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6 Things To Do In Penang This Month

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Hello friends! We have finally landed on the last month of 2020 and although the year had been tough, it is also one to remember. We had our shares of woe and tears but it is also a year of unity and gratitude. So let’s see what we can do this month in Penang to add some last-minute memories of 2020.

6 Exciting Things To Do In Penang This December

1. Celebrate Christmas With Disney At Sunway Carnival

Sunway Carnival Pop Up Disney Christmas
Photo: Penang Foodie

Gift hunting season is back and if you are a fan of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel, then you should definitely visit the Sunway Carnival Mall’s Main Concourse. Featuring 400 latest merchandise, magical Christmas decorations, and exclusive freebies that will surely excite your inner child. Additionally, you can also join their contest and get a chance to win a limited edition Mickey Mouse figurine that flares the Malaysian Flag.

Sunway Carnival Pop Up Disney Christmas
Photo: Penang Foodie
Sunway Carnival Pop Up Disney Christmas
Photo: Penang Foodie

Date: 7 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021

Address: 3068, Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang

Operation hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook | Find out more

2. Night Explorations At Penang Hill

nature walk penang hill
Photo: @NatureWalksPgHill (Facebook)
nature walk penang hill
Photo: @NatureWalksPgHill (Facebook)

Nature-lovers should definitely check this out! On the last Saturday of 2020, Penang Hill will be conducting a “Night Explorations” trip to discover and explore the nocturnal wonders of the Penang Hill Rainforest. Nighttime is the best time to find beautiful frogs, shy snakes, and other rainforest creatures that hides during the day. Make your reservations now. You will never know what miraculous creature you’ll find!

nature walk penang hill
Photo: @NatureWalksPgHill (Facebook)
nature walk penang hill
Photo: @NatureWalksPgHill (Facebook)

Fee: RM50 / Person

Date: 26 Dec 2020 (7 PM – 10 PM)

Address: Dataran Bukit Bendera, Jalan Tunku Yahaya Petra, 10000 Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang

Contact: 016-4201189

Link(s): Facebook

3. Visit Newly Opened 65°C Ondo Bakery Cafe

ondo penang
Photo: @yongzhaofilm (Instagram)
ondo penang
Photo: @Jun_Heng (Instagram)

Nothing beats the aroma of a bakery, but have you ever been to a Japanese one? 65°c Ondo is a bakery cafe that features Shokupan, a fluffy, white, pillowy square-shaped bread that is freshly baked every day. The aesthetic cafe also offers adorable petite cakes, huge dream puffs, and thirst-quenching drinks that will definitely make you crave for more.

ondo penang
Photo: @_hmnggg (Instagram)
ondo penang
Photo: @Raymond.yk (Instagram)

Address: No. G- 11, Pangsapuri Eco Bloom, Tingkat Eco Meadows 1, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang

Operation hours: 9 AM – 9 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook | Instagram

4. JomMakan @ Penang Food Republic

Penang Food Republic
Photo: @MidtownKubangMenerong

It’s such a shame that a lot of food events were canceled this year due to the pandemic. However, fret not my friends! There’s a food festival coming to Penang and it will feature more than 100 different food items for you to explore. Additionally, you can also find amazing year-end sale items and promotions there as well. With celebrity performances and contests going on, this will be the one event you don’t want to miss.

Photo: @MidtownKubangMenerong Penang Food Republic
Penang Food Republic
Photo: @MidtownKubangMenerong

Date: 18 Dec – 20 Dec 2020

Address: Lot PT711, MK 12, JALAN KUBANG MENERONG 13300 Tasek Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia

Operation Hour: 10 AM – 10 PM

Link(s): Facebook

5. Gurney Paragon Christmas Market

Gurney Paragon Christmas market
Photo: @gurneyparagon (Facebook)
 Gurney Paragon Christmas market
Photo: @gurneyparagon (Facebook)

If you are the kind of person who appreciates handmade crafts, then you should check out the Gurney Paragon Christmas Market on the weekend! There’s going to be pop up booths that feature our local businesses. Not to mention that there’s also a chocolate and candy sale going on at the Atrium right now. Let’s show our support and give them a visit ya!

Gurney Paragon Christmas market
Photo: @gurneyparagon (Facebook)

Date: 18 – 20 Dec 2020 & 25 – 27 Dec 2020

Address: 163-D, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, 10250, George Town, Penang

Operation Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook

6. Riding On The Legendary Penang Ferry

penang ferry
Photo: @pinterest

It’s been buzzing around social media that the Penang Ferry will only be available for pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and emergency vehicles only starting 2021. Furthermore, the ferry service will be temporarily transferred to the Swettenham Pier and due to its high maintenance issue, the two old ferries might be replaced with catamarans next year. So if you want to relive those nostalgic memories of the iconic Penang Ferry, then this is the time to do it.

penang ferry
Photo: @pinterest
penang ferry
Photo: @tripadvisor

Link(s): Article

Party Hard, Party Safe

Although most of the borders are open now, please remember friends to celebrate in moderation. The pandemic is still around, so remember to practice social distancing and sanitize your hand whenever you can. Let’s make sure that we can all get through the last month of 2020 safely, okay?

Also Read: This Netizen Displayed Nostalgic Photos Of Penang Back In The 70s

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