November 2021 EVENTS
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Themed “Mikro-cosmos”, the 11th edition of George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) will feature mostly online conversations, exploring the spirit of cosmopolitanism that endures through literature, language and ideas. This year, the festival also pays tribute to the great Italian poet Dante Alighieri, marking the 700th anniversary of his passing by celebrating his life and work. Follow GTLF’s Facebook page for full programme listing.

Date: November 25-28



Competitions are a great platform to be recognised in the art scene. Take part in the Penang Art Open Competition 2021 organised by the Penang State Art Gallery and stand a chance to win the grand prize cash reward of RM15,000. Artworks must reach the organiser on or before November 7, 2021 (Sunday) by 5pm. Visit the following links for more details.

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Penang Hill has an excellent repository of bungalows featuring a fusion of architecture from British colonial to Asian and modern architecture, with one of the oldest buildings dating back to 1789. This 3-hour, easy-paced bungalow trail walk organised by Nature Walks at Penang Hill enables you to get close to nature and discover the heritage bungalows nestled in the 130-million-year-old rainforest. Register today to book your place.

Date: November 7

Time: 8-11am 

Fees:  RM50 per adult, RM30 per child

Contact: +6016 420 1189 (KP)




Marathoners craving for a race fix can do so at the Penang Bridge International Marathon, as the annual event returns with another virtual edition. This year features brand-new challenges (5 Largest Marathon Teams, 10 Highest Mileage Runners and First 10 runners to achieve 100km, 300km and 500km), alongside its conventional marathon categories (10km, 21km Half Marathon, 42km Full Marathon and 5km Fun Run).

Participants who manage to complete the race within the respective qualifying times for each category are eligible for an e-certificate. Visit Penang Bridge International Marathon’s Facebook page for details and updates.

Date:  November 21-December 20  


Contact: +604 650 5133




Themed “Possibilities Enabled”, the Penang International Science Fair 2021 enters cyberspace with a series of virtual booths, talks, hands-on workshops, science demos, makerLab showcases, competitions and plenty more. So mark your calendar and prepare to get your mind blown because learning about science is fun, fantastic and thought-provoking. Visit Penang International Science Fair’s Facebook page for details and updates.

Date: November 20-December 5


Contact: +6012 602 3039




Heading to Penang soon? Get some travel 'inspo by tuning in to Kayuh-Kayuh Cari Makan as Penang Hidden Gems' resident tour guide Tiger Tatt takes his special guests on a two-wheel adventure in search for hidden food and historical and cultural gems in Butterworth and Bukit Mertajam, Penang!

Date: November 6 (Butterworth) & 13 (Bukit Mertajam)

Time: 4pm

Platform: LIVE on Penang Hidden Gems and Tourism Malaysia Northern Region’s Facebook pages

Info: and


The AR/UTISTIC: Diaries on the Spectrum art exhibition showcases art pieces created by Frankie Lim, a Penang-based contemporary artist living with autism. His works offer a window into Frankie’s journey through life before and during the Covid-19 isolation from the perspective of an individual with autism. 

Date: 19-28 November

Time: 10.00am-10.00pm

Venue: Ming Fine Art Gallery @ St. Jo’s, Gurney Paragon Mall



Most of us look forward to the weekends but not Red Hong Yi and her artistic team – it is Mondays that they look forward to the most. Thank God It’s Monday is an exhibition of works created on Mondays by Red and her creative team behind the powerful TIME’s “Climate Is Everything” cover, featuring everything from a tongue-in-cheek nod to the popular meme-turned-cryptocurrency Dogecoin, to localised mahjong and miniatures of fast-food restaurants. A word of advice: You might walk away from the exhibition feeling courageous enough to execute what you’re truly passionate about!

Date: 26-28 November

Time: 11.00am-7.00pm

Venue: First Floor, The Whiteaways Arcade, George Town, Penang