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VisitPenang 2014 July IV Newsletter

July 30, 2014 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2014

Date: 28 August 2014.

The Eid or commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa in Malaysia, is celebrated on the 1st of Syawal (according to Hijrah Calendar) to mark the end of Ramadhan.

It is a national holiday in Malaysia and this year, it falls on the 28 August 2014

In general, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a holiday that celebrates reconciliation, reunions and renewing of relationships with others, especially family members. You may find all the air and bus tickets all over Malaysia fully booked or sold out during this festive season as Malaysians take this opportunity to visit their family members and hometown.

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Hotel Equatorial Penang Offers Special Room Rates for Asics Penang Bridge International Marathon Participants

Reigning 250 feet above sea –level, the five star Hotel Equatorial Penang which is strategically located minutes away to the Penang Bridge, Penang International airport, shopping malls and a 20 minute drive to the heritage city centre is the official hotel for the Penang International Bridge Marathon 2014.

The hotel which showcases 662 rooms and suites that are meticulously designed to make one’s stay intuitively comfortable and convenient is offering marathon runners special room rates that range from RM360.00++ per room/night.  Valid for stays from 15 to 16 November 2014, the Premier room rates which are subject to 10% service charge, 6% government tax and RM3 local government fee include return transfer to the nearest starting point of the marathon venue and complimentary internet usage.

For those taking a flight to the island, airport transfers at RM60.00 per car/per way can be arranged by the hotel.

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George Town Festival 2014

Date: 1-31 August 2014

George Town Festival (GTF), which runs from 1-31 August, once again brings a dazzling array of international and local performances, exhibitions, and creative events that celebrates the arts and positions Penang as one of the ASEAN region’s major cultural hotspots.

GTF has earned acclaim from leading cultural bodies including the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) as well as the Motion Picture Association, who note that the festival has a “deep appreciation for how arts and culture can benefit a community.”

The unique appeal of GTF, which annually draws international crowds of over 200,000 to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, lies in its merging of distinctive spaces, world-class acts, and local talent.

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TimeOut Penang’s Weekly Picks

World Heritage In Japan showcases 67 photos by award-winning photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi. Konsert Kopitiam is a music event held at various cafes around George Town. Merging Inks is an interactive art and music event held in an intimate setting. A powerful theatre performance about Malaysia’s past, No Cover Up penetrates questions about the structures of society and ultimately, our very own humanity. Join Tim Donoghue as he launches his new and full autobiography, ‘Karpal Singh, Tiger Of Jelutong’.

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