Full List Of Road Closures In Penang For Thaipusam From 24th-26th January 2024

Listen up, Penangites! Thaipusam is on the way, so you know the drill. Starting from 24 to 26 January, there will be several road closures occurring for the Silver Chariot and Golden Chariot procession in conjunction with Thaipusam 2024. Therefore, we have gathered the full list of road closures so you plan your journey around it!


Main Roads That’ll Be Closed In Penang This Thaipusam 2024

Thaipusam 2024

According to the chairman of Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB), RSN Rayer, this year’s Thaipusam celebration will be extra special as both the silver and golden chariot will be travelling almost together, with a distance of 1km between each other.

“This would be the Unity Thaipusam year where both chariots come together,” he said.

On 24th January, the procession will begin on Lebuh Queen, starting at 6:30am. The Golden Chariot will travel from Arulmigu Sri Maha Mariamman Temple to the Penang Waterfall Temple at Jalan Kebun Bungah.

On 26th January, the Golden Chariot will travel back to Lebuh Queen at around 6:00pm.

Here are the roads that will be affected during the processions:

24th-26th January 2024 (5:30AM until the end of the procession)

Jalan Kebun Bunga (Fully closed)


Jalan Gottlieb / Lorong Air Terjun

Persimpangan Jalan Utama /Jalan Macallister (Fully closed)

Jalan Gottlieb / Jalan Burma


Jalan Gottlieb / Jalan D S Ramanathan

Jalan Gottlieb / Jalan Taman Gotterlieb

Jalan Cantonment / Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman


Jalan Utama / Jalan Nunn

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman / Jalan Brown

Jalan Brown / Jalan D S Ramanathan

Jalan Macallister / Jalan Sepoy Lines

Jalan Utama / Jalan Scotland

Jalan Batu Gantung / Jalan Scotland

24th January 2024 (5:30AM until the end of the procession)

Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling / Lebuh Chulia

Lebuh Chulia / Jalan Lebuh Pantai

Lebuh Queen (Gold Chariot), Lebuh Penang (Silver Chariot)

Lebuh Chulia

Lebuh Victoria

Gat Jalan Pragin

Jalan Cy Choy

Jalan Magazine

Jalan Dato Keramat

Jalan Utama

Jalan Kebun Bunga (Fully Closed)

26th January 2024 (6PM until the end of the procession)

Jalan Kebun Bunga

Jalan Gottlieb

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman

Jalan Cantonment

Jalan Macallister (Persimpangan L/Raya Codrington)

Jalan Macallister (Island Hospital) -Jalan Salah

Jalan Anson

Jalan Burma -Jalan Salah

Jalan Transfer

Jalan Sri Bahari

Jalan Penang

Lebuh Campbell

Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling

Lebuh Cina

Lebuh Pantai

Lebuh Queen and Lebuh Penang

Check out the live Chariot location here.

Celebrate Thaipusam 2024 Peacefully By Planning Your Journey Ahead

This annual event is expecting a total number of over 1 million devotees, with 150 ‘thaneer panthal’ (refreshment stalls) or free food and drink distribution tents lined up along the procession route. For those planning to attend the processions, do remember to stay safe and respectful by refraining from consuming alcohol or lighting firecrackers.

Source: Penang Hindu Endowments Board

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