In The Story of Tolol, Raju is a coconut tree climber who is conflicted after falling from a jackfruit tree. The villagers, including his wife, Priya, consider Raju to be mentally ill because he loves his gamecock named Rikki more than his own wife. Priya and her neighbour Mak Som bring Raju to a bomoh as they suspect him to be possessed by a ghost. Is Raju actually crazy, possessed by a ghost, or maybe he has an untold story?

  • Dates and times: October 10 at 11am; October 11 at 8.30pm; October 12 at 3pm and 8.30pm; and October 13 at 3pm
  • Venue: Penangpac
  • Ticket price: RM40 for adults; RM35 for students, senior citizens above 60, OKU and TAS card holders
  • Contact: +604 899 1722/2722
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Charis Hospice’s 15th Anniversary Thanksgiving Dinner is a platform to express gratitude for being able to serve the needs of the community. At the same time, Charis Hospice also aims to raise awareness on the importance of palliative care. You can expect delectable food, fun music and intimate sharings by cancer survivors.

  • Dates: October 12
  • Time: 7.30-10.30 pm
  • Venue: Setia SPICE Convention Centre
  • Ticket price: From RM2,000 per table
  • Contact: +6012 452 4159 (Kathryn)
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The I STOP VAWC (Violence Against Women & Children) 2.6km community walk in Butterworth is a fun and healthy way to raise awareness on violence against women and our young. Participants can expect T-shirts, hand fans, e-certificates and a chance to win lucky draw prizes. The walk is limited to 5,000 participants only. Registration closing date is October 28.

  • Dates: 17 November
  • Time: 7.30am
  • Venue: Dewan Dato' Haji Ahmad Badawi
  • Fees: RM15-RM45
  • Contact: +604 228 0342 / +6016 448 0342
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If astronomy is your kind of jam, then count your lucky stars because the Astronomical Society of Penang is organising the Astronomy Festival 2019. Don’t miss out on exciting workshops, talks, competitions and solar observations. Admission is free and everyone is invited!

  • Dates: October 5-6
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Venue: Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 37 China Street Ghaut
  • Contact: +6017 730 7554 (Daim)
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The inaugural Penang Coffee Festival will kick off with the Penang Coffee & Desserts Festival (PCDF) to showcase the extensive variety of coffee-related products available in Penang, as well as to explore how versatile coffee is. Other events happening during the festival include When Coffee Meets Art, The Coffee Lab, Boba Festival, Coffee & Art Week, Coffee & Reading Week, and Coffee Music Party.

  • Date: September 20-October 13
  • Time: 10am-10pm
  • Venue: Various locations.
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  • Contact: +604-650 5133
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Get ready to celebrate one of the biggest German cultural festivals in South-east Asia. Enjoy authentic Bavarian music and expect lots of dancing, games and tasty food only at Oktoberfest 2019!

  • Date: October 25-26
  • Time: 7pm
  • Venue: Malaysian-German Society, 250B Jalan Air Itam
  • Contact: +604 229 6853
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Fiesta Pulau Aman is bringing back some old-school fun for locals and tourists! Traditional games like boling kelapa (coconut bowling) and lari dalam guni (gunny sack race) await, as well as activities such as a fishing competition and community service programmes.

  • Date: October 19
  • Time: 8am-1pm
  • Venue: Pulau Aman
  • Contact: +604 585 7800 / +6010 344 4192
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