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Snake Temple Celebration 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:30

Snake templeDate: 12 February - Celebration (5.00pm-12.00midnight)

         : 13 February - Birthday of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong Deity (prayers)

Hokkien Kongsi Penang and the Snake Temple Resident Area Committee will be organizing a Snake Temple Celebration on the 12 February from 5.00pm -12.00midnight. There will also be a "Fire Watching" ceremony which is a traditional ceremony to predict the economy outlook of Penang. It will be held on the 12th February at 11.00pm.

The ceremony is an annual event that attracts dedicated devotees not only from Penang but also Indonesia and Thailand to this famous Snake Temple which was formerly known as Ban Ka Lan in Hokkien dialect. Besides the Fire Watching ceremony, devotees and visitors will also be...

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Penang Chinese New Year Celebration 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:26

Penang Chinese New Year Celebration 13 FebDate: 13 February 2016

Time: 4.00pm-12midnight

Venue: Esplanade, Penang (Padang Kota Lama)

Light Street, King Street, Penang Street, Church Street, Bishop Street, Beach Street & Armenian Street   

 

The Penang state annual Chinese New Year event – Penang Chinese New Year Celebration has always been a much anticipated festival to the public each year. It has become a norm for the Penangites to take to the streets and soak in the festive mood throughout the island with friends and...

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Jade Emperor God Festival 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:19

Jade EmperorDate: 15 February

Venue: Jade Emperor God’s Temple (Ti Kuang Tua), Bukit Bendera

Also known as Hokkien New Year or Thni Kong Seh (Jade Emperor’s Birthday) in Hokkien falls on the ninth day of Chinese New Year. It is celebrated all over Malaysia but on a grander scale in Penang due to the large population of Hokkien Chinese on the island and mainland.The biggest Hokkien New Year celebrations will take place at the Jade Emperor temple at Jade Emperor God's Temple, Penang Hill and also...

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Penang Chap Goh Meh Celebration 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:08

A00041 FlyerDate: 22 February 2016

Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm

Venue: Padang Kota Lama, Esplanade

 

Every year, the Penang State Government organizes a Chap Goh Meh celebration for the public with cultural performances and games. 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 multi cultural dance performances by schools, Lion Dance on Stilts , traditional games and...

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Chinese New Year 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:07

Chinese New Year in GeneralDate: 8th & 9th February

 

 

Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar Calendar with each year ushering in zodiac animal ruling sign. 2016 is the year of the Monkey.

 

As Penang is the home of a sizable Chinese population, Chinese New Year is one of the most significant celebrations here. Celebrations usually start on the eve of Chinese New Year where family members gather for a Reunion Dinner to enjoy traditional Chinese delicacies.

 

 Family members also...

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Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:23

IMG 0016Date: 4 February (Lighting Ceremony)

        : 7 – 22 February (Kek Lok Si Temple Display of Lights)

 

Penang’s iconic temple, ‘Kek Lok Si’ or the Temple of Supreme Blissis said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang. Kek Lok Sihas started preparing for its annual lighting ceremony.

 

This year, the lighting ceremony will be commenced on 4 February. Then, it will be taking 2 days break and continue to be...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:50
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Penang Chinese New Year Lantern Festival 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:20

12493882 1085830814784559 6506631845105856606 oDate: 8 – 22 February 2016

Time: 4:00pm - 11:59pm, Lights off at 12 midnight

Venue: Esplanade, Penang

In conjunction with Penang Chinese New Year Celebration 2016, the Penang State Government will be organising a first of its kind Chinese New Year Lantern Festival in year 2016.

The Chinese New Year Lantern Festival will be held at Esplanade, Penang, starting from 8 of February 2016 until 22 of February 2016. There are more than 40 CNY lanterns which are to be grouped into over 20 giant...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:36
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Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:00

DSC 8910Date:  9 & 10 February

Time: 7.00am to 9.30pm

Float above on a hot air balloon this 9th and 10th February 2016. The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 will be a one-of-a-kind experience and it is the only hot air balloon festival organised on an island in Malaysia. What better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year festivity with your family and friends where there’s loads of fun and excitement from 7am to 9.30pm, both days at Padang Polo Penang.

Organised consecutively for the 2nd time...

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International Chinese Kung Fu Festival 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:55

Kung FuDate: 19 February  (7.00am – 10.30pm) Welcome Dinner at Han Chiang High School Hall. RM60 per pax

          20 February (9.30am – 12.30pm) Kung Fu Forum at The Banquet, KOMTAR 5th floor. RM10 per pax

                            (7.30pm - 10.30pm) International Kung Fu Master Performance at The Banquet,

                             KOMTAR 5th floor. Ticket priced at RM20, RM30, RM50

 International Chinese Kung Fu Festival will be one of the...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:03
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Penang Free Sheet Proposes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 10:51

marble-heartsDate: Week Beginning Friday January 29th

2016 marks 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, and penangpac has a line up of  productions this year to commemorate the anniversary. The first of these is Marble Hearts, a modern tragedy “playing in the wings” of his play "King Lear",  featuring some original lines from the play as well as new dialogue in prose and verse. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary! If you hurry,  you can still get tickets for the shows on Saturday...

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Thaipusam 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II   
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 10:40

ThaipusamDate: 24 January

Venue: from Little India to Waterfall Temple via Dato Keramat Road,

Main venue: Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Temple

Thaipusam is celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. During this celebration, a pilgrimage procession takes place to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a silver chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple at...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 16:03
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