Theatre & Concerts in George Town

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  • larrylP2076NA
    47 contributions
    Any ticket for movies shown before 12 noon is only 6 Ringgit, ie US$1.5 per ticket, even for newly released one. Thus, it is highly recommended that such bargain should be grabbed when one is in george Town next.
    Written 20 February 2018
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  • RajdeepBhattacharjee
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,824 contributions
    The Chews originated from the south-eastern coast of China - from Tung Aun District, Xin Lin She Village, Quan Zhou Prefecture of Fujian Provice. They were maritime clan communities in China. Thus when they emigrated, they also built homes for themselves at the waterfront. The Chew Jetty settlement is the biggest of the lot, having grown from about 10 families back in the 20s to over 1,500 residents today.

    Folklore by the Sea, an arts and cultural platform managed by Evoct Resources was founded by Chan Kok Leong and Chew Siew Pheng. It's a 45 minute live performance in the heart of Chew Jetty presents the history of the jetty settlers, their culture and lifestyle in a thoroughly engaging and enjoyable fashion.

    The performance takes the audience though the history of the Chinese emigration, the settlers’ arrival in Penang, the construction of the clan jetties, the trades each clan specialised in, life during and after World War II, Merdeka, and up to the present day. Folklore by the Sea is strategically located in the heart of Chew Jetty, one of the UNESCO sites in Georgetown, Penang.

    Founders Chan Kok Leong and Chew Siew Pheng, whose brainchild Folklore by the Sea was, and who built the theatre in their Chew family home, come onstage at the end and chat with the audience about the ongoing dilemma on living in a Clan Jetty – the joy and pressure of living in an area where 70% of your neighbours are related to, the cost of maintaining houses which are constantly battered by the sea, and the urgent need to preserve the stories that have been passed down through the generations, which was their inspiration for this show.

    Among the remaining jetties, only the Chew Jetty continues to have any clan-related activity - the once a year annual worship of its Temple Deity and "Tee Kong" (God of Heaven or Sky-God). The event take place on the 9th of Chinese New Year (Lunar Calendar) annually. This distinctive and grand event attracts throngs of people to Chew Jetty to enjoy lion dance and dragon dances. On that day, resident place the worship food on the long altar table for praying.
    Written 30 July 2020
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  • LNZJ
    Kulim, Malaysia357 contributions
    Firstly the brochure said that the carnival was from 5pm to 10pm so we packed our 2 kids out from the air conditioned mall to the humidity of Padang Kota Lama (Fort Cornwallis) in the evening. The show actually starts at 8.30pm so that is the "timeless" part. We had to spend 2 hours at the Kota restaurant which was not too bad. There were two rows of stalls. One was for the local street food such as char Kway teow, dumplings and Pisang Goreng (banana fritters) and the other had souvenirs and tarot card reading. You could finish them in less than 30 minutes. The actual show began at 8.40pm because of projector problems. Show was colorful and full of dances and was good to watch. Surprisingly no mosquitoes. The narrator kept us entertained in various languages, English, Malay, Hokkien. The show took about 40 minutes and was good, not great. Could have included the local Indian culture into the show. Also, when the ladies were throwing oranges (not mandarins) towards the audience, it was dangerous because kids were picking them up and the orange missiles kept flying in. Perhaps get the crew to roll the oranges instead?

    Overall, it was still a passable show to pass time and at most I would watch it one more time to see if there are changes.
    Written 5 June 2016
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