A Light in the Dark
AA Penang Lighthouse Convention

Planning to come? Please email us at: aapenang@gmail.com

Our convention concept

A keep-it-simple, bare-bones, low-cost get-together where all AAs, their families, partners, friends and anyone interested will feel welcome. Open meetings starting with brief shares from guest speakers, plenty of general sharing. Option of closed meetings and other 12-step meetings. Ample time to spend with friends old and new, with the fascinating historical heritage of Penang as backdrop.


Penang Lighthouse, a drop-in centre for the homeless and hungry –"a place of belonging for the poor and the homeless" − also home to our regular AA meetings. Convention food and beverages will be provided by the Feeding Centre. In the very heart of old Penang, the venue sets the theme for our convention – "A light in the dark."


Friday 5 September 2014

4 pm to 6.30 pm: welcome to our visitors, registration, snacks/tea/coffee/softs in the Lighthouse gardens. (These refreshments are available throughout the convention, included in the price).

7 pm to 8.30 pm: open AA meeting led by Wayne, Penang. Then: join us (the Penang AA regulars) for food / coffee etc at a nearby venue (pay-as-you-go).

Saturday 6 September

10.30 am to 12 noon: open AA meeting led by Prue, Sydney (our regular summer visitor). After the meeting: walk through Georgetown - we'll show you some of the city's treasures as well if you want, and suggest some eating places. Afternoon: options for closed meetings, workshops and other 12-step meetings.

5 pm to 6.30 pm: open AA meeting led by Bill, Tokyo (marking his 40 years). Sobriety countdown. 7 pm to 9 pm: buffet in the Lighthouse gardens, mix 'n' mingle. Entertainment is planned.

Sunday 7 September

10.30 am onwards: open AA meeting led by Leon, our friend from the KL Groups, brunch in the Lighthouse gardens, closing and "selamat jalan".


RM 50 per person (USD 15, THB 500, AUD 16). Includes refreshments throughout, Saturday buffet, Sunday brunch.

Accommodation / getting to Penang

Your choice – for a hotel within walking distance of the Lighthouse, choose any of the "Georgetown" hotels on Trip Advisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com.my/Hotels-g298303-Georgetown_Penang_Island_Pe...). Range is from 5-star to backpacker. Mail us if you want to check your location is OK; we may be able to help with dormitory accommodation at the venue (limited). Flights: direct from many Asian venues: Air Asia, Jetstar, Hong Kong Express, Malaysia Airlines and Silkair all fly to Penang.


No advance registration – simply come and register on Friday afternoon or when you arrive. But to help us plan, PLEASE let us know if you intend to come, by emailing us at: aapenang@gmail.com or call us on: +60 16 4048582


Download: Convention flyer_version 1.pdf (119 KB)