Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Penang declares July 7 a public holiday from 2010

The Penang Government will declare July 7 as a state public holiday beginning next year in commemoration of the date George Town received the Unesco World Heritage Site status.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced this Tuesday when launching the month-long anniversary celebrations at the century-old Town Hall here.

“George Town and Malacca’s joint listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site not only brings honour to the state but also makes our city the heritage of all mankind.

“In the state’s commitment to preserve the listing, I have taken the suggestion of some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and will declare July 7 as the George Town Unesco World Heritage Day as a public holiday to create awareness and education on heritage issues,” Lim said.

He added that the theme of this year’s anniversary celebrations was One Heritage to symbolise the importance of collective awareness to preserve, protect and promote George Town’s heritage.

Wow...this is really good news for Penang. However, I doubt how many companies, especially those MNCs or local companies will follow and observe this 7/7 as a non working day. Anyway, I'm still happy because it was indeed meaningful :)


HL said...

Hu Hu ~~ A meaningful one for you !! :-D

BH said...