Top 10 Events Happening in May Penang 2018

May is going to be fun!

Foodies, it’s time for another round of events. We are proud to say that our “Top 10 Events” series are quite popular. Still recovering from food coma thanks to PIFF? Well May has some tummy-filling events as well. May is filled with events for all ages, including kids as well. (Pss: Mother’s Day is around the corner, treat your mama well). So here are some of the events happening in May Penang 2018 that we’ve picked just for you.

Top 10 Events Happening in May Penang 2018:

#1 HOMElove, Home & Living Expo (4-6 May)

Tired of that rusty old sink or stained broken furniture? It’s true furniture has a long life, still it has a limit. With Homelove, the best one-stop solution for your needs, they promise 3 BEST. Best sale, Best Deals and Best Rewards! Find discounts up to 70%, deals and bargains that could save your wallet a ton. With any purchase or RM1000 you are qualified for a gift redemption such as cash vouchers, goods, or even a trip to Bali. Welcome gifts are also available to first 100 visitors. While shopping, give back to the society through blood donation. You can also bring your kids for coloring contest. HOMElove is definitely one of the hottest events happening in May Penang 2018.



Address: 108C, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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#2 Nickelodeon Playground (28,29 April& 5,6 May)

Parents, this is for your kids(and you of course). Northern Region’s first ever Nickelodeon Playground is opened at Sunway Carnival Mall! Featuring characters group from the world of Nick Jr such as Shimmer and Shine, Paw Patrol, and Blaze and the Monster Machines.

Blaze and the monster machine.

The playground is available from 27 April until 13 May 2018. Your kids would definitely want to meet Nickelodeon characters in real life. On 28, 29 April and 5, 6 May, there’ll be a meet & greet session with Shimmer and Shine.

Race like Blaze and his best friend AJ at the Blaze and the Monster Machines racetrack. Pawsome slide (parents help needed) at the interactive Paw Tower is also one of the highlights. There are fun workshops for your kids to learn and interact as well. You and your kids are going to have an awesome, tiring day.

What’s more? You can win some Sunway Lagoon tickets away! Just stay tuned to Sunway Carnival Mall’s Facebook page for more information.


Address: 3068, Jalan Todak, Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang.
Meet&Greet with Shimmer and Shine: 12 p.m.,3 p.m.,5 p.m., 8 p.m.
Playground & Workshops: All Day


#3 Taste Fully Food & Beverage Expo (25-27 May)

Still not over food festivals and expo and tummy craving for more? Prepare yourself to get food coma again with Taste Fully. Not just a Penang event, Taste Fully has been held across West Malaysia. This mega event features endless mouth-watering food, discounts, bargains and deals. You’ll never walk out with empty hands. Worried about your weight and calories? Well let these three days be your Cheat Days. Let the food adventure continue. Be sure to check out Taste Fully, one of the major events happening in May Penang 2018.



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Address: 108C, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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#4 World Hoops 3X3 Challenger Penang (3-6 May)

“Eh why so many angmo playing basketball in a mall one?” Bet you asked this when you saw it in Gurney Paragon Mall last year. It’s actually World Hoops 3X3 Challenger. They’re back again in Penang this year with more nerve-wrecking moments. Witness teams from across the globe go head-to-head, with fierce battles to gain the throne. Of course, you’ll get to see over 180cm guys (hot ones) running around. Head over to Gurney Paragon Mall to support them. 3X3 Challenger is considered one of the most significant events happening in May Penang 2018.

FIBA 3×3 / Youtube


Cr: FIBA 3×3



Address: 163-D, Gurney Dr, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Time: 10 a.m.-10:15 p.m.
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#5 Taps Farewell Party (4-6 May)

Cr: @thesawemporium

Our favorite hangout spot, The Saw Emporium Penang has one sad news for you foodies. Those of you who’ve been there will know Taps Beer Bar. That’s right, they’re saying goodbye to us Penangites. With over 50 imported craft beers to choose from, Taps has been serving us for 6 months. To commemorate that, Taps is throwing a beer party! Join them for a never-ending beer party, and drink your way home. You’ll only get to have Taps until 6 May so why not go hard? Even if they’re gone, don’t forget about this: No gimmicks, no slogans,…just better beers.


Cr: @tapsbeerbar


Credit: @tapsbeerbar

Address: 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 George Town, Malaysia.
Time: 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
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#6 2018 Penang Eco 100 (10&11 May)

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The real-deal events happening in May Penang 2018, Penang Eco 100 started back in 2015. It is the 1st ever ultra trail event in West Malaysia with 50km and 100km category. Now, they’ve expanded to four categories, with 100 miles and 30 km added. This not only challenges you physically, but mentally as well. Only those who strong enough mentally and physically could finish the race. Why Eco though? Because the trail revolves around nature and cultural heritage. Being accorded the status of Super Trail of Asia Trail Master, Eco 100 is designed to be an international race. So are you tough enough to join?


Tailwind Penang Eco 100


Asia Trail Master

Address: E-Red Cosmo Alma Hotel,  G 32, Lorong Seri Alma, Pusat Perniagaan, Seri Alma, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
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#7 Reminiscing The Unforgettable Concert (5 May)

Editor went OMG when she first encountered this event. As the title suggests, this will truly be an unforgettable night. With huge stars that once influenced the whole Asia and even went international, it’s an honor for us to be held in Penang. Sammi Cheng, Jeff Chang, Phil Chang, and Donna Chiu, for the first time, they’ll gather on one stage to perform to us Penangites. The songs that once mended our souls, sung thousands of times in KTV would be live in Penang. Don’t hesitate, grab your friends and go together. This could also be the best and perfect gift for your mother in upcoming Mother’s Day.





Address: 108, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
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#8 Wesak Day (29 May)

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Observed by devotees to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and achievement of Nirvana. Devotees will meditate as well as participate in candle-lit processions in temples during the day. As a sign of benevolence, doves are set free and other charitable acts are also performed by devotees such as providing free vegetarian meals. In the evening is where the main attraction comes. A procession of floats decked with colorful flowers and bright lights accompanied by children singing and monks chanting prayers while sprinkling holy water throughout the journey. Some floats have even adapt the modern culture, where they’re decorated with different movie themes. This would normally take about 5 hours, walking around Georgetown.

Buddhist Bugs




Wonderful Malaysia

Address: Georgetown such as Burma, Macalister and Kelawai Road
Time: 6 p.m. onwards


#9 Penang Paddy Field Run 2018 (13 May)

This is yet another running events happening in May Penang 2018. We’ve heard of all kinds of run like bubble run or even color run. But Paddy Field run? Sounds interesting. The idea is to promote a healthier lifestyle and get back to nature. Apart from promoting the paddy field itself, you get to experience what paddy field truly looks like. It is also a great event for family bonding time, and get to nature together.

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Cr: Sekinchan



Address: Dewan Millenium, 13100 Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 6 a.m.
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#10 RM3 Back to 80’s

Miss those days when everything was so cheap? Your parents sure have told you on how they could fix their lunch with only RM0.50. We can’t buy lunch with RM0.50, but back then RM3 could. Today, getting a bread would cost you even more than that. That’s why they’re bringing you guys back to the good old days. With RM3, you get entertainment, food, workshops and more fun. Just bring along your friends and family. This might be one the most unique events happening in May Penang 2018 you’ve ever found.

The Nightowls-KDU Penang


Address: Khoo Kongsi. 18, Cannon Square, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 6 p.m.-11 p.m.


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