Can Penangites Discover Penang?

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Penang is buzzing – more and more.

And this year, the third George Town Festival in a row is taking place. Typical of Malaysian adaptability, instead of being held throughout the month of July, this year, it is scheduled for June 15 to July 15; and for the simple reason that Ramadan starts on July 20. By moving it forward by two weeks, Muslims can enjoy all the festivities and events without having them clash with their fasting month.

All involved should be commended for this continuity and flexibility. We should not take it for granted that an event so huge and complex can be kept going year after year.


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