Friday, April 2, 2010

Tune in to AXN 701 for TARA Season 16, Episode 18

Press Statement by YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, State EXCO for Tourism Development and Culture
To all Penangites, family and friends of Penang,
Date: 8th April 2010
Time: 8pm
Channel: ASTRO AXN 701

Good news for Penang Tourism, please turn on your television Astro AXN Channel 701 to watch Amazing Race Season 16, Episode 8 on Monday (5/4/2010) at 8pm as Penang is proudly presented to the world in this programme. The filming took place at several Penang local and tourist attraction spots in Penang, including George Town.
Penang had the chance to present its rich culture through Chingay - a Penang Chinese cultural act. Chingay here in Penang is over 100 years old and is carried out by flag bearers in demonstration of their capabilities of balancing the gigantic colourful flags of between 35 to 40 ft by their teeth, finger or on their forehead. This act is taken up by Chinese, Indian and Malays of all ages alike. Chingay is a difficult task, a performance of great feat which is only made fruitful with a lot of hard work and long hours of practices.
Therefore, we are proud to have this world famous television programme select Penang as their ideal destination to film a part of their show.

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