Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Floating Bookshop Comes to Johor Bahru

If you are somewhere in the south of Peninsula Malaysia, Johor Bahru, to be exact, you may want to visit this floating bookshop that is currently docked at the Pasir Gudang ferry terminal.

The Doulos is no ordinary ship — it has a bookshop onboard, giving it the nickname “the floating bookshop”. Built in 1914, the MV Doulos is the world’s oldest passenger liner.

The vessel has sailed to 600 ports in more than 100 countries over the past 31 years, bringing books all over the world. It has a crew of 320 people from 50 countries.

During its stop in Johor, this is its sixth time, the MV Doulos will be open to the public until Oct 6.

Opening times are from 10.30am-10pm (Tuesday-Saturday) and 2pm-10pm (Sunday and Monday). Admission is RM1.

“Discover Doulos” open day exhibitions will be held on Sept 27 and Oct 4 from 3pm to 6pm.

Latest Update - No new H1N1 deaths as at Sep 27

According to the Director-General of Health, there has been NO new deaths from influenza A(H1N1) recorded for the past one week and the total so far remains at 77. Yay!

He said 45 new cases with influenza like illness (ILI) were warded in 92 hospitals nationwide while 140 were discharged, leaving the total at 761.
Laboratory tests confirmed that 14 per cent or 103 of the patients were infected with H1N1.

18 per cent or 19 of the them were in the intensive care units(ICU) including two new cases while two patients were discharged.

The latest information on H1N1 infection can be obtained by calling the hotline 03-8881 0200 or 03-8881 0300 from 8am to 5pm, e-mail at and on the ministry's website at

Source: NST

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wedding Dresses in Kuala Lumpur

Are you getting married and are looking for a Wedding dress shop? If you are in Kuala Lumpur, below contact information is what you'll need..

Click on image below to enlarge..

You can find more Wedding Dress shops here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LRT extension - Thousands to benefit

Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs (locally referred to as Klang Valley) are serviced by two Light Rail Transit lines, (besides other modes of public transportation). They are the Kelana Jaya and Ampang lines. Thousands of Klang Valley residents will benefit and are looking forward to the proposed extension to both LRT lines.

The Ampang LRT extension would cover 17.7km, and start from the Sri Petaling Station, passing through areas like Bukit OUG, the Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Club, and into Puchong before ending at Putra Heights. It will have 13 new stations.

There will be seven stations with park and ride facilities, six of which will be developed as multi-storey car park complexes. Adequate parking is essential at LRT stations.

The Kelana Jaya LRT extension starts from the Kelana Jaya station, passing through Subang Jaya and USJ, before ending at Putra Heights. It covers 17km with 13 stations.

The line will also have five stations with park and ride facilities.

All stations will be equipped with the usual lifts, escalators, public telephones, surau (prayer areas), and toilets.

It will also be disabled-friendly with facilities for ramps, lifts, low ticket counters and special toilets.

The image below is an artist's impression of one of the new stations on the line.

From Sep 15 until Dec 14, the proposed extension and alignment of the two LRT lines, as well as the facilities provided at the stations, will be on display for public viewing at the following venues:

Department of Railways (Ministry of Transport)
13th Floor, Menara dayabumi,
Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin,
50050, Kuala Lumpur.

Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
Ground Floor,Menara DBKL 2,
Jalan Raja Laut,
50350 Kuala Lumpur.

Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya
Lobi Menara MBPJ,
Jalan Tengah,
46200 Petaling Jaya.

Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya,
Level 1, Persiaran Perpaduan USJ5,
47610 Subang Jaya.

Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam
Lobby A, Wisma MBSA,
Persiaran Perbandaran,
40000 Shah Alam.

* Display hours are from Mon to Fri from 9am to 5pm. It is closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Members of the public are invited to give their feedback on the proposed lines at the locations for the company to consider all the options to cater to the people living in the community.

The 35km of lines, estimated to cost about RM7bil, will be elevated and are expected to be ready by 2012. Transport company Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd said another 35 four-car trains to the Kelana Jaya line will be added. It now has 35 two-car trains.

Another 12 to 14 six-car trains would be added to the 30 now serving the Ampang line.

