The official launching of the Penang Bridge International Marathon 2009 (PBIM) was held on 14th September 2009 in E&O Hotel, Lebuh Farquhar. Representatives from various organizations involved in the program  attended the event. The marathon itself will be held on 22nd November 2009.



The event was attended by guests, media & reporters


Present on the night was YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, the PBIM and state Tourism Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman who gave the opening speech for this event.


There were many sponsors supporting this year’s event with DIGI being the Gold Sponsor and PETRONAS, the Main Sponsor.


YB Danny Law Heng Kiang with representatives from various organizations

After the speech and the introduction of sponsors, the guests were entertained with a cultural dance with performers all dressed up in colorful traditional outfit.


In the event, the guests were treated to a buffet dinner accompanied with a live band performance.




The buffet comes with a selection of ulam-ulam, soup of the day, varieties of popular local dishes such as the Petai Prawn, Curry Fish, Beef Rendang, Curry Chicken, Prawn Fritters, Fried Spring Roll and many more.

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As for desserts, there were trays filled with fruit cake, cheese cake, traditional kuih, dates, jellies and fresh fruits with free flow of juices and coffee to accommodate the guests.


The Penang Bridge International Marathon 2009 is an event to look forward to. Hope everyone will register to take part in this marathon on 22nd November. Online registration can be done at with the closing date on 22nd October 2009.

For full details of the marathon do visit their official web site:

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10 comments so far


From the look of the buffet spread, the hotel indeed remained my favorite place. :)

September 16th, 2009 at 12:54 am

I am definitely not qualified to join but maybe will be around to see this event. ;)

September 16th, 2009 at 1:32 am

Criz Lai – That was a well spread buffet…plenty more dishes but only captured those few ones only.

food-4tots – There is always the fun run….can join in too.
Anyway do remember to catch up with me when you are back then.

September 16th, 2009 at 1:41 am

wow… marathon. Don’t think will finished. lol I like the E & O buffet. Nice !

September 16th, 2009 at 9:37 am

a good event to test our endurance and to shed off some weight.

September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 am

I woonder how far can I run? lol!

September 16th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Oh if I happened to take a trip this Nov to Penang, I’d love to take part in the marathon. Run off a few extra kilos! :P

September 16th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

The dessert spread definitely looks attractive! Sweets for the sweet ;)

September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

CK Lam, bet u r joining in the marathon?

September 16th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

The E&O’s Farquhar’s Bar would be an ace place to contemplate if I would not rather prefer to join a food marathon :-)
BTW, I like the E&O very much. Classy place to stay!

September 17th, 2009 at 12:23 pm

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