Japanese Experience in Penang

Inspired by Pink Hibiscus Club

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In Penang, we have a close-knit Japanese community of about 3,500 people. Despite not being particularly huge in terms of numbers, the contributions towards Penang’s cultural diversity are immense and remarkable. An example is the Pink Hibiscus Club, formed in 2005, which has been instrumental in promoting Japanese culture to Penang. Japanese calligraphy, yoga, and kimono sessions, to name a few, are very popular with the locals. Thanks for continuously enriching our cultural life and cultural scene here for the many past decades.

With this content series, we spotlight, celebrate, and amplify Penang's Japanese experience and the community whose cultural contributions reverberate around the globe. Bookmark this page and remember to check back as we continue adding new content.

Upcoming Events

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Events

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2023

Festival · Jelutong

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2023

Tanabata Wish Writing

Workshop · Gurney Drive

Tanabata Wish Writing

Amazing Japanese Exhibition

Exhibition · Gurney Drive

Amazing Japanese Exhibition

Language Exchange & Kimono Workshop

Workshop · Gurney Drive

Language Exchange & Kimono Workshop

SpoGOMI World Cup 2023: Malaysia

Competition · Bayan Lepas

SpoGOMI World Cup 2023: Malaysia

Mofu Zori Weaving

Workshop · Gurney Drive

Mofu Zori Weaving

Language Exchange & Japanese Culture

Workshop · Tanjung Tokong

Language Exchange & Japanese Culture

Culture Guides

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Started in 2005 by a group of Japanese ladies in Penang, our objective is to promote Japanese culture to Penang.

  • We strive to be an effective bridge for cultural exchange between Japanese nationals and Malaysians in Penang.
  • We advocate a 'Hands-On' Japanese experience for participants. This means that participants get to wear Kimonos instead of watching a kimono fashion show or learn and perform a Japanese dance instead of just watching Japanese people dance.
  • We provide genuine opportunities for Japanese and Malaysians to meet and have meaningful discussions on what it is like to be a Japanese or vice versa.
  • We strive to introduce new sustainable and accessible technologies or trends from Japan that benefit our environment and society.
  • We encourage a positive educational environment for children, stressing the importance of being multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and multi-faceted to foster the growing numbers of "international citizens."