Posts Tagged ‘Penang’


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 »

World Press Photo 2011

World Press Photo 2011

What first started out as a national competition became an international annual event when members of the Dutch photojournalists’ union came up with the idea back in 1955. Ever since that first competition, the people at Nederlandse Vereniging van Fotojournalisten (NVF) have always displayed the winning pictures in an exhibition. At first there were only over 300 photographs sent in by 42 photographers from 11 countries that were submitted for the competition. Over the years, these numbers have increased tremendously, as evident with the record number of images received for the competition in 2011 – a whopping 108, 059 images taken by 5,691 photographers from 125 countries including Malaysia.

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European Union Film Festival 2011

European Union Film Festival 2011

Lovers of European films, do take note as the European Union Film Festival is just around the corner. Organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, this event is now in its 12th year and is an annual event aimed as showcasing a collection of films which draw on the rich and diverse talents of European film makers. These movies not only display the cultural heritage of European films, they also promote the cultural heritage of Europe’s outstanding film industry.

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Hope Comes A-Floating

Hope Comes A-Floating

It is not everyday that a person can boast of living on board and being a part of a majestic ship for week or a month, what more two years. Unless that individual plans to serve in the Navy or has an endless supply of funds which enables them to travel on a cruise endlessly, it is a rare opportunity for the people to live a life on a ship. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is what makes serving on-board the Logos Hope so memorable for volunteers who have chosen this rather unique path of life.

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Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House 2011

Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House 2011

The end of Ramadhan month is marked by Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia. It is a time when everyone returns to their family and celebrate the joys of life. The usual exodus back to the hometown is known as Balik Kampung, literally meaning going back to the village, and even those who are not Muslim take the opportunity of the public holidays to rest and relax. In Malaysia, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is also celebrated with open houses, or rumah terbuka, where people invite their relatives and friends over to their houses to partake in various Malay delicacies. This custom of open houses are so common that many politicians and public figures usually organise open houses during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

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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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