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What's on in Penang
Project Occupy Beach Street
Every Sunday, Project Occupy Beach Street will temporarily barricade major streets adjacent to Lebuh Pantai for family-friendly, community activities that the public can be a part of. This is in conjunction to the state government's initiative for Penang Car Free Day, where everyone can utilize the six-hour, traffic-free space for brisk walking, jogging, biking, dancing and social activities - yes, busking is officially legit. Skip the drive to Lebuh Pantai on Sundays and hop on the public bus to these streets:Lebuh Pantai (eco-friendly zone) Healthy food sampling, car boot sales, recycling station, bicycle station for rent and street market (eco-friendly products and services).Lebuh Bishop (sport zone): Street soccer, basketball, zumba, bootcamp, fit club and other sport activities.Lebuh Gereja (cultural zone) Live music, street performance, historic building tours and street market.Gat Lebuh Gereja (play zone) Children games stall, weekly events (e.g, inflatable, singing, drawing etc.), roller blade.
Tropfest Southeast Asia
Conceived at The Tropicana Cafe in Sydney, Australia, Tropfest is the world's largest short film festival with franchises expanding from New York to Abu Dhabi. Following its successful inaugural opening at Esplanade, George Town, the second edition is set to be bigger with over 115 submissions across eight countries. This short film festival will screen a collection of shortlisted entries from Tropfest short film competition. Best of all, entries are free. For more on programme outline, shuttle bus service and handy tips, see website. For other Tropfest-related events, check out Southeast Asian Film Showcase and Roughcut.Watch the Top 16 finalists of Tropfest SEA here.
When The Earth Is No Longer Round
This community art project aims to create awareness for those who silently suffer from diseases that can't be seen in plain sight.
Call For Entries: George Town Festival 2015
Be part of George Town Festival 2015! Focusing on the spirit of freedom in George Town, submit your quirky yet original proposals by 15 February 2015. Download the proposal form at the George Town Festival website and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vince Low Art Exhibition
Vince Low’s life-changing discovery of his disability has inspired him to further pursue his passion, turning his innate talent for drawing into masterpieces. Using only a pen and paper, Low takes the art of scribbling to a whole new level – synthesising the exact character of the person depicted in his illustrations. His works has also been featured in The Daily Mail UK and The Huffington Post US.
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Top heritage hotels in Penang
The Blue Mansion by Samadhi
A Chinese courtyard-style mansion built on Feng Shui principles
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Historical building with luxurious rooms overlooking the sea
Colonial building with hyper modern, design forward interior