Occupy Beach Street Carnival is another initiative by the state government to bring back the glory of the past and enliven the heritage along Beach Street. The street is closed to motorist every Sunday. Lots of activities are held throughout the Sunday morning. Bring and tag along friends and families to enjoy and participate in activities such as cycling, henna painting, chinese caligrapghy, street games, traditional games, street floorball, floor grafitti, street performances and more. There’s also food and souvenir stalls setup for you to quench your thirst, bite some snacks and grab a souvenir back.
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Loy Krathong, a festival celebrated by Thais and also buddhist devotees is celebrated annually in Penang. The celebration normally starts with cultural shows held in Wat Chaiyamangkalaram Thai Buddhist temple located at Lorong Burma, George Town followed by prayers by noble monks. Soon when the tide is right, a grand send off of beautifully decorated floats or ‘krathongs’ to the sea at nearby Gurney Drive was then held and led by a troupe of Thai traditional music players, dancers and singers who sang Loy Krathong song.
Another great attraction not to be missed in Penang is the Kek Lok Si temple situated at Air Itam. Kek Lok Si temple or the Temple of Supreme Bliss attracted Buddhist and others of different faith alike as people are mesmerised by the beauty of its architecture and artwork. When you are there, do not miss to visit the seven story main pagoda, a mixture of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architecture. You would also not miss the 30.2m bronze statue of Kuan Yin standing tall visible from a far.