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Pe­nang In­ter­na­tional Dragon Boat Fes­ti­val

Teluk Ba­hang Dam, Pe­nang (+604 261 9012/­drag­onboat). 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.

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