The Nine Emperor Gods Festival is celebrated on the 1st till the 9th day of the ninth month in the lunar calendar. Throughout this festival, rituals such as skewering and fire walking ceremonies are carried out. On the last day, the Gods are sent off through a procession leading to the sea accompanied by many other colourful floats.
Come in the spookiest costume to experience Penang's Largest Halloween Party at The Top Penang. At Level 5's 'graveyard', scream your lungs out and run for your life or stay back and join the 'bloody' characters for an unforgettable time.
This colourful festival is also known as "The Festival of Lights" and is celebrated by Hindus all around the world. Oil lamps are lit and decorated in their homes on Deepavali morning as a way of thanking the Gods for happiness, knowledge, peace and wealth.
DISCOVER NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA - A 3-day digital festival to be enjoyed both virtually and through specially curated physical events as well as live broadcasted conversations to keep technology to its promise of bringing good to humanity. All from George Town, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in Penang on 18 – 20 November 2020.
Address: George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site (Core Zone)
George Town Literary Festival is the largest international literary festival in Malaysia. Held annually in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, GTLF is the most prominent literary platform of free speech in Malaysia and has a specific focus on world literature.
Two championships held in one day with the world best competitors from 30 countries participating and judged by a panel of WDC former World Champions. This event has been organised in Penang for the past 20 years.
The Butterworth Fringe Festival (BFF) is a vibrant and free public street event celebrating the arts, culture and heritage of the classic enclave of mainland Penang. The annual street festival aims to unearth local creative talents while showcasing jaw-dropping international acts at the same time.
Enjoy a weekend of pulsating thrills and spills to the tune of the vigorous beating of drums, strong thrust of oars and various stage performances as the dragon boat teams battle it out to become the champions.
The Chingay and Lion Dance troupe members will display their skills in balancing stilt poles during this annual street parade. There will be giant colourful flags and floats, lion and also dragon dance performances.
Address: Padang Brown, Jalan Dato Keramat to Penang Esplanade
Following the Pesta Chingay Parade on the island, this cultural and colourful parade consists of a mix of Chingay groups, Lion & Dragon Dance teams, Lion Dance on stilts, colourful floats, traditional drums, martial arts team and school marching bands.
OBS Christmas Run 2020 is the largest Christmas fun run in Malaysia to celebrate the joyous festive season of Christmas, in conjunction with the 7th anniversary of OBS. Expect an explosion of snow and the appearance of Santa Claus to lighten up the Sunday!
Celebrate the festivity with your family and loved ones on Christmas day and countdown to year 2021 at The Top Penang. There will be exciting shows and entertainment lined-up and a grand fireworks display.
Join in the fun to welcome the year 2021 with the most happening New Year Countdown Party in town at Gurney Paragon Mall.
Address: Gurney Paragon Mall
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.