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You will find many Penang Events, our cultural festivals for the next few months here. Whether on holidays or business, my island Penang is packed with happenings that will make your holiday and vacation an unforgettable experience.

It will not only contain information but can be served as your event planner. Thanks to some locals for sending me this collection on happening on our Penang festivities.

Festivals, customs and traditions comes alive for the Chinese as they prepare for Chinese New Year. And Hindus as they go through the rites in preparation for Ponggal and Thaipusam.

Below are the dates to enjoy these festivals.

January 2013

Culture Japan Night

Date: 5th Jan 2013, Saturday

Time: 1pm-6pm

Venue: St. Jo's, Gurney Paragon

Penang Yosakoi

Date: 19th Jan 2013, Saturday

Time: 4pm-10.30pm

Venue: Penang Esplanade

A Night of Gratitude & Blessings’

Date: 26 Jan 2013, Saturday

Time: 5pm-10pm

Venue: Gurney Paragon Festive Square

Organizers: Tzu Chi Mission of Humanistic Culture and Tzu Chi Volunteer

Co-organizer: Hunza Properties Berhad

The objective of this event is to raise fund for Tzu Chi Dialysis Centre. The concert is brought to you by Dama Orchestra, a multiple award-winning music theatre company and Tan Soo Suan, a renowned local singer.

February 2013

Kek Lok Si Temple - Display of Lights

Date: 9th Feb - 10th March 2013

Time: 6pm-10pm

Venue: Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam

Flame Watching Ceremony

Date: 14th - 15th Feb 2013, Thursday

Time: 8pm-12midnight, 4p.m - 12 midnight

Venue: Snake Temple

Chinese New Year and Cultural Heritage Celebration

Date: 16th Feb 2013, Saturday

Time: 3.00pm- 12.00am

Venue: UNESCO World Heritage Site

March 2013

Penang World Music Festival 2013

Date: 30th - 31st March 2013


Day-workshop : 2pm – 5pm

Night concert : 6pm onwards

Venue: Quarry Park, Penang Botanic Gardens

The tickets can be purchased at RM80 per adult and RM40 per child for the one-day pass, and RM140.00 per adult and RM70.00 per child for the two-day pass.


Georgetown Festival 2013

Date: 7th June - 7th July 2013

More Penang Events will be posted and updated soon

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