200,000 expected at Penang Street Food festival on Nov 23-24

Last update: 04/11/2019

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 4 -- The third edition of the Penang Street Food Festival (PSFF) will be held at Beach Street and neighbouring streets on Nov 23 and 24 from 5 pm to 11 pm, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, today.

He said the two-day event would highlight various types of ethnic foods and selections such as Peranakan Bites and Desserts, Muslim-friendly Food, Hainanese Delights, Laksa Galore and Mainland food varieties.

“This year, we are expecting at least 200,000 visitors to the festival,” he said in a press conference here, adding that there would be around 180 stalls with food vendors from Penang and the mainland, compared to 134 stalls last year.

Meanwhile, Penang Tourism Development, Arts, Culture and Heritage Exco Yeoh Soon Hin said that the PSFF would coincide with the Penang Bridge International Marathon this year, which would be held on Nov 24, and the runners would be able to come and enjoy the food festival after finishing the marathon event.

“For this year’s Penang Bridge Marathon, we have participants from over 70 different countries and I believe that this would be a great opportunity to promote our local delights worldwide,” he said.