Source: The Star.. Thousands to benefit from LRT extension

Off-peak Highway Toll Exemption and Discount

Hari Raya is most probably set for Sep 20 and 21, so the exodus of city-folk returning to their hometown has already started for some.

For the first time, all vehicles using the KL-Karak Highway and the East Coast Highway (Phase 1) on Sept 18 and Sept 24 from midnight until 5am, will be exempted from paying toll.

The time between midnight and 5am is supposed to be the least congested thus smoother traffic.

About 200,000 vehicles a day are expected to ply the East Coast expressway from Gombak to Jabor, Terengganu during the festive period.

Meanwhile, private vehicles using the North-South Expressway and ELITE highways will enjoy up to 20% discount on toll charges in conjunction with the Hari Raya. The discount will be applicable to private car owners – which are categorised as Class 1 motorists – travelling during off-peak hours on Sept 16,17,18, 22, 24 and 25 between midnight and 7am.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cheaper International Malaysian Passport

Malaysians will be happy to note that the government based on feedback from the people has decided to come up with a cheaper Alternative International Malaysian Passport. This is from Oct 1.

The new passport costs RM100 for a two-year validity versus the normal 5-year passport that costs RM300 for a 32-page document and RM600 for a 64-page passport.

This new alternative passport would be much welcomed by Malaysians who only need make a trip overseas once in a while such as those going for the haj to Mecca or accompanying their children studying overseas.

Source: The Star.. Infrequent travellers can opt for cheaper passports

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More MAS flights to meet Hari Raya rush

In view of increased travel during Hari Raya, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has increased its number of flights to meet an increased demand.

49 extra flights, providing an additional 14,882 seats, have been added to the existing services from Sept 17 thru to Sept 28. Popular destinations will be covered.

Additional flights may be added pending demand and availability of aircraft and flight crew.

For those travelling to Medan, the Kuala Lumpur-Medan services will be increased to 23 times weekly from the existing 14 times weekly to accommodate the expected increase in traffic demand during this holiday period.

Existing promotional fares are also valid on some of these extra flights. Contact MAS 24-hour call centre at 1-300-88-3000 for reservations and enquiries about the additional flights.

Mass Wedding Day 090909

As the world commemorated 090909 yesterday, Malaysian folk too joined in events that made the day memorable and meaningful.

Nine couples exchanged vows at the Kuala Lumpur Tower overlooking the city of Kuala Lumpur.

Elsewhere in George Town, Penang, the heritage city was a hive of activity as mass wedding ceremonies were held against the backdrop of historical structures and sites.

The Penang Chinese Town Hall was a popular venue as two mass wedding ceremonies were held - one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

Thirty-eight couples hopped on trishas to get from Cititel Penang to the hall at about 10.15am.

In the afternoon, 67 couples got married in the same hall witnessed by scores of friends and relatives.

At Macalister Road, 93 couples chose the Che Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society building to exchange rings and vows.

At E&O Hotel, 20 couples tied the knot in a full-day wedding programme organised by a bridal house.

Source: The Star..Couple tie the knot on 090909 after dating for nine years

H1N1 Status Update (Sep 10)

If you are planning a trip to Malaysia and is wondering about the H1N1 status? Fear not as the death rate due to Influenza A(H1N1) in the country is within a normal range, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

In fact, Malaysia has been praised for its efficiency in detecting and treating influenza cases. As of yesterday, the death toll from the flu remained at 73 with no new deaths reported for six consecutive days. Also, the infection rate in the country is declining.

Welcome to Malaysia!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sheraton Subang Hotel & Towers - Ramadan promotion

The Ramadan promotion at Sheraton Subang Hotel & Towers’s is themed “Nites of Ramadan”, featuring a fusion of four sets of home-grown favourites from the various states of Penang, Malacca, Terengganu and Perak.

The main attraction is the grilled whole lamb which is served with nasi Arab. Well-marinated with spices imported from the Middle-east, the lamb is served with a choice of mint, BBQ and black pepper sauce.

The ‘Nites of Ramadan’ is priced at RM75++ per person (Monday to Fridays) and RM86++ per person (Saturdays and Sundays) at Melati Hall and Grand Selangor Ballroom. Those having their buka puasa at Terazza Brasserie can enjoy the buka puasa at RM80++ (Mondays to Fridays) and RM90++ (Saturdays and Sundays).

