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June 24, 2010

11th July 2010 ~ Streets Come Alive – Unforgettable George Town!

It's my pleasure and responsibility as a Penangite to spread the message around. In conjunction with the celebration of its 2nd anniversary as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang government is again celebrating Penang World Heritage Day (7th July) with a series of colorful programs in the George Town area! Naturally, the buildings are the most imposing. Take this chance to walk the heritage trails and feel it! Furthermore you get to taste the colors of Chinese, Malays, Indian, Indian Muslim cuisines on that day. Simply marvelous~ Welcome to Penang, my hometown.

*P.s. I'm gonna miss the street event on 11th because I'll be way up to Colmar Tropicale for birthday celebration (baby's booked my calendar weeks ago). Else I'll be running around the heritage trail with my 10-20mm lens...of course with him.*

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Streets Come Alive – Unforgettable George Town!
Date : 11 July 2010
Time : 8am-11pm
Venue : George Town Heritage Zone
Ticket Price : FOC
Enquiries : George Town Festival,

Indulge yourself in the colourful street cultural shows performed by the multicultural community of Penang: Malay, Indian, Chinese, Burmese, Thai, Punjabi etc. Also don't miss the chance to learn and get your hands on a variety of traditional crafts and foods from the numerous street stalls.

Special Program
1. Open House - Public and Private Heritage Buildings
Time: 9.00am-5.00pm
Location: Penang Islamic museum, Konsenih Building (Equator Academy of Art), Segara Ninda Residence, Wisma Kastam, Penang Tourist Guide Association, Tan Kongsi, Ong Kongsi, Han Jiang Ancestral Temple (Penang Teochew Ass.), Lee Sih Chong Soo, Town Hall, Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse, World Heritage Office, Anak-anak Kota, Penang Heritage Trust-PAPA, mosques in George Town, Indian and Chinese temples, churches, tombs, shrines and many more.
About the program: Welcome to the built jewels of George Town! Come visit George Town’s heritage buildings and sites which are normally restricted to visitors on other days, all for free.

2. George Town Shophouse Trail
Time: 9.00am-10.30am; 11.00am-12.30pm
About the program: Visit some of the finest residential and commercial shophouses in town and learn more about this unique built heritage of Penang.
We have 2 routes available for each time slot. Register for one route and participate in a rare guided tour of 6 shophouses. Even better, register for 2 routes and see all 12 shophouses!
Tours available in Chinese and English.
Ticket prices: RM10 per route, limited to 20 persons per route.
Enquiries: Fidel Ho
Tel: 012-4565867
Email : fidelhoho@gmail.com

3. “Jom Naiki Sampan di Perairan Laut Clan Jetties!” – Boat Rides at the Clan Jetties!
Time: 8.30am-11.30am
Location: Yeoh Jetty, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town
About the program: Come enjoy the scenery of the clan jetties by boat (“sampan-sampan”) and get to know more about their history at the same time! The clan jetties community will also be reenacting live for you parts of its pre-1970 community’s daily works and activities.
Rest assured life jackets will be provided so you can enjoy your boat ride in safety!
Ticket prices: FREE – Register on the spot.
Enquiries: George Town Festival
Tel: 016 – 4644211

4. Heritage “Trea-Shaw” Hunt
Time: 8.00am-1.00pm
Location: Flag-off: Town Hall / Esplanade
About the program: Hop on a trishaw! Experience this fun and exciting way of searching and scouting for our rich heritage treasures ranging from foods, costumes, trades, to local personalities and heritage buildings.
Participants may enter as a two-person team. Look for sponsors like hotels or
tour companies. Each team will be assigned a trishaw rider and given clues to guide them along the treasure hunt. At each checkpoint, teams will be required to search for answers or complete simple challenges/tasks.
Ticket prices: RM388 – the hunt is limited to 50 trishaws.
Closing date for registration – 28 June 2010 (Monday)
E-mail for entry forms/ download HERE!
Enquiries: Ederic Low
Tel: 012-4092539
E-mail: treashawhunt2010@gmail.com
E-mail: info@georgetownfestival.com

5. Indian-Muslim Culture Celebration
Time: 10.00am - 11.00pm
Location: Dewan Makam Noordin @ Masjid Kapitan Keling
About the program: Exhibition on previous mosques and mosque antiques
Time: 2.00pm-11.00pm
Location: Masjid Kapitan Keling
About the program:
• Interactive Indian-Muslim traditional food demonstration including Nasi kandar, Nonbu Kanji, Kolkate, Somosa & vadai, Idyiyappom,
Passembor. Free porridge!
• “Golden of Dates” Exhibition – History, pictures, information on
types, nutritious information
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Masjid Kapitan Keling
About the Program:
• Demonstration of traditional Muslim games like “pallaguli”, “pamberem”
• Tour of Masjid Kapitan Keling
Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: Front of Masjid Kapitan Keling
About the Program:
• Teh Tarik Demonstration - Come watch, learn and try it out! Free flow of Teh Tarik.
• Crafts Demonstration and Exhibition including “Poo Malai” a Muslim tradition that originates from India and the Muslim “Kopiah”
• Original spices exhibition - Interactive exhibition as well as preparation and cooking demonstration on spices in Indian-Muslim cooking
Enquiries: George Town Festival
Tel: 016 – 4644211
E-mail: info@georgetownfestival.com

