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School Holiday Extravaganza in Penang! PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 May 2015 13:22

It’s the time of the year everyone is looking forward where you can spend quality time with your family for 2 weeks! Malaysia school holiday will starts from 1 to 14 June, it is the best time to bring your children to places they always desire to go and have a memorable trip together. Penang is the best choice as it comes with many interesting places to explore. Moreover, many happening events will take place around Penang throughout the holiday, where both mainland and island will turn to live! Do refer below for upcoming events in Penang:


Penang International Dragon Boat Festival

Date: 30-31 May

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: Teluk Bahang Dam

Get ready to experience the exciting and exhilarating cultural dragon boat races during the 36thPenang International Dragon Boat Festival at the scenic Teluk Bahang Dam on 30 and 31 May 2015.Members of the public are welcome to watch the race. Food stalls serving local delicacies will be available on the event day.Dragon Boat is a team-focused sport which promotes discipline, harmony, physical fitness and mental toughness. For Penangites it is an honoured sport that inculcates racial harmony and mental toughness.


Penang Floral Festival 2015

Date: 30 May- 7 June 2015

Time: 9.00am to 7.00pm

Venue: Penang Botanic Gardens (Taman Botani Pulau Pinang)

The Penang Floral Festival draws tens of thousands of local and foreign visitors to Penang Botanic Gardens every year. It is a popular festival that showcases various flower species and landscaping designs. A total of 800 orchids of various species and hybrids will be on display. Moreover, Friends of the Penang Botanic Gardens Society will be organizing a series of Nature Education programme during the Floral Festival.There will be workshops, various contests, exhibitions and classes on floral related topics will be held at this event along with the sales of a variety plants and gardening equipment.


Penang AgroFest 2015

Date: 4 - 7 June 2015

Time: 10.00am – 11.00pm

Venue: Expo Site Seberang Jaya

PENANG AGROFEST is a yearly event that is eagerly awaited by farmers, breeders, fishermen and people who are either directly involved in agriculture or not. This is because of the uniqueness, vibrancy and diversity of activities featured during the event. The event is also a platform for government agencies, the private sector and also entrepreneurs to highlight their latest technology, innovation and success stories in the agricultural industry. Visitors who come will be able to buy fresh produce from the farmers and fishermen.


Penang Bridge Half Marathon 2015

Date: 14 June 2015

Time: 4.30am-8.00am (21km), 7.30am-8.45am (Fun Run)

Venue: Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge (Second Penang Bridge)

The Association of International Marathon and Distance Races (AIMS) will be holding their inaugural Asia-Pacific AIMS Conference in Penang on 12-13 June at St Giles Wembley-Premier Hotel. In conjunction with the conference, there will be the Penang Bridge Half Marathon 2015. This is a new event and is dedicated to the Half Marathon (21km). However, there will also be a Fun Run (8km) category and registration is open until 3rd of June 2015. Register now!


French Art & Film Festival 2015

Date: 4-14 June (Penang)

Venue: GSC, Gurney Plaza

This year’s film festival will showcase 15 recent releases in French cinema including comedies, dramas and animated films to play at selected Golden Screen Cinemas. Also, promising an exhilarating line-up in live events:

A) French Art & Film Festival 2015 Official Launching Ceremony, 3.00pm on 2 June 2015 @ Extension Wing, Ground Floor

B) Photo Exhibition “Imagine France” from 3 – 14 June 2015, 10a.m. till 10p.m. @ Walkway Extension Wing, Ground Floor

C) A night to remember by Bell & Ross and Martell (By exclusive invitation), (7p.m till 10p.m.) on 13 June 2015 @ Main Wing, Ground Floor

D) Fete de la Musique (French Music Gala) on 14 June 2015, 4p.m till 10p.m. at Amphitheater, Outdoor Park

E) REDEMPTION: French Art & Film Festival 2015 Movie Passes Redemption from 4 -  10 June 2015   

Spend RM350 & above (maximum 3 combined same day receipts) to redeem 2 movie Passes. HSBC card holder should spend only RM300 & above for this in maximum 3 combined receipts. Limited to one redemption per shopper, per day only regardless of the amount spent.


What’s more? Do not miss out the Penang hawkers' delights with its own identity that comes with reasonable price. In addition to that, pick up The Museum Trails of Penang guide to help plan your do-it-yourself (DIY) tour. The guide lists 20 ‘must-visit’ current and upcoming museums, with a map of their locations and brief descriptions, operating hours and entrance fees. The special museum pass will be on sale for RM10, providing a 20% discount on entry fees for up to four people per pass at any one time and 10% discount on purchasing of merchandizing. It is transferable with validity for one year. The guide and pass will be available at the participating museums. Visit the PTC website at for details. Therefore, take your time and explore Penang, small but proud island with its own attractive uniqueness.

Photo courtesy of Sherwynd Rylan Kessler


Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:24

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