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In the Limelight

PRESS COVERAGE

Catch world renowned juggling troupe Gandini Juggling
at the George Town Festival this weekend 
New Straits Times, Malaysia, 23 August 2016

World-renowned juggling troupe – Gandini Juggling – will be in Penang this weekend to perform ‘Smashed’ which is a mix of circus and theatre during the month-long George Town Festival (GTF).
The hour-long piece will involve nine skilled jugglers, apples, four crockery sets and a soundtrack featuring popular songs ranging from Tammy Wynette to Music Hall and Bach.

Penang’s George Town Festival blends arts, culture and heritage
Straits Times, Singapore, 16 August 2016

At first glance, the green patch appears to be just an overgrown field beneath two blocks of nondescript flats. But a closer look shows the “weeds” to be actually a lush field of padi growing in a tidy 450 sq m plot. A padi field in the city?

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The grand old lady stirs from slumber
The Business Times, Singapore, 29 July 2026

The Majestic Penang has been restored just in time for George Town Festival.
MUCH of the seven-year-old George Town Festival’s (GTF) charm lies in its heritage venues in the Unesco World Heritage City, utilised as performance and event spaces for this annual programme.

When the arts build bridges
The Business Times, Singapore, 8 July 2016

George Town Festival’s Singapore collaborators and participants find their connection with Malaysia at large. INTO its seventh year, the George Town Festival (GTF) continues to see substantial Singapore participation and support – with artists who see it as a chance to expand their horizons, not to mention sinking deeper into their family roots, if they have any in Malaysia.

Majestic venue for film premiere
The Star, Malaysia, 18 January 2016

The world’s first movie in Penang Hokkien, ‘You Mean the World to Me’, is set to premiere at the Majestic Theatre, a notable historical landmark in Penang.
The movie’s producer Leonard Tee (pic) said the screening would most likely take place in the third quarter of this year.

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Bringing back the good old days of Majestic Theatre
The Malay Mail, Malaysia, 13 January 2016

The tired, vacant Khoo Sian Ewe Hall most Penangites remember as the former Majestic Cinema will once again be a lively entertainment spot. The large double-storey building, spread over 15,319 sq ft, is slotted to be turned into a public space for theatre performances, events and even sports tournaments by the third quarter of this year.

《海墘新路》下月2開鏡‧一連19天檳各地取景

  光明日报, 马来西亚, 28日12月2015年

全檳城取景、邀請國際著名攝影大師杜可風掌鏡以及96.8%為檳城福建方言為媒介語的電影《海墘新路》,將於明年1月2日正式開拍,屆時製作單位將在檳島各地展開一連19天“跨越兩個時代”的拍攝工作,預計明年底或2017年初上映。
《海墘新路》導演蘇忠興與監製鄭雄城、杜可風今日抵達檳城大華戲院,為電影舉行開鏡儀式,與一眾製作團隊進行酬神儀式,祈求開鏡一切順利。