Wednesday, December 15, 2010

George Town 1111 Grand Celebration

For Penang, New Year’s Day holds special significance. More than just the start of another calendar year, it’s also the day when its capital, George Town, was accorded city status some 54 years ago.

To mark that momentous occasion, a grand George Town City Day Celebration is set to be held at the Esplanade on Jan 1, 2011 beginning 5pm, where everything that is unique about Penang from cultures and traditions to food, arts and sports will be on show to locals and visitors alike.

Themed George Town 1111, the event will start off with an estimated 100 stalls in a Food, Art and Craft Carnival highlighting a diverse range of cuisine and trades, as well as a Traditional Sports Carnival aimed at promoting cultural heritage.

Visitors will be able to take part in traditional games such as batu seremban, congkak, dam aji and sepak raga, or watch artisans display their skills in rattan, bamboo and Nyonya beaded craft, wood engraving and much more.

Organised by the Penang Municipal Council, the events highlight will be the City Day Parade beginning 8.30pm, with an estimated 2,000 participants representing various local communities.

One of the most fast growing and advanced city in Malaysia - my beloved Penang!

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