George Town Festival

By Penang Global Tourism, Additional photography by Johnathan Tan, Kwong Wah Yit Poh, Ben Wismen

September 2010 PHOTO ESSAY
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In July, the Penang state government held the inaugural George Town Festival, in celebration of its listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Initially a one-day celebration, the annual event was revamped into a month-long celebration of George Town and the diverse cultures of its people. Throughout the entire month, locals and tourists alike were treated to over 80 programmes, consisting of colourful performances and exhibitions by both local and international talent. Highlighting the festival were internationally renowned acts such...

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Penang Global Tourism

Additional photography by Johnathan Tan

Kwong Wah Yit Poh

Ben Wismen

is a research officer at SERI specialising in environmental and sustainability studies, local governance and heritage.