Events

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Online Festival

George Town Festival (GTF) is going digital! Happening from July 4-19, a total of nine programmes will be curated around Art and its variegated forms, including virtual showcases, talks, workshops and a post-GTF bonus screening on July 26. The festival will be accessible on smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, you name it…

For full programme listing, visit their Facebook page @GeorgeTownFestival.


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Charity

Getting a haircut? Here's your chance to show off your post-quarantine ‘do and contribute to a good cause! Charis Hospice, a Penang-based charity organisation that provides palliative care for cancer patients on the Island, is organising the Charis Hospice Coronacut Challenge 2020 to raise money for its organisation during the coronavirus crisis with a feel-good (and entertaining!) haircut contest from June 29-July 13.

Simply snap a Before and After photo of the much-needed cut-and-snip (be it at home or at the salon), choose how much you want to donate and answer a few simple questions. Then watch the likes roll in and stand a chance to win amazing prizes!

More info at Charis Hospice Coronacut Challenge 2020.


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Learning

Curious about Penang’s water supply? Then sign up to Penang Green Council’s Virtual Green Map and explore the hidden and pristine water sources, as well as identify water catchments that contribute to Penang’s water supply from the comfort of your home.

Discover how raw water is converted into potable water, ensure your tap water meets the MOH standards and also learn useful water-saving tips from professionals. Click this link to reserve your seat. Registration ends on July 29.


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Photography

The Penang – Life Under Lockdown photo exhibition will be launched online and onsite simultaneously on June 10. Photographed by Penang-based Oh Chin Eng, the exhibition is a series of visual stories of our lives during the trying period of the Movement Control Order.

Onsite Exhibition

  • Date: June 10-July 12
  • Venue: Jetty35, Pengkalan Weld, George Town
  • Time: 10am-5pm

Online Exhibition


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Photography

Experience George Town and other cities from a different perspective at Jansen Chow's 19th solo exhibition "City Impressions'' showcase. It features a series of artworks depicting George Town and other cities in abstract interpretations. As the gallery is currently open by appointment basis only, be sure to schedule one ahead of time.

  • Date: June 12-July 5
  • Time: 2-5pm
  • Contact: +6012 6041434
  • Facebook: @TheArtGalleryPg

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Yoga

Feeling stressed? Anxious? Tune in to The Space Penang’s Facebook livestream for a soothing, hour-long hatha yoga virtual class.  No prior experience is needed and a yoga mat is optional.

  • Date: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Time: 10am
  • Fee: No payment required but donations are gratefully accepted through the yoga studio’s PayPal account at thespacepenang@gmail.com
  • Facebook: @Thespacepenang

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Comedy

Catch Malaysia's Biggest and Grumpiest comedians Papi Zak and Kavin Jay in a no-holds-barred live show. The comedic duo will discuss world issues, sports commentaries, Netflix recommendations and more. The Papi & Grumpy Show goes live daily at 2pm, perfect for a post-lunch chuckle!


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Live Chat Show

Ome by Spacebar invites you to e-chill out with them on their daily Instagram live coffee talk show! Hosted by owners Jo and Shean, the 30-minute session includes recommendations on what to do during the lockdown, coffee tips, a daily guest speaker and a daily quiz with prizes to be won.


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Live Cam

Let’s talk about elephants – on your screen – in the room. The Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa has a round-the-clock live cam, allowing you to watch these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat from your device.

Website: tembe.co.za/

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Animals

The Melbourne and Werribee Open Range Zoos are live streaming for families at home! Catch snow leopards, kangaroos, echidnas and more doing what they do best: eating and whiling their days away. A bit like us right now, to be honest.

Website: zoo.org.au/animal-house/


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Virtual Run

Stay active at your own pace and convenience in the Power of Excellence virtual run. You are entitled to a t-shirt, medal, e-certificate and a bib number. Registration deadline is by July 31, 2020.

Date: Now until December 1, 2020    
Venue: Anywhere
Fee: From RM100
Email: helpdesk@howei.com
Website: howei.com/event_details/powerofexcellence

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Virtual Run

The Penang Yosakoi Fun Run has entered cyberspace! Register now and participate in the virtual fun run happening from June 27- July 27 and stand to win premium headphones worth RM 848! Registration fee is RM40. Runners are entitled to a t-shirt and a medal.

Visit Penang Yosakoi Parade Facebook Page for more information.


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Virtual Run

Listen up Penang-lang! Pull on your running gear and join Air Itam state assemblyman Joseph Ng Soon Siang, or Ah Jo, for a fun 5km virtual run from July 15-22! Registration fee is RM20. Participants are entitled to a t-shirt, a reusable face mask, e-certificate and a medal.

More details at Run with Ah Jo Virtual Run 2020.


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Live Stream

Dreaming of #betterdays? Thanks to Polar Bears International and Explore.org, you can now virtually transport yourself to the arctic and stream the northern lights from home.

Website: explore.org/livecams/aurora-borealis-northern-lights/northern-lights-cam

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Virtual Tour

Art connoisseurs rejoice! London’s British Museum is expanding its digital archive. It now includes 4.5 million objects and 1.9 million photographs. And for the first time, the online catalogue, launched in 2007, is accessible on mobile phones and tablets.

Website: britishmuseum.org

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Virtual Tour

Get your fill of classical art with Amsterdam’s renowned Rijksmuseum’s virtual tour! The Rijksmuseum holds the country's largest collection of art and artefacts, including 40 Rembrandts and four Vermeers. Now, the only thing that separates you from Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” is your computer screen.

Website: rijksmuseum.nl/en/masterpieces-up-close


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Virtual Tour

Go on a virtual tour with Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery. The museum and art gallery offer a wide range of themes through its six permanent galleries: Children’s Gallery, the Bank Negara Malaysia Gallery, Economics Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Numismatics Gallery and Art Gallery.

Website: museum.bnm.gov.my/v2/virtualmuseum/


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Science

The Pacific Science Center is offering live stream science shows, which are a handy way to keep your brain from turning into oatmeal during the MCO. Upcoming shows include the “Amazing Psychic Powers” and “Live Snakes.” Make sure to check back regularly, the team is working on adding more shows!

Website: pacificsciencecenter.org/live-science-stage/


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Theatre

Fans of penangpac, it’s time to rejoice! The performing arts centre is reopening its doors this July with its first post-pandemic performance. Catch The Ice Kacang Project starring Penang's very own Chen and Karam as they act out 12 different characters in six comedic plays, all within 60 minutes. It's gonna be hilariously entertaining!

  • Date: July 3-5
  • Time: 8.30pm
  • Venue: penangpac
  • Ticket price: RM65 for all
  • Contact: +604 899 1722 / 2722
  • Website: penangpac.org

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Theatre

Join funnyman Garu Rumon and Raggy Singh and his magic guitar for a night full of laughter and entertainment as they champion penangpac's fundraising efforts with stand-ups, improvs, live music and candid conversations. It doesn't get any better than this, folks!

  • Date: July 11
  • Time: 8.30pm
  • Venue: penangpac
  • Ticket price: RM55 for all
  • Contact: +604 899 1722 / 2722
  • Website: penangpac.org

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Theatre

Calling all theatre buffs! The National Theatre (At Home) will be streaming productions like Jane Eyre and Treasure Island for a limited time on YouTube. Make sure to catch them while you can.

For more info, visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home



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