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SPICE Convention Centre, Penang
SPICE Convention Centre, Penang, one of the five key components of The Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE), will open in 1Q2017. Its 4,545 square metre Grand Ballroom can accommodate 8,000 people and be divided into four smaller rooms. This space is further supported by two VIP serviced rooms and 13 function rooms on the lower and ground floors. Atop the convention centre is a rooftop park, a 2.8-hectare "green lung" which is capable of hosting outdoor events.
Why is it a game-changer? Large events that head to Penang are currently held at Penang International Sports Arena, an indoor stadium which is more suited for exhibitions and converts, and hotels with large function rooms, such as Hotel Equatorial Penang. With SPICE Convention Centre, the Malaysian city's first purpose built convention venue, mega events will now have a proper home in Penang.