Celebrations and festivals are joyous occasions for many, but did you know that they often generate much waste as well? In conjunction with the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations, the Penang Green Council will be teaching viewers on its Facebook Live session how to combat wastage by assimilating green practices during the festivities.


Take a virtual amble through Penang’s ancestral halls during the annual Penang Chinese New Year, or “Miao Hui” as it is more popularly known, and learn about one’s cultural heritage without having the need to be physically present.


Here's your chance to learn about Penang’s hidden stories with Penang Hidden Gems. Follow former 8TV host Moe Nasrul a.k.a Moe-Hawk and licensed tour guide Tiger Tatt as they release weekly Live shows unveiling lesser-known Penang gems from historical to cultural hidden sites, one episode at a time. Follow Penang Hidden Gems’ Facebook at for scheduling updates.


Ever wondered what goes on in the minds of visual artists when they create? Or how does one turn historical artefacts into ethical jewellery? Join Creative Brands Penang’s Facebook Live sessions and catch artisans, brand entrepreneurs, crafts persons and visual artists in their creative element. Follow the collective’s Facebook and Instagram @creativebrandspg for the latest schedules and updates.  


A project naming competition is currently underway. Malaysians aged 12 years and above are invited to name the Lebuh Sungai Pinang 7 neighbourhood park in Bandar Sri Pinang. Participants can expect participation certificates, but only one winner will be selected by a jury panel for the RM1,000 prize money. The three-acre Lebuh Sungai Pinang 7 neighbourhood park is a pilot project initiated by the Penang Stadium Corporation and Open Spaces. Let the naming begin! 


The cultural and creative economies are both sectors hardest hit by Covid-19. To offer support during this precarious time, the Penang state government has introduced “The Creative Leap Loan”. Individuals and companies from the multimedia, arts and culture and cultural heritage industries are encouraged to apply. Completed applications must be submitted to the Penang State Exco for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE) office at Level 52, Komtar by February 26.


Sometimes, less is more… which is why the George Town Festival is inviting everyone to flex their creative muscles and transform big ideas into short yet powerful 90-second films! A total of RM20,000 in cash and in prizes will be awarded to the winner(s).

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