Breaking: Annual Pesta Pulau Pinang Confirmed To Be Cancelled This Year

Happy Monday foodies! As we venture into the start of a brand new week, are you guys all pumped up to make the best of what’s left of 2020? When we speak of 2020 coming to an end, Penangites would know that there’s an annual fun event that will take place at the end of each year. That’s right, it’s none other than Pesta Pulau Pinang! However, due to the current circumstances, this event will be cancelled this year.

Pesta Pulau Pinang 2020 Will Not Be Taking Place This Year

In case you need a quick nudge about what Pesta Pulau Pinang is all about, we’re here to help. Pesta Pulau Pinang is an event that takes place at Sungai Nibong and is lit up with beautiful colourful lights that attract both locals and tourists. From afar, you can already see this fun-filled event taking place.

Pesta Pulau Pinang
Photo: @DroneAriel

Since it’s a Pesta, or a funfair, of course, there will be plenty of fun things to do here! For example, you can take part in various carnival games to win some soft toys, hop on some thrill rides, and just have the time of your lives. Also, since there are plenty of beautiful lights everywhere, one would not miss out on some photos to glam up their IG feed.

Pesta Pulau Pinang
Photo: @DroneAriel
Pesta Pulau Pinang
Photo: @DroneAriel

As fun as it sounds, the Pesta Pulau Pinang 2020 will not be taking place this year. This is because Malaysia is currently putting on a battle against the global pandemic of COVID-19. In line with this, several SOPs include social distancing, and to avoid visiting crowded places.

Pesta Pulau Pinang
Photo: @DroneAriel

According to an official post on the Facebook page of Pesta Pulau Pinang, it was announced that Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang (MMK) has decided after a meeting to cancel this year’s annual Pesta Pulau Pinang. Though this may be a piece of sad news to some, we should still prioritise the safety and wellbeing of one another.

Pesta Pulau Pinang 2020
Photo: @PestaPulauPinang (Facebook)

Stay Safe, Penangites!

Before we go, here’s a friendly reminder to stay hygienic, put on your face masks when out in public places, and always stay safe. Bye guys!

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