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THE Pesta Chingay, Lion and Dragon Dance Parade will take place from 7.30pm to 10pm on Sunday.

Chingay performers stage the amazing feat of balancing 40ft flag poles on their foreheads.

Chingay performers stage the amazing feat of balancing 40ft flag poles on their foreheads.

The parade will start at Padang Brown in Jalan Datuk Keramat and end at Padang Kota Lama, where the Chingay, dragon and lion dance teams will commence with the show.

Along the way, the parade will pass Jalan Penang, Jalan Burmah, Jalan Transfer, Jalan Sri Bahari, Lebuh Chulia, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Kling and Lebuh Light.

Tourism Development and Culture state exco Danny Law Heng Kiang said two dragon dance teams, six lion dance teams and 10 Chingay teams would be moving without stopping along the route to avoid contributing to traffic congestion.

Danny Law Heng Kiang (centre) and representatives of the participating association display the Pesta Chingay posters. Pic by Paul Toh.

Danny Law Heng Kiang (centre) and representatives of the participating association display the Pesta Chingay posters. Pic by Paul Toh.

“There will be no stops for performances along the way as it is now the school holidays and we want to avoid traffic congestion as much as possible.

“The real action will be at the Esplanade, where the teams of performers will thrill spectators with their dazzling balancing, dancing and acrobatic skills,” he said.

Two school bands will accompany the parade, while beauty queens riding along in four gaily decorated trishaws will add a dash of glamour.

The annual display of amazing prowess and agility, organised by the state Tourism Development office, is one of the highlights on the Penang calendar of events. For details, call the hotline 016-411 0000.

Read more: Pesta Chingay to make waves by the sea – Northern – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/northern/pesta-chingay-to-make-waves-by-the-sea-1.430472#ixzz2nOPXNBMY

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The Penang Chingay procession is held on 15 December 2013, not 22nd as mention in the travel brochure.