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Nuzul Al Quran PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:15

Nuzul editedDate: 22 June 2016

Nuzul Al-Quran is special day to commemorate the revelation of the Holy Quran. It falls on the 17th day of Ramadhan (according to the Islamic calendar) and it is one of the highlights of this holy month. This year it is observed on 22 June 2016.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received the first revelation in 610CE, in the Cave of Hira in the Mountain of Light when he was 40 years old through the arch-angel Jibrail. The first revelation was the first five verses of Surah (chapter) Al-Alaq which preaches on the importance of seeking knowledge.

The first revelation is indeed significant occasion in Islamic history. The Prophet’s remarkable journey began on this historical day. The rest of the Quran was revealed to the...

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Introductory Classes for George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:11

13406973 1113592485380726 3812285356293145498 nAs part of the line-ups of George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016, the team is delighted to present you an opportunity to learn and experience a significant part of our cultural heritage from the people who know best and are amongst the traditional practitioners of the art.

1. Yoga

As a 5000-year old ancient science originated from India, Yoga has become one of the most popular practices being adopted by people seeking health. There are a number of yoga studios and teachers offering a...

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Miss Cosmopolitan World 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:08

Ms CosmoThe Miss Cosmopolitan World 2016 will be exclusively catered for beautiful, passionate, intelligent and charismatic women from all over the world. The Miss Cosmopolitan World 2016 will be the most glamorous and eye-catching with uniqueness beauty contest ever in Malaysia. Contestants from all over the world are invited to join the pageant, and the grand finale of Miss Cosmopolitan World 2016 will be held on the 30th September 2016 in Kuala Lumpur.

However, the contestants will be heading to...

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ALL RISE TOGETHER for charity by Disted School of Hospitality Management PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:07

flyer pic new newDate: 18 June 2016

Time: 5.00pm – 10.30pm

Venue: Automall, Karpal Singh Drive Penang

With the noble cause of raising funds to support the efforts of Penang Down Syndrome Association, the final semester students of Disted School of Hospitality Management are organizing an art-themed event at Automall, Karpal Singh Drive, Penang. This fun-filled, half-day programme will be held from 5.00pm – 10.30pm on 18 June 2016.

The main highlight of the day would be a fashion show where local...

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Penang Free Sheet Proposes PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:03

Artisan MarketDate: Week Beginning Friday June 17th

The second Artisan Market takes place this Sunday 19th afternoon. Penang is rich with culture and heritage, but, traditional artisans are finding it hard to sustain their trades and pass on their knowledge. This market enables the public to watch, support and buy from a wooden deity carver, a clay potter, a rattan weaver, a traditional lantern maker, a seal engraver, a batik artist and others.

On Saturday 18th, the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, with...

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Ramadan Bazaar 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:22

Ramadan BazaarDate: 7 June – 5 July

Time: 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue: Various locations

*See below for the updated list of Ramadan bazaars in Penang (written in Malay)

During the Muslim fasting month, a sumptuous array of local delicacies, festive cookies, traditional Malay clothing and religious items will be sold at a month-long evening Ramadan Bazaar. A jovial mood pervades the bazaar as people go about their merry business of shopping for food to ‘break fast’ and also to hunt for the best...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:44
 
Penang Welcomes over 4,000 Guests on Billion-Dollar Smartship Ovation of the Seas’ Maiden Call PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:16

Ovation of the SeasPenang welcomed one of Royal Caribbean International’s newest billion-dollar smartship Ovation of the Seas on the 7 of June, becoming the first port-of-call for the ship in Southeast Asia. She is also carrying the highest number of guests ever onboard a cruise ship calling at Penang, totalling 4,091 guests from around the world.

The ship is on a 14-night cruise from Dubai to Singapore which has also called at Muscat and Cochin. To celebrate the maiden call, a plaque and key ceremony was...

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Party Lorong 4 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:12

TUG-poster-A3-B1Date: 11-12 June 2016

Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm

Venue: Hin Bus Depot

Party Lorong promotes local and regional handmade crafts and artworks, and support the rebranding of traditional forms or art and crafts.

This year’s edition of Party Lorong will advance the vision even further by providing a platform for interactive learning between artists and craftspeople as well as for public through dedicated workshops, talks and sharing sessions.

Party Lorong presents as an art market showcase...

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 June 2016 15:03
 
Penang Free Sheet Proposes PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 June 2016 13:08

SteinwayDate: Week Beginning Friday June 10th

Be amazed this weekend by the extraordinary talent of Malaysia's young pianists in the 3rd Steinway Malaysia Youth Piano Competition 2016. Eleven young talented pianists aged 8-17 will compete in the semi-final on Saturday 11th, and final on Sunday 12th. 

For more details on these and other events happening this week in Penang, please visit www.facebook.com/TheFreeSheetPenang. For more on our recommendations, please...

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Hong Kong tourists arrive solely for Durian feasting PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2016 12:00

13312672 1936692589890400 8747241636771826723 nVenue: George Town, Penang

The start of the durian season brings droves of visitors to Penang from all over the country and even overseas. Savor fresh durians categorized according to grades as well as sumptuous delicacies made from durians. Although it is an acquired taste for the uninitiated, this controversial fruit will win the hearts of those who are brave enough to try.

One of the tour companies in Hong Kong, EGL Tours, a pioneer in packaging tours with durians has been promoting its...

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The 1st International Southeast Asia Scale Hobby Show PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:58

 DSC0453qDate: 4 & 5 June

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Cititel Penang

Malaysia Scale Hobby Show is brought to you by World Hobby Miniatures, Plamo Aces Scale Modelling Group and Hong Kong Model. The organizer is dedicated to the promotion of scale hobby modelling to enable all hobbyists from the South East Asia Region and other parts of the world to get together and enjoy the enriching hobby of model building.

The existing hobby shows around the world like “Scale Model World” is being held...

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Inviting children to be a part of LEGO® CITY ADVENTURES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:53

2Date: 31 May – 12 June 2016

Time: 10.30am to 10.30pm

Venue: GF Centre Atrium, Queensbay Mall in Penang

LEGO® Malaysia will be unveiling the latest addition to its popular LEGO® CITY portfolio with the launch of LEGO® CITY ADVENTURES – A World Inspired by Imagination at the GF Centre Atrium of Queensbay Mall in Penang. Scheduled from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm every day from 31 May 2016 to 12 June 2016, the activity will offer LEGO® enthusiasts and young builders an opportunity to explore...

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Greyson Chance Returns to Malaysia for “Comeback” Showcase PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:50

greysonDate: 22 June 2016

Time: 8:30pm

Venue: Gurney Paragon Mall

Singer/songwriter Greyson Chance will be gracing Malaysian shores after four years for a “comeback” showcase. After a long hiatus, Greyson is back with a brand new image, sound, as well as a new EP, and Malaysia is more than thrilled to welcome him yet again.

Greyson Chance found stardom through YouTube with a cover of Lady Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’, which garnered close to 55 million views on YouTube and earned him 2.5 million...

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