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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 holes we’ve included in our ’15 Cool Bars in Penang’ including The Press and a few in Auto-City. Click on the links below for more details on events and places mentioned.

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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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My Natural Crystal Gallery at Penang Times Square PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:59

altPenang Times Square recently opened My Natural Crystal Gallery which covers a space of 13,871 sq ft on the third floor of the mall. The gallery houses among Asia’s largest private collections of natural crystals under one roof showcasing unique and exquisite pieces never seen before.

Aside from showing off his personal collection, the founder of the gallery, Mr S.H. Ong aims to promote a sense of appreciation of these natural beauties among the general public.

These one-of-a-kind pieces...

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Penang brings home three awards at the 18th Malaysia Tourism Awards PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:56

altThe ceremony for the Malaysia Tourism Awards 2012/2013 held in mid-February saw more than a thousand attendees from the Malaysian tourism industry. A project by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the award recognizes those who have contributed to the industry and by making Malaysia the destination of choice for tourists.

Out of the 47 winners, three are from Penang. Gurney Plaza, Penang won the “Best Shopping Mall (North Zone)” award and Metro Green Adventure won the “Best...

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Asia Camera Museum Now Open! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:43

altAddress:  10 Burma Road , 10500 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.

Tel: 04-262 3191

Visiting Hours: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm (Daily)

Asia Camera Museum is home to over 1000 vintage cameras, accessories and camera equipment. This newly opened museum prides itself as a centre for photography education and resources for audiences ranging from hobbyist to basic learners of photography.

Some of the highlights of the museum includes a rare Magic Lantern projector from the early 1900s with an antique...

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Winner of the PBIM 2014 Poster Design Competition PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:26

altThe Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) committee has recently announced the winners of the PBIM 2014 Poster Design Competition. In second place (green and pink poster) is John Khor Yee Chun from Nibong Tebal who won a cash prize of RM1,000.00 and in first place (blue poster) is Ong Wai Chuen from Puchong who won RM2,000.00. The winning design will be used for this year’s promotional materials which include the flyers, posters, billboards, advertisements, web banner, runners...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:38
 
Gurney Plaza opens registration for ‘Cycle for Charity’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014 13:30

altGurney Plaza is co-organising ‘Cycle for Charity 2014’ with Pusat Khidmat ADUN Pulau Tikus, MPPP and Metro Bikes which will take place on 22 March 2014 from 7.00am outside the mall. The aim of this event is to aid Penang Shan Children’s Home Association as 10% of the proceeds collected will be donated to the home. It is also held in conjunction with Earth Hour 2014.

The 18-km cycling route covers Gurney Plaza, Gurney Drive, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Lebuh Farquhar, Lebuh Light, Jalan...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 13:57
 
Indian Tribal Drums at the Penang World Music Festival 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014 13:09

altDate: 12 & 13 April 2014
Venue: Penang Botanic Gardens

This coming Penang World Music Festival 2014, dance to the energetic and vigorous drum beats of Tribal Drum group “Dollu Kunita” from India!

Dollu is a popular drum dance from Karnataka, and it is usually accompanied by folk songs. The dance provides a variety and complexity of skills that was passed on from generation to generation. References to the art form is found in many ancient texts and scriptures. Typically performed in...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 13:28
 
Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Feb 20 - 26 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014 15:50

altPut on your dancing shoes and step onto Jammin’s dance floor each Thursday night at 9pm, where a tango dance session will take place and lively, seductive tango music will permeate the air. Penangpac presents matinees of Stuck that’s about a boy named Floyd who is caught in a sticky situation when his kite gets stuck in a tree. Bargain hunt, enjoy street food or simply soak in the ambience at the weekend market at New World Park that starts at 11.30am. Click on the links below for details...

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 16:16
 
Penang Chap Goh Meh Celebration 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:53

Chap Goh Meh - flyer newDate: 14 February 2014
Time: 6.30pm – 11.30pm
Venue: Penang Esplanade

Every year, the Penang State Government organises a Chap Goh Meh celebration for the public with cultural performances and games. This year, the celebration will coincide with Valentines Day.

The Chap Goh Meh celebration will begin with a customary mandarin tossing ceremony officiated by the Penang Chief Minister, His Honourable Mr Lim Guan Eng. This will be followed by dance performances by schools, Baba and Nyonya...

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Penang World Music Festival Returns! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:47

TRM1321 WorldMusicFes JetStarMagazineAd 120214-01Date: 12 & 13 April 2014

Time: 2pm -4pm (workshop)

          6PM- 12 AM (concert)

 

Penang World Music Festival (PWMF)is back for its third year!  Organized by Penang’s State Tourism Development, PWMF 2014 promises to be an exciting event to look out for this year!

Music lovers will be serenaded with a rousing world beat and a potpourri of music genres ranging from folk, jazz world, reggae, samba and tribal music from South Africa, Ecuador, Brazil, Bulgaria, Russia...

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