■ TERAZZA BRASSERIE, SHERATON SUBANG HOTEL & TOWERS, Jalan SS12/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-5031 6060 ext 1926. Business hours (ramadan promotion) 6.30pm - 10.30pm daily.

Source: The Star

Breaking Fast at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

A LARGE selection of food, comprising cuisine from various cultures, is the highlight of the Ramadan promotion at Taman Sari Brasserie in Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

The promotion featuring international and local dishes, offers about 100 dishes daily. Its offering, which includes food stalls and cook stations, extends right up to its breezy poolside for diners’ comfort.

Some of the interesting additions to the promotion this year are the Indian Tandoori and the Szechuan Chinese dishes. There is also a lemang and rendang stall.

There is also a Middle Eastern corner which serves traditional dishes like Fatoush, Tabouleh, Hummus and Mtabal.

If you are a bubur fan, there is a choice of five types of Bubur. They are Bubur Pulut Hitam, Bubur Kacang Hijau, Bubur Jagung and Serawa Durian.

Pickles are also part of the desserts section.

The promotion is priced at RM99++ per person. The buffet is priced at RM90++ per person for early birds on week 1 and 4.

■ TAMAN SARI Brasserie, Istana Hotel, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2141 9988 ext 3667. Business Hours: Breakfast Buffet (6am-10.30am, weekday; 6am-11am, weekend) ; Lunch Buffet (noon-2.30pm); Dinner Buffet (6.30pm-9.30pm).

Source: The Star

Middle Eastern Break fast delights

Thinking of trying something new to break fast this Ramadan? Why not head on over to Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside Hotel to its swanky all-day dining restaurant, simply christened B’s?

The unique hotel in Precinct 5 near the Maritime Centre and sprawling Water Sports Complex welcomed its first batch of guests last year, in time for the Putrajaya International Water Sports. It is poised to become another tourist draw in the area.

For its first Ramadan, B’s has adopted a Middle Eastern theme and has gone to great lengths to ensure guests are captivated by the food and setting and where waiters sport the tarboosh – a high, flat-topped red cap with a tassel worn by Middle Eastern men.

A whole baby lamb slowly roasted over a fire is the main draw at the Ramadan buffet. A large platter of simmering aromatic saffron-colored Kabuli rice complements the roast lamb.

The buffet features a wide variety of tempting Middle Eastern mezze (appetisers) daily and the person responsible for such a lavish spread is Egyptian guest chef Amr Aly Aly El-Safty who is on a short sojourn at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside for Ramadan.

There were Dolmades or rice parcels wrapped in vine leaves, Egg­plant Bil Labnah, Marinated Burghul Salad, Spiced Cous Cous Salad, Pita Bread with Hummus or chick pea and olive oil paste, Baba Ghanoush or eggplant dip, Tabbouleh or cracked wheat mixed with ripe tomato, cucumber and green onion, and Tahina or a thick paste made from ground sesame seed.

The main spread consisted of Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak Bertimun Tua (sultan fish cooked with fermented durian and old cucumber), Udang Masam Manis (stir-fried sweet and sour prawn), Ayam Masak Lada Hitam (braised chicken with soya and black pepper), Kambing Briyani (braised lamb with herbs and spices), Ketam Goring Berempah (deep-fried spicy crab) and Pucuk Manis Lemak Labu Kuning Berubi Keladi (braised coconut with young pumpkin and yam).

The Ramadan spread at B’s, priced at RM87++ per adult with 50% off for children between six and 12 years old, also features 10 stations offering noodles, Japanese and Chinese fare, snacks, desserts and thirst-quenchers.

■ B’S, Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, 2 Jalan P5/5, Precinct 5, Putrajaya (Tel: 03-8890 0446). Business Hours: Daily, 24 hours.

Source: The Star

SMART tunnel to be closed

The Star reported that the Storm-water Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) will be closed to all vehicles between 11pm tomorrow (Sept 9) and 6am on Thursday for the maintenance of the tunnel system.

Further enquiries can be made via the SMART helpline at 1-300-887188. — Bernama

New Malaysian Stamps to feature Green buildings

Stamp- or first-day cover collectors would be happy to note that three energy-efficient buildings will appear in a special collection of first-day covers by Pos Malaysia to highlight the concern over global warming.

