After visiting relatives and collecting ang pows, head over to Esplanade for the Penang Chinese New Year Celebration 2016 and revel in fun and interesting activities. Visit nearby ancestral temples of different clans and experience traditional and cultural games and performances. Treat your palate to tantalising street food and titbits. Expect stage performances, art and cultural exhibitions, and street performances by buskers.

Date: February 13 • Time: 4pm-12am

Venue: Esplanade (Padang Kota Lama)


Did you know that lanterns symbolise the letting go of the past, and red lanterns symbolise good fortune? Whether you resolve to be a better person or wish for good fortune, we suggest joining in the fun at the Penang Chinese New Year Lantern Festival 2016 and marvel at the colourful lanterns of different shapes and sizes.

Date: February 8-22

Time: Lights off at 12am

Venue: Esplanade (Padang Kota Lama)

Website: pgcnycelebration

Inspired by Ip Man or Bruce Lee? Pop over to the International Chinese Kung Fu Festival to meet wellknown kung fu grandmasters from various countries. Expect public lectures, seminars and demonstrations by grandmasters and senior masters.

Date: February 19-20 • Venue: Han Chiang High School Hall

Contact: +6016 411 5111 • Email:


The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns this February to give tourists and locals a oneof- a-kind experience to float above Padang Polo! With lots of exciting activities and tethered rides, this event is surely not to be missed.

Date: February 9-10

Venue: Padang Polo, Penang

Admission: Free

Contact: +604 264 3456 (Penang Global Tourism)



Zy Movement Foundation Malaysia is organising Climb to Change a Life (CTCAL). Volunteers will be hiking up Penang Hill with children aged 3 to 18 with mobility disabilities. Sign up today to help change a life.

Date: February 21 • Venue: Penang Hill

Admission: RM10 • Contact: +6012 961 3169 (Zue)



With the theme “Hope”, the Penang State Museum is showcasing submissions from its previous Penang Art Open 2015 competition. Submitted works of participants are based on their interpretation of “hope”.

Date: December 1, 2015-February 28

Time: 9am-5pm • Venue: 57, Jalan Macalister

Contact: +604 226 1462



Check out works by Aleff Ahmad, Amy Bakar and many more at Young & Blooming Part 2. This exhibition is a collaborative project initiated between HOM Art Trans and ChinaHouse to promote and provide a platform for young contemporary Malaysian artists to establish ground in the Malaysian art scene, offering audiences a chance to appreciate contemporary art by the young.

Date: January 12-February 15 • Venue: 153, Lebuh Pantai • Contact: +604 263 7299


ar-free Morning

Enjoy a car-free morning in Seberang Perai every first Sunday of the month on two of its popular streets, Jalan Todak 2 and Jalan Todak 3. Participate in cultural performances, roller-blade exercises, a showcase of electric portable transportation and interactive games.

Date: Every first Sunday of the month • Time: 6am-12pm

Venue: Jalan Todak 2 and Jalan Todak 3, Seberang Perai

Contact: +604 640 8938/+6012 440 1398



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