The George Town Toys and Comic Con (GTTCC) event gathers a pool of collectors, artists and designers from all over the world to showcase and sell their original creations. GTTCC will feature some of the best DIY toys, art toys as well as action figures and – of course – comics. Have a little chat with the artists to learn more about toy making and comic drawing. Great prizes by Canon await those who join the cosplay competition. Admission to GTTCC is free.

Performing Arts

Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve; this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath and be immersed in every moment, A Simple Space evokes real responses in audiences, something visceral rather than cerebral.


Join Butterworth Bike 2017 to give your gluteus maximus a great workout and explore the other side of Penang! Participants will receive dri-fit T-shirts, bicycle plates, bibs, certificates and finisher medals. Light refreshments will be served to keep you going, and the lucky ones will bring back amazing prizes from the lucky draw! Deadline for registration is August 31, so hurry and register today.


In conjunction with the 54th Malaysia Day celebration, get your pulses racing at the 2nd Penang Night Zumba & Music Party 2017. Eight local Zumba instructors will lead some 1,000 participants. Expect a bandana, dri-fit Zumba singlet or T-shirt, goodie bags and glow sticks. Deadline for registration is August 16.


Sweat it out with other running enthusiasts at the 1st Malaysia Northern Run 2017. Participants will get dri-fit T-shirts, bibs, certificates, medals and a chance to win at the lucky draw! Deadline for registration is August 24.


Join us at the most happening street event in Penang! The Butterworth Fringe Festival is an annual public and free street event celebrating art, heritage and culture. The event aims to promote the development of both local and international art and culture by putting the spotlight on the community and spaces. Visit the website for full event listing.


Penang Green Council will be organising the Student Interior Design Competition – STEP 2017 to encourage students to be involved in a profession that is crucial in assuring a sustainable future for our living environment – the design of a resource-efficient STEP (Sustainability and Environmental Protection) Green Centre. Open to all undergraduate interior design and architecture students. Students are invited to register individually or as a group. Cash prizes await deserving winners. No registration fee is required.


Penang International Green Carnival is the biggest environmental education platform in northern Malaysia that presents green solutions, strategies and practices. Come together to raise environmental awareness, motivate people to tackle climate change and create a net impact on fighting climate change. Admission is free. Refer to website for full details.

  • Date: September 9-10
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Venue: Setia SPICE
  • Website:


What does it mean to “reclaim” the ocean and cut down trees for a highway, a mall and progress? What does it mean to be a man and a woman? What does the man who dreamt of drowning in the ocean before jumping off the Penang Bridge and Bersih 5 have in common? Riwayat (from “riwayat hidup”, Malay for “life story”) asks these questions and brings to the stage a brutally honest, impactful and sometimes hilarious devised piece of movement, multilingual text and original soundscape that reacts to the world around and within us, investigating the shared memories and stories of living and being in Malaysia now.

  • Date and time: August 31-September 2 at 8.30pm
    September 2-3 at 3pm
  • Venue: Penangpac
  • Ticket price: RM30
  • Contact: +604 899 1722 / 2722
  • Website:

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