Various activities at the Chinese New Year festival and celebration in George Town.
Deepavali decoration at Queensbay Mall.
Various Raya themed decorations found in shopping malls in Penang.
Selamat Hari Raya! (Today marks the first day of Hari Raya in Malaysia. Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or The Festival of the Breaking of the Fast) is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims here, and elsewhere in the world, it is also known as Eid al-Fitr.
The annual Chinese New Year celebration which is held in George Town’s heritage area. The celebration usually features various traditional arts and performance of the local Chinese culture.
Scenes from the Penang Thaipusam festival. During the festival, the breaking of the coconuts is a ritual practiced by Hindus as an act of cleansing and also to symbolize the renounce of one’s ego at the feet of the presiding deity Lord Muruga (usually carried on a chariot).
Penang Queensbay Mall’s Chinese New Year decorations for the year 2019.
Temasya is a word in Malay which can be translated as festival or fair. The Temasya Bagan at Butterworth is a monthly festival held by the local community with support from the state government to promote the arts and culture scene in Butterworth. One such initiative is the birth of the Butterworth Art walk Alley.
This year marks the 6th Ban Ka Lan Chinese New Year celebration at the Penang Snake Temple.
The Ban Ka Lan (or Flame Watching) festival is held annually during the Chinese New Year period, as a ceremony to predict the year’s economy by observing the intensity of the flames during the ritual. The festival is also held to celebrate the birthday of the deity of the snake temple, Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong.
Chinese New Year decoration at the central atrium of Queensbay Mall, a shopping center in Penang.