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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 Penang Chinese New Year Celebration 2017. Not only you would be able to visit the ancient ancestral temples of different clans, you could also experience traditional and cultural games and performances. Mouth-watering street food and tantalizing...

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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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Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 10:08

Kek Lok Si 01Date: 23 January – 24 February

Venue: Kek Lok Si Temple

Temple of Supreme Bliss in the Hokkien dialect, the Kek Lok Si Temple is a crowd puller and famous tourist attraction, especially during the Chinese New Year.

Devotees from far and near flock to this 126-year-old temple for its annual lighting display which showcases more than 10,000 lights. It is believed this act of faith will bring them peace, luck and prosperity.

For more information and inquiries, please contact Kek Lok Si...

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Penang Chinese New Year Lanterns 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 10:06

12688084 1103461789688128 5770643843595577863 nDate: 26 January – 26 February

Venue: Vicinity of Dewan Sri Pinang

The Penang State annual Chinese New Year event – Penang CNY Lanterns was first launched in year 2016 in conjunction with the annual Penang Chinese New Year Celebration. It has successfully attracted Penangites and tourists to visit and to take photos of various kinds of giant lanterns with friends and family.

In year 2017, the Penang State Government has decided to organize the lantern festival for the second time...

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Line-Up of Chinese New Year events at Tow Boo Kong Butterworth PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 09:46

FLYER COVER ENGLISH1. Lantern Festival Opening Ceremony & Chinese New Year Countdown Celebration

Date: 27/1/2017 (Friday)

Time: 9.00PM – 1.00AM

Tow Boo Kong Butterworth will organize the lantern festival from 27 January to 11 February, with a total of 16 days, more than 100 pieces of Taiwan lantern going to be displayed. Lantern Festival is an ancient Chinese culture and normally form around the Spring Festival. This is the first time such large-scale lighting exhibitions organized by Tow Boo Kong...

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 10:55
 
Queensbay Mall Marches into A ‘Snowy’ Lunar New Year PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2017 09:37

CNYDecor 04eRevelers in Queensbay Mall were caught by surprise this season’s changeover as they marched through a light snow on 7 January 2017 as the mall celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster. 

Queensbay Mall is bringing back the essence of Chinese New Year, which is traditionally celebrated to mark the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. This season welcomes new harvest that symbolises new life and breakthroughs, of which many of us hope for in the coming year.

Certainly, you can expect to...

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2017 10:06
 
Line-Up for 2017 New Year Countdown PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:33

DJI 0677editLine-Up for 2017 New Year Countdown

Date: 31stDecember 2016

New Year Countdown is held every year at M Mall O2O, Karpal Singh Drive, Straits Quay, Gurney Paragon, Queensbay Mall, Complex Bukit Jambul and Auto-City. These night-long celebrations are filled with exciting entertaining performances and activities. Before the stroke of midnight, take part in the countdown towards a new year at these venues! Enjoy a brilliant display of fireworks to usher in the new year. 

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:55
 
Penang’s first and largest indoor theme attraction opens PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:22

15541260 1477634935599936 8237921191202711609 nVenue: THE TOP@Komtar

THE TOP@Komtar officially opened its doors to the public amidst much fanfare. Held at Komtar, Penang, the event was officiated by Deputy Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid bin Hamidi, who was represented by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz. Other VIPs in attendance included the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng; Chairman of Only World Group (OWG) Y.M. Dato’ Dr. Tengku Rethwan bin...

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:31
 
Christmas Eve & Christmas Celebrations 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:19

15622156 10154811090557453 6403243637997012908 nDate: 24 & 25 December

Venue: Hotels and shopping complexes in Penang / Auto-City, Juru

The year has comes close to the end of its time, the spirit of Christmas joy soars all through Penang. With shopping malls and hotels doing their bit in decorating their premises, the air is filled with a magic-like aura, bound to mesmerize and warm that very gringe in you.

Like in many parts of the world, the Christian population in Malaysia celebrates Christmas Day on 25th of December to commemorate...

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Seberang Perai Chingay Parade 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:17

Pesta Chingay 2016 Poster1Date: 25 December

Time: 7.30pm - 11.30pm

Venue: MPSP Field

A cultural  and colourful parade, following the Pesta Chingay Lion and Dragon Dance Parade on the island, which consists of a mix of Chingay groups, Lion dan Dragon Dance teams, Lion Dance on stilts, colourful floats, traditional drums, martial arts team and school marching bands. The parade begins at the MPSP field on Jalan Bagan Luar and ends at the Temple of the Nine Emperor Gods on Jalan Raja Uda.

For more enquiries, please...

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Penang Free Sheet Proposes PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 10:11

ConcertDate: Week Beginning Friday December 23rd 

If you are quick, you can grab one of the last few tickets available for the Family Christmas Concert on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd. This annual concert at penangpac features choir and orchestra performing some challenging Christmas music, and also leading the audience in Christmas carol favourites. 

It is the last weekend of the month, so once again you have the chance to attend numerous free events, including the guided George Town Night...

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Pesta Chingay Lion and Dragon Dance Parade 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 December 2016 10:27

14938274 10154659715752453 4712712758791615492 nDate: 18th December 2016
Time: 7.00pm-11.00pm
Venue: Gurdwara Road to Esplanade (ending)

Don’t miss the colourful Chingay, Lion & Dragon Dance parade, part of Penang’s beloved art and culture, along the streets of George Town and let the troupe members impress you with their unique balancing skills and agility. The parade is co-organized by Penang Wushu, Lion and Dragon Dance Association & Penang Chingay Association

The parade starts from Gurdwara Road at 7.00pm and will pass...

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