Monday, July 19, 2010

Latino Fiesta at Sigi's

The Star Property Fair 2010

Organised by Star Publications (M) Bhd in collaboration with Henry Butcher Malaysia Penang, the three-day extravaganza will be held at G Hotel and Gurney Plaza in Penang from July 23 to 25.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Georgetown Festival 1-31 July 2010

In conjunction with the 2nd anniversary of the recognition of Georgetown as the UNESCO World heritage site, there will be a massive celebration in Penang with many events lining up in July. Below are some of the competition line ups. I feel so proud to be a Penangite.

Organiser: Penang Global Tourism
Date: 7 July
Venue Flag off: Town Hall/ Esplanade
Time: 7am-2.30pm
Ticket Price: RM388
Enquiries: Ederic Low, 012 409 2539,

Aimed at raising awareness of the living heritage that is within George Town, the Heritage Trea-Shaw Hunt 2010 is open to the general public (locals and tourists) - preferably sponsored by a corporate body like a hotel, tour company or tourism attraction.
Participants may enter as two-person team. Each team will be assigned a trishaw rider and given clues to guide them along the treasure hunt route. The checkpoint locations throughout the Hunt will be of significance to Penang's culture and heritage; where teams will be required to search for answers or complete simple challenges/tasks. The Hunt is limited to 50 trishaws on a "first-come-first-serve" basis and the entry fee per team/trishaw is RM388. Closing date for registration is 28 June 2010 (Monday).

Organiser: Photographic Society of Penang (PSP)
Date: 15 June-10 July
Enquiries: Adeline Sam, 012-462 3368,

The photo contest is to promote the art of the photography among the Penangite. With the launch of this photo contest, we also aim to inspire the phtography enthusiasts of anu level in Penang to know more about the Penang Peranakan culture and the people of the different races here. We also aim to introduce the unique culture of the Penang Peranakan group to the local community and to the world through the photographs captured.

For details, click here
Click here to download the registration form

Organiser: Leo Club of George Town Central
Date: 18 July
Venue: Start and end at Komtar Walk (The competition will be all over the island)
Time: 7.30am-3.00pm
Ticket Price: RM 60 per team
Enquiries: Luke Goh, 017-4145880, Tommy, 012-4288594

Turn Over Penang is to motivate youngsters on their inspiriations and understanding on the history and heritage knowledge of Penang treasurers.

Organiser: Penang State Government & ATIC
Date: 31 July and 1 August
Venue: Heritage Court, Prangin Mall
Time: 9am - 6pm (31 July 2010) / 8am - 6pm (1 August 2010)
Ticket Price: RM 50 per team (Junior team), RM 200 per team (Open Category)
Enquiries: Yong Shan, 012-7657580

The Heritage Race will take the participants almost all over the Island will focus mainly on the heritage aspect of the island and the people. The city of Georgetown, a UNESCO world Heritage site will be featured as the central theme of the exciting and challenging Heritage Race.

Organiser: Penang Cycling Lifestyle Society
Date: 31 July
Venue: Within heritage core zone
Time: 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Ticket Price: TBD
Enquiries: Jee Say Hai, 012-488 4906

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wasup Penang - July 2010

UNESCO World Heritage Celebration 2010

George Town is celebrating its 2nd anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7th July 2010. A month-long "George Town Festival" is inaugurated in conjunction with this year's celebration, featuring over 30 programs throughout the month of July!

Period: 1-31 July 2010
Venue: George Town
Penang State Government, Municipal Council of Penang Island, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and Penang Global Tourism
Contact: 04-6505136
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MATTA Fair Penang 2010

Discover fabulous and value travel packages during this annual tourism fair.
2nd July 2010 (5pm - 9pm)
3rd & 4th July 2010 (10am - 9pm)
Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (Penang Chapter)
Ms Evelyn Toh or Ms Emilie Lim 04-8900106
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Penang TYT Open Charity Golf Tournament 2010

In conjunction with Penang TYT's birthday, the Penang State Government will be holding a 18 holes golf competition for team of 4. Around 120 participants are expected to take part in this international competition. This is a charity fun raising gold tournament for the TYT Fund. The Governor of Penang will be playing alongside corporate leaders in this event.
3rd July 2010 9am - 8pm
Bukit Jambul Country Club
Penang State Government
04- 6505136
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UNESCO World Heritage Celebration 2010 -  Streets Come Alive, Unforgettable George Town

Indulge yourself in a full day of events throughout George Town including street cultural performances by the multicultural communities of Penang, a heritage â€otrea-shawâ€� hunt, open house to public and private heritage buildings, a shophouse t rail , cemetery tour, and boat rides at the clan jetties. In addition, don't miss the chance to learn and get your hands on a variety of traditional crafts and foods from the numerous street stalls.
7 July 2010 8am - 11pm
George Town Heritage Core Zone
Penang State Government, Municipal Council of Penang Island, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and Penang Global Tourism
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PenFurnex 2010
PENFURNEX an annual event organized by Penang Furniture Manufacturers and Dealers Association (PFMDA) in July act as a platform for furniture entrepreneurs and consumers in the northern region to showcase latest, innovative ideas as well as elegant furniture and furnishing designs to meet the high level of quality demanded by today's consumers. Since the 1st Penfurnex held in 2004, consumers now has the best opportunity to source for the best furniture and furnishing products at competitive price.
16 - 18 July 2010
PISA (Penang Indoor Sport Arena)
Penang Furniture Manufacturers and Dealers Association (PFMDA)
604 - 398 6666
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Bon Odori Festival 2010

Bon Odori Festival is a Japanese Buddhist observance honouring the spirits of ancestors, who return once a year to visit their families. Traditional dance is performed to entertain the spirits of the ancestors. Fireworks of 15 minutes will be display at 10.00pm.
17th July 2010 6pm - 10pm
The Consulate of Japan, Penang State Tourism Development & Culture and Bon Odori Committee
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St Anne's Annual Novena & Feastday Celebration 2010

A 9 day prayer ritual that draws a congregation of its followers. In conjunction with the annual St Anne's fest which the Night of Candle ligt procession usually follows at the church grounds.
23 July 2010 - 1 August 2010 8am - 10pm
St Anne's Church Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth
St Anne's Church
04-538 6405
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Dragon Boat 1st Club Crew Championship for Commonwealth Countries

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival committee successfully bid for this Dragon Boat 1st Club Crew Championship for Commonwealth Countries in August 2009. The event is a warm up to the 7th IDBF Club Crew World Championship in Macau on 29 Jul-1 Aug 2010. We expect around 2,000 dragon boat participants to visit Penang to take part in this competition.
29 Jul-1 Aug 2010 From 8am-5pm
Teluk Bahang Dam
Penang State Government
06 - 650 5136
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