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Penang Chap Goh Meh Celebrations PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 February 2009 22:36

Photo Courtesy Guang Ming Daily 

For those who speak Hokkien, you would know that Chap Goh Meh literally means the fifteenth in the Chinese Lunar New Year. It marks the first full moon of the Lunar New Year and the Chinese community celebrates this happy auspicious occasion with various activities.


This year, the Penang State Government is happy to announce that the renowned Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Association from Muar, Johor, whom has won 29 World Championship, will be performing their Lion Dance on Stilts at our Chap Goh Meh Festival. The celebration will start at 7.00pm and spectators will be treated to a variety of performances such as the Lion Dance and Chingay performance. Aside from...

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2009 02:03
NY Times readers choose Penang as No.2 must-visit destination for 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 23:47

January 11th 2009

The New York Times

Penang has been nominated as No. 2 in The New York Times "The 44 Places To Go in 2009" as a result of Reader Recommendations. Penang has been categorized under frugal and foodie places to go in 2009.

The Pearl of the Orient, compared to the likes of Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City has been labeled as one of South-East Asia's liveliest street-food scene.

Stating that adventurous foodies are now turning to Penang, which rules as the culinary capital of...

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2009 20:17
Happy Chinese New Year PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 January 2009 18:21

YB Danny Law Heng Kiang

EXCO for Penang State Tourism Development, Culture, Arts & Heritage

Chinese New Year Message

As the Year of the Ox is about to begin, it is once again the season for several thousands of chinese to return home to Penang to reunite with family and friends in celebration of the coming of a new year.

The Chinese New Year Celebration is no longer a celebration for only the Chinese Community where family members reunite and spread joy and love. In fact, it is a...

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2009 20:18
Penang Hop On Free Central Area Transit (CAT) PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 January 2009 16:07


Visitors to Penang can now enjoy a bus ride within George Town, the UNESCO World Heritage City, for FREE.

The Hop On Free Central Area Transit (CAT) ply the route between Weld Quay Jetty and Komtar on 15-minute intervals from 6am-12midnight.

Exploring the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage City has never been this convenient now with 19 CAT stops in between all the famous heritage landmarks of Penang!



Climb onboard the CAT bus today and...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 19:32
Fly Direct To Macau From Penang PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 January 2009 17:32


Penangites can now look forward to flying to Macau for their weekend getaway thanks to Air Asia. Likewise for visitors from Macau who will soon be able to come over to Penang for all the delectable "Only In Penang" dishes we have to offer.

Air Asia launched their direct flights to and from Macau and Penang today. Travelers will be able to make ticket bookings from 19th January 2009 onwards. The direct flights, scheduled to fly four times a week will begin its services from 1st...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:51
Penang Hill funicular train PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 November 2008 21:33



Penang Hill and its funicular train has always been the pride of the Pearl of the Orient – i.e. Penang and are well known throughout the world. The commencement of the funicular train would bring back the good old days of Penang Hill and allow tourist to enjoy not only the scenic beauty of Penang Hill but also appreciate the reason why the entire island of Penang is called the “Pearl of the Orient.” Press Statement By...

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 07:15
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