Heritage Hunt – Discover Pulau Tikus 2015

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Heritage Hunt 2015 is a non-profit community event organised with the aim to:

1. Reverse neighbourhood decline

2. Highlight the heritage and culture of the place before it is lost or crowded out by development

3. Rekindle the community’s pride for their heritage and culture

4. Bring together local community groups and businesses for a common goal

5. Help independent local businesses (especially traditional businesses) to evolve and adapt to sharply increasing rental prices due to abolishment of Rent Control Act and assist them to compete with large shopping malls

6. Encourage neighbourhood spirit and walkability

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Temple

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACommonly known as Khoo Kongsi Temple, Leons San Tong Khoo Kongsi Temple is one of the  one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. It is located at Cannon Square in George Town, Penang.The clan temple consists of two floors, the ground floor and the top floor. The ground floor was previously occupied by the Toon Boon Tong, or the Parentage Society, which was founded in 1884. Nowadays, it is used as the Khoo Kongsi Clan Museum. To the left of the museum is a small giftshop.

George Town Festival 2015

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George Town Festival is an annual, month-long celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community. Inaugurated in 2010 in honour of George Town’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the festival transforms the city into a global stage, showcasing world-class performances, installations and collaborations from international and local artists alike. With over one hundred intriguing events each year, the festival seeks to create new and vibrant connections between the traditional and the contemporary, the past and the future.

Since its inception, George Town Festival has grown to become a unique platform for culture and the arts in Penang and Southeast Asia. By focusing on the core tenants of Collaboration, Community, Reinvention and Accessibility – combining George Town’s distinctive perspectives with an international outlook – the festival annually brings the best possible experience to hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors. Having earned international accolades for its impressive roster of worldwide performers, the festival is quickly becoming one of Asia’s must-see events.

George Town Festival 2015 will take place over the entire month of August.

For information, visit www.georgetownfestival.com

Youth Video Awards 2015

Join the Youth Video Awards.

Roadshow at TAR college, Penang on 9/7/15

More info, visit www.youthvideoawards.com

Featured video entry:  No.3 directed by Jerry Lee

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