Come November, Penang gets ready for the lengthy local school holidays with even more artsy, cultural and sporty events.
George Town Literary Festival (Nov 24-26)
This festival gives critics, poets, thinkers and writers a platform to directly converse with their peers and fans as well as encourage a larger literary scene in the country.
ASICS Penang Bridge International Marathon (Nov 26)
This international sports event and world’s longest bridge marathon comprises a full marathon, half marathon, 10k marathon as well as fun run. Registration opens February 16.
In-Between Arts Festival (Nov 27-29)
A community event offering an alternative view on the arts, festivities usually include art and photography exhibitions, film screenings, live performances, traditional shows, pop-up markets and more.
Penang Island Jazz Festival (Nov 30-Dec 3)
This annual four-day event brings together local as well as international jazz acts onto one stage. There will be live performances, fringe stages, talks, exhibitions, workshop and of course jazz jam sessions.