7th July is Penang's World Heritage Day to commemorate the inscription of George Town on the UNESCO World Heritage Listing on 7th July, 2008.
Its an annual event (hence the 7th July Holiday every year) with a feast of theatre, music, dance, film, art, opera, food, fashion, photography, and inspirational talks. It is a way to celebrate George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to showcase the unique diversity of our culture and heritage. So this event will be running from 1st July to 31st July with lots of activities and events to participate; different on each day.
However 7th July is a whole different celebration because as I have mentioned it is a day where Penang is listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site, so the event is more diverse and compact compared to other days; plus its a holiday , so the Penangites get to celebrate from morning till late at night.
Last year, I get to participate in a lot of activities since its only my other half and myself. But this year, the whole family is going. So you know when its too many, nothing much you can do coz when 1 person starts aching, the other one will start complaining asking us two ( my other half and myself) to slowdown...(penat la, laparla..) hence we have many stops!
That 7th morning my mum especially was so thrilled. So the morning kicked off with our first visit to the Peranakan Mansion, a must visit spot for tourist...especially. You can go to this link Pinang Peranakan Mansion to find out more what is Peranakan coz I dont want to make my post lengthy for you all to read.
We were lucky that day coz we have a tour guide to give explanation about the house, just my family (thats the beauty of coming early hhahahha). So a couple of photos to show you a lil about the house and what we did on that day.
|How detail a place can be? All hand crafted.|
|This aunty doesnt seem to be awkward when taking photos hehe|
|A peranakan couple in their original attire ready to take photos for the press. its a bit shaky coz have to snap quickly (curi2 tangkap)|
|The girl's bedroom...every lil thing in this room there's a story. No wonder this tour alone takes around 2 hours. A full pack lecture of peranakan...worth the visit and money hahahah|
|So I ended the tour by showing off my family protrait hahaha first time oke...and definitly will be my last. They dont like me showing too much of family @@,|
taken by my other half muah.
Interesting right? Wanna know more come to Penang and I would be more than happier to entertain you...but of course nothing is for free hahahahahah =D
For your information the entrance fee for an adult is only RM10, if not mistaken elderly is free. Not that expensive compared to the knowledge that you would be getting out of this tour. Worth every penny. Not many houses in Malaysia have this kind of culture and items anymore. They need your support and money to preserve what is left and of course maintaining such places can be very costly.
So show your support and love for Heritage ! For more of this event go to George Town Festival
p/s will post some other photos of me posing in the house hahahahha well self-indulgence.
Cheerios! Have a splendid FLYDAY !