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Food and fun at George Town Heritage Celebrations


Visitors eager to sample street food in Lorong Soo Hong off Armenian Street. — Photos: GARY CHEN

Visitors eager to sample street food in Lorong Soo Hong off Armenian Street. — Photos: GARY CHEN

COLLEGE student Sylvia Lim, 19, did not expect to have a chance to make clay pottery while on holiday in Penang.

She was spotted eagerly joining a demonstration at the George Town Heritage Celebrations 2018.

“This is the first time that I am making clay pottery and it’s quite a fun experience,” she said at a booth set up by Penang Hindu Association along Ah Quee Street on Saturday.

Dancers teaching visitors the kaikottikali dance.
Dancers teaching visitors the kaikottikali dance.

Lim, who is from Kuala Lumpur, praised the heritage event for its many exciting programmes.

Among the activities were a demonstration of traditional pottery, mini claypot painting workshop and an exhibition on the different spices used in masala tea.

The scene was equally as lively at the ‘Armenian Street’s Got Talent’ show which featured colourful live performances by musicians and a variety of handicraft for sale.

Outside Kapitan Keling Mosque, visitors watched a demonstration of the sugary paal choru, a coconut milk-based dessert.

Children enjoying a horse ride at the Kapitan Keling Mosque compound.
Children enjoying a horse ride at the Kapitan Keling Mosque compound.

The paal choru is a starter dish served at Indian-Muslim marriages and other rites of passage.

Within the mosque compound, children were able to take part in horse-riding activites while adults attended a kaikottikali dance workshop to learn more about the dance performance by Malayali women.

^ Lim trying her hand at making clay pottery.
Lim trying her hand at making clay pottery.

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