The George Town Festival 2012 – An Overwhelming Month

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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The optimism that has been palpable in Penang over the last few years is perhaps best felt through the yearly celebration we know as George Town Festival. It is a celebration because it is not commercial, and it unashamedly expresses a passion for the Arts and for Heritage, which is both innovative and traditional.For four weeks stretching between June and July, the streets of Penang became a living outdoor museum bursting with dance, drama, arts and music.Ostensibly to celebrate George...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.