Get to know the people of Penang by diving straight into their riotous festivals. Celebrate for 15 days straight with the Chinese as they welcome the lunar new year during one of Penang’s biggest festivals - Chinese New Year. Elsewhere, Walk with Hindu devotees in their procession during Thaipusam, join the massive Catholic pilgrimage at the Feast of St Anne’s and tuck into free vegetarian Punjabi meals with Penang’s close-knit Sikh community during Vaisakhi.

The state’s multi-culturalism is displayed in its full glory as the city acts as a stage to the colours, sights and sounds of the many ethnic groups that call Penang home.