8 Exciting Reasons to Attend #PFNT Spring Festival 2019 @ Design Village, Batu Kawan

Happy Birthday #PFNT! This year 2019 marks the second anniversary of the publications of Penang Food and Travel (#PFNT), a Penang-based free magazine featuring Penang's latest deals for food, travel and happenings. To mark it a day to be remembered, #PFNT team is making a big crowd inviting your friends, family and yourself to spend the weekend together!

Not sure if you've seen numbers of sharing about the posters for workshops, live bands and other activities to be held in the event, or if you're somewhat confused, let me compose to you  8 exciting reasons (event highlights) to attend #PFNT Spring Festival 2019 in this March!

Activity: #PFNT Spring Festival 2019

Venue: The Food Street @ Design Village Outlet Mall, Batu Kawan, Penang
Nearest Landmark: KFC Design Village

Date/Time: 29 March 2019 (Friday) 5pm - 10pm
                    30 & 31 March 2019 (Saturday & Sunday) 11am - 10pm

#1 Goodies Bag to walk away 

It's as simple as the children would love to do so voluntarily, simply LIKE and SHARE Penang Food & Travel FB Page (click here) and make a check-in at Design Village Outlet Mall in any of the event days (QR code provided). 

I would advise you to LIKE and SHARE #PFNT FB Page now and straight heading to the booth on the day you going, scan the QR code to check-in, goodies bag is yours to walk away!

#2 Social Media Post Contest
So if you have collected the goodies bag as mentioned above, why not putting just a bit more effort to join the social media post contest? Exclusive prizes include 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT stay at, hotel buffet voucher, free admission to Penang famous local attraction awaiting the lucky star, and you might be one of them!

The task is simple:

1) Take a photo of any corners of the #PFNT Spring Festival 2019
2) Upload to your social media sites (remember to set it to public)  
3) Include three hashtags #pfnt #pfntspringfestival #pfntsocialmediapostcontest
4) Set location at Design Village Outlet Mall.
#3 & #4 is for
 #PFNT tracking convenience
Sit back and look forward on 8 April 2019 as the lucky 5 contestants will be announced at
#PFNT Facebook Page

Just my two-cents, it'd be great if you include some interesting caption of your own words/thoughts along the photo. This might be a factor to get the support from your followers/friends. Posting via either Facebook or Instagram will be good enough based on your preference. Good luck!

#3 Spend and Draw (Hotel stay may anytime be yours!)

Consumers love rewards nowadays and #PFNT make it more interesting during this Spring Festival. With the minimum spending of RM 10 to get a stamp, collect five stamps in total and redeem a lucky draw chance at the redemption counter. You may anytime scream in surprise for winning 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT room stay at Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, G Hotel Kelawai, buffet voucher, attraction admission ticket and other consumer products.

#4 Workshop (Unleash your inner artist)

The late Spanish painter, Pable Picasso once said,
Inspirations exists, but it has to find you working.
I often hear people claiming to be non-artistic (mostly dancing) where I keep encouraging them to learn from the basic. #PFNT Spring Festival 2019 is another good opportunity to seize, time to unleash your purest inner artist. Here to feature three workshops:

          i) Parent & Child Mini Flower Basket Workshop
Parent & Child Mini Flower Basket Workshop by Bunga Penang
Get inspired from the flowers in this spring-blooming season! This workshop is suitable for those who adore a lots on flowers and wish to get a hand-crafted items back home, moreover, it also helps to improve your coordination skills. Never too old to learn new things, fellow daddies or mummies, it's also a good bonding time with your cutie pie, put aside the gadgets for an unusual yet meaningful entertainment!

