2024 Chinese New Year Fire Watching Festival at Penang Snake Temple

The annual fire-watching festival was held at the Penang Snake Temple during the 6th lunar day of the Chinese New Year this year (which was 14 February 2024). There were also various cultural performances held alongside the fire-watching ceremony, including a traditional puppet show, lion dance and fireworks.

Legend has it that the temple, dedicated to the deity Chor Soo Kong, was inhabited by venomous pit vipers centuries ago. According to folklore, these serpents, believed to be guardians of the temple, emerged from the nearby jungle and took refuge within its walls.

Queensbay Mall : 2024 Chinese New Year Festive Display

Step into a realm of joy and elegance at Queensbay Mall in Penang, where the Chinese New Year festivities come alive in a spectacular showcase. Welcoming the Year of the Dragon, the mall is adorned with a breathtaking display of traditional Chinese New Year decorations. The central atrium of the mall is decorated with ornate lanterns, auspicious symbols, and golden themed pavilion. Queensbay Mall’s celebration not only embraces the festive spirit but also pays homage to the ancient Chinese architectural aesthetics, transporting visitors to a bygone era. The intricate details of the decorations echo the grandeur of traditional structures, creating a harmonious blend of cultural richness and contemporary celebration.

Design Village Penang: 2024 Chinese New Year Festive Display

Design Village in Penang celebrating Chinese New Year with a stunning display of traditional decorations. Embracing the Year of the Dragon, the vibrant red lanterns and intricate ornaments adorn the outdoor spaces, creating a mesmerizing ambiance that transports visitors to ancient China. The celebration is not just about the festive allure but also a journey through the rich history of Chinese architecture. The intricate details of the decorations reflect the grandeur of ancient structures, offering a unique blend of cultural appreciation and festive cheer.

Queensbay Mall : Christmas Festive Decorations 2023

This year’s Christmas decorations by Queensbay Mall appears to be inspired by space blue theme. Planets and stars can be seen hanging from the top while azure blue trees filled the ground floor of the mall’s main concourse.

2023 Hari Raya Decorations in Penang Shopping Malls

Hari Raya Aidilfitri, also known as Eid al-Fitr, is one of the most celebrated Muslim festivals in Malaysia, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is a time for family, feasting, and forgiveness. In Penang, shopping malls play a significant role in bringing people together during the festive season. These malls go above and beyond to transform their premises into a spectacle of light and color to welcome visitors from all walks of life.

One of the most famous shopping malls in Penang is Queensbay Mall, which never fails to impress visitors with its stunning decor. This year’s Hari Raya theme appears to infuse grand and elaborate decorations, which feature a stunning golden color scheme.

Other malls'(Gurney Plaza and Sunway Carnival) decorations can be seen below too:

Decor from previous year: https://travel2penang.org/2022/04/27/hari-raya-decorations-in-penang-shopping-malls/

Deepavali 2022 in Penang Queensbay Mall

Deepavali decorations at Queensbay Mall.

Deepavali (or may known as Diwali in other parts of the world), is an important festival of lights celebrated by Hindus. As one of the major festivals of the year in Malaysia, it is also an official holiday. It is a time for the Hindus to celebrate via their traditional customs at their homes as well as having a family reunion. This year, Deepavali falls on October 24th.