Penang Food

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 State Tourism to participate in Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:38

Cruise bannerThe Penang State Tourism Development will be participating in the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) 2014 in Kuching, Sarawak at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCKK) from 21 to 23 January 2013 to promote Penang as a tourism destination.

Joining under the umbrella of the Penang pavilion are Discovery Overland Holidays Penang, Tour & Incentive Travel, 23 Love Lane Boutique Hotel, Sunway Hotel Seberang Perai, Eastin Hotel and Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort. In conjunction with ATF, Penang will also be hosting its own river cruise dinner for selected buyers as a networking session while promoting Penang culture.

The very first ATF was held in 1981 and hosted in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. For three decades, ATF has been a key driving...

Solo Art Exhibition by Ernest Zacharevic PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:35

art is rubbishDate: 17 January – 14 February 2014

Venue: Old Hin Bus Depot on Jalan Gurdwara / Brick Kiln Road

Great news for fans of famed street artist Ernest Zacharevic! His very first solo exhibition entitled “Art is Rubbish/ Rubbish is Art” will kick off on 17 January to 14 February 2014 at the old Hin Bus Depot. Entrance is free.

The exhibition promises to be different from conventional art installations in modern art galleries. It will feature indoor, outdoor and semi-outdoor...

Manhunt Malaysia & Ms Malaysia International Model of the Year 2014 Pageant PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:28

MANHUNTDate: 18 Jan 2014

Venue: Queensbay Mall

Time: 5.00pm -7.00pm



Date: 19 Jan 2014

Venue: George Town City Hotel

Time: 7.00pm onwards

Miss International Model of The Year 2013/144 & Manhunt International 2013/14 (Malaysia Selection) Pageant is a two-in-one unique beauty pageant and manhunt competition aimed at single females and males in Malaysia. Its main objective is to search for fresh personalities to represent Malaysia in the forefront of world pageants, as well as to...

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:34
Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Jan 16 – Jan 22 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:24

PST Jan 16 - inherent qualities 

Catch four short films including award-winning ‘Looking at the Big Sky’

at the Hong Kong Film Showcase during the Southeast Asian Film Showcase

at the MPPP Town Hall on Jan 23. An art exhibition ‘Inherent Qualities’

by Graham Green showcases his oil paintings of Penang at Galeri Seni

Mutiara until Jan 26. Ernest Zacharevic opens his first solo art

exhibition in Penang on Jan 17 at The Hin Company Bus Depot on Jalan

Gurdwara and as to what will be exhibited will only be...

Penang in the top 10 Holiday Hotspots for year 2014 by The Guardian PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:06

altPenang is in the limelight once again as George Town gained the eight placing in The Guardian’s list of 40 “Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014” published on 3 January.

The travel feature mentioned the UNESCO heritage city of George Town as one of South East Asia’s “hottest destinations” since 2008, covering its delicious street food, fine dining, boutique hotels, latest drinking spot and its popular month-long George Town festival.

After George Town is Alberta in Canada at...

Pongal Festival 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:02

altDate: 14 January 2014

Pongal is a vibrant and colourful Hindu “thanksgiving” festival traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya to thank the solar deity for the good harvest and consecrate the first grain to him on this 'Surya Mangalya'.

The saying "Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum" (தைபிறந்தால்வழிபிறக்கும்) meaning "the commencement of Thai paves the way for new opportunities" is often quoted regarding the Pongal festival. The festival...

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:06
Maulidur Rasul (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday) PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:51

altDate: 14th January 2014

Time: 7am to 12pm

Venue: Esplanade

The Maulidur Rasul Celebration is one of several auspicious celebrations for Muslims and it is officially celebrated at State level in Penang every year.

In conjunction with this special celebration, the State Government will be organising various activities with the objective of celebrating and promoting Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.’s teachings.

Maulidur Rasul Celebration parade will be at Esplanade on 15th Feb at 7am which will be...

TROPFEST South East Asia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:38

altDate: 25 January 2013

Time: 5.30pm -11.30pm

Venue: Esplanade


There will also be other programs and activities in conjunction with the festival which includes SEA Film Showcase from the 20th January to 22nd January at MPPP Town Hall , 8-11pm and a Film Symposium on the 24th January at E&O Hotel from 9am -5pm.

TROPFEST South East Asia aims to contribute to the development of the film industry in ASEAN by providing opportunities for filmmakers to bring their short films to...

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:41
Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Jan 9 – Jan 16 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:28

altLearn how to cook lamb coriander kebabs at Tropical Spice Garden’s next cooking class on Jan 17 for RM220 per person. Galeri Seni Mutiara presents an art exhibition by Graham Green’s collection of oil paintings reflecting the ‘Inherent Qualities of Penang’ from Jan 12. For a laugh, join The Comedy Club Penang at Hard Rock Hotel on Jan 12 at 3pm with the likes of Rizal van Geyzel and Glen Wool, before heading out to The Canteen to catch Nurul Rahman and Jeep Jazz Trio for some live...

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2014 09:32
Armenian Street Heritage Hotel Penang Opens PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 January 2014 06:10

altAddress: No 139, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10200 Penang

Tel: 04-262 3888

Tourists and visitors to the island of Penang are presented with yet another exciting accommodation option with the opening of the Armenian Street Heritage Hotel in November 2013.

The hotel is strategically located within the World Heritage zone of George Town, which were declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008.

Offering guests an experience of the old world charm hospitality, the hotel features a viewing deck on...

Wet World Wild Adventure Park PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 January 2014 06:04

altAddress: Moonlight Bay, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang.

Tel: 019 -317 1919

Opening times: Daily, 9am-7pm

 The Wet World Wild Adventure Park, Asia’s first sea water adventure park will be making  a splash in Penang. Located at Moonlight Bay, the park features ten bouncy inflatables that mimic outdoorsy sports from rock climbing and running track to trampoline and human catapults. The sea water park operates from 8am-6pm with tickets priced at RM30 per 2 hour sessions and...

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 06:17
Batik Painting Museum PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 January 2014 06:00

altAddress: 19, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang.

Tel: 04 262 4800

Opening times: Daily, 10am-5pm

Located at No.19 Lebuh Armenian, the newly opened Batik Painting Museum aims to showcase the history of batik in Malaysia.

The first Batik Painting Exhibition took place in Penang in the year 1955. This was followed by Singapore in 1956, and Kuala Lumpur in 1957. The exhibitions were highly acclaimed and captivated the imagination of many, especially those involved in the arts. Thus, a new...

Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Jan 2 – Jan 7 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 January 2014 05:54

altRun Amok Gallery presents ‘Eating Wind’ art exhibition till Jan 11 and it juxtaposes tourism and culture, advocating Penang state’s idea of cultural holidays. To maximise the tail end of the holiday season, check our list of ’50 Things To Do in Penang’ for amusing, enjoyable activity ideas such as where to experience the Ais Tingkap and the best spot to enjoy the sunset. The kid-friendly version of a few Escape’s rides are available at the Penang Times Square’s Mini Escape right...

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 06:00
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