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George Town Festival (GTF) 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:30

gtf2016-email-sig-branding1Date: 29 July – 28 August

The enticing arts programmes and fundraising initiatives hosted by GTF 2016 aim to raise the awareness of the arts within the community.In preparation for its seventh installment, George Town Festival launches its most exciting year yet. Opening shows start in a matter of weeks, on 29 July.

The past editions of the festival have always been about the arts - discovering local talent and bringing in world class shows at affordable prices for the people. This year, the committee formalize their efforts with the Arts for Humanity project, which asks members of the community to support the arts by contributing a minimum of 1 USD. This project aims to self-fund initiatives that the festival runs for the community...

Introducing A New Pearl In The Orient - ICONIC HOTEL, Penang PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:19

iCONICIconic Group of Companies, one of the fastest growing property developer based in Penang, proudly announce the opening of its’ first hotel project, Iconic Hotel. Located at Icon City Bukit Mertajam, one of the hottest and vibrant area at Mainland Penang, Iconic Hotel is accessible within 5 minutes from Juru Toll Plaza and 10 minutes from Penang Bridge. 

The 195 rooms Iconic Hotel is designed to deliver an inspirational experience with it’s three unique rooms themes, Modern, Urban and...

Penang Free Sheet Proposes PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 21 July 2016 10:16

Angry IndiansDate: Week Beginning Friday July 22nd

Start the weekend with a good laugh; KL comedy group Angry Indians promise to use their anger and sarcasm to make you laugh out loud on Friday 22nd. More comedy follows with Nunsense, a musical comedy involving nuns hosting a variety show to raise money opening on Wednesday 27th.

Three new art exhibitions open this week: Hantoo in Penang, a group show by one of Taiwan's leading contemporary art collectives, opens on Saturday 23rd, as does Prologue...

Penang Bon Odori 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 17:13

TRM1604 0042 Flyer 170516-01Date: 16 July

Time: 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Venue: Esplanade, Penang

*Fireworks display at 10pm

Penang’s most anticipated Japanese cultural festival is back this year with exciting games, mouth watering Japanese food, exotic performances and more. It will be held on 16 July 2015 from 6.00pm to 11.00pm at the Esplanade.

Bon Odori, a traditional and merry Japanese festival that is celebrated with dance and lively drum performances to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits. This festival...

7th MYS Traditional Lion Dance Competition PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 17:02

MYS LION DANCE-20 X 8 FEET BANNER R11Date : 23 July 2016

Time : 12.00hr (12.00 pm - Registration)
          16.00hr (4.00 pm - Competition begin)

Venue : Juru Auto-City, Pulau Pinang

Mah Yoke Seng Cup Traditional Lion Dance Competition was initiated in year 2011 in memorial of Grand Master Mah Yoke Seng. The objectives of organising this competition aims to spread the culture and value of traditional lion dance to the modern society.

On the other hand, promote the development of the art of traditional lion dance...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 17:12
Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohuku, Japan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 16:58

Tohoku-A2Poster-07-630x252-1461638053Date: 1 July – 21 August, 2016

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (closed on public holidays)

Venue: Penang State Museum

*Free admission

In commemoration of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur invites all Malaysians to feast their eyes on the traditional craftsmanship of the region resolutely recovering from the disaster. Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan opens at Galeri Shah Alam on 16 May and runs till 22 June before moving to the Penang State Museum...

Penang Free Sheet Proposes PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 16:50

IndochineDate: Week Beginning Friday July 15th

France's Bastille Day is being celebrated here in Penang with lots of French films for you to watch, free of charge. Of particular interest is a screening of Indochine,  on Saturday 16th, set in colonial-era Vietnam, and starring Catherine Deneuve, it was filmed at Penang's own Cheong Fatt Tze (Blue Mansion) and at the Crag Hotel on Penang Hill. Please note that it is open to Penang Heritage Trust members only, so if you are enticed by the film, you...

Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2016 17:04

Raya facebook use1Date: 6 & 7 July

The Eid or commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa in Malaysia, is celebrated on the 1st of Syawal (according to Hijrah Calendar) to mark the end of Ramadhan.

It is a national holiday in Malaysia and this year, it falls on the 6 July 2016.

In general, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a holiday that celebrates reconciliation, reunions and renewing of relationships with others, especially family members. You may find all the air and bus tickets all over Malaysia...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:23
Line-up of events in Asia Comic Cultural Museum PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2016 17:02

3DAsia Comic Cultural Museum not just triggers nostalgic childhood memories and also let people to learn the histories of comics in 9 countries or regions, about how the comics develop from the past till presents. Visit us not just have fun and also realizing the real meaning about comics and our daily life!

Being able to see original comic art in person with the traces of blue line, ink smudges and editorial notes can take a fan’s appreciation of the art to a new level. In July and...

Kepala Batas Largest Free Concert Kicks Off July 16 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2016 17:00

concertDate: 16 July

Time: 7.00- 10.00pm

Venue: Merkasari Show Village, Bertam, Kepala Batas                               

Kepala Batas will come alivewith fabulous entertainment for the whole family this coming Raya festival.

For the first time ever, Hunza Group is excited to present the largest ticketed concert that launches a 3-hour of free music at Mekarsari, Bertamfor music lovers of all ages. The Funtasy concert offers a one night, one stage show featuringfans’ favourite...

Inaugural Penang-Chengdu Cultural Plaza Dancing Networking Show PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:55

13511062 1345218895495557 5366031822675284466 nFor the first time ever, Penangites had the chance to enjoy vibrant cultural dance performances, specially imported from Chengdu, China. Square dancing or plaza dancing is an exercise routine performed to music in mostly plazas or parks of the nation's cities. It is popular with middle-aged and retired women who have been referred to as "dancing grannies" in the English-language.

These groups of performers and dancers from Chengdu won the plaza dancing championship back in China and had been...

Penang Free Sheet Proposes PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:54

No Bed of RosesWeek Beginning Friday July 1st

Remembering Rose Chan on Saturday 2nd presents an evening of song, storytelling, snacks and snapshots recalling the liberal "Cherry pink" era of legendary striptease queen Rose Chan (1925-1987). Poet Cecil Rajendra will read excerpts from his biography of this remarkable woman, songs from the era will be performed, there will be a slideshow presentation of photographs and memorabilia, and Nyonya snacks to enjoy. 

There are three new art exhibitions to...

George Town Heritage Celebrations 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:13

HC16 Program 789Date: 7-9 July

George Town Heritage Celebrations will return this year from 7 to 9 July 2016 in conjunction with the 8th anniversary of George Town’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the colloquial-inspired theme of ‘Mai Main’, it will feature a dynamic line-up of traditional sports  and games from the multicultural community of George Town, with the heritage enclave as the backdrop.

Introductory Classes

A host of activities have been designed to fit both locals...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 16:25
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