Ko-Tai the city


Ombak Ombak ARTStudio continues to make waves with its recent portrayal of Penang's history from Merdeka to the present day. The musical was a nostalgic take on Penang's good times and bad times, with reverent nods to inspiring Penang performers and cultural icons.

KO-TAI PENANG was the final act in a trilogy of community street performances directed and produced by Ombak Ombak ARTStudio which showcased historical events from Penang and the nation's history from Merdeka to the present day. Ombak put on three free street performances throughout Penang; the outdoor locations created a wonderful atmosphere and lent authenticity to the stage shows.

A colourful ko-tai (Penang Hokkien for stage show) with actors and musicians replete in the gaudy colours of the 6os and 705 warmly welcomed the audience into their multi ethnic community.

To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.

Related Articles

Apr 2011

Eco-towns – The Asian Experience

At the Seventh Asia-Pacific Eco-Business Forum, the future of Asian Eco-towns comes into focus.

Aug 2015

P. Ramlee: A Penang superstar

As P. Ramlee The Musical heads to our shores, we unravel the tumultuous life of the visionary man.

Jun 2016

Durians are a Growing Industry

It's that time of the year again to savour the King of Fruits.

Apr 2014

Sungai Lembing – a world of ore-some tunnels and rainbows

Lim Shu-Lin heads down into the mines of Pahang and discovers a world of historical splendour and beauty.