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George Town Heritage Celebrations 2018

Street Festival

Community Workshops   |   International Showcases   |   Street Performances
7 July 2018   |   George Town World Heritage Site Core Zone   |   Free

Site Excursions

July 2018 (Friday to Sunday)   | Register with us!

Volunteer Recruitment

Be a part of our heritage celebrations!!

The Street Celebration is an annual celebration held every year that takes place around the old streets of George Town. Each year, hundreds of visitors together with the locals joins in the celebration and take part in the activities lined –up. By the end of the day, everyone will definitely have experienced something amidst the historic setting of George Town World Heritage Site.

Eat Rite Recipe Exhibition

Sunday, 15 April 2018 | 5pm – 9pm | The Whiteaways Arcade | Free entry

The Eat Rite Recipe Exhibition will feature local festive foods from 11 multicultural communities of George Town. The public is welcome to meet the local practitioners and chefs to discuss the recipes and ingredients for the festive foods. A launching ceremony for the book ‘Eat Rite: Ritual Foods of George Town’ will also be held. The book is a collection of recipes and ingredients of selected festive cuisine which have been handed down for generations.

Video Documentation Project

Come and join us on the 1st of April in Majestic Theatre for the premiere screening of these exceptional video documentaries and immerse in the fascinating stories of our heroes and heroines of George Town.

George Town Heritage Celebrations
2018: Exhibition

June & July 2018 | Bangunan UAB | Free entrance

An exciting two month-long exhibition to celebrate George Town’s 10th Anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing the built and living cultural heritage of George Town. An inspiring exhibition for the safeguarding our shared past for the future generations.

Paper Conservation Workshop

Paper Conservation Workshop 1

An introduction to the basic methods of paper conservation.
26 May 2018 (Saturday) | Venue: George Town World Heritage Incorporated
Registration required.

Paper Conservation Workshop 2

Enhancing basic conservation skills in paper preservation and collection.
08 September 2018 (Saturday) | Venue: George Town World Heritage Incorporated
Registration required.

This workshop is a Introduction Paper Conservation treatment that will greatly assist in the preservation of participant collection maintaining a paper based collection and enhanced with a few basic paper conservation skills.

Introduction Paper Conservation Workshop will be conducted by George Town World Heritage Incorporated. Participant will learn the fundamentals of paper conservation.

International Conference
on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage
(MUCH)

1 – 4 October 2018 | Venue: Bayview Hotel, Penang | Registration required.

To engage networking among stakeholders in the conservation and management of heritage cities to share their experiences with common issues such as gentrification, rapid urbanization and development, and uncontrolled tourism

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)
Capacity-Building Program

16 – 23 April 2018 | Bayview Hotel, George Town, Penang | Registration required

George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) is organising an 8-day training program to equip locals with knowledge and skills related to ICH safeguarding in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town World Heritage.

Tangible Heritage Workshops

Heritage and Conservation Workshop

7 – 9 March 2018 | Venue: Bayview Hotel, Penang | Registration required.

Heritage Impact Assessment Workshop

6 May 2018 | Venue: Bayview Hotel, Penang | Registration required.

Heritage and Conservation Workshop: Advanced Level

7 & 8 May 2018 | Venue: Bayview Hotel, Penang | Registration required

The Tangible Heritage Workshops are a series of programmes designed to create public awareness on the conservation of heritage buildings and the protection of the Outstanding Universal Values (OUVs) for the preservation of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.