Resolve to lose weight and keep fit this year by participating in thePenang Run 2014/2015. The race categories are divided into eight kilometres (fun run) and 21km (half marathon). You will receive a singlet, an e-Certificate of participation and a unique finishing medal for those who complete within cut-off time. Make the run fun by doing it together with your friends, family and loved ones.

  • Date:January 11
  • Time:5:30am-8:30am
  • Venue:MPSP, Bandar Perda
  • Participation fee:RM60
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Enjoy a weekend session of Coffee, Cake and Chit Chat at Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa's Fun, Interactive and Play (FIP) lounge. Delight yourself with 10 types of whole cakes, scones and cake pops as well as unlimited coffee or tea.

It’s not called fun and interactive for nothing; the lounge also features selfie corners with 3D murals, colourful bean bags, a unique origami folded "tipi tipi tap" menu and an island bar.

  • Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Price: RM40++ per person per session
  • Contact: +604 888 8888


Want to run for charity but don’t have the stamina or time? Let Christine Loh Woon Chze, a palliative nurse in Charis Hospice, Penang, do it for you.

Loh will be participating in Vibram Hong Kong 100, an international 100km ultra-endurance race that takes place in Hong Kong. In her effort to combine her passion for running with raising awareness for the palliative community, Loh will be raising funds for Charis Hospice by accepting pledges from as low as RM1 for each kilometre she completes in the run. Sign up as a pledger today for Run for Charis Hospice!

  • Date: January 17
  • Pledge details:RM1 or RM5 per completed kilometre
  • Contact: +604 827 9668 (Brenda)
  • Email: Email:
  • Website: http:/

Art (China House)

Joie de vivre is a French phrase which means the joy of life. French artist Bruno Tanquerel invites you to discover his joie de vivre through his latest art exhibition, Faces. The exhibition features paintings that revolve around Tanquerel's memories and experiences of staying in various Asian countries.

Art (Hin Bus Depot)

Hin Bus Depot Art Centre is hosting English artist Tom Powell's From Here to There art exhibition. With the theme "colonial past that leads to what Penang is today from the artist’s point of view", journey with Powell on an exploration of his origins.

  • DateDecember 20, 2014-January 25
  • Time:12pm-7pm daily
  • Venue:Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, 31A Jalan Gurdwara
  • Admission:Free
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Life Sdn Bhd ushers in 2015 with real stories from real people who have had real life experiences with HANTU! Scare yourselves silly listening to ghost stories shared by Amelia Tan, Ooi Kee How and Patrick Teoh. Not for the weak of heart, or bladder.

  • Date: January 8-10
  • Time: 8:30pm
  • Venue: stage 2, penangpac
  • Ticket price: RM28
  • Contact: +604 899 1722/2722
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Like a good glass of margarita, a good performing artist must be worth his salt. Increase your acting chops at the Short+Sweet 2015 Workshop, a free basic writing, directing and acting workshop for those who are interested in the performing arts.

  • Date: January 9-11
  • Venue: Studios, penangpac
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: +604 899 1722/2722
  • Website:



Looking for a bit of mystery-solving and whodunnit? Head on over to the newly opened Break The Code Plus on the fourth floor of Gurney Plaza for an adrenaline-filled session of "room escape game", touted to be the first of its kind in town with real life interactive puzzles. So gather your peeps (minimum of two to play, with a maximum of eight) and choose from a variety of themed puzzles, such as "Da Vinci – The secrets beneath" and "Pontianak – The haunted house". Put on your thinking caps and work as a team to break out in time. For a 10% discount, like their Facebook page at www.facebook. com/, check in, then tag all your team members!

  • Price:RM34 (Mondays to Fridays before 6pm), RM38 (Mondays to Fridays after 6pm, weekends and public holidays), RM32 for students with ID, RM25 for children below 10 years old, while children below five get to enter for free. Family packages are available at a discounted rate.
  • Time:10.30am - 10.30pm daily
  • Contact:+604 228 0684/+6012 693 8393
  • Website:

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