Friday, December 31, 2010

City Day Parade

organised by Municipal Council of Penang
Time : 5.00PM – 11.00PM
George Town City Day Celebration
Fifty four years ago on the 1st January 1957, in conjunction with the centenary of municipal government in Penang. George Town was elevated to the status of a city by Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth II, thus becoming the first city in the Federation of Malaya. The British High Commissioner Sir Donald C. MacGillivary made the announcement on behalf of the Queen at a ceremony which took place at the Esplanade, i.e. Padang Kota Lama.
On this coming New Year's Day, celebrations will be held to give to both local people and visitors the maximum enjoyment about the unique of Penang. The theme for our celebrations this year is "George Town 1111". We are indeed honoured that George Town is City of Firsts and also gained international recognition as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Besides being the first city in Malaysia, George Town also achieved a number of firsts in many other areas.
An approximate of 30 groups are presented in the City Day Parade which consisted of the local communities participating in the “moving performance” at the Esplanade, such as the main highlight of Dondang Sayang, army band, Boria and Ghazal Parti, Chinese, Indian and Punjabi Cultural Show, school band, 1111 cyclist and many more. Dato’ Mahadzir Lokman was invited as the emcee of the City Day Parade.
The parade is scheduled to start at 9.00pm with attendance of the TYT of Penang State, Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and the State dignitaries.

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