Published on 2021-07-06 Updated 2021-07-08

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George Town Festival returns for its 12th edition, from July 10-18. Due to MCO 3.0, however, only the Festival’s online programmes will be presented as scheduled. All physical programmes will be postponed until further notice. For the full programme listing, visit @GeorgeTownFestival.


Get ready to be enthralled by the story-telling display of colours, lights and sounds with the premiere of Lights On, a virtual projection mapping installation programme that will bring to life a micro version of George Town!

  • Date: July 10

  • Time: 8pm

  • Platform: Live on George Town Festival's Facebook page or YouTube channel.


Try your hand at drawing Penang’s prized heritage without having to leave the comforts of your own home with Step by Step, a series of online workshops. Artists Leong Wai Khong and Lefty Julian will be guiding participants via Zoom to draw Penang's iconic trishaw and ferry on a personalised George Town Festival tote bag.  


We lie more than we need to. Really, it's an addiction which grows from a seed to a tree. We don't lie to protect the other person. We lie to protect ourselves from the consequences. We lie because we don't want to deal with our own feelings. We lie because we don't want things to change. And soon, we start building a wall to justify our lies. 

Directed by Lawrence Chin, Have/Had is a thought-provoking theatrical experience about the concept of truth and lies, reality and fantasy, where we often find ourselves trapped in.  The online theatre is part of penangpac’s series of online shows.


It's time to soldier up and game on. You can now compete in FIFA 21, DOTA 2, PUBG MOBILE and stand the chance to win attractive cash prizes! Organised by Penang Youth Development Corporation, the Esport for All tournament is open to all Penang youth aged 15-35 years. Pre-registration is required. 


In conjunction with World Environment Day 2021, Penang Green Council is organising the Repaint Mother Nature colouring and drawing contest for children aged 7-12 residing in Penang. Completed artworks with the theme “Reducing Waste and Preserving Biodiversity” must be submitted to the organiser no later than Friday, July 30, 2021, at 11.59 pm. Visit Penang Green Council’s Facebook for details.


Take on the challenge and push yourself beyond what you imagined possible in the Malaysian Red Crescent Humanitarian Virtual Run. The 15km virtual run is co-organised by BSG Property in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, in aid of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society. Each participant is entitled to a t-shirt and medal.  


Join Universiti Sains Malaysia’s psychology officer Muhammad Firdaus bin Abu Mansor on how to provide the right support for people with depression. The 90-minute virtual talk, Be a Good Listener: “Jangan Hulur Tisu” is expected to offer useful advice on improving one’s listening skill in guiding people with depression. Pre-registration is required.