Welcome to the MGS

Founded in 1962 as a friendship society and a language centre here in Penang, we strive for mutual understanding between Malaysians and Germans. We are not only a German language centre but also well known for our cultural activities such as exhibitions, movie nights and talks. In addition, we host many social events for members and friends throughout the year including our yearly Oktoberfest celebration which draws huge crowds from Penang and far beyond!

“We strive together in friendship for success!”

Kindly note the opening hours of the office, the MGS office is closed on public holidays.


Get ready to celebrate one of the biggest German cultural festivals and enjoy authentic Bavarian music from our live Bavarian band “Die Frankenräuber, lots of dancing, games, tasty food, and drinks.

  • Date: 21st and 22nd October 2022 (FRI & SAT)
  • Time: 7pm onwards
  • Venue: Malaysian-German Society, Penang


  1. General (Non-MGS Members) tickets - via Ticket2U HERE
  2. Contact MGS if:
    • You're a MGS Member
    • Group booking for 20 tickets & above
    • *Member price only for MGS members

MGS 60th Anniversary - History Video

Message from the founder of Malaysian-German Society Penang, Mr Peter Hütz which was played during Maiball 2022. The video also and contained images from the events and happenings during the society's early days.

Library A-Z

Browser our library with the biggest collection of German books in Malaysia.

German Students

Interactive German language platform for our students

MGS News

Read more about what's going on at MGS & read our latest Newsletter.