DID YOU KNOW that in the late 1800s, Penang had its very own municipal band? The exact year of its formation remains unclear; newspaper clippings from January 8, 1948 and April 9, 1977 respectively, reported the band being established around the 1870s. But according to Penang Past and Present (1786-1963), published by the George Town City Council, it was formed in 1890, when the Governor sanctioned a contribution from the Municipal funds towards the maintenance of the Town Band.The story...
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is the director of Penang House of Music, and founder and festival director of the Penang Island Jazz Festival.
Proficient in multiple creative disciplines, Kelvyn Yeang is a musician by night and media content creator by day. When he is not writing, designing, or creating, Kelvyn wanders the streets of George Town in search of a good story and a cup of coffee.