Creating new and vibrant connections between the traditional and contemporary, the past and the future, Penang’s most anticipated cultural festival is back. George Town Festival (GTF), the annual month-long celebration of arts, culture, heritage, and community draws thousands of visitors to Penang each year to witness and participate in more than 100 events. The grand feast of music, dance, film, arts, food, and visual spectacles starring both local and international talents transforms the city into a global stage. Community access to world-class performances are affordably priced, if not free of charge. This year, GTF is also launching the Arts for Humanity movement with an aim to create greater community engagement, administer better access to the arts, and to educate and foster talents. From July 29 to August 28 at George Town, Penang. www.georgetownfestival.com GUILTY PLEASURE Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate. Ramadan is a blessed time for giving, and in celebration of a season of generosity and sharing, Patchi is offering a rich selection of readymade boxes and arrangements. Whether it’s decorated chocolates or Patchi’s signature Ramadan specialty Tasali collection, we’re all suckers for these chocolate gifts. It is a unique way of reaching out to our loved ones, especially if it means they can indulge their sweet tooths all the way through Raya.
Get excited for an entire month of fun-filled activities
A collection of Patchi chocolates