Queensbay Auto Fair

Vehicle exhibition with special promotions.

  • Date: January 2 - 5
  • Venue: Queensbay Mall
  • Contact: +604 283 9111
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Penang Run

From Teluk Bahang to the Esplanade, this event is one of Penang’s attempts to become a “running state”.

Oxbridge Penang Get Together

Informal discussion and networking evening for alumni of Oxford and Cambridge in Penang.

5th Penang International Halal Expo & Conference

Vehicle exhibition with special promotions.


Devotees (often with kavadis and piercings) make a pilgrimage to the new Waterfall Temple on the hill near the Penang Botanic Gardens. A silver chariot with the statue of Lord Muruga returns to George Town at the
end of the festival.

  • Date: January 17 - 20
  • Venue:  Waterfall Road

Kitchen 101, Pie Crusts and Flat Dough workshop

Half-day cooking workshop with Penang’s celebrity chef, Chef Tommes.

  • Date: January 18
  • Venue: Irrawaddy Fine Foods
  • Contact: +604 226 8182
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Expat Penang/IWA Mingles

Finger food, wine and beer for expats in Penang.

  • Date: January 21
  • Time: 7pm •
  • Venue: Patio (Tapas Bar), Weld Quay
  • Contact: +604 898 2540
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  • Contact: +604 898 2540
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Tropfest South East Asia

The world’s largest short film festival comes to Penang.

  • Date: January 2017
  • Venue:The Esplanade
  • Contact: +604 261 3061
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Guided Walk at the Penang Botanic Garden

An Evening of Lights at the Khoo Kongsi Temple

Chinese arts and cultural performances, and stalls selling handmade knickknacks and Penang street food!

Little Penang Street Market

Handcraft stalls, antiques, art, books and local delicacies, with live entertainment.

Chinese New Year

Penang kick-starts the Year of the Wood Horse with lion and dragon dances, firecrackers and drums.

  • Date: January 31

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