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Hokkien New Year (Thni Kong Seh) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:23

PAI TI KONGDate: 26 February 2014

Time: 7.00pm to 12 midnight

Venue: Chew Jetty / Hillway Road (Penang Hill), Ayer Itam

Hokkien New Year or Thni Kong Seh (Jade Emperor’s Birthday) in Hokkien falls on the ninth day of Chinese New Year. It is celebrated all over Malaysia but on a grander scale in Penang due to the large population of Hokkien Chinese on the island and mainland.

The biggest Hokkien New Year celebrations will take place at the Jade Emperor temple at Chew Jetty and on Penang Hill. During this time, the Chew Jetty is decorated festively with colourful lights and bright lanterns. Here, it is customary for the residences of the jetty and devotees to bring food and other offerings to share them on the communal tables. At midnight...

Penang St. Patrick's Festival 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:10

2015Full programposter all copyDate:  5th to 8th March 2015

Venue: Straits Quay.

Theme: Irish Myths, Legends & Folklore

Organized by the Penang Irish Association, the Penang St. Patrick’s Festival 2015 will be happening from 5th-8th March 2015.

Below is the schedule for the festival:

Thursday 5th March: - “Elvis” in Healy Macs, Straits Quay

Friday 6th: - St. Patrick's Ball in E&O hotel.

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th: - Mini Expo in Straits Quay - Historical, Cultural & Business. Launching our book on Irish...

International Women’s Day (IWD) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:03

IWD Flyer finalDate: 8th March 2015

Venue: Occupy Beach Street & Whiteaways Arcade

Time: 9am- 5pm

International Women’s Day (IWD), which falls on 8 March every year, is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women, while calling for greater social, political and economic equality.

This year’s IWD is celebrated as a full-day event from 9am to 5pm with a series of interesting activites and programs on March 8, Sunday in Occupy Beach Street and The Whiteaways Arcade, Penang. The...

Chinese New Year 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:21


Date: 19-20 February  2015

Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar Calendar; which each year ushering in a zodiac animal ruling sign. 2015 is the year of the Goat. Celebrations usually starts on the eve of Chinese New Year where family members gather for a “Reunion Dinner”.

This is followed by an “open house” for family and friends to visit and receive “Ang Pows” (red packets) Lion dances are also performed to welcome auspiciousness into the household...

Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Annual Flame Watching Ceremony Festival 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:19

snaketemple2013Date: 23rd February 2015

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 23rd February 2015

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 Beijing, China.


Penangites’ CNY Celebration 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:16

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Welcome the Year of the Goat with various activities and performances around the heritage areas of George Town. The celebration promotes Penang Chinese Community’s intangible heritage such as cultural practices, religious festivals, traditional arts & performances , cuisines and more. Learn about the various clan associations and their history in Penang, the process of making traditional snacks, Chinese Chess, calligraphy and many more!

Penangites’ CNY...

Thai Festival 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 February 2015 01:14

1280x768pix makananDate: 25 February- 1 March 2015

Venue: Penang Times Square

The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC) with its co-host, The Royal Thai Consulate-General Penang in cooperation with Penang State will organize “Thai Festival 2015” in Penang Times Square on this coming 25 February to 1 March 2015.

The main objective of this Festival is to promote ‘Thainess’ to locals and tourists in Malaysia, in particular in Penang and surrounding area. It also aims to promote...

Penang World Music Festival 2015 Special Promotion PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2015 19:36

TRM1408 A3poster 171214-01The Penang World Music Festival (PWMF 2015) will be returning on the 11th & 12th of April 2015. This time round the concert will be held at the centre of our UNESCO Heritage City; Padang Esplanade.

 There will be 12 international bands from South Africa, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Russia, India, Estonia, Egypt/Sweden, Mongolia, Indonesia and two bands from Malaysia. 6 bands will perform on each day.

 Some of the highlights includes “Dizu Plaatjies & Ibumyambo” a well-known music group...

Kek Lok Si Display of Lights 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2015 18:58

kek lok si lightingDate: 14 February – 18 March 2015
Location: Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam


Penang’s iconic temple, ‘Kek Lok Si’ or the Temple of Supreme Bliss is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang. Kek Lok Si has started preparing for its annual lighting ceremony. This year, the temple will be lighted up five days before the first day of Chinese New Year and will continue to be lighted up every night until 18 March which...

Penang “Homestay” Competition PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2015 18:22

homestay competitionDate: 1 March- 31 March 2015

The inaugural Penang Homestay Competition will be held from 1 March to 31 March 2015 with the objective of promoting Penang Homestay packages to visitors. The competition also aims to encourage existing homestay operators to ensure their homestay is in a good condition.

The are a total of 10 homestays around Penang, 7 in Mainland Penang and 3 from Penang Island. These homestays are all registered under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia. The evaluation...

Charter Flight Japan-Penang-Japan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2015 17:41

pg-mixedGolden Adventure Tours and Travel will be operating a charter flight in February this year. A total of 270 Japanese visitors will be able to experience the wonders of Penang!

JBT is Japan's number one travel agency. Formerly owned by the Japanese government, JBT agencies exists in various parts of the world

Currently in Malaysia, Apple Vacations in Kuala Lumpur is providing direct flights chartered to Hokkaido; giving Malaysians the chance to experience Japan. In view of this, we are...

Homestay for Japanese students PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2015 17:32

homestay programmesThere will be 76 Japanese students coming over to the Penang homestay program at Balik Pulau, Teluk Bahang and Kampung Jalan Bahru on 5 February 2015 for four nights. Each of the family will play host to two students in Penang. They will have the opportunity to experience the “kampong” (village) lifestyle, and meals will be included for the whole duration of their stays.

The homestay program caters mostly to interactive family bonding session, fun programs and local culture learning...

Thaipusam 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:12

Thaipussam2 640x427Date: 3 February 2015

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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