The buildings – Pusat Tenaga Malaysia in Bandar Baru Bangi, the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry and Energy Commission headquarters in Putrajaya – will be commemorated in various denomination stamps to be released tomorrow.

Pusat Tenaga’s green energy office – which is the first public building designed with the capability to generate its own energy – will be featured on the 30 sen stamp while the award-winning ministry’s headquarters will be seen on the 50 sen stamp.

The RM1 stamp will highlight the office for the Energy Commission – also known as the Diamond building for its inverted pyramid concept to create extensive shading and reduce heat.

The first-day covers with the three stamps are priced at RM2.10, folders at RM5.50 and a full set of stamps, first-day covers and folders will be sold at RM43.60.

Source: The Star

National Registration Dept counters open at different times

The National Registration Department counters in Putrajaya and all state headquarters will be open to the public from 9am to 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays beginning this month.

The time was changed from 8am to 1pm.

For Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, the working hours on Fridays are 9am to 12 noon and for Saturdays from 9am to 2pm, according to a statement by the Department.

In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Department would be closed from Friday, Sept 18 for Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu; and for other states from Saturday, Sept 19.

All the departments would begin operation again on Wednesday, Sept 23.

For further enquiries, call (603) 88807077/ 7071/ 7067.

Source: The Star

Monday, September 07, 2009

Street Food Guide

Here in Malaysia, cheap food can be found at every street corner at any time of the day or night. In fact, Malaysia is a food heaven. When it comes to local food, the choice is endless in the variety of local fare available - Malay, Chinese, Indian food. Below are three popular local food meals and where you can find them. Each serving would cost you no more than RM5 - not even USD1.50.

SEAFOOD PORRIDGE - Take your pick: The porridge at Joo Leong Café can be customised with your pick of seafood items.

179-H, Sungai Tiram. Bayan Lepas, Penang. Open: 6pm-11pm. Closed on Mondays.

This was the first seafood porridge place in town when it opened 31 years ago, and it remains the top destination for those seeking this dish.

At the counter, containers are filled with fresh seafood (at market prices) such as crabs, prawns, fish maw, fried fish, fish balls and frogs’ legs. Just pick out the ingredients you want, and they will be cooked for you with porridge (or noodles).

The seafood is cooked to just the right texture, flavouring the porridge with its sweetness.

Food takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the table, especially during peak hours. Most diners do not complain however, as there is really good ang koo with a gene­rous, smooth mung bean filling, or buttered toast sprinkled with sugar to tide them over while waiting.

Outside King’s Confectionery, Jln SS2/67, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 012-211 5634. Open: 11am-5pm. Closed on Fridays.

The prawn crackers or keropok elevate rojak into something really special, and most of the stall’s patrons will request for extra crackers. Crunchy and crisp, the crackers complement the spicy-sweet peanut sauce very well. On Saturdays, the stall moves to Jalan SS2/60, in front of the Maruzen light shop. The operators also have another van parked outside Kedai Runcit Chuan Seng, Jalan 21/67, Seapark.

HOE KEE CHICKEN RICE SHOPFlavourful: - Garlicky chicken rice balls are an integral element of Hoe Kee’s chicken rice.
4, Jln Hang Jebat (Jonkers Street, next to the old Chung Kiaw Bank), Malacca. Open: 7.30am-4pm. Closed last Wednesday of the month.

This stall is one of two prominent chicken rice shops at the corner of the touristy “antique street” area. Madam Tan Hin Lee and her brother took the business over from their parents and claim that they were the first to set up the chicken rice business in the area over 40 years ago.

Hoe Kee’s smooth, round rice balls are flavourful and garlicky, with grains that flake when the balls are broken. The boiled chicken is firm and tender.

Apart from the chicken, the shop also serves asam fish curry, black bean soup and lotus root soup.

Source: The Star

Scrumptious dishes for this Ramadan

If you are in the southern region of Peninsula Malaysia and are looking for places to buka puasa (break fast), here is a list of hotels serving scrumptions dishes courtesy of The Star.

