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Splashing good time

Splashing good time

By ANDREA FILMER and SITI HASLINA MAT DAUD [email protected] Photos by GARY CHEN and LIM BENG TATT AT the Songkran Festival, no attendee is spared. Just walking near the vicinity of Burma Lane in Penang during this annual Water Festival will guarantee you a drenching of some sort. Thousands gathered on this street, where the [...]

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Religion & Custom

Chinese Cultural and Heritage Celebration : Lebuh Ah Quee @ The Old Penang

Chinese Cultural and Heritage Celebration : Lebuh Ah Quee @ The Old Penang

Lebuh Ah Quee The street is transformed and relived the old Penang lifestyle in the 19th Century by a group of young artists. Photo gallery:

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Religion & Custom

Chinese Cultural and Heritage Celebration : Poh Hock Seah @ The Emolument & Career

Chinese Cultural and Heritage Celebration : Poh Hock Seah @ The Emolument & Career

Events in Poh Hock Seah Exhibit old trades and skill performance like wooden tablet carving, clog making, handmade nyonya shoe, fortune telling, candy floss, face moulting, etc. Photo gallery:

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Religion & Custom

Penang Cultural Event :: Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration (檳城街頭文化廟會)

Penang Cultural Event :: Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration (檳城街頭文化廟會)

This rabbit year’s celebration is 12th event since 1994. This annual event is a crowd puller with estimated over 100,000 visitors patronizing the celebration by the organizer. The nature of the event is called “gathering in the temple” in Chinese, a traditional fun fair held in China during the Chinese New Year in the mainland [...]

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Penang Story

Penang Story :: More than just a rojak seller

Penang Story :: More than just a rojak seller

By KOW KWAN YEE Photos by LIM BENG TATT The 65-year-old rojak seller’s face beamed with delight at the mention of Ninja Turtles, Doraemon, the Eight Immortals and the Monkey King (Sun Wu-Kung). Then again, it is no child’s play dabbling with these characters as far as Khor is concerned. For he is a master [...]

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Religion & Custom

Penang Cultural Event :: Thaipusam

Penang Cultural Event :: Thaipusam

DAY 1: Procession from Kovil Veedu to Nattukotai Chettiar Temple in Jalan Kebun Bunga Hundreds of thousands of old coconuts were broken as a form of thanksgiving by Hindu devotees and foreign tourists as the Chariot of Lord Murugan in the streets of Penang, today in conjunction of the annual celebration of Thaipusam. The procession of [...]

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Performing Arts

Performing Art :: River Meets Light

Performing Art :: River Meets Light

INVITATION TO VIEW THE FIRST WORKSHOP PRESENTATION RIVER ART PROJECT presents River Meets Light Date: 12 March 2011 Time: 8.45pm Venue: Sungai Pinang at the junction of Lorong Kulit (Beside Stadium Pulau Pinang) Synopsis A mixed media performance, River Meets Light encompassing light design, dance, music and visuals in an evening of experiential showcase to [...]

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