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Calendar of Events 2002
All year round festivities, facination and feasting

 J A N U A R Y
 1 to 6 January 2002 | Welcome Reception
Venue Main Entry Points - Airport, Seaport & Railway
Description All visitors will be delighted with a traditional greeting that truly reflects the warm hospitality of Penang.
 28 January 2002 | Thaipusam
Venue Along the streets of George Town to Jalan Kebun Bungah
Description A Hindu festival with an impressive parade to signify purification and cleansing from all sins.
 F E B R U A R Y
 17 February 2002 | Chinese New Year Open House
Venue Khoo Kongsi, Cannon Square
Description A jubilant occasion to celebrate the beginning of the Lunar New Year for the Chinese community.
 26 February 2002 | Chap Goh Meh
Venue Esplanade
Description The 15th night of Lunar New Year known as the Chinese Valentines's Day is filled with joyous activities to mark the end of the new year celebration.
 M A R C H
 2 to 30 March 2002 | March Mega Shopping Carnival
Venue Major Shopping Complexes, Campbell Street and Little India
Description Incredible bargains and amazing sales to excite both local and foreign shoppers.
 A P R I L
 13 April 2002 | Songkran Festival
Venue Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram
Description Splashing water onto each other is the highlight of this delightful festival celebrated by the Thai Community.
 16 to 18 April 2002 | Penang International Triathlon
Venue Batu Ferringghi Beach and Tanjung Bungah Beach
Description A challenging event combining swimming, biking and marathon running that requires powerful stamina and determination.
 16 to 18 April 2002 | Penang Beach Carnival
Venue Batu Ferringhi Beach and Tanjung Bungah Beach
Description Fun-filled activities to heat up the favourite beaches of Penang.
 M A Y
 22 to 25 May 2002 | Penang Golf Challenge
Venue Bukit Jambul Country Club, Bukit Jawi Golf Resort,
Penang Golf Resort and Kristal Golf Resort
Description Avid golfers from neighbouring countries challenge each other in Penang's most exciting golf tournament.
 25 May to 23 June 2002 | YTL - Penang Festival of Arts
Venue Dewan Sri Penang and various places
Description A myriad of exhilarating live performances ranging from symphony orchestra to cultural dance performances.
 26 May to 2 June 2002 | Penang International Floral Festival
Venue Penang Botanical Garden
Description A jazzy parade featuring multi-coloured floral floats inspired by Penang's popular garden.
 J U N E
 2 June 2002 | Penang Bridge Run
Venue USM / Penang Bridge
Description All athletes and enthusiasts join in the scenic run across the world's 3rd longest bridge.
 7 to 9 June 2002 | MATTA International Travel Fair (MITF)
Venue Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
Description This large-scale tourism fair provides the best chance to seek out fabulous tour packages and value-added hotel accomodation.
 15 to 16 June 2002 | Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2002
Venue Empangan Teluk Bahang
Description An annual event on the sea to challenge the strong and the determined.
 J U L Y
 5 to 7 July 2002 | Penang Culinary Expo
Venue Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
Description An entertaining showcase of culinary skills and delightful recipes presented by local chefs.
 13 July 2002 | Governor of Penang's Birthday
Venue Esplanade and Dewan Sri Pinang
Description A grand parade to honour the birthday of the Governor of Penang.
 20 to 21July 2002 | Penang International Mountain Bike Challenge
Venue Youth Park
Description Biking enthusiasts race for the top prize in this international event.
 20 July 2002 | Penang Bon Odori Charity Carnival
Venue Esplanade
Description Join in the dances and drum performance during this Japanese festival to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits.
 July 2002 | Penang Food and Fruits Fest
Venue Gurney Drive
Description A wide selection of local delights and fresh fruits for all to savour, complete with live band and performances.
 A U G U S T
 3 to 31 August 2002 | August Mega Shopping Carnival
Venue Major Shopping Complexes, Campbell Street and Little India
Description Another month of wonderful bargains and excellent savings for all shoppers.
 30 August 2002 | National Day's Eve Celebration
Venue Esplanade
Description Count down to Malaysia's 45th year of independence with rapturous celebration and colourful fireworks.
 S E P T E M B E R
 21 September 2002 | Penang Lantern Festival
Venue Dewan Sri Penang
Description The Mid-Autumn Festival sees a fascinating exhibition of lanterns of all shapesand sizes at the Sri Pinang Hall.
 September 2002 | National Day Run
Venue Esplanade
Description Another challenging event to invite avid runners for a run starting from Esplanade.
 September 2002 | Bumiputra Entreprenuer Expo
Description An exhibition to showcase a wide range of Bumiputera products such as rattan goods and other handicrafts.
 O C T O B E R
 October 2002 | Tourism Award Night
Description A night of glamour where awards will be given to people who contributed to Penang Tourism Industry.
 N O V E M B E R  
 6 Nov to 5 Dec 2002 | Bazaar Ramadhan
Venue Komtar
Description A chance to enjoy a full selection of Ramadhan goods ranging from food to clothing.
 11 November 2002 | Deepavali Open House
Venue Little India
Description The festival of lights is celebrated with much merry celebration in the Indian community.
 November 2002 | Raja Muda International Regatta
Venue Port Swettenham
Description The first sailing tournament in Penang with participants from all over the world.
 November 2002 | International Meatless Day
Venue Esplanade
Description An annual international vegetarian affair in conjuction with Animal Rights Day.
 November 2002 | Penang International Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Venue Bukit Jambul Country Club, Bukit Jawi Golf Resort,
Penang Golf Resort, Kristal Golf Resort
Description All amateur golf players of Penang are set to clinch this honourable championship .
 D E C E M B E R
 1 December 2002 | 9th Penang International Dance Sport Championship
Venue Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi
Description A high-spirited event featuring international ballroom dancing couples executing their skillful moves.
 7 Dec to 4 Jan 2003 | December Mega Shopping Carnival
Venue Major Shopping Complexes, Campbell Street and Little India
Description Penang transformed into the ultimate shopping paradise, in conjuction with the festive seasons of Hari Raya and Christmas.
 14 December 2002 | Hari Raya Open House
Venue Kampung Seronok
Description A cheerful occasion of the Malay community to welcome guests with an endless selection of local fare enhanced by cultural performances.
 14 to 21 December 02 | International Pencak Silat Championship
Venue Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
Description A traditional Malay martial art tournament with participants from all over the world.

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