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Date: 20th Feb 2009
Time: 3pm to midnight
Location: Acheen Street, Armenian Street, Cannon Street, Ah Quee Street, Soo Hong Lane, Chulia Street and Kampung Kolam
Organizer: Penang State Government and Penang Chinese Clan Council
Contact: 04-6505136, 012-4741312
This celebration is to showcase the richness of the living heritage in Penang, in line with Penang status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There will be treasure hunt and Chinese New Year cooking demonstrations and lots of wonderful and interesting events during the night.
Seven thematic little "towns", highlighting different cultural aspects related to Hokkien, Canton, Teochew, Hainan, Hakka, Wushu and Malaysian cultures will also be featured.
The Star Online
Grand CNY cultural celebration on Feb 20
Friday January 29, 2010
GEORGE Town will be celebrating this Chinese New Year with a massive cultural event.
Organised by the state government, Penang Chinese Clan Council and Clan Associations Youth Committee, the Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration 2010 will be held on Feb 20 at the inner city heritage enclave encompassing Armenian Street, Ah Quee Street, Acheh Street, Cannon Street, Chulia Street, Jalan Masjid Kapitan, Soo Hong Lane and Kampong Kolam from 3pm until midnight.
Organising committee secretary Cheah Chuan Wooi said the objectives of the special event were to introduce traditional Chinese culture in a grand manner and to celebrate the new year.
The highlights of the programme include four areas depicting Chinese traditional virtues (faithfulness, filial piety, etiquette and justice), a clan area and native Chinese area.
“There will be a sampling of traditional Chinese cuisines, exhibition on the 12 lunar seasonal festivals as well as various cultural performances,” said Cheah.
“Traditional games, skills, handicraft, songs, operas and lion dance and wushu performances by the Khoo Kongsi, Cheah Kongsi, Lim Kongsi, Yap Kongsi and Penang Youth Centre will add to the atmosphere.”
He said the events would bring spectators back to “old Penang”
Hotels and hawkers would also be serving up a delicious spread during the event.
State Town and Country Planning, Housing and Arts Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai invited all Malaysians and tourists to participate in the grand event to make it a great and successful Chinese New Year celebration.
For event details, call Loh Boon Huan (012-4873278), Cheah (012-4741312) or Khor Hock Thye (012-4281328).
Historical touch to CNY extravaganza
Saturday January 23, 2010
The Star Online
A STAGE play depicting the four Chinese core moral values — faithfulness, loyalty, piety and courtesy — will be the highlight of the Penang state-level Chinese New Year celebration to be held on Feb 20 at the George Town heritage enclave.
The event organising chairman, Loh Boon Huan, said the 5,000 years of Chinese history would also be portrayed in the play.
Loh said other activities to be held included lion dance and chingay performances, singing, traditional Chinese childrens’ games, traditional crafts display and a ‘Memories of Old Penang’ exhibition.
He was speaking to reporters at the launching of streamers highlighting the event by Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in front of the Eastern and Oriental hotel in Penang on Thursday.
Lim said the event would be held from 3pm to midnight at Acheen Street, Armenian Street, Cannon Street, Ah Quee Street, Soo Hong Lane, Chulia Street and Kampung Kolam among other places.
“We hope it will attract both domestic and foreign tourists,” he said, adding that the state’s green culture would be promoted at the event.
The event is jointly organised by the state government, Penang Chinese Clan Council and Clan Associations Youth Committee. Admission is free.
Kwong Wah eNewspaper
为方便场地布置及筹备工作，民众受促于2月19日（星期五）晚上10时至2月21日午夜12时，把车移开，同时尽量不要将车驶入打铜仔街（Armenian Street）、大统巷（Cannon Street）、亚贵街（Ah Quee Street）及四方领（Soo Hong Lane）一带。
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