Penang International Lion Dance Championship

The lion dance is the most adored Chinese heritage of Malaysia. Hence, Penang International Lion Dance Championship event is held in order to find the best lion dance team at the international level.

The participants come from different parts of the world. There are around 20 troupes competing on the occasion.The judges are picked from experience professionals in the Lion Dance arena. The troupes will be judged based on creativity, coordination, appearance, flexibility, acrobatic stunts and the drum beats.

The main agenda of the championship is to promote the lion dance as the National heritage of Malaysia. The winning participants will receive cash prizes.

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Where to go?

The championship takes place at the Han Chiang Stadium in George Town every year.


The event usually takes place in August. It usually takes two days.


The spectators are charged from RM20 to RM100 depending on the stage of the competition, the seating arrangement and the age of the audience.