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7 Things To Do In Penang Before Jumping Into Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2021

Looks like we are almost halfway through Ramadan. And before long, it’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri baby! Of course, all of us are excited about the upcoming festivities but right now it’s all about appreciating and embracing the holy month of Ramadan. And there are actually a bunch of stuff you can do in Penang before Syawal comes.

Check Out These 7 Fun Activities You Can Do During Ramadhan 2021 In Penang

1. Sunway Ikatan Mesra Raya

sunway ikatan mesra raya
Photo: @SunwayCarnivalMall (Facebook)
sunway ikatan mesra raya
Photo: @PenangFoodie

Sunway Carnival Mall is definitely going above and beyond with their Raya decorations this year. Trying to recreate joyful ‘balik kampung’ experiences, the mall set up a kampung scene that looks so real, you could’ve sworn you’ve seen it somewhere! With a retro car parked in front of the wooden house and rows of pelita and lemang around it, the nostalgic scenes definitely hit home. Especially for people who didn’t get the chance to go back to their hometown after all this while.

sunway ikatan mesra raya
Photo: @PenangFoodie
sunway mesra raya
Photo: @PenangFoodie

Date: 16th April – 23rd May 2021

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

Operation Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook | website.

2. D.C. Pop Up @ Sunway

DC Justice League Sunway Carnival Mall Penang
Photo: @sunwaycarnvalmall (Facebook)
DC Justice League Sunway Carnival Mall Penang
Photo: @sunwaycarnvalmall (Facebook)

Heads up DC lovers! An exciting DC pop-up event is also happening at Sunway Carnival Mall and avid fans should definitely not miss out on it. Happening now until 2nd May 2021, get all of your favourite character’s merchandise and collectibles; t-shirts, Funko, notebooks, and more. Being here, it’s easy to spot popular characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and even the evil Joker! So don’t forget to stop by and check it out!

DC Justice League Sunway Carnival Mall Penang
Photo: @sunwaycarnvalmall (Facebook)
DC Justice League Sunway Carnival Mall Penang
Photo: @sunwaycarnvalmall (Facebook)

Date: Now until 2nd May 2021

Address: 3068, Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang (Main Entrance)

Operation Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook | website.

3. Hi Kids Cafe Penang

Hi Kids Cafe Penang
Photo: @xu_______ann (Instagram)

The Hi Kids Cafe will put any kid in cloud nine because the whole cafe is practically a magical indoor playground. With a magical carousel, a slide, and even a ball pit, you know your kids are going to have the time of their life here. But of course, with the beautiful and heaven-like decorations, even you can get a piece of mind here. Additionally, it’s impossible not to fall in love with their kawaii cartoony Korean desserts.

Hi Kids Cafe Penang
Photo: @hikidscafe (Facebook)
Hi Kids Cafe Penang
Photo: @hikidscafe (Facebook)

Address: No. 1-10,1-11,1-12, Pangsapuri Eco Bloom, Tingkat Eco Meadows 14100

Operating Hours: Mon – Fri (11am – 9pm) |Ā Sat – Sun (10am – 9pm)

Link(s): Facebook | InstagramĀ 

4. Salam Aidilfitri At Gurney Plaza

raya gurney plaza
Photo: @gurneyplazapenang (Facebook)

Here’s another mall with awesome Raya decorations. Boasting a Morrocan Summer Palace design, you should definitely strike a post at Gurney Plaza Center Atrium. The area is decorated with enchanting warm tropical colours of blue, green, and beige. With intricate details up the walls and on the floor, you can’t help but feel like visiting royalties.

raya gurney plaza
Photo: @gurneyplazapenang (Facebook)
raya gurney plaza
Photo: @gurneyplazapenang (Facebook)

Address: 170, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Operation Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook

5. Design Village

Design village ramadan raya
Photo: @designvillage (Facebook)
Design village ramadan raya
Photo: @designvillage (Facebook)

Going with the colourful batik theme, Design Village Outlet Mall expressed their excitement in celebrating Ramadhan with Malaysia’s traditional patterned fabric. A perfect backdrop for those that are going with the traditional outfit this year. With a touch of gold here and there, you can definitely feel the magical vibe of being in local folklore.

Design village ramadan raya
Photo: @designvillage (Facebook)
Design village ramadan raya
Photo: @designvillage (Facebook)

Address: 733, Jalan Cassia Barat 2, Bandar Cassia 14110 Pengkalan Batu Kawan, Penang, Malaysia

Operation Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM (Daily)

Link(s): FacebookĀ 

6. Esplanade Iconic Sculptures Around The World

Photo: @dylan_anyiyu (Instagram)

And you thought it’s impossible to travel overseas during the pandemic! To those that enjoy traveling, here’s a little something to cure your whims. Right now, there’s a sculpture light show at Esplanade featuring monuments and landmarks across the globe! Here, you can find amazing sculptures such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China, and more! Perfect for a little photoshoot with the young-uns.

Photo: @dylan_anyiyu (Instagram)
Photo: @dylan_anyiyu (Instagram)

Address: Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

7. Bayan Lepas Bazaar Ramadan

bazaar bayan lepas
Photo: @PenangFoodie
bazaar bayan lepas
Photo: @PenangFoodie

Said to be one of the best Bazaar Ramadhan in Penang, this bazaar is located next to Masjid Bayan Baru. If you manage to stop by, make sure to check out this year’s popular stalls; Roti John Cowboy, Murtabak Beratoq and RM2 Fruit Juice.

bazaar bayan lepas
Photo: @PenangFoodie
bazaar bayan lepas
Photo: @PenangFoodie

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

Operation Hours: 4pm-7pm (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook | website.

Practice The New Norm And Have A Blessed Ramadhan

Ohhh.. Just thinking about this to-do list definitely got you to the edge of your seat, doesn’t it? But, but! Please remember friends, Covid-19 cases are on the rise at the moment so please practice the new norm no matter where you are. After all, Aidilfitri is best celebrated when everyone is around! *wink*

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