Category Archives: Recreation

A Nautical Christmas At Straits Quay (Christmas 2021)

This year, Straits Quay celebrates Christmas with a huge Christmas tree decoration at the centre of Straits Court. Standing tall at 30 feet, the giant Christmas tree is beautifully decorated with boat helms, life buoys, starfish and glittering lights. The theme of Straits Quay’s Christmas celebration this year is “A Nautical Christmas”, so the decorations consist of lots… Read More »

Winter Wonderland At Gurney Plaza (Christmas 2021)

Winter Wonderland is here at Gurney Plaza, as Christmas is just around the corner. This year’s Gurney Plaza Christmas decoration brings us an enchanted forest with a charming castle. The main Christmas tree at the centre of the attraction was designed in collaboration with KARL LAGERFELD, in conjunction with its second store opening in Malaysia. It is 28… Read More »

Deepavali Decorations At Gurney Plaza (2021)

Deepavali (Diwali) this year coincides with the country’s reopening of the economy and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. With inter-state travelling now allowed for those fully vaccinated, many visitors thronged to Penang during Deepavali, taking advantage of the public holiday. Gurney Plaza is one of the people’s favourites, judging from the large number of people visiting the mall.… Read More »

Hari Raya Puasa Decorations At Gurney Plaza (2021)

Hari Raya Puasa (Eid al-Fitr) this year was celebrated on 13-14 May 2021, but due to the COVID-19 situation, the Hari Raya Puasa decorations at Gurney Plaza is still intact. I was at Gurney Plaza recently, and managed to take some pictures of the decorations. This year’s Gurney Plaza Hari Raya Puasa decorations are inspired by the Moroccan… Read More »

Colourful Chinese New Year Decorations At Gurney Plaza

As is with previous years, Gurney Plaza has put up an exciting Chinese New Year decorations this year to usher in The Year Of The Ox, even though we are in the midst of the Movement Control Order (MCO). This year’s decorations, named the “Spring Garden of Prosperity” are full of cherry blossoms, lanterns, traditional drums, butterflies and… Read More »

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020

The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2020 was held on the 1st and 2nd February 2020 (8th and 9th day of Chinese New Year). This is the 6th consecutive year the Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was held. The event has always attracted big crowds, and this year is no different. In addition to the hot air balloons,… Read More »