Posts Tagged ‘Cultural Festival’


Penang Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration

Penang Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration

Penang has been promoting its living heritage in the recent years by organising cultural events during major celebrations. In conjunction with the Chinese New Year which falls on 23rd and 24th January 2012, the Penang state government, Penang Chinese Clan Council and the Penang Clan Associations Youth Committee will be organising a fun-filled cultural event on 29th January 2012. Read more »

Georgetown Festival – Tapestry of Culture Day 3

Georgetown Festival – Tapestry of Culture Day 3

Today is the last day of the Georgetown Festival celebrations that was happening around the city area. The last two days had seen thousands of people, both tourists and locals alike, swarming the city area to participate in the activities and cultural performances that went on. Though not many cultural performances are scheduled to happen today, I would not be surprised if I still find lots of tourists and locals hanging around the city centre to catch any of today’s events.

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Georgetown Festival – Tapestries of Culture Day 2

Georgetown Festival – Tapestries of Culture Day 2

The second day of the festival started out a little bit more toned down compared to the first day. I guess it is always good to start something with a bang. Ever since I saw the brochure, one of the major events that I felt I had to catch was the Teochew puppet show performance. I have never had the chance to see such a show, one of the disadvantages of growing up in a big city. Cultural themed performances like the Chinese opera that is usually performed during the Chinese 7th month or even puppet shows like this are a rarity in the city. As this particular performance is scheduled to happen throughout the whole three days of the festival, I decided to schedule the visit to the second day.

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Georgetown Festival – Tapestry of Cultures Day 1

Georgetown Festival – Tapestry of Cultures Day 1

There is always something about culture related events that never fails to catch my attention. Maybe it is the anticipation of discovering new things about our diverse culture… or maybe it is the colourful costumes and lively music that never fails to capture my attention. When I saw an article on the upcoming cultural events that will be taking place from the 7th till 9th July, I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to catch some of the interesting events that were scheduled to happen during that time.

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French Art and Film Festival 2011

French Art and Film Festival 2011

France is one of the most famous countries in the world. It is ranked as the first tourist destination in the world, welcoming a staggering amount of 81.9 million foreign tourists into the country in 2007. Mind you, this figure does not include tourists who were staying over in the country for less than 24 hours. This is the country where visitors flock to see one of the world’s most renowned art museum, The Louvre, and will never leave the country without posing in front of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

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Pesta Kalimaran 2011

Pesta Kalimaran 2011

One of the more interesting aspects that makes Malaysia so appealing in the eyes of tourists is the diverse cultures that are still being practised by the people here. Other than the cultural festivals like Chinese New Year and Hari Raya which are celebrated nationwide, there are also other smaller cultural festivals celebrated by indigenous groups in East Malaysia. One such festival is the Kalimaran Fest.

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