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Vesak Day, May 29th 2018

Wesak Day, or Vesak Day, is a public holiday in Malaysia, marking the most important Buddhist festival of the year. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha, and is sometimes called “Buddha’s Birthday”. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Buddhist calendar, which in most […]

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Le French Festival, May 3rd-13th 2018

Mainly, but not only, a film festival, Le French Festival returns to Penang this year with sixteen of the best contemporary French films showing at the GSC Cinema in Gurney Plaza. Pretty much every film genre is represented, with romantic comedies, historical tales, social films, a biopic, an animated children’s film and a fantasy film. All […]

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Songkran Water Festival Penang, 13th April 2018

Songkran, also known as the Thai Water Festival, is a traditional Thai Festival to mark the New Year. Is also celebrated in Penang, notably along Lorong Burma in Pulau Tikus, where both the Thai Reclining Buddha temple and the Burmese Temple celebrate with gusto. The now almost-destroyed historic hamlet of Kampong Siam (Thai Village) is nearby; […]

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Mexican Film Festival, 2nd – 6th April 2018

After last year’s first ever Mexican Film festival in Penang, movie fans are delighted that the festival is back again this year, from April 2nd until 6th, with screenings every evening at 8pm in penangpac’s Stage 2. Each of the five successful Mexican films will be shown with English subtitles. Movie fans will know that the “Golden […]

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