Online art, music, events and entertainment in Penang

An announcement is due within the next 24-48 hours which will start to outline what, if any, loosening of MCO restrictions we can expect to take place. In the meantime activities are staying online - talks, exhibitions, workshops and Chinese New Year celebrations.

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TODAY - MEET THE AUTHOR - ROSIE MILNE, Online, Tuesday February 2nd 3pm-4pm

Join us for Meet the Author with Rosie Milne...Rosie's novel "Olivia & Sophia", the fictional diaries of the two wives of Stamford Raffles has been auctioned to be made into a TV series... but in this session Rosie will talk about "Circumstance" set in 1924 Malaya when a new bride meets her husband's former mistress .. and their 4 children. What could go wrong?!

Click here to register for the free of charge Zoom session. For more information email or whatsapp Michelle on +60164570221.

TODAY - TALK - HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL HORNBILL, Online, Tuesday February 2nd 5pm

Yeap Chin Aik of the Malaysian Nature Society has devoted many years to understanding the secrets of hornbill success. This free, family-friendly virtual talk introduces us to the life of one of the Malaysian rainforest’s most beautiful birds.

Watch on YouTube here.

MUSIC - NOON RECITAL, Online, Wednesday February 3rd 12pm

Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music offers weekly short online recitals you its students. Programme to be confirmed. The free of charge online screening can be watched on Youtube here.

TALK - OVERVIEW OF CANCER, Online, Thursday 4th February 3pm

Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Dr Sujit Chakraborty from Lam Wah Ee hospital tells you everything you need to know about cancer. Free of charge on Facebook Live here.

CHILDREN”S NATURE CLASSROOM, Online, Saturday 6th February 10am-12pm

Tailored for kids aged 4-6 years old, the latest installation of The Habitat’s Nature Classroom series will bring light to the customs and traditions of the Chinese New Year using storytelling, music & movement and arts & crafts, by Zoom.

RM 50 per child. Register by WhatsApp: +60196457741 or by email.

HORSE RACING, Penang Turf Club, Sunday 7th February 1pm onwards

If MCO is over (not known at time of publication) and it is permitted under CMCO, live horse racing will open up again this Sunday from 1pm onwards. RM 24 to watch in the air conditioned area. For more information check the website or email here.

BOLLYWOOD DANCE WORKOUT, Online, Sunday 7th February 4pm

A free 30 minute trial Bollywood-inspired online workout with Rekha, a certified BollyX instructor. Whatsapp 016 440 7395 to book a space.


Watch the switching on of the annual Chinese New Year illuminations at the Kek Lok Si temple. Each year the entire complex of this Ayer Itam icon is decorated eith tens of thousands of coloured lights. Free of charge on Facebook live here.

WORKSHOP - FUN & CREATIVE MUSICIANSHIP, Online, Sunday 7th February 8pm

Explore fun and creative approaches to learning, teaching and performing music with JoKymbo and Jerison Harper Lee.

The workshop is free for Penang Philharmonic Orchestra Members, RM 10 for non-members. Prior registration is essential in order to receive the zoom link. Register here.

WRITING SUBMISSIONS, Online, Until 30th June

All these extra lockdown hours at home can be made to work for you if you enjoy writing. Submissions are open for Penang-based writers to submit their work for inclusion in MYWriters Penang’s next online and print publication here.

Also if you are a Malaysian national, MYWriters Penang has compiled a list of writing competitions with prize money available here.



Sattama is an artist from Sabah. Hin Bus Depot created an mixed exhibition of his sketches, prints, canvas works as well as wood works, but as the MCO forced Hin to close, the exhibition is now online here. All works are for sale.

WATERCOLOUR ART AUCTION, Online, First & Third Week of the Month

An online exhibition venue For the paintings of the members of the Penang Water Colour Society. All are welcome to join the Facebook group here to view and purchase artworks, and participate in the twice monthly online auction.


SUNDAY SOUL SESSION, Online, Every Sunday 5pm-7pm

DJ Carl Hinds invites you every Sunday for a late afternoon dose of two hours of chilled soul music. The stream starts at 5pm through mixcloud here.

MEDITATION CLASSES, Online, By appointment

Learn to mediate for peace, calm and inner strength. Classes via zoom, at no cost. For more details and to sign up WhatsApp Helen 013 430 1229.

A community service of Brahma Kumaris Penang.


Due to Covid-19 the meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are temporarily suspended.  Instead, the Penang AA Group have scheduled several online meetings accessible via Zoom.  If you would like more information about the AA Penang online meetings, please call 011 512 31396.

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