Penang International Dragon Boat Festival
Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang (+604 261 9012/ fb.com/penangdragonboat). This exciting boat race has been running for over 30 years and takes place at the largest dam in Penang. Teams compete in dragon boats and race to the steady beat of a drum.
Esplanade, Penang. This colourful parade features giant bamboo poles carried by devotees to appease Taoist gods. The procession ends at the Esplanade with interesting performances.
Christmas Open House Celebration
Portuguese Settlement, Melaka. Every December, the villages of the Portuguese Settlement transform into a Christmas wonderland with fairy lights and elaborate decorations.