Events February 2017

Penang Monthly event - February 2017


Celebrating Penang is a group exhibition curated by artist Tan Kuan Aw, showcasing works by Lim Jee Huan, Jason Min, Tan himself and Yeoh Suan Choo, all of whom have the same passion for Penang. Coming from different backgrounds and of different age groups, these artists share their experience and perspectives of this place they call home.

Penang Monthly event - February 2017


With the theme “Real Gems of Traditional Heritage Travel from Generation to Generation”, 18 clans and associations will be presenting their “gems” to the public during the Penang Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration. This includes a showcase of traditions, crafts, food and languages.


Float above in a hot air balloon at the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017. Expect international and local hot air balloons during the colourful two-day festival.



This Thaipusam, join the pilgrimage procession to bring the statue of Lord Murugan from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani temple on Jalan Kebun Bunga. The tradition of breaking coconuts is carried out the day before to “clean” the roads for this divine journey. The devotees then physically endure being skewered and pierced on the back and front of their bodies as an act of penance. Expect thunderous music, singing, dancing and the beating of drums to devotional songs during this festival.

  • Date: February 9-11
  • Venues: Lebuh Penang and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple (Waterfall Hilltop temple), Jalan Kebun Bunga
  • Contact: +604 650 5215
  • Website: www.


Celebrate Chap Goh Meh on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, which marks the final day of traditional Chinese New Year celebrations, at Tow Boo Kong Temple, Butterworth.

Experience cultural activities such as mandarin orange throwing, traditional Chinese games, stage shows and etc. Expect lion dances, Dian Ying San Tai Zi performances and more from both local and international performers. An event not to be missed!

  • Date: February 10-12
  • Time: 8pm - 12am
  • Venue: Tow Boo Kong Temple, Butterworth


Catch Fourplay, an offering from four directors, with four original plays in four languages (if you count Penang Hokkien a language). Wong Lay Chin, John S. de Silva, Alvie Cheng and Christopher Preslar combine forces to bring you four short plays during this season of love and romance.

  • Date: February 17, 8.30pm , February 18, 3pm and 8.30pm , February 19, 3pm
  • Venue: penangpac
  • Tickets: RM40 for adults, RM30 for students, disabled, TAS card holders and senior citizens above 60
  • Contact: +604 899 1722/2722
  • Website:


The Penang International Halal Expo and Conference 2017 (PIHEC) promises to be an event not to be missed for international and domestic halal players from across the regions of South-East Asia, West Asia and Europe seeking to expand business horizons and showcase some of the best halal products and services, discover emerging trends and network with potential clients in the industry.

  • Date: February 24-26
  • Time: 10am-8pm
  • Venue: sPICE Arena
  • Contact: +604 262 5444
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Mentor classes, workshops and original shows are art-sing up Butterworth. If you’ve been dreaming of writing and performing music, spoken word or comedy, then this is your chance. Butterworth Also Can, a project by Bad Wolves and supported by Think City, is completely free; participants are encouraged to attend classes and to improve themselves and their art. Join the Buttercan programme by filling up the online form at

  • Date: February 25
  • Time: 7pm
  • Venue: Lokalhouz, 2201, Jalan Pantai, 12100 Butterworth
  • Contact: +6013 802 1911 (Ksatriya)
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Get ready for another exciting edition of St Nicholas’ Home’s Ride for Sight! The night ride will take place along the new bike path developments around Queensbay Mall. Participants can expect t-shirts, goodie bags, a certificate, light refreshments and a lucky draw. The registration closing date is February 28, so hurry and sign up!


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