A photo taken during the George Town Chinese New Year festival back in February 2020. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order, no large celebrations, travel or mass gatherings will be allowed for Chinese New Year.
Kek Lok Si Temple, for the first time, will be broadcasting its lighting ceremony virtually today via Facebook for the coming Chinese New Year. This is due to the current Movement Control Order which is put in place across the country till 18 February, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The virtual ceremony will start at 7pm today (GMT+8, 7 February) and those interested, can watch the virtual ceremony here: LINK
Bishop Street decorated with lanterns during Chinese New Year festive period in George Town.
One of the two oldest markets in George Town, Campbell Street Market was built in the early 1900s, and it featured unique colonial architecture design.
Lanterns adorning the Armenian Park at night during the Chinese New Year festive period. The park is also used as a major place for festive celebration such as the Lanterns Festival above, to be held during the weeks of Chinese New Year.
Like every Chinese or Lunar New Year, the famous Kek Lok Si temple complex will be lighted up during the nights of the festive period in Penang. Throngs of visitors will be going up the hill temple to marvel at the display of the lights.
Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at the Esplanade, George Town.
Colorful lanterns adorning the Armenian Street Park in George Town, in conjunction with the celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival.