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Ten Days Three Festivals – November 24th until December 3rd 2017

2017 marks the sixth anniversary of Penang’s annual “Ten Days Three Festivals” season, a veritable relay race of festivals. First off the starting line is the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF), which will be held from November 24th until November 26th. Since its launch in 2011, it has developed into one of the most important […]

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Tales from The Mamak, September 15th-17th 2017

The Mamak is something quintessentially Malaysian. Of Indian Muslim heritage, the Mamak stall usually serves murtabak, roti canai and nasi kandar, is usually open to the street, and is usually open late or all night. Affordable food, unpretentious atmosphere, and extended opening hours have made them even more popular than Starbucks as a place for […]

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Penang Street Food Festival, 1st & 2nd September 2017

The folks who brought us the first Penang International Food Festival in April of this year are back, this time with two days dedicated to Penang’s favourite cuisine, Street Food. The earlier festival lasted two weeks, and was dedicated to food of the past, present and future (see here: http://penangfreesheet.my/penang-international-food-festival-april-15th-30th-2017/). This time, the organisers are focusing […]

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Butterworth Fringe Festival, August 12th-13th 2017

The Butterworth Fringe Festival is an annual event that first occurred in 2015 during that year’s George Town festival. It is a public and free street event celebrating art, heritage and culture, aiming to promote the development of both local and international art and putting the spotlight on the mainland Penang community of Butterworth.  In […]

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Macam-Macam Asean, 29th-30th July 2017

In its first week, the George Town Festival starts with a bang. Part of the line-up includes Macam-Macam Asean, an arts and crafts market packed with entertainment. What better way to celebrate South-East Asia’s amalgam of culture and heritage than with a locally produced smorgasbord of creative products, modern twists on traditional performing arts and […]

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