Penang Happenings | Rediscovering George Town’s Heritage
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Rediscovering George Town’s Heritage

This year, George Town celebrates the ninth anniversary of its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (together with Malacca) with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities for locals and tourists alike. These events have been specially curated to cultivate an appreciation for the city’s famous cultural and living heritage among people from all walks of life, so that it is well preserved for future generations.

Are you looking for something to do during this long weekend? Here’s a sampling of what is on offer:


Event: Site Excursion | Discover Our Oral Traditions
Date: 7-9 July 2017 (Friday – Sunday)
Venue: George Town World Heritage Site

Come join in the fun and “Walk the Talk” as you explore and experience the rich culture and heritage of the city of George Town. A host of activities and programmes will be held for the public at numerous locations throughout the UNESCO heritage site. Click here for more details: Site Excursion | Discover Our Oral Traditions


Event: Open Air Exhibition
Date: until 15 July 2017
Venue: Armenian Park

The Open Air Exhibition takes you back to the good ol’ yesteryears in George Town. There will also be a special showcase featuring a range of traditional local performances, such as boria, carnatic music, dikir barat and kathakali, from 5.30pm – 7.00pm on 8 July (Saturday). For more details: Walk the Talk | Open Air Exhibition


Event: Interactive Heritage Game: The Forgotten Memoirs
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Date: 9 July 2017 (Sunday)
Venue: George Town World Heritage Site

Embark on a fun-filled adventure as you and the members of your team discover the secrets of George Town in this engaging game. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and/or take advantage of the free CAT bus to complete your missions. Are you up for it? For more details or to register: Interactive Heritage Game | The Forgotten Memoirs


But that’s not all. Plenty of other programmes will be ongoing throughout the weekend (registration may be required for some of the programmes). Just grab a heritage guide map and head down to the heritage sites of George Town to join in the fun and excitement!
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