Fancy a spot of shopping on the mainland, check out the Global Indian Fiesta at Auto City in Juru and while you are there,
Global Indian Fiesta 2015
Date: 22-28 June 2015 (Mon to Sun)
Time: 12.00pm to 10.00pm
Venue: Auto City, Juru More
Lion Dance teams from different parts of the world will be coming to Penang in August to compete with each other in this adrenaline pumping International Lion Dance on Stilts Competition. More
Here is Penang, we are never short of both traditional and new celebrations and festivals. We will jump at any change to celebrate, so when the Consulate-General of Japan wishes to host an annual festival here in our very own ‘backyard’ we made this a memorable event for everyone with our friends in the land of the rising sun. More
Penang is proud of its cultural heritage as much as its religious festivals and celebrations. St. Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam is a fine example of how both the culture and religion play an important role in ensuring this age old tradition continues to be a part of our lives. More
Penang is proud of its status as a World Heritage Site and in celebration of this prestigious status, has made the 7th of July the George Town World Heritage Day. Take in all that the city has to offer. Join other locals and visitors in appreciate of our culture, buildings, heritage, history and more. More
The year 2013 is drawing to a close and it is time once again to draw up your new ‘bucket list’ for 2014.
Penang in Motion 2 by FwuKai Quah
(original dimensions 1280 x 720, embed dimensions 978 x 550)
A clever way to appreciate the city and its natural landscape, FwuKai Quah a proud Penangnite has captured a series of time lapsed videos and stitched this together to create a nearly three minute long motion picture in high definition.
The video featured some of the popular tourist destinations, city scape, natural landscapes and skyline with clever use of time lapsed photography and dynamic staging for panning.
Combined with great sound tracks, the full screen video is definitely worth a look. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do.
The Article by Gary McKechnie, “10 Islands to Explore Before You Die” puts Penang on number 8 of the list of must visit island in this lifetime.
According to Gary, Penang is the top destination in Malaysia for Food, Culture and Heritage.
For food, there was mention of Lor Bak (deep fried marinated minced pork), Lok Lok (skewered seafood, meats and vegetables) and Ikan Bakar (grilled or barbecued fish marinated in spices and coconut milk, wrapped inside banana leaves and grilled over hot coals).
There is no short of culture either with the fusion of Malay, Chinese, India and European cultures intertwined to form the Malaysian culture with many festivals celebrated by all.
On heritage, Penang and Georgetown were singled out, having received the recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site with its local architecture influenced by the early Chinese, the Indians, the Malays and the British colonialist in the past that coexisted until today.
To get a glimpse of what Penang has to offer, the State produced a video clip looking at some of the festivals and cultural celebrations in Penang.
The video included interviews and viewpoints from visitors to the Island, and no surprise there, food, the weather, beaches, shopping, heritage and culture top the favourites list.
Watch the video below:
Read Gary McKechnie’s articles here
If you live in Penang, what would you recommend to visitors as the top experience on the island?