George Town Heritage Celebrations 2019 - Site Excursions
George Town, a historic city that never ceases to inspire and impress, is up and about to anticipate another year of meaningful occasion - George Town Heritage Celebrations 2019.
The annual community-driven Celebrations this year has conceived Let’s Celebrate - Rituals and Festive Events as its valued theme, marking the 11th anniversary of George Town’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The historical communities of George Town proudly present to you their histories, spaces, celebrations, parties, performances and food!
A total of seven different sites will be featured in the Site Excursions that will be held from 6 - 8 July 2019. Visitors who join the excursions will have their knowledge enriched and broadened through experiential activities, learning about the history, culture and traditions that the sites have to offer.
The Site Excursions cover cultural institutions such as the State Chinese (Penang) Association, Nattukottai Nagarathar Heritage Society, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Penang Eurasian Association, Gujarati Samaj Penang, Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang and Nam Hooi Wooi Koon.
Do not miss out on these rare tours for an exclusive audience. The significance of George Town Heritage Celebrations 2019 is bringing people together from near and far to partake in this event and acknowledge the importance of conserving the intangible cultural heritage of George Town.
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1. State Chinese (Penang) Association
6 July 2019 (Saturday) 9.00am-11.00am
Address: 13, Jalan Perak, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Been to a Peranakan wedding before? Know any dance moves for the party? Tip: It’s the Joget dance. Ever tried dishes from a Tok Panjang feast? Sample them here. Also come get dressed in Baba and Nyonya outfits for added fun!
2. Nattukottai Nagarathar Heritage Society
6 July 2019 (Saturday) 12.00pm-2.00pm
Adress: 124, Lebuh Penang, 10200 George Town,Pulau Pinang.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to take a peek inside a vintage, living Chettiar office. Witness a ceremony done to bless the starting of a new account at the beginning of every financial year. Enjoy traditional snacks and tea.
Register here at : https://howei.com/event_details/gthc2019nattukottainagaratharheritagesociety (Max: 35 pax)
3. Masjid Kapitan Keling
7 July 2019 (Sunday) 10.00am-12.00pm
Address: 14, Jalan Buckingham, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Tour the stately mosque and learn about the Akad Nikah, the Indian Muslim solemnisation ceremony. Taste the simple, and yet distinctive festive snacks provided during this occasion.
Register here at : https://howei.com/event_details/gthc2019masjidkapitankeling (Max : 50 pax)
4. Penang Eurasian Association
7 July 2019 (Sunday) 1.00pm-3.00pm
Address: 107-A, Jalan Kelawai, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Experience a typical Eurasian wedding party complete with a live band performance of golden oldies and rock ‘n’ roll dancing. Cap it off with traditional Eurasian fare like Mulligatawny soup and sugee cake.
Register here at : https://howei.com/event_details/gthc2019penangeurasianassociation (Max : 30 pax)
5. Gujarati Samaj Penang
7 July 2019 (Sunday) 4.00pm-6.00pm
Address: 41, Jalan Green Hall, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Let the Gujarati community share with you their traditional wedding customs. Learn the Raas dance and enjoy a true Gujarati meal.
Register here at : https://howei.com/event_details/gthc2019gujaratisamajpenang (Max : 40 pax)
6. Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Penang
8 July 2019 (Monday) 10.00am-12.00pm
Address: No. 87, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Go on a tour of the gurdwara (place of worship for Sikhs) and witness a Dastar Bandhi in which a Sikh boy receives his first turban. Try your hand at turban tying and partake in a vegetarian meal.
Register here at : https://howei.com/event_details/gthc2019waddagurdwarasahibpenang (Max : 50pax)
7. Nam Hooi Wooi Koon
8 July 2019 (Monday) 4.00pm-6.00pm
Address: 463, Lebuh Chulia, 11200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Learn about the rich history of the association’s building. Witness a Cantonese opera and enjoy some Nam Hooi snacks while you’re at it.
Register here at : https://howei.com/event_details/gthc2019namhooiwooikoon (Max : 40 pax)