George Town Festival Tests the Digital Waters

By Regina Hoo

August 2020 FEATURE
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PENANG WOULD HAVE been a hive of activity last July, with preparations in full swing for the George Town Heritage Celebrations and George Town Festival (GTF). Performing artistes from around the world would have descended on the island to enthral festival-goers.Teochew Puppet and Opera House is a long-time performer for GTF.But alas, both events were rightly called off last March in light of the Covid-19 pestilence. Confronted with the twin issues of a now blank calendar month and zero audience,...

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Regina Hoo

is the deputy editor of Penang Monthly.