6. Street Celebrations
Time: 5.00pm - 9.00pm
Location: Armenian Street, Jalan Kapitan Keling
About the program: “Little Penang Street Market Rejoicing, Reviving and Romancing Our Heritage” Showcase of the traditional, cultural heritage food and crafts of Penang.
1. Chinese Lantern making
2. Preparation of Putu Mayom
3. Wayang Kulit
4. Batik Demonstration
5. Henna
6. Antiques
7. Shoe Painting, T-shirt printing, Chinese calligraphy
8. Beaded crafts
9. Rattan and bamboo items
10. Nyonya Manik Shoes
11. Chinese Frog Buttons
12. Nyonya Cooking with Rosie Yew
13. Nyonya Cooking with Rumah Nur women
14. Michael Cheah’s Baba Nyonya collection
15. Penang & Malaysia postcards
16. Handmade crafts
17. Fresh Nutmeg juice
18. Thai Laksa
19. Traditional Eye Massage
20. Little Penang t-shirts
21. Eurasian treats
Time: 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Location: Meng Eng Soo, Jalan Pintal Tali
About the program: Meng Eng Soo Open Day
Indoor: Exhibition on Meng Eng Soo history, tea presentation (games);
Outdoor: “Peddlers Court”, Cultural performances – wushu, Tai Chi, street artists, Chinese Orchestra
Time: 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Location: Cheah Kongsi, Armenian Street
About the Program: Lion Dance Performance on High Poles
Time: 5.00pm – 10.30pm
Location: Penang Teochew Association, Chulia Street
About the Program: Chinese Cultural Performance and Demonstration Traditional Teochew Opera Performance, Lion and Dragon Dance, Chinese Kungfu Performance, Traditional craft skills of cane weaving and batik design, Chinese Tanglung craftworks as well as multiracial cultural dances and singing.
Ticket prices: FOC
Enquiries: George Town Festival
Tel: 016 – 4644211
E-mail: info@georgetownfestival.com

7. Muslim Cultural Showcase
Time: 5.00pm-12.00am
Location: Penang Islamic Museum, Armenian Street
About the program: The Acheen Street Mosque (Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh), Koperasi Pelancongan, Islamic Museum, Boyanese community and other Malay groups will be showcasing traditional Malay performances including Nasyid,
Marhaban, Kompang, Silat, Khat, Boria, Ghazal Parti, Sketches and Traditional Malay music and dance. Also on exhibition will be traditional Malay kuih-muih, bunga telur, hantaran and a historical exhibition of Masjid Melayu.
Ticket prices: FREE
Enquiries: George Town Festival
Tel: 016 – 4644211
E-mail: info@georgetownfestival.com

8. Cultural Performances
Time: 5.00pm-9.00pm
Location: Khoo Kongsi
About the program: Cultural performances from the different ethnic communities of George Town, Penang as well as international acts!
Featuring: Ghaffar Pourazar performing Beijing opera, Batak singers from Indonesia, traditional Punjabi Vidda dance, Punjabi drumming, Indian cultural performances including Baratha Natyam, folk dances, stick dance, Kavadi dance, Silambam, fire eating and juggling as well as cultural performances from Penang’s Malayali, Hindu Sangam, Thai, Penang Baba Nyonya and Eurasian communities.
Ticket prices: FREE
Enquiries: George Town Festival
Tel: 016 – 4644211
E-mail: info@georgetownfestival.com

A month-long "George Town Festival" is inaugurated in conjunction with this year's celebration, featuring over 30 programs throughout the month of July! This is a concerted effort to promote ARTS and HERITAGE in Penang by the Penang State Government, Municipal Council of Penang Island, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and Penang Global Tourism.

Scheduled to be an annual event, George Town Festival opens as a feast of theatre, music, dance, film, arts, food, fashion, photography, inspirational talk and visual spectacle on the streets.

Click here for a full program list of the George Town Festival in pdf.

For further information on Penang, visit the Visit Penang official website.

So if  you have plan to visit Penang, come in July. And don't forget to join our group in Facebook - Penang Has It All.



full of activities ~ hope we can go back that time.

I went to Penang one time, George Town is really unforgettable!
Will you go some of these activities?

Unfortunately I'm not in Penang on that day...

i will be in penang the week after next for my frinds wedding, sigh missing this event pulak..

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