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POPULAR’s “Peraduan Jom Cuti Ke Penang” (“Let’s Holiday in Penang”) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:49

POS -NEW Rearrange-01editPenang is famed as a food-lover’s paradise. Consisting of 220 full-colour pages, and packed from cover-to-cover with 101 Penang recipes (prepared in the style of the author himself), this bilingual book (English & Malay) is meant to serve as an ‘encyclopedia’ of sorts, where the location of dozens of eateries in Penang are concerned.

A POPULAR-exclusive priced at only RM29.90, it also provides readers with an interesting narrative into Penang’s rich history. Join Chef Hussin Khan, as he explores the state’s most delicious dishes and prepares them, his way.

Readers stand a chance to win a 3Days, 2Nights package at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang and RM1,000 cash with POPULAR’s “Peraduan Jom Cuti Ke Penang” (“Let’s...

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WTCF Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference in Penang PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:08

TRM-1611-0114 Penang Tourism Development billboard10x20 030317-01 editedDate: 26 & 27 March

Venue: Setia SPICE Convention Centre & Hotel Equatorial Penang

Penang State Tourism Development Committee and World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) will be organizing the WTCF Asia - Pacific Tourism Conference on 26 & 27 March 2017 at Setia SPICE Convention Centre and Hotel Equatorial Penang, Malaysia.

The theme of the WTCF Asia - Pacific Tourism Conference is “One Belt One Road: Development of Tourism Corridor and City Hub with the objective of exchanging views to...

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:28
 
St. Patrick's Festival 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:01

st patrick2017 a4 ballDate    :           9-12 March 2017

Venue  :          E&O Hotel and Straits Quay

Organised by the Penang Irish Association, the Penang St. Patrick's Festival celebrates the very best of Irish culture and traditions. The four-day festival will showcase a musical 'The Clash of Kings at Clontarf', parade, exhibition, a live concert and performances from Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day Parades are held in 160 countries worldwide and the event helps promote Irish culture and puts...

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Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:42

PBIM 2016 83editedPenang State Tourism Development Committee has begun to organize PBIM 2017, which will be held on 26 November 2017. In year 2017, PBIM Committee is targeting a total of 35,000 from both local and overseas. 

We had reached almost 17,000 participants since the registration started on 16 February 2017. However,   Stage 1 registration fee is now applicable for each category as below:

Full Marathon          : RM 90

Half Marathon          : RM 70

10KM Junior            : RM...

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 18:07
 
Chinese New Year Celebration 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 11:02

cny 02Date: 28 & 29 January 2017

Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar Calendar with each year ushering in a zodiac animal ruling sign. 2017 is the year of the Rooster. As Penang is the home of a sizable Chinese population, Chinese New Year is one of the most significant celebrations here. Celebrations usually start on the eve of Chinese New Year where family members gather for a Reunion Dinner to enjoy traditional Chinese delicacies. Public is invited to be part of the...

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Pai Ti Kong Festival 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:54

Pai Ti Kong

Date: 4 February

Venue: Jade Emperor God's Temple ( Ti Kong Tua), Bukit bendera 

The 9th day of Chinese New Year, also known as Ti Kong Seh in Hokkien (Jade Emperor God's birthday) is celebrated on a grand scale by the Hokkien clan to commemorate their forefathers escape in ancient China. This day is also the first day of Hokkien New Year. At the stroke of midnight, prayers are performed with much gaiety with offerings of food, fruits, liquor and sugarcane stalks to the Jade Emperor God.

 
Thaipusam Celebration in Penang PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:51

IMG 1950eDate: 9 February

Venue: from Little India to Waterfall Temple via Dato Keramat Road,

Main venue: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Temple

Thaipusam is celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. During this celebration, a pilgrimage procession takes place to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple at Waterfall...

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:54
 
Penang celebrates Chinese New Year with Hot Air Balloons PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:46

hab13Date:  4th and 5th February

Time: 7.00am – 9.30pm

Venue: Padang Polo (Polo Ground), Penang

The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns for the 3rd consecutive year! Here’s another chance for you to float above Padang Polo (Polo Ground) in Penang on a huge hot air balloon. From 7.00am to 9.30pm, it will be held on 4th and 5th February 2017, which is the 8th and 9th day of Chinese New Year. What better way to celebrate this festivity with your family and friends where there’ll be loads...

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:50
 
Chinese New Year Eve Countdown Celebrations PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:44

CNY count down2eDate: 27 January 2017

Time: 9.00pm – 1.00am

Venue: Tow Boo Kong, Butterworth Temple

Celebrate Chinese New Year Eve at Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth with exciting cultural performances, variety of entertainment shows and a grand display of fireworks at the stroke of Midnight to welcome the New Year. Apart from that, more than 100 pieces of Taiwanese lanterns will be displayed at the temple from 27 January to 11 February 2017.

Besides that, the temple will also be organizing a massive...

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Snake Temple Celebration 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:38

Snake temple celebrationDate: 1 February 2017

Venue: Snake Temple (Ban Ka Lan)

The “Fire Watching” ceremony is a traditional ceremony to predict the economy outlook of Penang. This special prayer is also conducted to commemorate the birthday of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong Deity of the temple which falls on 2 February.

The ceremony is an annual event that attracts dedicated devotees not only from Penang but also Indonesia and Thailand to this famous Snake Temple which was formerly known as Ban Ka Lan in...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:44
 
Chinese Cultural Heritage Celebration 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:37

CCHC2Date: 3 February

Time: 4.00pm-12.00am

Venue: Esplanade, Light Street, King Street, Penang Street, Church Street, Bishop Street & Beach Street

Every year during the Chinese New Year, the public looks forward to the state's annual Chinese New Year event – Penang Chinese New Year Celebration. It has become a norm for Penangites to take to the streets and soak in the festive mood throughout the island with friends and families.

There are abundant fun and interesting activities during the...

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Chap Goh Meh Celebration 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:35

f882d688-226c-4b7a-9f2f-7c4d11f8a0efDate: 11 February

Time: 7.00pm-11.00pm

         *Fireworks display at 10.30pm

Venue: Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Chap Goh Meh is celebrated on the 15thnight of the Lunar New Year, it is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day. On this night, with the full moon shining down, young ladies of marrying age venture out to popular sea promenades to throw oranges into the sea, wishing for a good soul mate.

The Penang State Tourism will also be organizing a celebration that night...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:43
 
Pongal Festival 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 10:12

Pongal 04Date: 14 January

Pongal is a Hindu 'thanksgiving' festival traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya to thank the solar deity for a bountiful harvest.

The word Pongal literally means "boiling over" and refers to the ritual of boiling freshly harvested rice and milk until it spills out of the pot. The boiling over is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the household. The moment the rice boils over and bubbles out of the pot, Hindus will shout "Ponggalo Pongal".

The saying "Thai...

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