About PSFF 2018

Following the rapturous reception at the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS-breaking Penang International Food Festival 2018 (PIFF2018) in April, Penang will once again host a gargantuan, gastronomical gathering in the heart of the city. Taking place on 1 & 2 September 2018, the Penang Street Food Festival 2018 (PSFF2018) will showcase the very best of classic Penang street food, such as satay, char koay teow, and roti canai, as well as local modern favourites such as durian ice-cream and coconut milkshakes. For 2 days only, all your favourite street food delights will descend at the historical Lebuh Pantai for your eating pleasure.

Back by popular demand, PSFF2018 is the largest street food festival in Penang with over 120 food vendors participating from both Penang island, and mainland Penang. Highlight stalls include the decadent black sugar pao and world-famous laksa from Balik Pulau; the mainland favourites Nasi Kandar Pokok Ketapang and rojak; and available exclusively on Penang island, the gooey deliciousness that is sagor char from cecil market, and the tropical tasting Dangai Warisan Ibunda.

Additional PSFF2018 highlights include a lush pop-up garden on the street to reflect Penang’s strong stance on being a green state; breathtaking live performances by multi-talented buskers; and a spectacular firework display to cap off what will be a memorable PSFF2018. Food lovers will be able to simultaneously enjoy the countless options of street food available and take in the amazing array of entertainment whilst chilling in the BBQ corner, a beautifully decked out open space.

PSFF2018 will strongly demonstrate why Penang has been the recipient of countless culinary awards from internationally acclaimed publications such as CNN Travel (‘World’s 50 Best Foods’) and Culture Trip (‘15 Best Cities in The World For Food’).

So over the Merdeka weekend this year, come along with your family, friends, and appetites to PSFF2018 to have a  Penang Cun (Gorgeous Penang) experience with all its glory, and to witness why food is an integral part of Penang life. In the words of Penang friend Anthony Bourdain, “Food is everything we are.”


Pop-up Garden
BBQ Corner
120 Street Food Stalls
Fireworks Display

Opening Ceremony​

Officiated by the Penang Chief Minister YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, accompanied by Finance Minister YB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and Penang State EXCO for Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture & Arts YB Tuan Yeoh Soon Hin.

Date: 1 September 2018
Time: 8pm
Venue: Lebuh Pantai

Fireworks display at 9pm

Green Concept​

In line with the state government’s call to promote green initiatives, festival-goers are urged to minimise the usage of plastic and straws and to bring containers or tiffins, as well as reusable cutleries.

Plastic bags will not be provided unnecessarily at the festival. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags. There will also be the PIFF (Penang International Food Festival) reusable bag for sale at the event.

Additionally, Penang aspires to be a liveable city that is cleaner, greener, healthier and safer. Festival-goers are encouraged to make a difference by picking up after themselves and refrain from littering the streets.

Grab Promo Code​

Festival-goers can enjoy RM5 off each ride for up to four (4) Grab rides per user when travelling to/from the PSFF2018 using the Grab promo code GRABTOPSFF. The promotion is valid on 1 to 2 September only.

Travel 360​

Travel360.com will be collaborating with Penang Street Food Festival 2018 on a social media campaign. Festival-goers just need to follow Travel360.com’s Instagram @officialtravel360 and upload their favourite food shots taken from PSFF2018 with caption of why you love it. Tag @officialtravel360 in your post with hashtags #PSFF2018, #PenangInternationalFoodFestival and #travel360. The most creative post will win 200,000 Air Asia Big Points. The winner will be selected by Travel360.com.


Steps to follow:

  1. a) Like @officialtravel360 on Instagram
  2. b) Upload your favourite food shot taken at PSFF2018 and caption why you love it
  3. c) Tag @officialtravel360 with #travel360 #psff #penanginternationalfoodfestival
  4. d) Tag a Friend


Stand a chance to win 200,000 AirAsia BIG Points!