Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown’


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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46th Anniversary Celebration of Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

46th Anniversary Celebration of Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery will be celebrating its 46th anniversary come April 2011. This celebration will span over four days beginning from the 14th till 17th April 2011. The Penang State Museum was first made open to the public on 14th April 1965, three years after the State Government first proposed the idea of setting up a state museum.

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Chap Goh Meh Celebration Celebration 2011

Chap Goh Meh Celebration Celebration 2011

Chinese New Year celebrations in Malaysia last for 15 days, culminating with a night with a full moon. That is, if it does not rain on the night itself. The full moon has long been associated with love in many cultures worldwide, so it comes as no surprise that the last day, or rather night, of Chinese New Year is earmarked for lovers. In Penang, the 15th night, known in Hokkien dialect as Chap Goh Meh, is celebrated quite lavishly, with an event organised around quirky Straits Chinese traditions.
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Penang CNY Cultural & Heritage Celebration 2011

Penang CNY Cultural & Heritage Celebration 2011

The Chinese youth of Penang are out to prove that the adage, Old is gold, rings true by turning the clock back during this year’s Penang Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration. Held as part of the state’s Chinese New Year celebrations, this event has grown in strength and popularity, and is quickly becoming a major tourist attraction associated to the most important Chinese festival in Malaysia.
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Chinese New Year Open House

Chinese New Year Open House

Malaysia is home to a variety of races living harmoniously under one roof for over five decades. Having lived together in communities for so long, it is only natural that we grow to adopt one or two of the customs and practices of other races into our daily lives. Do not be surprised to hear a child using his/her name in place of herself when talking to his/her parents or other elder members of her family. This practice is most common in Malay families as it is considered rude to use ‘saya’ (I or me) when addressing others.

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