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Date: 9th February 2009 (Monday)

Location: Esplanade, Penang

Time: 7pm to 11pm

Organizer: Penang State Government

Tel: 604-650 5136


The Penang State Government is organizing the 'Chap Goh Meh' celebration or the 15th night of the Lunar New Year celebration on 9th February 2009 at Esplande from 7pm to 11pm.

This occasion signifies the first full moon of the New Year and during this celebration you will find fair maidens gathering to toss tangerines into the sea, in hope that their future spouse will pick it up. Besides that, there will be several cultural performances including a Baba Nyonya performance.

This year, Penang State Government is happy to announce that the renowed Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Association from Muar, Johor, whom has won 29 World Championship, will be performing their  Lion Dance On Stilts at Chap Goh Meh Festival. Apart from Lion Dance, be ready to enjoy a 12 minutes firework.  

Chap Goh Meh's schedule:

7.00pm - Guests arrival

7.05pm - Lion Dance, Dragon Dance and Chingay performances

7.30pm - Joget and Dondang Sayang performances

8.00pm - Arrival of YAB Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng

"Kam" Mandarine orange tossing ceremony by Chief Minister and Ms Pesta Pulau Pinang

Lion Dance

Chinese New Year Songs by Mr Lau Han Keat

8.40pm - Arrival of TYT Dato Seri (Dr) Haji Abdul Rahman Bin Haji Abbas, Yang di-Pertua Negeri Pulau Pinang serta yang Amat Berbahagia Toh Puan Dato' Seri Utama Hajah Majimor Bt Shariff

8.45pm - Speech by YAB Chief Minister

8.55pm - Baba Nyonya Dance

9.20pm - Penang Boria Dance

9.40pm - Chinese Traditional Opera

9.50pm - Indian Traditional Performance

10.00pm - "Niuh" Dance / Cow Dance

10.15pm - TYT & Toh Puan departure

10.20pm - Johnny Chee & The Nyonya Belles performance

10.35pm - Lion Dance on Stilts

The End


Road closures: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, Lebuh Light, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah.





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