'Where the Excitement Never Ends'
Penang is much more than just exotic flavours that can make your taste buds dance. What governs Penang's uniqueness is mainly the multi-racial communities with a myriad of flavours that have catapulted Penang into being one of the best food cities in the world. Prettily framing this, due to the multi-cultural factor, colourful and immensely memorable festivals happen all year around in Penang.
Penang's appetite for drama and entertainment comes to life in spectacular festivals for all occasions, including religious, cultural and arts. Celebrations are held year-round, offering fantastic scenes such as acrobatic lion dances during Chinese New Year, the intricate weaving of ketupat (rice dumpling wrapped in palm leaves) during Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the unbelievable body piercings on show during Thaipusam.
Home-grown arts festivals are increasingly popular with global travellers such as the month-long George Town Festival and the continuous '10 Days 3 Festivals' comprising George Town Literary Festival, In-between Arts Festival and Penang Island Jazz Festival.
Visit Penang Year 2017 will be celebrated in Penang for the 3rd consecutive year. Kick-starting Visit Penang Year 2017 is the Chinese New Year Celebration and the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta held on the 4th and 5th February where visitors are able to experience hovering above solid ground.
Another thing to watch out for throughout the year is the Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday or LFSS programme that happens each month in George Town. Here's when cultural shows, music performances and interesting walkabout tours happen and most of them are free!