Foodies, did you know there are a lot events happening in the month of February 2018? Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day? Mehh they’re so typical that everyone knows (maybe). Truth is, Penang has a lot more upcoming events that are very exciting, fun and informative. Here we are to share with you guys the events happening in Penang February 2018.
According to Date:
1. 1 FEB-Launching Of @CAT FOOD Bank
Hosted by IMAX TECH Solution, FOOD Bank aims to reduce food waste by asking public to donate food that are still in good condition to the poor and needy. When was the last time you clear your cabinet and fridge? Found extra groceries that are close to expiry and don’t know what to do with it? Bring them over to FOOD Bank, a platform to channel them to soup kitchen and needy. It wont cost you much, plus it’s a good deed.
Address: @CAT, Level 3 of Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Gat Lebuh China, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Time: 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
2. 2&3 FEB- Yellowing (亂世備忘) | Penang Screening & Discussion with Director
Calling all Yellowing fans, this is something you must not miss. A film about a political movement, the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong that happened back in 2014, free screening would be held in Hin Bus Depot. Along with the director, Chan Tze Woon, together there will be a Q&A Session. This event is held for two days, the first day conducted in Chinese and the second conducted in English. The film is in Cantonese but there are Chinese and English subtitles available.
Address: 31a Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Malaysia.
Time: 8 p.m.-11 p.m. for both days
3. 2-4 FEB- Sundown Festival
What happens after the sun sets ? From appetizers to supper, Sundown Festival has got your cravings fixed. It’s an enormous gathering of cafes and bars in Penang which includes music, food, art and craftsmanship. Located at Macallum Connoisseur’s outdoor carpark, be sure to starve before you come.
Location: 1, Gat Lebuh Macallum, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 5 p.m. onwards
4. 3 FEB- Ultimate Foam Party
A monthly event held by Hard Rock Hotel every first Saturday of the month, this is one massive foam party by the poolside. Release the beast and dance along the music played by Live DJ, cover yourself in foam and have fun. Besides that, there will also be surprise performances or gimmicks by the organizers and other exciting event games.
Location: Hard Rock Hotel, Batu Ferringhi Beach,11100 Penang, Malaysia.
Kids’ Foam Party: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., RM20 nett per child
Adults’ Foam party: 8 p.m.-10 p.m., RM30nett per adult
5. 4 FEB- Penang Food & Travel 1st Anniversary Celebration Fair
A platform dedicated to introduce Penang’s delicacies and attractions just like us, Penang Food & Travel is celebrating their first anniversary together with you all. One of the most exciting events happening in Penang February 2018, there will be delicious food along the streets, together with fun filled activities and performances. An all-in-one event just for you, it’s suitable for everyone including kids
Location: Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Malaysia. (Occupy Beach Street)
Time: 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/464207140647778/
6. 11 FEB- Occupy Beach Street Run
Back by popular demand, this year’s run is themed bright and vibrant red, you’ll be able to soak in the festive of Chinese New Year’s mood in advance by joining a 5km distance fun run around George Town World Heritage Site. Also, roam the streets and find high stilt lion dance, war drums performance as well as all forms of colorful celebrations by pleasant surprise.
Address: Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Malaysia. (Occupy Beach Street)
Time: 7 a.m.
7. 11 FEB TO 15 MAR- Kek Lok Si Display of Lights
Kek Lok Si Temple pulls thousands of peoples, whether tourist or local each year especially during the month of Chinese New Year. This is because the temple only turn on its beautiful, mesmerizing lights during that short period. Showcasing more than 10,000 lights, it is believed this act of faith will bring them peace, luck and prosperity. This is one of the major events happening in Penang February 2018.
Address: Kek Lok Si Temple, 11500, Air Itam Penang.
8. 24 FEB- Pai Ti Kong Festival
Ti Kong Seh, also known as the Jade Emperor’s Birthday, is the 9th day of Chinese New Year. This day is also the first day of Hokkien New Year, celebrated on a grand scale by the Hokkien clan to commemorate their forefathers escape in ancient China. When the clock strikes 12, prayers are performed with much gaiety with offerings of food, fruits, liquor and sugarcane stalks to the Jade Emperor God.
Address: Clan Jetties, Penangkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Penang.
9. 24&25 FEB- Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2018
The highlight of this article, also one of the most important events happening in Penang February 2018, is the hot air balloon festival. The only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia, It’s a one-of-a-kind experience. Numerous hot air balloons by international and local balloonists will reside in Padang Polo over the 2-day festival, together with family-friendly activities, creative workshops and more.
Address: Padang Polo, 10450 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
Time: 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
10. 25 FEB- Penang Chinese New Year Celebration
Locals might be more familiar with the name ‘Miao Hui’ (庙会), an annual Chinese New Year Celebration of the island by the Chinese. This event seeks to enlighten younger generations and tourists about the history of the clan houses and Chinese-based organisations, and also the Chinese culture. Performances such as lion dance, traditional dances, skits, and many more will be held along the streets of Georgetown. There are also lots of Chinese and local delicacies to be sold so be sure to participate and fully experience the Chinese vibes.
Address: Streets within the George Town World Heritage Site namely King Street, Bishop Street, Church Street, Penang Street, Chulia Street, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Cannon Street and Armenian Street.
Time: 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
We’ve come to the end, don’t forget to mark your calendar and indulge in these crazy exciting events! Do follow Penang Foodie and share this to your peers so that you guys can go to some of these events together.