Activity: Parent & Child Mini Flower Basket Workshop
Date/Time: 30 March 2019 (Saturday), 4pm till 6pm
Venue: Food Street First Floor @ Design Village
Fee: RM 60/team (one adult and one child ages 4-12)
        Materials all included, walk home with DIY mini basket
Registration: Click here to register
Suitable for: Bonding time, creative hands-on, develop one's focus, patience and communication

          ii) Brush Lettering Workshop
Brush Lettering Workshop by Kels Atelier 巧思工坊

I think the girls would love this a lot! Personally, brush lettering is an art therapy in calming our mind and soul (疗愈). Despite self-learning tutorials is available online,  if you wanna further improve and to meet the guru (expert) in person, spend a two-hour slot to intensify your skills over here then!

Activity: Brush Lettering Workshop
Date/Time: 30 March 2019 (Saturday), 1pm till 3pm
Venue: Food Street First Floor @ Design Village
Fee: RM 100/pax
        Starter pack included (brush pen, practice sheet, art paper & photo frame)
Registration: Click here to register
Suitable for: Creative hands-on, develop one's focus, patience and communication

          iii) Paint Pop-Art Meow & Sip
Paint Pop-Art Meow & Sip by Artsy Sip

I still remember back in high schools there are a number of Chinese poems claimed by my teacher that they are inspired after some liquor. Come to western arts, there's one here where you can paint while relaxingly sipping throughout the workshop, may your art creativity inspired from there! Good thing about this paint pop-art is that no painting skills required because there are instructors to guide you the basic techniques of painting on the canvas. Show up to join the paint and sip party and take home the canvas!

Activity: Paint Pop-Art Meow & Sip Workshop
Date/Time: 31 March 2019 (Sunday), 2.30pm till 4.30pm
Venue: Food Street First Floor @ Design Village
Fee: RM 110/pax
        All painting materials included + your choice of beer/cider/coffee
Registration: Click here to register
Suitable for: Creative hands-on, develop one's focus, patience and communication

All workshop registration is on first come first serve basis, with full payment completed upon form submission.

#5 Feast on Penang Food (nom nom)

Enjoy an array of Penang Lang all-time favourite like Char Koay Teow, Hokkien Mee, Rojak, Ice Kacang and more! Make your craving fixed all at a time in the weekend at The Food Street, Design Village.

Pastry lover would love this! The Third Floor Pastry Lab & Studio is a home-based pastry home in Raja Uda, Penang. They have RM 2 promo treats for those who are new to discover this new humble pastry shop.

Sweet Treats selections during the event

RM 2 for each pastry
Cream puff (made of real vanilla bean)
Mini fruit tart
Mini apple crumble tart

#6 Live Band Performance (Rock the evening!)
After a day of joining the activities, sooth yourself in the weekend evening surrounded with live band music. There are two different local live band showing up. Both are Penang-based with years of performing experience.

On Saturday (30 March 2019) 

Bandwagon 22
7pm till 10pm

On Sunday (31 March 2019)

Acidic Bunch
7pm till 10pm

Besides, arts students from USM also opens a corner of the booth to showcase some of their awesome artworks done by the last year students.

USM arts student booth @ #PFNT Spring Festival 2019

The outfit Geisha is real

I'm particularly loving this art piece!

#7 Discounted deals extended at #PFNT Spring Festival

Design Village is well-known as an outlet mall selling off-season luxury brand at discounted prices and in conjunction with #PFNT Spring Festival, the range extends to service line. There will be booth exhibition by hotel, spa, local attraction and even food sampling for your inquiry as well, don't miss out!

#8 Free shuttle bus IKEA - Design Village 

Thanks to IKEA's fourth outlet in Malaysia land in Batu Kawan which is a stone's throw away from Design Village, there's are free shuttle bus service provided to and fro each destination. Skip the long queue and your car petrol, you may drop off at Design Village to join the crowd of #PFNT Spring Festival after IKEA Batu Kawan. Frequency is at one every 30 minutes.

#PFNT Spring Festival 2019 @ Design Village Batu Kawan

Time to explore more, no more comfort zone people!
Let's join the crowd to beautifully end the first quarter of 2019 with #PFNT Spring Festival.

See you!

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