MERCURE Johor Palm Resort & Golf will be having a Ramadan Buffet promotion at their in-house restaurant Medan Palma priced at RM49 ++ for adults and RM30 ++ for children. The buffet also features a 9+1 Deal where, for every booking for 10, 1 person gets to dine for free. RM2 from each customer will be given to charity. Tel: 07-599 6000.

DORSETT Johor Hotel’s Ramadan Feast is back. The feast includes a sumptuous meal priced at RM40 nett for adults and RM20 nett for children. The offer is valid from Aug 24 onwards from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. For reservations, call 07-360 1000.

ZON Regency Hotel Johor BARU is organising Berbuka Puasa & Win for diners at its Salt ‘n’ Pepper Café Restaurant (Level 5) and Sukhothai Restaurant (Level 6). Over 52 dishes from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Middle East are available in the dinner buffet. It also offers Sahur by the sea throughout the fasting month. Food stalls and seats have been set up in an outdoor area where one can enjoy the gentle sea breeze. A spread of local delights such as Teochew Porridge and Chef’s Hot Wok Noodles is served from 11pm to 6am daily. Priced at RM60+ (adult) and RM30+ (children aged four to 12 years). For reservations, call 07-221 9999.

Diners can berbuka puasa at PULAI SPRING Resort JOHOR and feast on an array of dishes including ulam, salads, Malay porridge, seafood and grilled lamb. The buffet features a special offer where, for every booking of 10, one gets to dine free. The price is RM65++ for adults and RM38++ for children. For bookings or details, call 07-555 4717.

GRAND Paragon Hotel Johor Baru has a 1Malaysia buffet spread in conjunction with Ramadan. The buffet features a variety of items prepared by house chefs Leong and Syed Ramly. It is priced at RM55++ for adults and RM28++ for children. For bookings and other details, call 07-268 5222 ext 5255/5326 or send e-mail to

SUMMERSET Resort in Kuala Rompin, Pahang, offers traditional fare to break fast with. The buffet promotion costing RM30 nett per person ends on Sept 18. Pay for 10 people and the 11th person eats for free. The hotel also has room packages for Ramadan that cover buka puasa and sahur meals for two people. Buffet dinner on Saturdays and eve of public holidays is priced at RM40 nett (adult) and RM24 nett (child). Guests looking for music after dinner can head to The Lobby Lounge where Cherrie Berries from the Philippines is performing. The live music starts at 7pm nightly except Thursday. For reservations, call 09-4141 888.

DE RHU Beach Resort Kuantan is offering the Citarasa Malaysia buka puasa buffet priced at RM45 nett (adult) and RM19 nett (children aged four to 12 years) while senior citizens enjoy a 30% discount. More than 35 dishes are in the spread, including a selection of nine main courses. Room promotions are available during Ramadan starting at RM85. On the first and second days of Hari Raya, the buffet dinner will be priced at RM35 nett (adult) and RM24 nett (child). For reservations, call 09-557 9000.

Join the traditional breaking of fast while enjoying a spectacular view of the South China Sea at the simple yet elegant Kampung Restaurant in HYATT REGENCY Kuantan. It features over 60 dishes ranging from traditional Malay to Indian and Chinese prepared in open kitchens. It is priced at RM58++ (adult) and RM29++ (children aged five to 12 years). For reservations, call 09-518 1234 or visit

HOTEL SRI PELANGI in Muar, Johor is serving a combination of traditional and contemporary dishes for buka puasa at its coffee house. Asam Pedas, Gulai Lemak, Pengat Pisang and Ikan Bakar can be found alongside Black Pepper Beef and pudding. The Ramadan buffet is available until 10pm. It is priced at RM25 for adults and RM15 for children (seven to 12 years old). There is a 50% discount for patrons aged 55 and above. For reservations, call 06-951 8088.

PUTERI RESORT AYER KEROH MALACCA offers a kampung-style buka puasa buffet that includes roast lamb and traditional Malay kuih at RM23++ (adult) and RM16++ (child). For details, call 06-232 3333.

THROUGHOUT Ramadan, RENAI-SSANCE MALACCA HOTEL offers more than 50 dishes in its dinner buffet priced at RM60++ (adult) and RM35++ (child). Also, buy five Ramadan buffet vouchers at RM350 and get one free. For details, call 06-284 8888.

