Penang Street Art (The Old Blacksmith)

A recent art mural painted by showcasing an old blacksmith at work, located at Lorong Toh Aka (Toh Aka Lane) in George Town. Toh Aka Lane is an old street used to be known as blacksmiths’ lane back in the old days of Penang.

The mural is a tribute to Chong Saik Pow, a famous blacksmith who had his workshop and origins at the lane. The art work was created by a local artist named Vincent Phang.

Gurney Plaza : 2024 Hari Raya Festive Display

Gurney Plaza Shopping Mall transforms into a breathtaking celebration of Hari Raya with its enchanting Bunga Raya theme. The central atrium of the mall transformed into a traditional Raya festivity scene, adorned with various Raya-themed decorations along with giant hibiscus flowers.

Visitors are immersed in the beauty of Bunga Raya, symbolizing unity and prosperity, as they wander through the adorned area, celebrating the joyous spirit of Hari Raya in a truly Malaysian fashion.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia is a joyous and festive occasion marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Queensbay Mall : 2024 Hari Raya Festive Display


Queensbay Mall’s Hari Raya Festival decoration exudes a vibrant and festive atmosphere, immersing visitors in the spirit of the Eid al-Fitr celebration. The mall is adorned with colorful and intricate traditional Malay motifs, including vibrant ketupats (rice dumplings), twinkling traditional pelita oil lamps, and ornate Islamic patterns.

Visitors can stroll through the mall’s corridors and enjoy the festive ambiance while shopping for Eid essentials. The overall decor creates a captivating environment that celebrates the joy and cultural richness of the Hari Raya festival.

Penang’s Cherry Blossom (Tecoma) in 2024


The Penang Tecoma tree bursts into a vibrant display of pink blooms, adorning its branches with clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers. Its radiant blossoms contrast against the lush green foliage, creating a breathtaking spectacle that epitomizes the beauty of tropical landscapes.

The Penang Tecoma tree only blooms when conditions are just right, typically during periods of ample sunlight and warmth, adding an element of anticipation and excitement to its breathtaking floral display.

Penang’s Kek Lok Si CNY Lightings in 2024

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang is one of the largest and most famous Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. It’s particularly renowned for its striking architecture, blending elements of Chinese, Thai, and Burmese styles. The temple complex also houses a towering seven-story pagoda, known as the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. Additionally, Kek Lok Si is home to a massive bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, standing at a height of 30 meters (nearly 100 feet), making it one of the tallest of its kind in the world.

Penang’s Poh Hock Seah Tua Peh Kong Grand Procession 2024

This once every 12 years event, deeply entrenched in the island’s cultural heritage, pays homage to the revered deity Tua Peh Kong, known for bestowing prosperity and fortune. The event was cancelled during the supposed Year of Tiger in 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic reason, and was instead scheduled for this year. The last process was held in 2010, as shared in this post HERE.

As the procession weaves its way through the streets, adorned with colorful banners and intricate floats, the atmosphere is infused with the melodious rhythms of drums and the aromatic wafts of incense. Both locals and visitors eagerly gather to witness this captivating spectacle, which serves as a testament to Penang’s rich heritage and strong community bonds.

Tua Peh Kong, also known as Tua Pek Kong or Da Bo Gong, is a deity widely venerated in Chinese folk religion and Taoism. He is regarded as a god of prosperity, wealth, and protection. Tua Peh Kong is often depicted as a portly figure with a long beard, wearing traditional Chinese attire.

2024 Penang Chinese New Year Celebration (Miao Hui)

Penang’s Chinese New Year Celebration, known locally as Miao Hui, transforms the island into a lively tapestry of cultural delights and festive cheer. The streets come alive with vibrant decorations, captivating performances, and the tantalizing aromas of traditional delicacies. From colorful parades to mesmerizing lion and dragon dances, the atmosphere is electric as families and friends gather to welcome the Lunar New Year with joy and anticipation. It’s a time when old traditions blend seamlessly with modern celebrations, reflecting Penang’s rich heritage and spirit of unity. In every corner, the spirit of renewal and prosperity fills the air, making the Chinese New Year in Penang an unforgettable experience for all who partake in its festivities.