Penang has always been a great place to hangout with it’s well known street food, it’s diverse culture, it’s heritage site and of course the beach and tourist place. Well, during a festive season, Penang also has line up a range of wonderful activities for it’s visitors! Let’s celebrate Chinese New Year in Penang!

Some of the Key Chinese New Year Happening Activities In Penang

Penang State Chief Minister’s Chinese New Year Open House

Event Date : 08 Feb 2016

Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first day of the lunar calendar with each year representing in a zodiac animal ruling sign. This year in 2016, it is the year of the Monkey. Chinese New Year Celebration usually start on the eve when family members gather for a Reunion Dinner. This is followed by having an open house for family and friends to visit one another and give Ang Pows.(Red Packets)

Lion dances are also performed to welcome auspiciousness into the household and workplace. If you are planning for a holiday to Penang, Don’t forget to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Penang’s Chief Minister, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng on the first day of Chinese New Year. There will be exciting programmes and food and beverages will be served.

Date: 8 Feb 2016

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Venue: sPICE, Jalan Tun Dr Awang

Contact Number: 04-650 5696

Entrance Fee: Free

Address: SPICE Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, Malaysia. (5.328269,100.280483)

Festival of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong Birthday

Event Date : 12 Feb 2016 – 13 Feb 2016

The Hokkien Kongsi will be celebrating the birthday of the Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong Deity of Hock Hin Keong (popularly known as the Snake Temple) on 13 February 2016, corresponding to the 6th Day of Chinese New Year on a very grandiose scale.

Date: Celebration is on 12 Feb 2016

Time: 6pm – 12am on 12 Feb 2016

Venue: Penang Snake Temple

Contact Number: +604-262 0202, +6012-433 1918

Address: Snake Temple Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, Malaysia. (5.314198,100.285246)

Penang Chinese New Year Celebration 2016

Event Date : 13 Feb 2016

This Year, Penang is welcoming the year of Monkey with various activities and performances around the heritage areas of George Town. The celebration promotes Penang Chinese community’s intangible heritage like its cultural practices, religious festivals, traditional arts and performance, cuisine and more. If you have more question you can contact below person in charge.

Date13 Feb 2016


Esplanade Penang

Lebuh Light

Lebuh King

Lebuh Penang

Lebuh Gereja

Lebuh Bishop

Lebuh Pantai

Lebuh Armenian

Contact Number: +6012-430 2251



Address: Penang, Malaysia. (5.416710,100.330110)

Pai Ti Kong Festival

Event Date : 15 Feb 2016

The 9th day of Chinese New Year also known as Ti Kong Che (Jade Emperor God’s Birthday). Penang has the most people celebrated this festival, especially at Chew Jetty.

It is celebrated on a grand scale by the Hokkien Clan to salute their forefathers escape in ancient China. At midnight, prayers are performed with offerings of food, fruits, liquor and sugarcane stalks to the Jade Emperor God.

Date: 15 Feb 2016

Time: 8pm onwards

Venue: Chew Jetty

Contact Number: +6012-412 6809

Address: Chew Jetty Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, Malaysia. (5.412152,100.340356)

Chap Goh Meh Celebration

Event Date : 22 Feb 2016

Celebrated on the 15th night of the Lunar New Year, it is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day. On this night, young ladies of marrying age venture out to popular sea promenades to throw oranges into the sea, wishing for a good soul mate. The Penang State Government will also be organizing a celebration on that night featuring delicious Penang street food as well as games, performances and a grand fireworks display.

Date: 22 Feb 2016

Venue: Penang Esplanade

Contact Number: +604-650 5136 , +604-261 9012

Address: Penang Esplanade Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, Malaysia. (5.421017,100.342043)

Kek Lok Si Temple Lighting Event

Event Date: 7 Feb – 22 Feb 2016

Kek Lok Si Temple will be fill with beautiful and colorful LED lights and lanterns. Both morning and night views are magnificent. Kek Lok Si Temple will be open on 8.30am until midnight during the period.

Venue: Air Itam

Address: 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia