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Penang Free Sheet During the Lock Down

This is now the ninth edition of Penang Free Sheet during the lockdown, highlighting the latest selection of virtual events from Penang and the rest of the world.  If this email was forwarded to you by someone else to you and you would like to receive your own copy click here to subscribe.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF RAJASTHAN Wednesday 20th May 3pm-4.30pm

Rajasthan - Land of Kings: A Virtual Tour of colourful Rajasthan, from Jodhpur the Blue City, to Jaipur the Pink city by way of exotic palaces and smiling faces, with photographer Matt Brandon. Click here to register

COMEDY SPECIAL Thursday 21st May 8.30pm

Garu, the self-proclaimed "only comedian in Penang" hosts his own birthday special, with roast battles and heckles, plus stand-up from some of Penang's best and a few guests from KL. Watch on facebook live here.

JAZZ AND WINE ONLINE Friday 22nd May 8.30pm-10pm

Listen to an hour or so of live online classic jazz, with Robert on sax,  Kamal's moody vocals & Swit on guitar. But you still need to arrange your own wine!
Register here

DOODLING WORKSHOP Wednesday 20th May 6pm-7pm

Keep Calm and Doodle - Free Doodling workshop via Zoom with local artist Kumar Nagalingam. Bring your own pen or pencil and paper. Join the Zoom call here.

KANDANG Theatre Production, Until Sunday 24th May

Watch an archive recording of KLpac’s multi-award winning, sell-out production, KANDANG, until 24 May midnight, on YouTube here.

LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE Monday 25th May 10am

Beginner meditation lesson via Zoom here, free of charge. Register by whatsapp 013 430 1229.

WASHI EGG WORKSHOP Tuesday 26th May 3pm-5pm

Learn how to make these colourful and long-lasting washi eggs. All you need is a pair of sharp scissors and ideally a small paintbrush - the rest of the materials will be dropped off to you (in Penang).
Suitable for ages from 10 upwards - But needs a little patience!
RM75 per person to include 2 eggs, 5 papers, glue & lacquer. Register by email here.


THE SCIENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Thursday 21st May 8.30pm

Zoom session by Jamuna Karmehen, an expert coach who has recently been awarded as the "100 Most Inspirational LinkedIn Icons in Malaysia you should follow in 2020*. It will cover how to brand yourself and your product effectively online. WhatsApp Ilya at +60102090728 (10am - 6pm) to secure a spot. Minimum donation RM10.


ART EXHIBITION BOXED IN (one foot at a time) Ongoing

An exhibition which showcases Penang-based visual artists from various different backgrounds. Artists were given two wooden boxes which measures 12’’ x 12’’ to let their creative imaginations run wild. The online preview shows artists' works in progress, behind the scenes creative process, artist sharing sessions. Click here to view.


Zoom session with entrepreneur and Zen monk David Samuel. WhatsApp Ilya at +60102090728 to secure a spot with a minimum donation of RM10.


TALKS Daily 2pm

Ome by Spacebar invites you to join their daily Instagram live coffee talk show, hosted by owners Jo and Shean. The thirty minute session includes recommendations on what to do during the lockdown, coffee tips, a daily guest speaker, and a daily quiz with prizes. Speakers this week include an accountant giving advice on how micro businesses can claim the wage subsidy (Thursday 16th).


LIVE MUSIC with Raggy, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Penang veteran rocker Raggy performs live.

Tuesdays: 9pm-10pm Relaxing songs via YouTube here

Wednesdays 10pm-11pm Uptempo country, folk, blues, pop, reggae and light rock via Facebook here

Fridays 10pm-11.30pm Certified Insanity! All-out mixture of whatever comes to mind, including rock & roll, funk and crazy stuff on Facebook here.


Penang based DJ JuaKali takes you on a musical journey around the world to show solidarity with all those helping to flatten the curve and escape from your lock down. Beats from around the world perfectly mixed during a live DJ set. Check him out spinning vinyl live at or watch and listen at your pleasure JK Lock Down Mix of the week

LIVE DJ SETS Every Saturday 8pm-10pm

Penang-based DJ Carl Hinds spins live weekly virtual DJ sets every Saturday evening at 8pm. Join the Facebook group STIR CRAZY LIVE! for more information and to find out how to join the Zoom call.

SUNDAY SOUL SESSION 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.

DANCE Daily 6.15pm

Live dance classes/workouts with local Penang Salsa/Bachaha/Cha Cha Cha teacher Darwen Tolentino continue every evening via Facebook Live. Become his Facebook friend at in order to join in.

YOGA Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am

A one hour hatha yoga class, gentle and soothing to help with stress & anxiety. No yoga experience required. Tune it to the Facebook livestream of Penang yoga studio TheSpace to join in. No payment is required but donations are gratefully accepted through PayPal account to pay the studio rent which is still being charged during the lockdown.

HOME WORKOUTS Monday to Saturday

Now everyone can be fitter !! Live coach-led Warrior interactive Workouts via Zoom, all fitness levels welcome. For more details WhatsApp 018-2827567 or email

Mon - Agility & Strength (HIIT)
Tues - Abs & Core Endurance
Wed - Strength & Power
Thurs - Mayhem Max Out
Fri - Speed & Endurance
Sat - Mobility & Flexibility


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 +60 111 240 1654.


MUSICALS Every Weekend

Andrew Lloyd Webber is making one full length musical available for free viewing on YouTube every weekend.. Subscribe to the YouTube channel here.


New York’s Metropolitan Opera is streaming a different opera on its website every night, again for free. Just go to their website and start watching.

THEATRE Every Week

London’s National Theatre is streaming a recording of one of their full-length plays for free, every week. 

The play of the week is available on their YouTube channel here.

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BALLET Every Two Weeks

The Australian Ballet is streaming one ballet performance every two weeks, free of charge, on its website. Programme details are on their website.

CIRCUS Ongoing

The amazing Cirque du Soleil is has uploaded a series of one hour performances from their various spectacles onto their YouTube channel which are available to you to watch for free. See the videos  here.

THEATRE Every Two Weeks

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is streaming a recording of one of their full-length plays for free, every fortnight. Currently showing is Hamlet. Romeo and Juliet begins on Monday. Click on their YouTube channel here to watch

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COOKING CLASSES Monday-Friday 8pm

London’s iconic Borough Market is streaming live cooking demonstrations. Each weekday at 8pm Malaysian Time, a chef will guide you through a tasty recipe using store cupboard staples. Tune in via their Instagram account. 

LIVE MUSIC Daily 9pm

KL Music Venue Jao Tim presents Instagram LIVE 9pm @jaotimkl . For the rest of April, every night at 9pm listen to a different talented local singer or musician. Find the updated schedule on their Instagram or Facebook page.


Singapore’s Objectifs Film Library is showcasing over 40 short films made by 14 Southeast Asian filmmakers on its website, for free or for a nominal charge.

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BALLET 1984 - Ongoing

A critically acclaimed ballet based on George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 and performed by the UK’s Northern Ballet has been made available to view online on a pay-what-you-feel basis on YouTUbe here

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