Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hot Wheels Race World Challenge - 11th Leg

The Hot Wheels® Race World Challenge is coming to Penang! Hot Wheels® fans in Penang, you don’t want to miss your chance to win fabulous Hot Wheels prizes, so take part in the hottest race this season!

From the 20th August to the 31st August; bring your family and friends and take part in the eleventh leg of the Hot Wheels Race World Challenge. To participate, all you need to do is purchase two Hot Wheels basic cars and show your proof of receipt to the pit crew.

Take part in the hottest race this season! :

Venue: Toys ‘R’ Us store, Gurney, Penang
Time: 12 – 2pm, 3 – 5pm and 6- 8pm

Be the top two with the fastest race times and you’ll get invited to participate in the grand finale to be in the running to win fabulous prizes from Hot Wheels.

1st prize – Computer worth RM5,000 plus savings account with RM5,000 + 12 months K-Zone Subscription FREE

2nd prize – Computer worth RM3,000 plus savings account with RM3,000 + 12 months K-Zone Subscription FREE

3rd prize – Digital Camera & Portable MP3 Player worth RM1,800 + 12 months K-Zone Subscription FREE

Consolation prizes x13 – Hot Wheels toys and merchandise hamper worth RM1,000 + 6 months K-Zone Subscription FREE

**Terms and conditions apply.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thai Food, Fruits & Cultural Festival 2010

Date: 7th and 8th August 2010
Time: 10am to 11pm
Venue: Fort Cornwallis, Penang
FREE Admission

Coming this weekend – 7th & 8th August, the Penang State Government and Royal Thai Consulate-General of Penang will jointly organise a Thai Food, Fruits & Cultural Festival at Fort Cornwallis, Penang. During this time, the public will get an opportunity to experience the authentic culinary traditions and cuisines of Thailand and to witness as well, a few entertaining performances of Thai’s delicate and graceful traditional dances and also Thai’s well-known kick-boxing national sport – Muay Thai.

Thai food is internationally well known for its requisite aromatic and tasteful flavour characteristics. Ingredients such as herbs, chilli paste and fish sauce are often used and already synonymous with Thai’s cuisine. Be it spicy, sweet and/or sour, each cuisine has its own unique way of preparation and taste that will sure to tantalize one’s taste buds. There will be a great selection of fresh exotic juicy fruits from Thailand as well. So be sure to come and personally try out the many variety and selections of Thai’s freshly and deliciously prepared food to the public for these two days’ celebration.

Now besides food, there are some traditional performances lined up for the visitors as well. A group of 10 Thai traditional dancers garbed in beautiful embroidered costumes, will be demonstrating their graceful sophisticated dances to the audience. Thai traditional dances, during the past, were once performed as entertainment for the royal court. Now, it is definitely a privilege for the visitors to be able to personally watch the performance live.

Not forgetting too, the Muay Thai ‘fighters’ will also be showing their kick-boxing martial techniques on stage. Muay Thai was previously used as a practical fighting technique in actual warfare but as time gradually passes, it became a sport that’s performed in front of spectators for entertainment basis. Now, it has become a proud national sport of Thailand indeed.

So, do make time this weekend with friends and family to participate and experience this wonderful and interesting event. Admission is free and it’s from 10am to 11pm on both days. For more information on the performances time, kindly refer to the itinerary below.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Happenings in Penang in August

Chingay Competition 2010
Come and witness this stunning competition by the best Chingay masters. It is a competition of balancing giant flags with outstanding acrobatic stunts. Penang State Tourism Development & Culture organize this 2nd year National Chingay Championship.
7th August 2010 From 8.00pm to 11pm
Penang State Government
n/a 604-6505136 

Ghost Festival 2010
The Ghost Festival is celebrated by Chinese on the 7th month of the Chinese lunar month. In Chinese tradition, the entire seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month, in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm.
Period             10th August 2010 to 7th September 2010
Venue             All around Penang
Organiser        Temple association or community association

Ramadhan Bazaar 2010

For the Muslim, the fasting month is occurred a month before the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. During the fasting, ramadhan bazaar is setup on every day during the fasting month. The bazaar will sell a lot variety of Malay food and also other food which starting on 4pm-5pm onward till 7pm-8pm. Come and experience the abundant and tasty Malay food that available in Penang.
Period             11th Aug 2010 to 9th Sept 2010
Venue             All around Penang
Organiser        Penang State Government & Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce
Contact           +604-261 3016

Feel free to visit for more information.