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Penang Hill Festival July 21st-29th 2018

Penang is introducing another new festival this year, and with its main objective as celebrating Penang Hill’s glorious history, natural habitat, and cultural heritage, it is a festival we hope will be success and repeated annually!  A former colonial hill station, Penang Hill is an integral part of the lives of Penangites, whether it is enjoyed […]

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Ulu Muda, The Anonymous Forest of Malaysia, March 3rd 2018

What does an ancient rainforest in Kedah have to do with Penang’s water supply? Ulu Muda is a rainforest dating back 150-170 million years, and at twice the size of Singapore, it stretches from the Malaysian border with Thailand at Yala to Baling in the north of Perak. Its three lakes and dams are drawn […]

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Towards a Nuclear-Free World, Friday February 23rd 2018 6pm

Retired Malaysian gynaecologist Datuk Dr Ronald McCoy was instrumental in the founding of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, a civil-society coalition of 468 organisations in 101 countries that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 for its work in promoting the adherence to and full implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear […]

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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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