Completed and opened in the year 1883, this small garden beside the Penang Town Hall was named after the fountain located at the center of the garden. The fountain was donated by a local businessman named Koh Seang Tat to the George Town Municipal Council back then. This historical Fountain Garden also undergone a restoration in recent years and is now a small outdoor but shaded park in the city.
Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at the Esplanade, George Town.
The first event of the 2019 George Town Festival is WHEN NIGHT FALLS, which is held at the Esplanade area from 13 to 14 July, 7pm to 11pm. The event is a series of performance and lights display, featuring the following:
- Compagnie des Quidams from France performing FierS à Cheval
- Moz Drums from France performing The Lighted Drummers
- Teatro Pavana from The Netherlands performing Le Ballerine & Night Colors
- FILAMEN, a local projection mapping community group which will showcase a variety of beautiful animated visuals onto the facade of the Penang Town Hall.
A small Indian Temple at the Esplanade, George Town.
Penang George Town’s Town Hall. Happy Malaysia Day!
The Penang George Town Festival that ended recently is a month-long celebration of arts and cultural performance which is held annually (normally during mid-year, July to August period). Every year, the event attracts thousands of visitors and many art performers from around the world, quickly becoming one of Asia’s must see events. The George Town Festival was launched in 2010 as a recognition of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From August 31st till October 30th 2016, Penang will be hosting the 149 of the friendly buddy bears of the United Buddy Bears exhibition.
The United Buddy Bears is an international art exhibition that has been held in many countries around the world. The exhibition features more than 140 fiberglass bears in a hand-in-hand ‘peaceful’ circle that promotes tolerance, peace and understanding among the various cultures and different nations in the world. Each bear sculpture is painted by the respective nation’s artist.
This exhibition is being hosted at the open field of Esplanade, George Town.