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George Town Heritage Celebrations 2017

Event Date : 07 Jul 2017 - 09 Jul 2017
Updated 29 May 2017

George Town Heritage Celebrations returns this year from 7 to 9 July 2017 in conjunction with the 9th anniversary of George Town’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the theme of “Walk the Talk: Oral Traditions and Expressions”, this year’s 3-day event includes collaboration with 14 local communities, a variety of community-initiated activities, performances and cultural shows from different communities such as Indian Muslim, Teochew, Malayalam and Telugu will be present in the events. In additional to that, national performance group and individual such as Lanna Dance from Thailand are joining us in this celebration and ready to charm us with their gracefulness. Besides cultural shows and performances, there will also be heritage trails within the George Town World Heritage Site. Throughout the trails, you will discover the stories behind each street and a glimpse of the memories and stories from the local residents. It is a great chance to explore George Town in its own languages and discover the true living heritage in Penang. Concurrently, there will be open houses along the Street of Harmony, including the Kapitan Keling Mosque, Kuan Yin Temple, St. George Church etc. where you’ll get a glance on the different religious chants and celebrate their festive and cultural celebrations.

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