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Happy Chinese New Year 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:40

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 & Heritage Celebration will be happening on the 2nd of February (Sunday) along Beach Street, Church Street, Bishop Street, King Street and Penang Street.

On the 4th of February (Tuesday) Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple will be hosting a “Flame Watching”...

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Cathay Pacific Opens Newly Refurbished First & Business Class Lounge in Penang PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:32

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...

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Spring Festival at Penang Butterfly Farm PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:29

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...

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Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Jan 30 – Feb 5 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:24

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...

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Last Call for Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2014 Poster Design Competition PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:49

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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