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Old 03-02-2018, 09:48 AM   #1936
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is there anything to do during CNY period in Penang?
recommendations for 1-3 pax accommodation?
will most shops reopen from the 2nd day onwards?

i read that the temples will be open and at its busiest and brightest though

appreciate any inputs!!
CNY period most shop will close for 1 week but got many CNY event.
Yes, Kek lok si temple will be very bright but also very crowd.

I go 2 weeks after CNY day, all shops back to normal but all events end liao.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:34 PM   #1937
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CNY period most shop will close for 1 week but got many CNY event.
Yes, Kek lok si temple will be very bright but also very crowd.

I go 2 weeks after CNY day, all shops back to normal but all events end liao.
hey thanks!

is there an area where the events concentrate at?

where do u recommend to stay at? now looking at airbnb and hostels

should be doing a drive up. any tips/things to look out for?
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:28 AM   #1938
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hey thanks!

is there an area where the events concentrate at?

where do u recommend to stay at? now looking at airbnb and hostels

should be doing a drive up. any tips/things to look out for?
QUICK RUN DOWN OF EVENTS ON DAYS 1-15

Eve of CNY. The Tow Boo Kong Temple in Butterworth will be having a big countdown and firework display at midnight. Unless you have your own transport, or can arrange with a taxi to take you over and wait for you, it’s not the easiest of places to get to.

1st Day - 16th February. This is a day when families tend to stay at home. It’s the one day of the year when you can go down to George Town and find a parking spot. Wealthier families, businesses, restaurants and hotels will call in Lion Dancers to drive out evil spirits. Listen for the sound of drumming and firecrackers.

The Chief Minister has in previous years held an Open House at the SPICE arena. Anyone can go.

2nd day - 17th February Lion Dancing continues, and you will still see it for the rest of CNY. The 2nd day is when families go to visit each other.

5th Day - 20th February. Penang Hill will be having their Chinese New Year Celebrations.
penanghill.gov.my/index.php/…

In previous years there have been activities up on the hill including Lion Dancers.

6th Day – 21st Feb - Snake Temple celebrations for Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong. Cultural dances, fire walking, performances, food.

7th Day - Man’s Birthday. The Tow Boo Kong Temple in Butterworth will be having a big Yee Sang (Lou Sang) tossing ceremony.

9th Day – 24th February – Hokkien New Year. Celebrations the night before on the 8th at the Clan Jetties and Air Itam to celebrate their forefathers escape from China by hiding in sugar cane plantations. Offerings include food, fruits, liquor and of course sugar canes.
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9th and 10th Days - 24th - 25th February – Penang Hot Air Balloon and Fiesta 7.00am – 9.30 pm at the Polo Ground. A few balloons fly, but only very early in the morning. You may need to get there at 6am to see them. https:/… and
penanghotairballoonfiesta.com

Day - 25th February – What used to be called the Penang Chinese New Year Celebrations this year is called “Searching for the beauty of Penang” – 4pm – 11pm George Town heritage enclave (Gat Lebuh Armenian + Lebuh Cannon). This year it is being run on a voluntary basis, following a disagreement between the Clan Associations and the State, and will probably be on a smaller scale. If you’ve been before do bear this in mind. https://www.facebook.com/penangcny/

15th Day – 2nd March – Chap Goh Meh. This is the Chinese Valentines night where traditionally unmarried girls, who were heavily chaperoned, used to go and throw oranges with their names on into the sea in the hope of finding a husband. The tradition still continues but now it’s mobile phone numbers. Various locations including the Esplanade and Straits Quay.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:31 AM   #1939
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hey thanks!

is there an area where the events concentrate at?

where do u recommend to stay at? now looking at airbnb and hostels

should be doing a drive up. any tips/things to look out for?
I stay in Sunway hotel before, location is good.
Most of the attractions will be in Georgetown and some on the ulu side like temple and farms.
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:43 AM   #1940
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where do u recommend to stay at? now looking at airbnb and hostels

should be doing a drive up. any tips/things to look out for?
My last stay with my family in Penang was at Marina Bay (AirBnB). It is walking distance to Gurney Drive Hawker Centre. The Condo is clean and quiet. They have a nice swimming pool. Security Guards on guard 24.7.

Self drive is a long journey from SG to Penang ( 9 hours ). Ensure you have enough rest in between.

Driving in Penang is challenging and need a lot of patience. Most of the time, they don't give way. So just drive defensively.
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