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  • 29 Jul 2016 - 28 Aug 2016


  • 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Multiple Locations (refer to write-up below)


Refer to individual programmes

More things to see and do in Penang during the festival month!

also in penang_visuals_GTF walks

GTF Walks

Date: Various dates (starting 30 July)

Time: Various Timings

Location: Various Locations

From the Chinese Clan Houses to Little India, join a two hour GTF walk and explore Penang’s heritage sites. Registration: RM50. Book 3 days in advance. Email: phtwalks@gmail.com or call 04-264 2631.

also in penang_visuals_A&J


Date: 1-31 Aug 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

Location: A2 Gallery, 27 Bangkok Lane

The A&J exhibition displays a collaboration of paintings produced by Alfred Yeoh and Jeff Jansen.

Free Admission | Contact: +6016 490 7320

also in penang_visuals_armenian st got talent

Armenian Street's Got Talent

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location: Armenian Street

Armenian Street’s Got Talent is a melting pot of culture and arts that provides a platform for street performers and skilled artisans to showcase their talents.

Free Admission | Contact: +6016 419 8449

also in penang_visuals_conversations 50

Conversations @ 50

Date: 1-31 Aug 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 06:30 PM

Location: Gallery 1 & 2, Penang Pac

Contemporary painter Christine Das returns to her native country for her fourth solo exhibition. Das’s displayed works expresses the collaboration between people and nature. Free admission | Contact: www.penangpac.org +604 899 1722 / 2722

also in penang_visuals_svay ken

Svay Ken

Date: 31 Jul - 30 Sep 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Location: Base2 (10th Floor), 8 Gurney, Gurney Drive

Displaying artworks that are taken from one of Cambodian painter Svay Ken’s strongest collections, the base2 exhibition exemplifies the focus of the artist’s oeuvre - the truth of people and situations.

Contact: Adrian Jones +6012 275 7780 to arrange a visit time

also in penang_visuals_indian muslim artist

Indian Muslim Artist Exhibition

Date: 9 Jul - 13 Aug 2016

Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location: Dewan Makam Noordin, Masjid Kapitan Keling

Painstakingly carved miniature pencil graphite structures, quirky, socially-themed comics and intriguing portraits, the Indian Muslim Artists Exhibition displays the best of art from the community! Free Admission Contact: Rizwan +6016 592 2010

also in penang_visuals_night trail

George Town Night Trail

Date: 29 Jul 2016, 26 Aug 2016

Time: 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Location: Meeting Point: Main Entrance of Whiteaways Arcade

These guided night walking tours will introduce George Town’s architectural and cultural wonders that are just as photogenic at night as in the day. Registration required | Contact: +604 263 1166 info@penangglobaltourism.com

also in penang_visuals_evening of lights

An Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi

Date: 30 Jul 2016, 27 Aug 2016

Time: 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Khoo Kongsi

Come and witness Khoo Kongsi’s spectacular display of lights under the sparkling twilight. There will also be food and craft stalls at the courtyard to add to the excitement. Registration required | Contact:

+604 263 1166 info@penangglobaltourism.com

also in penang_visuals_walk botanical gardens

Guided Walk at Botanical Gardens

Date: 30 Jul 2016, 27 Aug 2016

Time: 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Guard House, Penang Botanical Gardens

Join the guided walk at Penang’s Botanical Garden and make this bit of green your very own adventure!
Registration required | Contact: +604 263 1166 info@penangglobaltourism.com

also in penang_visuals_francis light tour

Francis Light Tour

Date: 31 Jul 2016, 28 Aug 2016

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Location: Info counter of Little Penang Street Market, Upper Penang Road

The Protestant Cemetery is the resting place of one of Penang’s European pioneers and also a site of great significance. Uncover the history and stories in this 45-minute tour.

Registration required | Contact: +604 264 2631 info@pht.org.my

also in penang_visuals_hbd pop up market

HBD Pop-Up Market

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location: Hin Bus Depot

The HBD Pop-Up Market is a platform for entrepreneurs, small business owners, artisans, musicians and performers to showcase their products, crafts and talent. Browse through the myriad products.

