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Thaipusam Penang, January 30th-February 1st 2018

Celebrated each year during the full moon in the tenth month of the Hindu calendar – falling from mid-January to mid-February – is a key Hindu ceremony known as Thaipusam. It is an event that is especially observed by the Hindu community in Malaysia, where people pay respect to the highly revered deity, Lord Murugan. […]

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Seniloka Art Festival, December 9th-10th 2017

Penang has a brand new arts festival, and it is all about celebrating local culture and creativity. Supported by MBPP and Think City, and curated and managed by local arts groups Roots Fest, Localhouz and Literaseni, the intent is for Seniloka Art Festival to become an annual event, and one which is accessible for Penang’s working class […]

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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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