Duo visiting 15 Penang schools


IF YOU see a ‘suspicious’ character in your school donning a bowler’s hat, horn-rimmed glasses, singlet and a black coat peering at you through bi-noculars and carrying a white metal briefcase, don’t freak out.  

That’s just Mr Love Lane, out to promote the Heritage Heboh Street Festival which will be held on July 15 at Armenian Street in Penang. 

Mr Love Lane, together with his sidekick Miss Love Lane who wears a pink dress with black polka dots, are visiting 15 schools in the inner city of George Town to distribute flyers on the festival. 

A craft and food workshop will be held from 4pm to 6pm that day as part of the festival. The workshop is open to the first 50 schoolchildren who have pre-registered for the event. 

During the workshop, they will make things like popiah skin, putuma-yam, apom, pohtehhi (hand cloth puppet), flour figurines, flower garlands and Chinese tanglung as well as print their own t-shirts. There will be a free dinner after that. 

Some 60 schoolchildren, who are in-volved in a heritage project under the tutelage of DiGi Amazing Malay- sian ‘Madame “Heritage Heboh” of Pe-nang’ Janet Pillai since March 15, will then showcase what they have learnt about heritage and culture to the public at the Khoo Kongsi from 8pm to 10pm. 

Mr Love Lane was the main character of a street theatre production by Janet in Penang in 2002. 

The Star caught Mr and Miss Love Lane in action at SMK Hutchings, their third school on the visiting list, when they popped in and out of the school’s canteen during the afternoon recess break on Monday. 

The surprised students crowded around the pair, creating a din as they took the registration forms for the craft and food workshop distributed by the duo. 

The free workshop is also open to students aged 11 to 17 years from schools outside the inner city of George Town. 

Those interested must call or SMS Mr Love Lane at 016-9562847 before June 26 to obtain the registration form.  

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