Free admission | Contact: team@hinbusdepot.com

also in penang_visuals_tuesday screenings

Tuesday Screenings

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Hin Bus Depot

Tuesday Screenings will showcase some of the best films in contemporary cinema from around the globe, especially international films that rarely make their way to local cinema halls. Free admission

Contact: team@hinbusdepot.com

also in penang_visuals_nunsense


Date: 27 - 31 Jul 2016

Time: Various Timings

Location: Penang Pac Stage 1

During its New York run the variety show Nunsense won the Outer Critics’ Circle Award and Best-Off Broadway musical. For tickets, visit www.penangpac.org | Contact: +604 899 1722 / 2722

also in penang_visuals_penang hokkien

Penang Hokkien as a Diaspora Language and Regional Lingua Franca

Date: 30 Jul 2016

Time: 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Penang Teochew Association

Lecturer Catherine Churchman invites you to discover the antecedents of Penang Hokkien and the language’s Asian advancement. For ticketing: +604 264 2631 | Email: info@pht.org.my

also in penang_visuals_legend of tavocan

The Legend of Tavocan

Date: 30 Jul 2016

Time: 03:00 PM

Location: Penang Pac Stage 2

Watch the Taiwanese Wang Yi-Ming Glove Puppetry’s stories as they introduce the quintessential art form of glove puppetry. Entry by donation: www.penangpac.org | Contact: +604 899 1722 / 2722

also in penang_visuals_live band performance

Live Band Performances

Date: 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug 2016

Time: 06:30 PM - 08:45 PM

Location: Straits Quay

Stroll along the promenade or enjoy a delightful dinner by the beautiful marina while live bands keep you entertained throughout the evening. Free Admission | Contact: info@straitsquay.com

also in penang_visuals_jack in the box

Jack in the Box

Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 08:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Location: Han Chiang College

Are you an aspiring graphic designer? If so, join Jack in the Box to share your designs, experiences and strive to develop skills. Free Admission | Contact: Chun Woei +6016 464 1469

also in penang_visuals_timeless penang

Timeless Penang

Date: Every Friday - Sunday

Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Location: Fort Cornwallis

Discover the historic Fort Cornwallis and enjoy a dramatic dance show. Further activities here include treasure hunting. For ticketing: +6019 332 1933 / +6012 344 3055

also in penang_visuals_friday car boot sales

Friday's Car Boot Sales

Date: 5 Aug 2016

Time: 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: Straits Quay

If you have second-hand books or fancy any knick knacks, pack them neatly into your car boot and head on to the Straits Quay’s monthly Car Boot Sale and hunt for interesting trinkets to splurge on.

Free Admission | Contacts: info@straitsquay.com

also in penang_visuals_mampu art market

Mampu Art Market

Date: 5 - 7 Aug 2016

Time: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Location: Hin Bus Depot

Meet talented local artists from different disciplines and find out what inspires them and how they create their art at the Mampu Art Market. Launch Night: 5 Aug, 8pm

Free Admission | Contact: xujen.13@gmail.com

also in penang_visuals_arts for cats sake

Arts for Cats' Sake

Date: Every Saturday & Sunday (in August)

Time: 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Location: Cat Beach Sanctuary, Teluk Bahang

Calling all creatively-inclined cat lovers! Join the Arts for Cats’ Sake project and create cat or beach themed artworks whilst supporting the ‘no kill’ Cat Beach Sanctuary. Contact: +604 881 1015 www.catbeachpenang.com

also in penang_visuals_dhanyusmi


Date: 6 Aug 2016

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Penang Pac Stage 1

Employing Indian influences under non- sectarian beliefs, Dhanyosmi utilises folk dance to promote art and cultural heritage. Contact: www.penangpac.org | +604 899 1722 / 2722

also in penang_visuals_POWIS hockey carnival

2nd Prince of Wales Island Hockey Carnival (9-A-Side)

