A Hari Raya Decoration in Penang

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Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a national holiday in Malaysia and this year, the holidays start from the 6th to 7th July. In general, the Muslims here will be going back to their hometowns (or balik kampung) to celebrate the festive season with their families.

To all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Happy Chinese New Year

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Rows of hanging red lanterns covering up the compound of the Kuan Yin temple in George Town as part of the Chinese New Year celebration.

Today marks the beginning of the new Chinese lunar year, also the ‘Year of the Goat’.

Merry Christmas from Penang!

Xmas 2014 First Avenue

While in Penang during Christmnas, one may head to the various shopping malls to have a look at the many Christmas decorations. Two of the notable ones are in 1st Avenue Mall (largest Christmas tree) and Queensbay Mall (birdhouses and snowman).