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Hungry Ghost Festival 2014

Date: 27th July  –24th August 2014

Venue: Along the streets of Penang *refer to schedule

 The month long annual Hungry Ghost Festival this year falls on 27th July  –24th August 2014. The Chinese believe that every year, the Gates of Hell are opened for spirits and ghosts to return to earth and roam freely in search of food and to visit their living ancestors. Various prayers, religious actives, opera performances and puppet theaters will be conducted through out the month at various venues.

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Fort Cornwallis’ 228th Anniversary Celebration and Lighting Ceremony

Date: 11 August 2014

Time: 6.00pm-10.00pm

Venue: Fort Cornwallis

FREE ADMISSION

 Fort Cornwallis will be celebrating it’s 228th Anniversary this 11th of August 2014, organized by Eawin Berhad, the Fort’s management company.

The celebration will start from 6.00pm – 10.00pm and will be graced by Penang’s Chief Minister Y.A.B Lim Guan Eng and Y.B Dato Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Tourism and Culture.

There will be a variety of programmes for the whole family, which includes photography competition a, cultural dances and performances , Chinese acrobatic show, sand art performance and many more. The highlight will be singing performance from Akademi Fantasia winner Faizul  and Astro Star Quest Winner Uriah See.

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Asics Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014 Running Clinic & Early Bird Race Pack Collection

Date:     17 August 2014

Time:    7.30 am  (Running Clinic)

                8.30am (Early Bird Race Pack Collection)

Venue: Taman Bukit Jalil (Recreational Park)

Free admission. Registration required

The second Asics Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014 Running Clinic will be held on the 17 August  at Taman Bukit Jalil from 7.30am onwards. The Running Clinic aims to assist new and seasoned runners in preparation for the upcoming  Asics Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014. Participants can expect useful tips from experienced trainers and fellow runners at the Running Clinic.

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5th International Lion Dance Competition

Date: 9 & 10 August 2014

Venue: Megamall Prai

Time:  9 Aug-   2.00pm -9.00pm

          10 Aug (Final)- 2.00pm-5.00pm

Come and join the crowd to watch the action packed and exhilarating 5th International Lion Dance Competition 2014 as 18 teams from all over Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia and more battle it out for the championship title with their most creative and original lion dance performance.

The objective of the competition to promote Lion Dance as a healthy sport and a tourist attraction and also to build relationships with different countries. Lion Dance has become a multicultural sport and it is recognized as the National Heritage of Malaysia.

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