Heritage enclave comes alive with celebration
By PHUAH KEN LIN (NSTP)
04 July 2012
FUN: Penang’s landmark tourist site George Town was abuzz with cultural street performances as revellers celebrated the of the third jubilee of the Unesco World Heritage site
GEORGE TOWN: PENANG’s heritage enclave was abuzz with cultural street performances in conjunction with the George Town Festival to celebrate the third anniversary of the Unesco World Heritage Site.
Crowds thronged the Khoo Kongsi and Cheah Kongsi near Lebuh Armenian to enjoy the sights and sounds of the inner city.
The visitors were seen checking out handicraft, clay figurines and all sorts of knickknacks on sale at the various booths set up.
Many were impressed by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic’s portrait on the wall outside the Khoo Kongsi.
It was a sight to behold as Canon Square was illuminated.
People from all walks of life crowded the streets as they were entertained by Chinese opera performances ate Canon Square, with many photography fans snapping away with cameras on tripods.
Some were also seen taking pictures with iPads.
A wayang kulit show depicting a folklore also hogged the limelight with a crowd gathering at the narrow alley in front of the Cheah Kongsi.
Food was also aplenty with people enjoying local favourites as traditional music played in the background.