Various activities at the Chinese New Year festival and celebration in George Town.
The Penang International Food Festival is a 16-days event celebrating the diversity of Penang food, ranging from popular local hawkers street food to ‘fringe’ food festival featuring cafes, food trucks and so on. The festival starts from 15th to 30th April.
For more info, please refer to its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/penanginternationalfoodfestival/.
Every Sunday, in conjunction with cars-free day at Beach Street, Project Occupy Beach Street (presumably ‘inspired’ after Occupy Wall Street) is held to attract people from all walks of life with its various fun activities as well as its makeshift Sunday marketplace. During these days, the street is lined up with stalls selling items ranging from homemade food to general goods. Activities include street performance, mini games and sports such as street soccer, traditional games and street dancing. Not only that, one can easily rent a bicycle there to explore the heritage vicinity.
For more info or the programs listing, please refer to https://www.facebook.com/occupybeachstreet.
The popular Plenitude Penang International Dragon Boat Festival was held for the 32rd time in Penang from 30 June to 1 July 2012 at the Teluk Bahang Dam. Fourteen international teams from South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Thailand, Philippines and New Zealand, as well as thirteen Malaysian teams had participated in the event.
Just to share this new site which features the when and where of various events held in conjunction of the George Town anniversary celebration of the World Heritage Site.