Date: 6 Aug 2016

Time: 08:00 AM

Location: Penang Sports Club (PSC) Grounds

An eco-carnival atmosphere shall be created to entertain hockey enthusiasts to some hockey fun and activities. Participating team from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Brunei. Free Admission | Contact: +604 262 2601

also in penang_visuals_i love GT run

I Love George Town Run 2016

Date: 7 Aug 2016

Time: 06:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: 1st Avenue Mall

Take a memorable run along George Town’s heritage sites and experience the unique local street views.
For tickets: info@1a.asiamalls.com.my

also in penang_visuals_charcoal drawing workshop

Charcoal Drawing Workshop

Date: 7, 21, 28 Aug 2016

Time: 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Location: Louise Low Studio at Hin Bus Depot

Don’t be afraid to get a little sooty as the artist within you is evoked to create marvelous charcoal sketches at this workshop. Registration required: louise.lsl@gmail.com | 

Contact: +6016-3330503 | RM80/pax

also in penang_visuals_wide open

Wide Open

Date: 7 - 27 Aug 2016

Time: 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Location: Hin Bus Depot

A contemplative art exhibition by LUMA & Art Sowers. A fellowship of artists comes together to share different perspectives of responding to the call of living open and expansive lives. Free Admission | Contact: Goh Choon Ean +6012 268 7795

also in penang_visuals_pop up dinig penang

*CANCELLED* Pop Up Dining Penang

Date: 9, 12, 15 Aug 2016

Time: Various Timings

Location: Various Venues

Want to indulge in some experimental dining? Pop Up Dining KL is coming to Penang for the first time to provide a unique dining experience. For tickets:

Amanda +6012 301 7552 or Miki +6010 766 9708

also in penang_visuals_bye bye bye

Bye Bye Bye

Date: 13 Aug - 13 Sep 2016 (Opening Party: 13 Aug)

Time: 06:00 PM - 12:00 AM (Opening Party: 8pm)

Location: GFXBJ (Next to Hin Bus Depot)

An art exposition serves as a direction to express on breakups as a form of letting go by a group of up and coming young artists from multiple disciplines. Free Admission | Contact: +6016 452 9250

also in penang_visuals_kaki lima short film competition

Kaki Lima Short Film Competition Award Ceremony

Date: 13 Aug 2016

Time: 08:00 PM 

Location: Penang Pac Stage 1

The Kaki Lima Short Film Competition celebrates Penang’s “intangible cultural heritage” and allows filmmakers to express their imagination with film. Contact: www.penangpac.org | +604 899 1722 / 2722

also in penang_visuals_brush lettering

Brush Lettering For Beginners

Date: 14 Aug 2016

Time: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Location: Louise Low Studio at Hin Bus Depot

Make a cool quote even more attractive with brush lettering - a mix of calligraphy and ink painting - at this workshop. Registration: louise.lsl@gmail.com | Contact: +6016 333 0503 | RM120/pax

also in penang_visuals_rubber stamp

Rubber Stamp for Beginners

Date: 14 Aug 2016

Time: 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Location: Louise Low Studio at Hin Bus Depot

This workshop pursues creativity as South Korean artist Lolli teaches rubber stamping and carving techniques. Registration: louise.lsl@gmail.com | Contact: +6016 333 0503 | RM150/pax

also in penang_visuals_artist talk

Artist Talk by Syahrul Fikri Salleh

Date: 14 Aug 2016

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Louise Low Studio at Hin Bus Depot

Artist Syahrul kri Salleh shares how he quit his job and travelled the world to make art, along with lessons learned along the way. Free Admission | Registration required: louise.lsl@gmail.com | Contact: +6016 333 0503

also in penang_visuals_syiok sendiri

Syiok Sendiri at the Movies: Super Rajni Hits

Date: 16 - 19 Aug 2016

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Penang Pac Stage 2

Syiok Sendiri invites you to watch the movies that inspired their stage shows (free admission). Free Admission | Contact: www.penangpac.org +604 899 1722 / 2722