BAYVIEW HOTEL MALACCA is featuring a dinner spread of heritage cuisine such as Ayam Terutuk, Mee Bandung and Opor Ayam priced at RM48 nett per adult and RM25 nett per child. The hotel also has a 5+1 free promotion. For reservations, call 06-283 9888.

VISTANA HOTEL KUANTAN is offering a buka puasa buffet with a menu themed Ramadan Muhibbah. Prices are RM41.40 nett per adult and RM23 nett per child (three to 10 years in age). For reservations, call 609-517 8000.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Hungry Ghost Festival - the Meaning

The 7th month in the Lunar calendar is the "Hungry Ghost Festival" or "Phor Thor" as it is locally known. This festival is celebrated by the Chinese community and is on a grand scale in the island state of Penang.

The Chinese believe that on this 7th Lunar month, the Gates of Hades will open allowing hungry (thus stray and wandering) ghosts to freely roam the earth, the land of the living. Offerings of food and material items for the afterlife are made to appease and ward off bad luck. Opera performances, stage and puppet shows performed on outdoor stages in neighborhoods are also set up for the entertainment of the roaming beings. Front-row seats are reserved for them.

In Penang, this festival is widely celebrated with scheduled performances throughout the island and throughout the entire Hungry Ghost Fesitval. This year, the 7th month began on Aug 20 and will end on Sept 18. There is much excitement and activity around this festival. These events are held at night.

One important character in this festival is "Taai Si Wong" or "Tua Lau Eaa". He is built to act as the King of the festival to ensure the ghosts are behaving and everything at the festival has been completed properly. At the end of the festival, the effigy of "Taai Si Wong"or "Tua Lau Eaa" is burnt with joss paper to send him back to where he came from until the following year. In Penang, the largest "Taai Si Wong"or "Tua Lau Eaa" is located at Market Street, Bukit Mertajam.

This large scale celebration is normally participated by those who are in business with the hope of a better year ahead at the same time thanking the spirits for success in the current and previous year.

Families who are not in business do their part albeit on a smaller scale. Families who perform this ceremony are only those from the Buddhist faith. Depending on their dialect of origin, either the 14th or 15th day of the 7th lunar month is the day to conduct the prayer.

As they are HUNGRY ghosts, obviously they are hovering outside the home and out there on the streets. So prayers and offerings are conducted outside in public, by the roadside. You might have noticed some praying these few days.

Joss sticks and candles will be lit in a row with offerings of food and drinks, mainly Chinese tea laid out in teacups. After about 30 minutes or so, material things for the afterlife will be offered by way of burning them. They include money, gold and silver ingots (all in paper form, of course), clothes and colourful fabrics. Burning converts the items from our paper form to their legal tender and enable them to be received. Because they are hungry and wandering having no family to take care of their welfare, these offerings would help alleviate a little of their hardship in the afterlife until the next year. (I feel sad just writing this.)

It is because of these spirits wandering around during this one month, that traditional Chinese families discourage their offspring from hanging out too late at night or engage in any water activity. Reminders of being careful on the road, especially driving a vehicle, are often heard. So, be careful out there this time of the year.

This festival of the Hungry Ghost is celebrated all over Malaysia wherever there is a sizable Chinese Buddhist community. Every town and city would be having similar opera and stage shows though puppet shows are a rare treat.

If you are in Kuala Lumpur, head on down to Chinatown for the opera performances and don't leave home without your camera or videocam.

If you intend to visit Penang to witness this annual festival and have memories to take back of a Malaysian festival, below is a list of performances and their venue courtesy of the Penang State Tourism Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage site compiled by Persatuan Tiong Guan Pulau Pinang:.

Teow Chew Opera Shows:

