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City's 'living heritage' honoured

City’s ‘living heritage’ honoured

Special tribute was paid to seven artisans and craftsmen for constituting part of the city’s living heritage at the fifth anniversary celebration of George Town’s inscription as a Unesco World Heritage Site on Sunday. Chef extraordinaire Datuk Lim Bian Yam, 80; wood carver Kok Ah Wah, 73; Thai Menora dancer and instructor Noo Wan@Wan Dee […]

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Best of Penang rolled up in one big festival

Best of Penang rolled up in one big festival

George Town is a UNESCO heritage city. Organizers of the annual George Town Festival aren’t letting you forget why Even on the average day, George Town is a cultural overload for visitors — the city is rightly famed for its food, history and diversity. Clearly, UNESCO knew what it was doing when it listed the […]

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A take on nature’s offerings

A take on nature’s offerings

By JEREMY TAN EXPLORE the intricacies of life through contemplative, contemporary artworks in Art @ Whiteaways, a month-long exhibition held in conjunction with the George Town Festival 2013. It features some 60 pieces by Malaysian artists Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Chan Kok Hooi, Chong Siew Ying, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Kow Leong Kiang and Rebecca Wilkinson, as […]

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Visual feast of works by 14 artists

Visual feast of works by 14 artists

By PAUL TOH GEORGE TOWN: ST JO’S @ Gurney Paragon was “under attack” for four consecutive days by 14 renowned artists recently, in an exhibition titled Art Attack!. Held in conjunction with the month-long George Town Festival 2012, the magnificently restored heritage landmark was a hive of activities with hundreds turning up to participate during […]

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Coming together in art

Coming together in art

GEORGE TOWN: THIS is one extraordinary art exhibition that should not be missed by art lovers since it involves the participation of 50 artists from many nations in Asia, Europe and the United States, offering a massive display of artistic talent. Aptly titled “We ART together”, the exhibition makes use of the two galleries of […]

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In living colour

In living colour

By IVAN NG and CLIFFORD LEE Photos by LIM BENG TATT THE Live Heritage event staged in conjunction with the George Town Festival was an eye-opening experience for Upper Six student Seah Kean Soon. Together with his four friends, the Jit Sin Independent High School student visited a few heritage locations such as Khoo Kongsi […]

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A roti canai record worth the dough

A roti canai record worth the dough

GEORGE TOWN: This year’s George Town Festival (GTF) has created another first – a 400m-long roti canai made from 2,786 pieces of the local favourite. The effort earned a mention in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) for being the longest chain of roti canai ever assembled in the country. The Kapitan Keling Mosque management […]

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Thousands celebrate culture in George Town

Thousands celebrate culture in George Town

By JOSEPHINE JALLEH, LO TERN CHERN, CLIFFORD LEE and IVAN NG GEORGE TOWN: The streets of George Town’s heritage enclave took on a carnival atmosphere when thousands of locals and tourists thronged the Live Heritage festival to celebrate the historic city’s fourth anniversary as a Unesco World Heritage Site. There were more than 40 cultural […]

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Heritage enclave comes alive with celebration

Heritage enclave comes alive with celebration

FUN: Penang’s landmark tourist site George Town was abuzz with cultural street performances as revellers celebrated the of the third jubilee of the Unesco World Heritage site GEORGE TOWN: PENANG’s heritage enclave was abuzz with cultural street performances in conjunction with the George Town Festival to celebrate the third anniversary of the Unesco World Heritage […]

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Over 40 cultural events to be showcased during three-day festival in George Town

Over 40 cultural events to be showcased during three-day festival in George Town

THE streets of George Town will come alive from July 6 to July 8 as the city celebrates the 4th anniversary of its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 40 cultural performances from the local communities, open house visits to historical sites and homes, talks, arts and crafts showcases and food bazaars have […]

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