also in penang_visuals_jazz philharmonic

Jazz @ The Philharmonic

Date: 17 Aug 2016

Time: 08:15 PM

Location: Penang Philharmonic Auditorium, 2nd Floor, The Star Pitt Street

Fancy a pop music concert with a jazz twist? Make sure you catch the Jazz @ The Philharmonic featuring the Penang Philharmonic Big Band and Choir. For tickets: Ramesh +604 261 1462
or Bentley Music +604 226 2333 | RM20/pax

also in penang_visuals_hill heritage forest challenge

Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge 2016

Date: 21 Aug 2016

Time: 07:00 AM

Location: Penang Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the cool air of Penang Hill with the 3rd Penang Hill Heritage Forest Challenge heritage jungle tracks. For tickets: +604 828 8880 / 828 8861 www.mysport2u.com.my

also in penang_visuals_and on we go

And On We Go!

Date: 18 Aug - 11 Sep 2016 (Opening night: 18 Aug, 7PM)

Time: 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Location: Gehrig Art Gallery @ Coffee Atelier

This exhibition displays the recent works of three young and upcoming Malaysian artists: Nazmi Ismail, Keat Leong and Izzat Bin Aziz, who explore new mixed media techniques in their artworks. Free Admission | Contact: +604 261 2261

also in penang_visuals_organic farmers market

Evening Organic Farmer's Market 

Date: 21 Aug 2016

Time: 04:30 AM - 07:30 PM

Location: Straits Quay

Learn how to grow your own veggies or herbs and buy some healthy organic food at the Evening Organic Farmers’ Market. Free Admission | Contacts: info@straitsquay.com

also in penang_visuals_muntri festival

Muntri Fest

Date: 27 - 28 Aug 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Location: Muntri Street

Muntri Fest is a carnival of new tastes and discoveries. A melting pot of awe-inspiring activities that include artisan food, an array of boutique beverages, markets, movies and music. Free Admission | Contact: 04-261 1693 (*The number in our programme booklet was printed wrongly - this is the correct contact number.)

also in penang_visuals_colour of odyssey

Colours of Odyssey Kinesis

Date: 27 Aug 2016

Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location: Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, 57 Macalister Road

Colours of Odyssey introduces Kinesis an artistic exhibition - that celebrates young creativity and encourages children to perceive movement, space and light. Free Admission | Contact: Stephanie +604 226 9090

also in penang_visuals_natural dyes workshop

Natural Dyes: Colour Bundles Workshop with Rebecca Duckett

Date: 28 Aug 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location: Tropical Spice Garden

Say no to chemical dyeing with this workshop that teaches you how to work and experiment with natural dyes for your fabrics. Contact: Paul Lim +6012 482 7797 | For tickets & registration: marketing@tropicalspicegarden.com

also in penang_visuals_coffee festival

George Town Coffee Festival 2016

Date: 26 - 28 Aug 2016

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Location: Main Atrium, 1st Avenue Mall

George Town’s Coffee Festival is back for the second consecutive year! Experience Penang’s café lifestyle and take your pick from a variety of booths offering the best coffee in town. Free Admission | Contact: info@1a.asiamalls.com.my

also in penang_visuals_merdeka

Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! With Faridah

Date: 28 Aug 2016

Time: 03:00 PM

Location: Penang Pac Stage 2

Hosted by the First Lady of Malaysian Theatre, watch a variety of performances at the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) in conjunction with National Day. Free Admission | Contact: www.penangpac.org +604 899 1722 / 2722

also in penang_visuals_golden frontier award

22nd Golden Frontier Award

Date: 28 Aug 2016

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Penangpac Stage 1

Encouraging team spirit, the largest Malaysian song composing competition presents the NGC - Northern Group of Composers (Pertubuhan Seni Gubahan Lagu Pulau Pinang). Contact: www.penangpac.org | +604 899 1722 / 2722

also in penang_visuals_fmm ocbc heritage walk

FMM - OCBC Heritage Walk & Cycle 2016

Date: 28 Aug 2016

Time: 07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: OCBC Premier Centre, Lebuh Pantai

Join 3,000 participants at this year’s heritage walk and cycle. Travel the 5km route and spectate the local heritage sites and iconic building. For tickets: deltaevents.com.my