Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pesta Pulau Pinang 1-31Dec 2010

AN acrobatic troupe from China will show off its skills at the annual Pesta Pulau Pinang which kicks off today at the Pesta grounds in Sungai Nibong.

The Hangzhou Acrobatic Troupe will perform at the main hall from Dec 9 to 13, said State Tourism Development and Culture Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang.

He said a cultural from a troupe from Acheh will also entertain visitors on Dec 2 and 3.

“Both the performances will be held from 8pm to 10pm. Admission is free,” he said in a statement.

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Law said about 500,000 visitors are expected to throng the 33-day event till Jan 2 as there would be more exciting activities this year.

“Last year, there were about 400,000 visitors,” he said.

Law said there would also be performances by local bands including Bumiputra Rockers, Yaasin & Friends, Umbrella, Zamani and Bunkface.

“Another new addition is the PlayStation 3 Tournament on Dec 12 and 13,” he said.

A fun fair with 19 rides such as Vortex, Sky Rider, Top Gun and roller coaster will also be staged in the Pesta grounds.

“We also have a New Year Eve countdown,” Law said.

The entrance fee is RM3 for adults and RM1 for children. The parking fee for cars is RM2 and RM1 for motorcycles. The pesta is open from 6pm to 11.30pm daily.

Penang Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas will open the event on Saturday.


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