In conjunction with the Thaipusam Festival, today is a public holiday in Penang. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community annually.
The Mengkuang Dam finally re-opened to the public in December 2020 after six years of upgrading and expansion works. Unlike the old dam which had more trees and shades, the new expanded dam provides a wider space for recreational activities (but the area can be very hot during the noon).
The dam is accessible freely to the public from 7am to 7pm daily. Note: there will be crowd control during movement control order. Google Map link – click here.
Here are some scenic views of the newly upgraded dam:
Here is wishing everyone a Happy New Year! May 2021 be a better year ahead.
The iconic and historical Penang ferry sailing away into 2021.
From January 2021 onwards, the old Penang ferry will be retired, making way for a faster and newer transport boats.
Gurney Plaza’s annual Christmas decorations are up for this year’s festive period.
Queensbay Mall’s annual Christmas decorations are up for this year’s festive period.