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Having a reputation as a food paradise, be it haute cuisine, or cuisine bourgeoise (hawker fare), Penang offers a heady and exotic mix of delicious cuisine to choose from. In a word, Penang food is both famous and fabulous. When people mention Penang ...

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Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

Event: Dragon Boat Photography Competition Date: 11th & 12th June 2011 Organiser: Penang International Dragon Boat Federation Committee Contact: 04- 650 5136/ 261 9012   The Plenitude International Dragon Boat Festival was ...

Penang World Music 2014

Penang Tourism presents two full nights of global music and culture as we bring to music lovers the next Penang World Music Festival (PWMF), to be staged on 12 and ...

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Penang chosen as filming location for UK series “Indian Summers” PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:48

altFrom New Productions Ltd (UK) and Masterpiece (US), the co-producers of International series Downtown Abbey, Indian Summers is a major ten-part series about the final years of British colonial rule in India. New Productions Ltd also collaborated with local production company, Biscuit Films Sdn Bhd for the filming of this series. Set between the foothills of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, it tells the story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India, seen through both British and Indian eyes.

It is the first international television production to be filmed entirely in Penang. After an extensive global search was carried out for suitable locations, including the Indian sub-continent and the...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:51
 
Local Government Fee imposed on hotels in Penang PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:42

altEffective from 1 June 2014, a “Local Government Fee” will be imposed on all hotel guests in Penang and the rates vary according to the type of hotel the guest is staying in. RM3.00 will be charged per room per night for 4-star and 5-star hotels and RM2.00 will be charged per room per night for 3-star hotels and below including all dormitories, budget hotels, hostels and guest houses.

The Local Government Fee will be imposed on all hotel guests who are staying from 1 June 2014 onwards...

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G Hotel Kelawai PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:26

altAddress: 2 Persiaran Maktab, 10250 Penang

G Hotel Kelawai tag as “Style...Redefined”, is set to open in the last quarter of 2014. G Hotel Kelawai is where iconic design and cutting edge lifestyle set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences. The hotel will house 208 rooms and is uniquely inspired by innovative design to create energizing space for guests to play or work by day or mix and mingle by night. In addition to that, it will also accommodate three trendy and stylish...

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Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Apr 24 – Apr 30 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:16

altA Celebration of Jazz to commemorate UNESCO International Jazz Day continues with Jazz in the Garden on Apr 26 at Penang Botanic Gardens and an orchestra performance on Apr 30 at The Star Building on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. Installation artist Raja Shahriman is currently holding an exhibition at Penang State Museum that marks his continuous journey in the world of conceptual art. As for all you big spenders out there, click on the link below and check out our ‘Shop Till You Drop’...

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Earth Hour 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:41

earth hours 2014 

Date: 29th March 2014.

Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with WWF that began in 2007 in Sydney Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses switched off their lights for one hour from 8.30pm, to take a stand against climate change. In 2014, Earth Hour will take place on 29th March

Role of Earth Hour in mitigating climate change Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative that encourages individuals, businesses and governments to...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:46
 
Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014 Re-opens Registration PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:36

pbim2013After receiving such wonderful response and hitting the 30,000-participant mark within just a week, the early bird registration was closed on 7 March. The Stage 1 registration is now open at these fees:

Full Marathon - RM80

Half Marathon - RM70

10km Run (Open) - RM60

10km Run (Junior) - RM45

Fun Run - RM25

The slots are filling up fast so do register at these prices soon! Stage 1 will close when we receive 20,000 participants (total of 50,000 participants including early bird) and the...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:41
 
Penang World Music Festival 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:33

MOHRAM jpegDate: 12 & 13 April 2014

Venue: Penang Botanic Gardens, Penang

 

This coming 12 & 13 April 2014, enjoy the beautiful rhythms of world music from Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Poland, West Africa/Belgium, France/Spain, Bulgaria, Uzbekhistan, China and India at the famed Penang Botanic Gardens.

 

This year, Malaysia's most talented World Music Duo ; MOHRAM will be performing at the Penang World Music Festival.  MOHRAM comprises of Muhardiman Ismail @ Mohar, flutist who plays the...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:39
 
Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Mar 20 – Mar 26 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:30

nicoldavid 2The recent works by Dr. Izmer Ahmad are exhibited at Galeri Seni Mutiara until Mar 26 and highlights his on-going exploration into the realm of drawing research, contemporary art and modernism. Preview Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers’ new artworks for auction by acclaimed Malaysian and Southeast Asian contemporary artists such as Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Nyoman Masriad on Mar 21 – 23. Read our interview with World’s number one squash player Nicol David while she defends her title at the 2014...

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Balkan Rhythms at the Penang World Music Festival 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 March 2014 01:48

altIn partnership with the Government of Sofia, Bulgaria, the third installment of the Penang World Music Festival will also feature Balkan folk band, “Bulgara” from Bulgaria. Bulgara uses drum, bass, funk and intertwines with with Jungle, rock, jazz and folk instruments to create the harmonic beauty of Bulgarian folklore. Founded in 2002, Bulgara have received many local and international acknowledgments, including the Askeer Theatre Award including original score for the theater...

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 01:58
 
Penang – CIMB 29th Women’s World Championships PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 March 2014 01:45

altDate: 15-23 March 2014
Venue: sPICE

Penang will host the 29th WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 for the 1st time ever on March 15-23, 2014 at sPICE (Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre) in Penang. Penang aspires to be a sporting city as part of a clean, green, healthy and safe Penang. WSA’s agreement to permit Penang to host this event is a strong recognition that Penang possesses the facilities, amenities and infrastructure of a fitting location for an...

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 01:48
 
Temple of Fine Arts presents “Rang Ta Rang” PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 March 2014 01:42

altDate: 29th & 30th March 2014
Venue: 29th March – Temple of Fine Arts, Babington Avenue (8.00pm) / 30th March -  Penang PAC, Straits Quay (3pm- 5pm; 7.30pm)

The Temple of Fine Arts Penang will be organizing a series of concerts this coming 29th and 30th March 2014.

On the 29th of March, experience Indian Classical Music through the Temple of Fine Arts Orchestra comprising of dedicated and talented group of students and music tutors of TFA. The musical compositions, arrangements and...

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Penang ranked as top 10 Selfiest City in the World PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 March 2014 01:37

altRecently, TIME online did a survey to determine the top 100 “Selfiest City in the World”, using photos downloaded from Instagram that included geographic coordinates and with the tag “Selfie”. Photos downloaded within that particular time frame showed that in George Town, there are 95 selfie-takers per 100,000 people, placing the city at number 10 out of a total of 459 cities.

Petaling Jaya, Selangor was also in the list and ranked at number 5 with 141 selfie-takers per 100,000...

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Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2014 to soon hit 30,000 early-bird participants! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:26

PenangMarathon2013-72 1024x678The Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) committee has already received 25,000 participants since opening the 2014 early-bird online registration on 1 March! The early bird period was initially set to open till 31 March or when 30,000 slots are filled up, whichever comes first, but it is being filled up much earlier than expected. After that, the online registration will still continue but at normal fee. Those who have registered but have yet to pay are urged to complete their payment...

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