1) 19th - 2nd Sept 7.30pm @ Jalan Pasar, Bukit Mertajam
2) 19th - 22nd Aug 7.30pm @ 1108-A, MK 13, Jalan Paya Terubong, Penang
3) 19th - 23rd Aug 7.30pm @ Vacant land at 24, Lorong Seck Chuan, Penang
4) 20th - 26th Aug 7.30pm @ Vacant land at 1006, Mk 2, Bayan Lepas, Penang
5) 21st - 23rd Aug 7.30pm @ Vacant land at 291, Jelutong Barat, Penang
6) 23rd - 26th Aug 7.30pm @ Vacant land at 618-A Jalan Ayer Itam, Penang
7) 23rd - 25th Aug 7.30pm @ Taman Tun Sardon, Glugor, Penang
8) 24th - 25th Aug 7.30pm @ Tingkat Paya Terubong, Penang
9) 25th - 27th Aug 7.30pm @ 615, Jalan Jelutong, Penang
10) 26th - 28th Aug 7.30pm @ 534A Tanjong Bungah, Penang
11) 27th - 5th Sept 7.30pm @ In front of Block 1, Taman Sri Bunga, Jelutong
12) 28th - 1st Sept 7.30pm @ Vacant land at Brown Estate, Penang
13) 30th - 31st Aug 7.30pm @ 247, Jalan Himat Relau / Jalan Bukit Kechil, penang
14) 30t - 1st Sept 7.30pm @ Jalan Mount Erskine, Penang
15) 30th - 1st Sept 7.30pm @ Vacant land at Lintang Paya Terubong, Penang
16) 31st - 2nd Sept 7.30pm @ Behind market of Lip Sim Lama, Penang
17) 2nd - 3rd Sept 7.30pm @ 663B Sungai Ara, 11700 Penang
18) 4th - 6th Sept 7.30pm @ Jalan Phee Choon and Penang Road
19) 5th - 7th Sept 7.30pm @ Jalan Mount Erskine, Penang
20) 6th - 8th Sept 7.30pm @ 29-31 Lorong Kinta, Penang
21) 6th - 10th Sept 7.30pm @ Inside Pusat Belia, Lebuh Achin, Penang
22) 8th - 11th Sept 7.30pm @ Beside 1028A, Jalan Rambai 1, Penang
23) 8th - 12th Sept 7.30pm @ Jalan Semak Api, Penang
24) 11th - 12th Sept 7.30pm @ Block 6, Lintang Kg Melayu, Penang
25) 12th - 13th Sept 7.30pm @ 74, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, Penang
26) 12th - 16th Sept 7.30pm @ 591, Jalan Teluk Awak, Tanjung Bungah, Penang
27) 15th - 16th Sept 7.30pm @ Block 7A, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, Air Itam, Penang
28) 15th - 17th Sept 7.30pm @ 1, Jalan Anson Pasar, Penang
29) 16th - 18th Sept 7.30pm @ 308, Jalan Jelutong, Penang
30) 19th - 21st Sept 7.30pm @ 725F Jalan Sungai Dua, Penang

Hokkien Opera Shows:

1) 20th - 22nd Aug 7.30pm @ Lorong Selamat, Penang
2) 20th - 22nd Aug 7.30pm @ Vacant land at Taman Free School, Penang
3) 25th - 26th Aug 7.30pm @ Temple Jeutong timor (Pentas Tetap)
4) 26th - 28th Aug 7.30pm @ Tanjong Tokong Laut (Pentas Tetap)
5) 26th - 29th Aug 7.30pm @ Lebuh Tye Sin, Penang
6) 1st - 3rd Sept 7.30pm @ Jalan Osman Bin kadir, West Jelutong, Penang
7) 3rd - 6th Sept 7.30pm @ Lebuh Raya Thean Teik, Farlim, Penang
8) 4th - 7th Sept 7.30pm @ Rumah Pangsa, Noordin Street, Penang
9) 4th - 8th Sept 7.30pm @ Car park of Lebuh Nagore, Penang
10) 13th - 14th Sept 7.30pm @ 32, Lorng Prangin, Penang

Cantonese Opera Shows:

1) 29th - 1st Sept 7.30pm @ In front of Jalan Semak Seni Pelangi, Penang

Puppet Shows:

1) 20th - 21st Aug 8.30pm @ Jalan Lenggong, Pulau Pinang
2) 27th - 29th Aug 2.30pm @ Lorong Samak Api 1, Penang
3) 1st - 2nd Sept 2.30pm @ In front of 192, Carnarvon Street, Penang
4) 1st - 3rd Sept 2.30pm @ Lot 2466 Kampung Jawa, Penang
5) 2nd - 3rd Sept 2.30pm @ In front of 717D Sungai Dua, Penang
6) 11th - 12th Sept 2.30pm @ Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang

A Puppet show..

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