Events January 2017


London-based Penang artist James Sum will showcase 100 of his best works in James Sum’s Retrospective Exhibition. Sum was awarded the Outstanding New Entrant Award by the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) for his Chinese ink and colour painting on rice-paper – a first for any Asian artist since the Society's founding in 1804. Catch a glimpse of his artistic genius and honour his significant contributions to the field of visual arts, locally and internationally.

  • Dates: Until February 15
  • Dates: 9am-5pm (closed on Fridays and public holidays)
  • Venue:Penang State Art Gallery, Ground Floor, Dewan Sri Pinang
  • Website: :
  • Contact: +604 226 1461/62 (Radziah)


Join Penang’s renowned soprano Serene Yoon as she takes you on a musical journey back to the golden age of Shanghai. Performing classic songs by 1940s divas such as Chow Hsuan, Bai Guang, Li Hsiang-Lan, Yao Lee, Woo Ing-Ing and Kong Chiu-Hsia, Yoon’s divine voice will be accompanied by a live orchestra.

  • Dates: January 7
  • Time: 8pm
  • Venue:penangpac
  • Ticket Prices: RM120, RM80, RM60
  • Contact: +604 899 1722/2722
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Ride for Compassion 2017 is a charity ride to raise funds for the welfare of the elderly. Funds collected will be channelled to Happy Retirement Home, Kepala Batas; and to the Taiping Bodhi Centre building fund to construct a palliative care centre for the elderly. Expect bike plates, shirts, finisher medals, food and drinks, goodie bags and a lucky draw.

  • Dates: January 8
  • Time: 7am-12pm
  • Venue: Stadium MPSP
  • Entry Fees: RM 75-RM100
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The Teochew Puppet and Opera House presents Folk Tunes of Teochew, bringing folk tunes and the magnificence of Teochew orchestra to life. Experience the beauty of Nan Ying traditional tunes and the lyrical music arrangements Teochew music has retained.

  • Dates: January 14
  • Time: 8pm
  • Venue: penangpac
  • Ticket: RM100
  • Contact: +604 899 1722/2722
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With great trepidation, Seth Parsons brings his atheist Chinese girlfriend home to meet his conservative Christian parents in the hopes of receiving their blessing. A reading of Mark W. Sasse’s latest script, followed by a Q&A segment with audience. Admission is by donation.

  • Dates: January 21
  • Time: 8pm
  • Venue: penangpac
  • Contact: +604-899 1722/2722
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The Penang BM Tok’Kun Hill (Walk/Run) Challenge allows you to test your endurance and enjoy the flora and fauna of the hill. All participants will walk/run 3km uphill and 3km downhill to complete the route. Participants can also expect a children’s colouring contest and Zumba for added excitement. All proceeds go to charity. The registration closing date is January 10, so hurry and sign up!

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