The Penang State Government has lined up a long list of interesting activities to usher in the Year of the Dragon.

Present to announce and launch the festivities was State Exco for Tourism and Creative Economy, YB Wong Hon Wai along with Penang Global Tourism Chief Executive Officer, Ooi Chok Yan and his team.

Wong added that Penang is also known for producing Chinese New Year songs even more creative than those from Taiwan and China.

“A group of young and talented local artists have come up with this video and song presentation. We are proud of their achievement,” he added.

He also highlighted that on the first day of CNY (Feb 10), the inaugural flight of flydubai will connect to Penang International Airport. 

Among the programmes include a combination of cultural, sporting and other interesting activities.

The list of activities started from Jan 29, 2024 with the Wooley car park in Butterworth putting up 10,000 lanterns. 

Other events include –

Feb 4 – Occupy Beach Street Chinese New Year Run 7am

Feb 10 – March 7 – Kek Lok Si Lights Display

Feb 11 – Penang Chief Minister Open House at Spice Arena 2pm

Feb 12 – First Avenue CNY Walk 7.30am

Feb 13 – CNY Open House at Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth from 7.30pm to 11.30pm

Feb 14 – Penang Snake Temple Flame Watching Festival 8pm

Feb 16 – Prosperity Lou Sang for Thousand People 7.30pm

Feb17 – Pai Thee Kong Celebration at Chew Jetty 8pm

Feb 17 – 33rd Jade Emperor God Celebration Bukit Mertajam 8pm

Feb 18 – CNY Miao Hui at Heritage Precinct Georgetown 4pm

Feb 23 -24 – CNY Miao Hui Butterworth at Guan Yin Ting Dou Mu Gong Temple Butterworth 7pm

Feb 23 – 26 – Thean Hock Keong Miao Hui Celebration at Thean Hock Keong Temple Butterworth 7pm 24 – Bukit Tambun Chap Goh Meh celebration at Bukit Tambun 6pm

Feb 24 – Chap Goh Meh celebration at Esplanade 6pm

Feb 24 – Poh Hock Seah Chneah Hoay Grand Float procession 7pm

Feb 24 – Chap Goh Meh celebration at Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth 7.30pm

Be sure to make a date with all of the above events in Georgetown, Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam and Seberang Perai.

Local singers presenting their CNY song