Also in Penang
“Jom! Pi Holland!” is an open-air community performance that aims to bring joy to everyone who had worked hard during the pandemic, delivered by outstanding performers from different troupes in Penang gathered by The Old Boys Drama Club. The story revolves around three good friends who are about to embark on a long-planned trip to the Netherlands when the pandemic lockdown happens! They tried every means to get into the plane but met police patrolling the road. Will they end up in a lock up? Or lockdown? Or lockdown lock up?
“Jom! Pi Holland!” is brought to you by George Town Festival 2022, in collaboration with Air Itam assemblyman YB Joseph Ng’s service centre.
Date: 23 July 2022
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Garden pathway & Red Grove Deck, Tropical Spice Garden
Theme: Arts & Crafts, Green, Vintage, Local Inspired
Shuttle: 10.00am – 4.00pm (Every Hour)
Pick-up point: Petronas Batu Ferringhi, Parkroyal Hotel, open carpark opposite Bayview Beach Hotel and Angsana Hotel
Inspired by the spirit of a ‘thieves market,’ the Tropical Spice Garden’s Garden Bazaar is a curated one-day bazaar set along the rainforest-covered winding pathways of the Garden where crafts folk, artisans, makers, and talents of all kinds will showcase their goods under a lush rainforest canopy. Expect live music, food, and drinks to complement what will be a wholesome day out for all – in nature. Due to limited parking spaces, you’re encouraged to use a ride-sharing app, ride the Rapid Penang bus 101, or cycle to Tropical Spice Garden. The bazaar is brought to you by Tropical Spice Market and Hin Bus Depot.
Facebook: Tropical Spice Garden
HUT209 - A Pop Up Space
Date: 1 – 31 July 2022 (Daily except Monday & Tuesday)
Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm (Exact operation hours can be referred to respective vendors’ social media)
Venue: HUT209 (209, Jalan Hutton)
A collective of 5 Penang homegrown brands of various specialties, coming together under one roof in this vibrant city of George Town. HUT209 as it’s called, refers to the address of this pop-up space located at 209, Jalan Hutton; a HUT that houses few artisans for this special pop-up.
In conjunction with GTF 2022, this special pop-up brings you specialty handcrafted coffee, fresh cold-pressed juice and healthy eats, a glass room lab to personalise your notebooks, handmade intricate accessories and comfy yet timeless womenswear.
Come and immerse in the flavours and vibes of this serene space throughout July. Visible from the busy main road and also accessible from an unassuming back lane, HUT209 is surely a spot for you to slow down and have a moment with yourself.
About the Brands
A Penang pop-up stall specialising in making Vietnamese Egg Coffee and other drinks with Vietnam Coffee as the base. Nui Kopi also aims to give recognition to locally roasted coffee by serving Penang Coffee as well, giving the customer options to choose their preferable coffee base.
It all started when two friends had a drink one night and recalled their separate visits to Hanoi. With memory of the delectable drink in Hanoi still fresh in their minds, they decided to set up a pop up stall selling Vietnamese Egg Coffee and other handcrafted specialty drinks. What better way to brand it as Nui which means egg in Penang Hokkien.
“Xin” is Chinese pinyin for 心 which means energy from the heart. Using only quality ingredients, we strive to make the freshest cold pressed juice without the use of additives. Believing in the mantra of “you are what you eat” – Xinergy aims to produce juices and healthy eats that provide the bulk of nutrients that will boost one’s immune system when consumed correctly.
Xinergy provides daily, weekly and monthly subscription programs catering to your needs and preference.
We started our journey in 2019, seeking to provide uncomplicated lifestyle womenswear, earth-tone clothing that focus on relevance and timelessness.
“Bumi” is a Malay word which stands for Earth. This brand is named after the Earth as we hold a perspective of enjoying our Earth as a piece of art, inspired by the quote “the Earth is what we all have in common.” In Bumi Studio, we make common things uncommon, crafting unique pieces to emphasise your personal style.
Here at Mucca Paper, each notebook is personalised according to your choice of formulas and recipe. Breaking out from the belief of “one size fits all”, we take pride in embracing flexibility, offering a range of products that serve different purposes.
This is a lab with different tools for you to choose from, so you can enjoy the freedom of making what works for you. Whether you are a planner, goal achiever, journalist, or artist, every piece produced carries the heart of its owner – you.
Allithing explores unique handmade jewellery crafted with real flowers. Each collection draws on inspiration from nature and people. We’re inspired by how those things make us feel. Allithing desires to inspire and for one to tell their beautiful story and expresses individuality through our handcrafted masterpieces. Natural foliage is one of our favourite inspirations that we bring into our works.
Human touch is fundamental, yet it is an undervalued aspect of human nature. Hence every piece is unique, handcrafted with care at the beautiful place we call home – Penang.
Penang International Paddy Festival 4.0
Date: 22 – 24 July 2022
Venue: Kampung Terus Penanti, Seberang Perai
Padiku, Warisanku, Rezekiku
Happening over 3 days, the Penang International Paddy Festival 4.0 is now back to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and the nature of Kampung Terus, Penanti in Permatang Pauh, Penang.
In conjunction with the paddy harvest at Kampung Terus, the festival will be happening from 22-24 July 2022 with the showcase of various harvesting activities, Scavenger Hunt, Penanti River Run, food bazaar, traditional games, competition, river cruise and not to be missed, the inaugural Padi Sculpture Competition featuring giant sizes paddy straw sculptures, crafted by contestants from different states of Malaysia.
Facebook: Penang International Paddy Festival
Date: 24 June 2022 – 17 July 2022
Time: Friday – Sunday, 2.00pm – 6.00pm (other times, by appointment only)
Venue: The Art Gallery, Penang
“Precious” is the theme chosen as during the Covid pandemic, many things has come up to our realisation that we may have missed or forgotten. “Precious” relates to something, some moment or some place that is very meaningful to the artist and each of them will be creating artworks that reflect on what is important to them or became important to them during this pandemic.
Contact Numer: +6012 6041434
GameGeeks @ LUMA
Date: 8 July 2022 (8.00pm – 10.00pm)
9 & 10 July 2022 (2.00pm – 6.00pm)
Venue: LUMA, 37 Jalan Kampung Jawa Lama, 10150 Penang
Getting out of the box is the goal here! Let loose on the 100-odd different board games available on our shelves… fly spaceships, dash for durians, build empires, travel back in time… whatever your playmode, whether you borrow ours or bring your own, it’s all good!
Entrance is free of charge, but do drop us an fb/ig message if you’re thinking of coming so that we can keep our numbers safely to 12 people at a time.
A note that we are still observing the following S.O.P.s:
Sanitization of hands and elbows before sitting down for a game, plus wearing of masks during gameplay.
Event page: https://fb.me/e/1AOUQas18
Alphameet Utara @ LUMA
Date: 9 July 2022
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: LUMA, 37 Jalan Kampung Jawa Lama, 10150 Penang
Alphameets Utara is a series organized by TTGDMY, for tabletop game designers in Northern Malaysia to meet with players, test their ideas for new games, and get their prototypes playtested.
A google form has been created for designers to indicate interest for their games to be playtested during the monthly Alphameets Utara @ LUMA.
For game designers, RM5 will be collected from each designer to contribute to the venue provider. Please SIGNUP and find more details in the form below:
For playtesters, entrance will be free of charge. We’ll be posting on facebook about which games will be available for playtesting nearer the date. There is also a selection of tabletop games in LUMA including Malaysian-designed ones available for play.
Event page: https://fb.me/e/1YaWgoxni
Penang Hill Festival
Date: 5 – 7 August 2022
Venue: Penang Hill
Penang Hill Festival (PHF) is back for its third edition from 5 to 7 August 2022! PHF2022 aims to promote and bring about better awareness of Penang Hill’s nature, history and cultural heritage. What’s more, this is the inaugural year we are celebrating the festival as the Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme.
Fun-packed yet educational events await you and your loved ones, ranging from insightful talks and intriguing walks to hands-on workshops and informative exhibitions. Mark your calendars now and come join us to “See the Nature, Feel the History”!
Festival Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/mypenanghill
Festival Website Link: penanghill.gov.my/phf2022
For More Information
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number: 04 – 828 8880