A party on Armenian Street


COME Saturday, Armenian Street in George Town will be turned into a street fest for food lovers.

A plethora of food and cultural performances is reason enough for food hunters to throng the Armenian Street Project which will also include the ‘Hand Made Market’ where art and craft lovers can enjoy an array of exciting local craftwork and jewellery along the 250m stretch.

George Town Festival 2012 (GTF) director Joe Sidek said the event would allow visitors to leisurely stroll along the Armenian Street while visiting more than 50 stalls lining up along the stretch.

“GTF starts the project and if Penangites and the tourists like it, then hopefully the state can do it once a month.

“On that night, cultural performances such as the wayang kulit, gamelan and Indian dance will be showcased to the public,” he told a press conference at George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) office in Lebuh Acheh yesterday.

The event will be held from 5pm to 10pm.

Sidek said the Khoo Kongsi would also be lighted up to allow visitors to visit the clan house at night.

He added that besides the Armenian Street Project, some 18 youth singers from Malaysia and Thailand would be performing at the Pro Musica 2012 mini-concert at 8pm on Sunday at the Town Hall in Esplanade.

“The youths will also be performing with international opera singers during the Pro Musica gala concert at the Dewan Sri Pinang on June 27 at 8pm,’’ he said.

Call 04-2616308 for details.

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