At Peatix, we love to discover hidden venue spaces and share them with our organizers. One of the areas that we have been checking out is Penang, especially in the beautiful Georgetown area. When organising events, it is refreshing to keep the venues new and unexpected for your attendees. We have shortlisted 5 off the grid venues that you may consider when planning your next event. 1. Hin Bus Depot Hin Bus Depot was an abandoned bus depot, which was given a new leash of life, and now thrives as an art space. There is an old world charm to this space, much like some of the other spaces […]
Georgetown, Penang – Last week, we set off to the beautiful town of Georgetown to host our first ever Backstage Pass in Penang! We hosted it at Hin Bus Depot Art Centre: once an abandoned bus depot but has since evolved into an unlikely art space that hosts exhibitions. It was the perfect place to conduct a panel session on “All you need is Art.” It is undeniable that there is an increasing momentum in the arts scene in Penang. So, what is driving this art movement? “It is a time for change in Penang. It is the ability to be part of the era that is driving the change and to […]
Picking out a venue is probably the most complex phase of event planning. There are tons of logistics involved, and the rest of the planning can’t even really begin until you have a venue reserved. Given that venue rental is usually the single highest overhead cost, this is not a step where you want to cut corners.With a little diligent planning, you can find the perfect venue that meets all the parameters for your event setup.1. Scheduling FlexibilityIs there any leeway for your proposed event date? Will you be willing to settle for an alternative date, perhaps a week or two before or after your preferred date? Flexibility is important […]
When it comes to crowd-favourite venues in Kuala Lumpur, Zebra Square or The Bee Publika remain top of mind. That said, Kuala Lumpur also plays host to many other unique and offbeat spaces that you could consider having your next event at – like these five snazzy alternative venues below!Slate @ The RowIt doesn’t get any fresher than this. As of this June, 22 pre-war shop houses along Jalan Doraisamy were refreshed and relabeled as The Row. These 1940s buildings are now a lively neighbourhood of exciting new and local outfits. Slate’s 2,760 sqf ground floor is perfect for all types of events, especially ones that are looking for a cosy feel. This exciting new […]
At Backstage Pass, Peatix’s community event for organisers, two groups of organisers shared on how they’ve used spaces creatively for events in land-scarce Singapore – through a spontaneous pop-up or through events with planned conservation in mind.