Sunday, 6 June 2010

George Town Festival

Even though there's still no official word from the Penang government on the holiday status of Penang Heritage Day on 7 July 2010, I see that plans are at least in place to celebrate George Town's status as a UNESCO world cultural heritage city.

It's been disclosed today that the second anniversary of our city attaining this status will see various activities during the whole month of July.

Dubbed as the George Town Festival 2010, there will be more than 30 programmes to promote arts and heritage in the state by the Penang government, Penang Island Municipal Council, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and Penang Global Tourism.

The George Town Festival will include theatre, music, dance, film, arts, food, fashion, photography, talks and visual spectacle, all taking place within the heritage core zone.

In particular, the streets of the city will come alive on 7 July 2010 with a heritage trishaw treasure hunt in the morning, day-long free entrance to normally restricted heritage buildings like the City Hall and the Town Hall, a guided heritage shophouse trail in the morning, and a street cultural celebration in the late afternoon.

1 comment:

stephen said...

Presently reading and perusing the wonderful photos in a book by Tan Kim Hong about the chinese in penang.The old photos of the kongsis,the movers and shakers of those times etc. A well put together book.