PENANG HOW NOW

 
PENANG HOW NOW is a campaign by Penang Harmony Corporation (HARMONICO) to present Penang’s Houses of Worship (HOW) today in a fresh lens through interesting perspectives and stories. Telling current people-centric stories through Penang’s houses of worship to show how the different races of Penang live harmoniously and meld, forming hybrid cultures and traditions today.
 
This campaign name aims to draw the attention of locals, including the younger generation — sparking their interest to learn more about the melting pot of cultures they are surrounded by through interesting and engaging bite-sized HOW videos, photo and article content available through current medium and platforms.

YOUR EXPLORATION STARTS HERE

STREET OF HARMONY

Visiting Penang, you are sure to visit Georgetown. From a melting pot of cultures and historic gems that are preserved over a century, there is plenty to see and people to meet in Penang, especially in the Street of Harmony, one of the oldest roads in the city centre with harmony in diversity.

PENANG GURDWARAS

The oldest gurdwara in the country, Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang is 122 years old and will soon be listed as a national heritage site.

Visit the 6 gurdwaras in Penang now to learn more!

THNI KONG TNUA

Between the delicious food, local hangouts and must-see scenic spots, it’s hard to miss one of the most prominent and oldest icons of Air Itam.

Welcome to Thni Kong Tnua, a Taoist temple full of history and heritage to explore.

WATERFALL HILLTOP TEMPLE

Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple or better known as the Waterfall Hilltop Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated for Lord Murugan. Every year on Thaipusam, thousands of devotees flock the temple to pray and and paying respect to Lord Murugan. Touted as the largest Lord Murugan temple outside India, with a 7-storeys gopuram, Waterfall Hilltop Temple is never empty without visitor.

MINOR BASILICA OF ST ANNE

Minor Basilica of St. Anne is a Roman Catholic church located in Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang. It is one of the parishes in the Diocese of Penang. Its annual celebration of the feast of St Anne regularly attracts over 100,000 pilgrims from Malaysia as well as neighbouring countries  The celebrations lasts for 10 days, and includes the actual feast day on 26 July.

FIRE-WALKING PRAYERS (SPECIAL SERIES)

The Sree Maha Mariamman Devasthanam is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Butterworth. Every year the temple will celebrate Theemithi or more commonly known as ‘the Fire-Walking Prayers’ between May to July.

BUTTERWORTH LAY BUDDHIST SOCIETY 北海佛教居士林

Butterworth Lay Buddhist Society (BLBS) is a Buddhist organization located in Butterworth, Mainland Penang. BLBS stands out as the harmonious intersection of 3 main branches of Buddhism, namely Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Unlike other Buddhist temples, BLBS does not house any monks or nuns.