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Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:33

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 “Seruling” or Bamboo Flute and traditional percussionist Abdul Ramli Abdul Hamid @ Ramli Rebana who specializes in the Rebana (Membramophone) – the core instruments for Malay traditional music.

Together with various other ethnic musical instruments...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:39
 
Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Mar 20 – Mar 26 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:30

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 09:48

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 09:58
 
Penang – CIMB 29th Women’s World Championships PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 March 2014 09:45

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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Temple of Fine Arts presents “Rang Ta Rang” PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 March 2014 09:42

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 09:37

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 18:26

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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Travel the World With Penang World Music Festival 2014! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 March 2014 18:21

TRM1321 Flyer 060314Penang World Music Festival (PWMF) is back for its third installment this 12 & 13 April 2014 with 12 World-Music bands from across the globe; performing a variety of genres including folk, Balkan, Gypsy, Reggae, Tribal, Ethno Jazz and many more.

 

The two-day festival will be held at the famed 130-year old Penang Botanic Gardens, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Festival highlights include World Grammy Nominee, N’Faly Kouyate’ from West Africa and Belgium, also known as “Jimmy Hendrix of the...

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Earth Hour Fun Ride 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 March 2014 18:17

A1 Poster - Go Green FinalDate: 29 March 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Centre Zone, Queensbay Mall

 

In conjunction with March being the official “go green” month, Queensbay Mall will be kick starting the Earth Hour Fun Ride 2014 campaign to promote a greener, healthier lifestyle in Penang and raise awareness of the possibilities we all have to make a positive change in the environment.

Together with celebrity host Jojo Struys, Earth Hour Fun Ride 2014 will be an hour that unites us all to reinforce our...

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Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Mar 6 - 12 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 March 2014 18:11

PST Mar 6 - ais tingkapWhile there are plenty to do in Penang, we’ve chosen 50 things you shouldn’t miss when in Penang that includes enjoying Ais Tingkap on a hot day and testing out your bargaining skills at the markets. Each Saturday and Sunday is the weekend market at New World Park that starts at 11.30am and has stalls selling costume jewellery, tasty cakes, food and clothing at reasonable prices. The weekend’s around the corner and it’s time for a tipple or two during happy hour at one of the watering...

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Penang World Music Festival to Showcase the Exotic Rhythms of Brazil PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:20

altDate: 12 & 13 April 2014

Venue: Penang Botanic Gardens

In partnership with the Government of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Penang World Music Festival will be showcasing the ancient rhythms and poetry of Brazil on the 12 & 13 of April 2014, at the Penang Botanic Gardens.

The group Alvorada Pé Vermei was found in 2004 in Santa Luiza, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The group was founded to promote the local culture’s heritage and the traditional manifestations of Brazillian tribal rhythms such as...

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Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) to launch its early bird registration in March PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:15

altDon’t miss the Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2014 early-bird registration which will open on 1 March! The early bird period lasts for a month (until 31 March) or until 30,000 slots are filled, whichever comes first. On top of that, there will be a special lucky draw for those who register within the early bird period. There are 100 exciting prizes to be given away, ranging from flight tickets, tour packages, cruise packages, hotel stay and buffet vouchers, Lorenzo jewellery...

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St. Patrick’s Irish Festival & Parade PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:11

altDate: 8th  March 2014
Venue: Straits Quay
Time: Parade – 4.30pm / Concert- 7.30pm

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Ireland’s National Day will take place in Penang for the first time from the 6th to 9th March 2014. Organized by the Penang Irish Association, the event celebrates the very best of Irish culture and traditions.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades are held in 160 countries worldwide and this year Penang will be added to the list. The inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade in...

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