5 Unmissable Festivals in Penang July 2019

5 Unmissable Festivals in Penang July 2019

Most of the events are FREE to attend (yay!) and will be held in various spaces in the heritage enclave of George Town, as well as around the island and mainland. Here’s a highlight-reel of 5 incredible festivals that happening in Penang this July. #2019


1. George Town Heritage Celebrations #culture

George Town Heritage Celebrations #culture

The annual community-driven GTHC returns this year to mark the 11th anniversary of George Town’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Don’t skip this chance to participate in cultural, traditional activities and sample scrumptious delicacies that most Penang Lang cannot even resist!


2. George Town Festival #performingarts

George Town Festival #performingarts

GTF is a 16-day long festival of visual art, theatre, music, dance, comedy, film, photography and more. This year, there are more than 150 programs by over 500 talented performers from 20 countries taking part in the festival. It is definitely one of the must-catch cultural festivals you shouldn’t miss!


3. Penang Hill Festival #nature

Penang Hill Festival #nature

Adventure seekers can also take part in the night exploration activity as there will be a guided walk through some of the trails of Penang Hill in the dark to catch glimpses of nocturnal animals.


4. Bon Odori Festival #japanese

Bon Odori Festival #japanese

Feel the Japanese culture! – celebrated with dances and lively drum performances to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits. (not to mention the carnival-like Japanese food, fireworks display, and games!)


5. Penang Durian Festival #foodlovers

Penang Durian Festival #foodlovers

Get ready to eat all the durians in the world for only RM15! P.S. Do you know there are many award-winning durians in Penang? eg. Ang Hae, D16, Ang Jin, Ang Bak, D700 and etc.


Penang-ians like to celebrate, and you will too once you experience some of its one-of-a-kind festivals. P.S. Do you know we #Kwickar have over 1000 cars in Penang & Klang Valley?