Held on the 16th September every year, Malaysia Day commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. The date marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia (although Singapore was later removed two years after being a part of Malaysia).
Old heritage shophouses located along Carnarvon Street, George Town. According to the historical signboard, businessman Khaw Seng Lee and his cousins founded Kim Bian Seng Gold Merchant Company and the Kim Bian Aik Goldsmith at these buildings in the early 20th century. Khaw Seng Lee was the former Chairman Penang Philomatic Union and held key positions in various institutions in Penang back then including Chung Ling School and Lam Wah Ee Hospital.
Art Lane is a newly established art gallery that features both international and local works within an old heritage pre-war shophouse at Beach Street, George Town. The art space is founded by one of the co-owners of China House, which is also located nearby. The walls within the large shophouse serve as the canvas for artists to exhibit their creativity and express their thoughts in a public space.