
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Zest Cafe at Glow Penang PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 February 2014 06:06


Macalister Road in Penang continues to develop with the opening of Glow Penang on December 2013. Managed by Zinc/InVision Hospitality, the mid-scale hotel offers convenient and comfortable accommodation for both holiday and business travellers. The hotel fuses 131 stylish guest rooms, a bar and the all-day dining Zest Cafe.

The cafe brightly decorated with artwork on the walls, and simple yet modern furniture is open from 7am to 11pm daily.  It occupies two separate floors, a space on the ground floor and a large space on the first floor.

In a recent visit to the cafe, we satisfied our tummies with dishes full of bold combination ideas. For starters, there is the Glow Mixed Salad served with salmon, feta cheese and...

Lonely Planet names Penang as World’s Number #1 Spot for Foodies in 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:31

charkoayteowThe largest travel guide book publisher in the world, Lonely Planet, has listed Penang as World’s Number #1 culinary hotspot in the world for 2014.

Penang is the only city from Asia in this list of must-visit places for foodies The list also featured other culinary destinations such as Victoria (Australia), North-West Spain, Southern USA, Lake District (UK), Puglia (Italy), Georgia, and Oaxaca (Mexico)

According to Lonely Planet’s editor Robin Barton, Penang’s  food “reflects the...

People’s Birthday/ 7th Day of Lunar New Year PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:27

photoDate: 6 February 2014 (7th day of Lunar New Year)
Time: 7.30pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Tow Boo Kong Temple, Butterworth (Nine Emperor Gods Temple)

The 7th day of Lunar New Year is called “Renri” , which literally translates to “Human Day”. In Chinese customs, it is believed to be the day that all human beings were created.

The Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth (Nine Emperor Gods Temple) and Press Club Seberang Prai will be organizer a “Renri” celebration.

The Tow Boo Kong Temple...

Hokkien New Year 2014 (Thni Kong Seh) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:24

JADE EMPERORDate: 7 January 2014
Time: 7.00pm to 12 midnight
Venue: Chew Jetty / Hillway Road (Penang Hill), Ayer Itam

Midnight on the ninth day of Chinese New Year, throngs of Hokkien-Chinese devotees will be seen visiting the Jade Emperor God (Thni Kong) temples at Air Itam and Chew Jetty to celebrate Hokkien New Year with offerings of food and prayers for a smooth and prosperous year ahead. During this time, the temples are usually decorated festively with colourful lights and bright lanterns, and...

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 06:05
Penang featured on Hong Kong’s TVB Drama “Outbound Love” PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:18

outboundlovePenang’s attractions, sights and sounds are now immortalized on TVB’s 22-episode drama series, “Outbound Love”.

Premiered on 20 January 2014, the series revolves around a travel agent from Hong Kong, Law Sik Sik (Aimee Chan) who visits Penang and met a the charming Luk Kung Zi (Ruco Chan)However, Sik Sik was already engaged to Ching Zin Bok (Matt Yeung).

Unfortunately, on her wedding day, Sik Sik discovered that Zin Bok was cheating on her. Heartbroken, she travelled back to Penang...

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:24
Royal Thai Navy’s Visit to Penang PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:07

royal thaiDate: 10 February 2014

Time: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

Venue: HTMS Kraburi, Swettenham Pier


Following the Royal Thai Navy cadet training unit’s naval exercise on international seas, the Royal Thai Navy, consisting of three navy ships; the HTMS Kraburi, HTMS Narathiwat and HTMS Saiburi, will be anchoring at the Swettenham Pier, Penang from the 7th to 12th February 2014.

On the 10 February, HTMS Kraburi will be opened to members of the public for a unique experience on board a real navy...

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:16
Happy Chinese New Year 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 05:40

2014Date: 31st January 2014


Penang’s Chief Minister Y.A.B Lim Guan Eng and Penang State EXCO for Tourism Development, Y.B Danny Law would like to wish you a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year!

This year, locals and visitors alike can expect an array of exciting activities to usher in the Year of the Horse.

On the 31st of January (Friday), Y.A.B Lim Guan Eng will be hosting Penang State’s Chinese New Year Open House at sPICE from 10am-1pm.

The anticipated Chinese New Year Culural &...

Cathay Pacific Opens Newly Refurbished First & Business Class Lounge in Penang PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 05:32

CX Penang Lounge 8Cathay Pacific Airways recently launched its newly refurbished lounge at the Penang International Airport.  The single class lounge, located on Level 3 of the terminal building, can seat up to 60 people in an area more than double the size of the previous space.

The renovated facility features many of the familiar design features of The Wing, The Cabin and The Bridge located at the Hong Kong International Airport, ensuring a consistent look and feel between Hong Kong and outport lounges...

Spring Festival at Penang Butterfly Farm PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 05:29

2014 Spring Festival PBF - resizedDate: 1 February 2014
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Penang Butterfly Farm

Celebrate Spring Festival at Penang Butterfly Farm on the 1st of February 2014 with a special Lion Dance performance at 2:00pm and bring back fun memories.

Don’t miss the rare photo opportunity with Tacca and Toro, the Nature Ambassadors of Penang Butterfly Farm who will make their special appearances on the 1st and 2nd day of the Chinese New Year. Meet them there and receive ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ goodies.

On the...

Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Jan 30 – Feb 5 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 05:24

PST for Jan 30 

Chinese New Year is not complete without lion dance performances and there are a few happening at Queensbay Mall on Feb 1, Straits Quay on Jan 31, New World Park and Lebuh Pantai on Feb 2 at various times. Absorb reflections of our flora and fauna through Korean artist living in Sabah, Kim Tae-Hoo’s art pieces on exhibition at penangpac until Mar 17. We’ve got Dato’ Joey Yap’s feng shui predictions for your home or office in the year of wood horse and there are hotspots you should...

Last Call for Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2014 Poster Design Competition PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 04:49

pennag marathonThe PBIM committee is calling out to all participants who have not submitted their competition artwork to do so by the closing date of 31 January 2014. Each submitted entry will be evaluated based on its creativity and ability to project the spirit of the marathon.

To recap, the first prize winner for this competition will receive the cash prize of RM2,000 while the second prize winner will receive RM1,000. The winning design will be used in all PBIM 2014 promotional materials including the...

Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 14:45

pg cny cultural celebDate: 2 February 2014
Time: 3pm – 12am
Venue: Beach Street, Bishop Street, Penang Street, Church Street and King Street

Usher in the year of the Horse with Chinese cultural activities and performances around the heritage areas of George Town. This celebration is organized in conjunction with the Lunar New Year by the Clan-Association Youth Committee of Penang and aims to promote the Chinese community’s intangible heritage and long history in Penang.

The highlights include Dragon Dance...

Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 14:41

Sam Lim 10Date: 26 January – 27 February
Time: 7pm – 12am

Tens of thousands of lights and lanterns on Penang’s popular 123-year-old landmark will once again be on full display this Chinese New Year season. The ‘Temple of Supreme Bliss’ or better known as the Kek Lok Si Temple will commence with its temple-lighting ceremony four nights before the first day of Chinese New Year, and will continue to be lighted up every night for a month.

This annual tradition draws thousands of visitors and...

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