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Penang Hill Festival 2022

Penang Hill Festival

After a two year hiatus, the Penang Hill Festival 2022 (PHF2022) is back for its third edition and is held at the iconic Penang Hill.

PHF2022 aims to promote and bring about better awareness of Penang Hill’s nature, history and cultural heritage.

This is also the inaugural year celebrating the festival as the Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve under the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme.

Penang Hill Festival 2022

The Penang Hill Festival will be held from Aug 5 to 7, and its theme is the signature ‘Music on the Hill’ event – East Meets West – which is back by popular demand.

There will be a series of events that will take place over the three days with performances by local artists, heritage walks, night exploration, photo competitions and many more.

This event is suitable for all walks of life and perfect for families with young children; even if you are a local, there is a lot you can learn here.

Festival Penang Hill
The official Penang Hill Festival 2022 Poster.

Activities at Penang Hill Festival 2022

Music Performances – There will be performances by the esteemed Tonal Alchemy featuring Ray Rozells, Milky Way Chinese Orchestra and Wak Long Music and Art Centre, complemented by the natural orchestra sung by the “inhabitants” of Penang Hill.

Heritage and Nature Discovery Walks – The organisers will arrange interesting talks and walks sessions for visitors to explore the hill with knowledgeable guides.

Night Exploration – A jointly organised night walk by NatureWalks@PenangHill and The Habitat Penang Hill.

Penang Hill Photo Exhibition – An event that will bring back fond memories of the old and showcase old photographs of Penang Hill, some of them dating back as far as the 1800s during the British colonial times.

Penang Hill Festival Photography Contest 2022 – A photo contest themed “Pesona Penang Hill”, where contestants stand a chance to win attractive prizes.

Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve Showcase –  Information on what it entails since its accreditation last year during the Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve Panel Session.

Penang Hill Festival 2022 Information

  • Date: 5-7 August 2022
  • Venue: Penang Hill
  • Time: 6.30 AM to 10.00 PM
Pesta Bukit Penang
A classic artist sketch of Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang.


For more information on the programme details (subject to change without prior notice) and registration for the events during PHF, kindly visit the official Penang Hill Festival website.

Remember to go early to avoid the crowds taking the Penang Hill Railway up. There will be food available, and visitors can eat first before going up for the Penang Hill Festival 2022.

If you are a visitor to the island, do check out some of the free things to do in Penang while you are here.

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