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
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.
Date: 7 Dec 2020 – 3 Jan 2021
Address: 3068, Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Daily)
2. Night Explorations At Penang Hill
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!
Fee: RM50 / Person
Date: 26 Dec 2020 (7 PM – 10 PM)
Address: Dataran Bukit Bendera, Jalan Tunku Yahaya Petra, 10000 Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang
3. Visit Newly Opened 65°C Ondo Bakery Cafe
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.
Address: No. G- 11, Pangsapuri Eco Bloom, Tingkat Eco Meadows 1, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 9 AM – 9 PM (Daily)
4. JomMakan @ Penang Food Republic
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.
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
5. Gurney Paragon Christmas Market
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!
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)
6. Riding On The Legendary Penang Ferry
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.
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?
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