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Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:45

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 and Lion Dance on Stilts, 12 Chinese Zodiac fancy lantern exhibition, Chinese Classical Songs and New Year songs performances, traditional Malay Kompang and Gamelan performances, traditional dances, Chinese orchestra and traditional music, grand...

Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:41

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...

Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Fire Watching Festival 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:39

snaketemple2013Date: 4th February 2014

Time: 7pm-12pm

Venue: . Snake Temple Penang

Hokkien Kongsi Penang and the Snake Temple Resident Area Committee will be organizing A Fire Watching Festival on the 4th of February 2014 from 7pm -12pm.

The "Fire Watching" ceremony is a traditional ceremony to predict the economy outlook of Penang. Aside from the Fire Watching ceremony, devotees and visitors will also be entertained by various cultural dances, food stalls and also an acrobatic performance from Shanghai...

Eastin Hotel Penang scooped 3 Awards at the HAPA PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:37

eastinhapaIn the just concluded Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) Malaysia 2013 – 2015 series on 9 Jan 2014, which is a prestigious event organized by the World Asia Publishing, Eastin Hotel Penang added another feather to its cap when it won the following awards:

$11.    HAPA 4-Star Hotel/Resort – Exceptional Experience

$12.    HAPA General Manager of the Year – Ambassador of Hospitality

$13.    HAPA Concierge Excellence

HAPA was launched 12 years ago with the primary...

Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Jan 23 – Jan 29 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 22:28

PST Jan 23 - tropfestSEA finalistsThe world's largest short film festival Tropfest SEA will have its inaugural opening at Esplanade on Jan 25 at 5.30pm and it’s free entrance for all, preferably with prior registration. The 12 finalists’ films will be shown then too. Do check out Roughcut on Jan 24 at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel and the Southeast Asian Film Showcase on Jan 20-23 at MPPP Town Hall. For live music, catch American singer Dia Frampton’s performance at Hard Rock Hotel on Jan 25 at 5pm and tickets are RM70...

Thaipusam 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:51

Thaipussam2 640x427Date: 16 – 18 January 2014
Main venue: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Temple

Thaipusam is a three-day festival celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. The celebration begins with a pilgrimage procession on the eve of Thaipusam to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a silver chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani temple on top of the hill along Waterfall...

Penang State Tourism to participate in Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:38

Cruise bannerThe Penang State Tourism Development will be participating in the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) 2014 in Kuching, Sarawak at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCKK) from 21 to 23 January 2013 to promote Penang as a tourism destination.

Joining under the umbrella of the Penang pavilion are Discovery Overland Holidays Penang, Tour & Incentive Travel, 23 Love Lane Boutique Hotel, Sunway Hotel Seberang Perai, Eastin Hotel and Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort. In conjunction with ATF, Penang will...

Solo Art Exhibition by Ernest Zacharevic PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:35

art is rubbishDate: 17 January – 14 February 2014

Venue: Old Hin Bus Depot on Jalan Gurdwara / Brick Kiln Road

Great news for fans of famed street artist Ernest Zacharevic! His very first solo exhibition entitled “Art is Rubbish/ Rubbish is Art” will kick off on 17 January to 14 February 2014 at the old Hin Bus Depot. Entrance is free.

The exhibition promises to be different from conventional art installations in modern art galleries. It will feature indoor, outdoor and semi-outdoor...

Manhunt Malaysia & Ms Malaysia International Model of the Year 2014 Pageant PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:28

MANHUNTDate: 18 Jan 2014

Venue: Queensbay Mall

Time: 5.00pm -7.00pm



Date: 19 Jan 2014

Venue: George Town City Hotel

Time: 7.00pm onwards

Miss International Model of The Year 2013/144 & Manhunt International 2013/14 (Malaysia Selection) Pageant is a two-in-one unique beauty pageant and manhunt competition aimed at single females and males in Malaysia. Its main objective is to search for fresh personalities to represent Malaysia in the forefront of world pageants, as well as to...

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:34
Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Jan 16 – Jan 22 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 17:24

PST Jan 16 - inherent qualities 

Catch four short films including award-winning ‘Looking at the Big Sky’

at the Hong Kong Film Showcase during the Southeast Asian Film Showcase

at the MPPP Town Hall on Jan 23. An art exhibition ‘Inherent Qualities’

by Graham Green showcases his oil paintings of Penang at Galeri Seni

Mutiara until Jan 26. Ernest Zacharevic opens his first solo art

exhibition in Penang on Jan 17 at The Hin Company Bus Depot on Jalan

Gurdwara and as to what will be exhibited will only be...

Penang in the top 10 Holiday Hotspots for year 2014 by The Guardian PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 18:06

altPenang is in the limelight once again as George Town gained the eight placing in The Guardian’s list of 40 “Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014” published on 3 January.

The travel feature mentioned the UNESCO heritage city of George Town as one of South East Asia’s “hottest destinations” since 2008, covering its delicious street food, fine dining, boutique hotels, latest drinking spot and its popular month-long George Town festival.

After George Town is Alberta in Canada at...

Pongal Festival 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 18:02

altDate: 14 January 2014

Pongal is a vibrant and colourful Hindu “thanksgiving” festival traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya to thank the solar deity for the good harvest and consecrate the first grain to him on this 'Surya Mangalya'.

The saying "Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum" (தைபிறந்தால்வழிபிறக்கும்) meaning "the commencement of Thai paves the way for new opportunities" is often quoted regarding the Pongal festival. The festival...

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 18:06
Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 17:51

altDate: 14th January 2014

Time: 7am to 12pm

Venue: Esplanade

The Maulidur Rasul Celebration is one of several auspicious celebrations for Muslims and it is officially celebrated at State level in Penang every year.

In conjunction with this special celebration, the State Government will be organising various activities with the objective of celebrating and promoting Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.’s teachings.

Maulidur Rasul Celebration parade will be at Esplanade on 15th Feb at 7am which will be...

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