Sunrise @ TSG 2014

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Sunrise @ TSG is back in conjunction with Penang Island Jazz Festival 2014!
From sunset to sunrise.. This year, TSG will be hosting another round of music festival in our newly constructed Pavilion – a glass box set in the midst of the tropical jungle. Enjoy music from “Ashes & Oak Trees“, “De Leon Jazz Experience” & “Ray Rozells Unplugged” from 7am onwards on 6th December 2014.
Join in the workshop with “Monoswezi” in embracing the values of cross cultural music collaboration after the performance starting at 9.30am.


For bookings and enquiries please call the garden or email to 
Tickets are available now so call in and book yours before it’s sold out!

The Big Draw : Campaign for Drawing

The Big Draw : Penang Style . Campaign for Drawing

Are you passionate about drawing? In love with the green outdoors? Join us at Tropical Spice Garden this Sunday, 5pm at the Pavilion and enjoy and evening of sketching in our beautiful glass box where you can look out and compose a world of beautiful plants. If you would like to get up close and personal with the plants, you are welcome to do so as well!

Don’t worry about how good your skills are, we just want you to have an enjoyable day because drawing is all about FUN!! Come with your art materials or grab the pencils and paper around you to get started.

All drawings will be photographed and posted online, after which you are free to take them home.

The Big Draw: Penang Style

Date: 12th October 2014

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Venue: Pavilion, Tropical Spice Garden


Official Website:

Official Venue Website: The Big Draw_Tropical Spice Garden

Facebook: The-Big-Draw-Penang-Style

Ernest Zacharevic – City of canvas

Ernest Zacharevic’s wall art pulls the crowds into George Town

The Street Artitst – Ernest Zacharevic

Ernest Zacharevic’s quirky, wall murals are George Town’s latest ‘must-sees’. At any time of the day there’s a crowd huddled by the Armenian Street junction, the young, the old, cameras in hand waiting patiently to take their photos with two painted kids on an old bicycle. Visitors have swarmed from all over the country to capture Zacharevic’s wall art on film. They want to see his art and they also want to be a part of it. The Lithuanian’s series of eight murals are scattered throughout George Town, some like the trishawman are huge and easily spotted, others are smaller and more tucked away.

One of Ernest's drawings - The Blue Girl.

The hunt for the murals is just part of the fun, and the Facebook response has been spectacular. “I’ve spent the day in George Town looking for all the paintings, it’s been fun!” giggled a young girl who declined to be named. She and her friends had driven up from Ipoh for the weekend armed with heavy SLRs, hundreds of photos ready to be uploaded. The accessibility of Zacharevic’s wall art, celebrating everyday people doing everyday things brings an instant smile to the faces of those passing by. You don’t need to appreciate art to get what you see and there are no hidden metaphors to decipher. In this cynical age of digital trickery, the appeal of Zacharevic’s work lies in its simple purity – a mix of the artist, paint and plenty of soul.


Ernest Zacharevic’s Streetart Notebook George Town

Walls alive!Pulling off your own giant wall murals isn’t as easy as it seems unless you have access to a large building, a crane, gallons of paint (and of course permission from the relevant authorities). There is a simpler solution with Ernest Zacharevic’s Streetart Notebook George Town, featuring his own wall art as well as photographs of George Town’s textured walls. “The idea for the notebook was a bit of fun.

Creating your very own wall art.

Not everyone can go out and paint on walls, but they can create their own wall art in this notebook,” explained Zacharevic. “It can be anything, draw, paint, create montages in the notebooks. Hopefully in the future we’ll be able to put together an exhibition of the craziest entries!” he explained.

Cats by Rinna Clanuwat  from Thailand.

Streetart Notebook George Town is available for sale at:

Pik Nik

15 Nagore Road, Penang 

Tropical Spice Garden

Teluk Bahang, Penang