Celebrating Penang’s musical heritage

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The Penang House of Music (Level 4, Komtar), which treasures the memory of the finest musicians to come out of the state and their music, celebrates its first anniversary. Check out the video above and the website.

Open daily: 11am – 8pm
Last admission: 7pm

Also get the book Just For The Love Of It – Penang’s Popular Music 1930s-1960s. Lots of fascinating old photos of the music scene back then and write-ups. Bound to rekindle fond memories.

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SL Tay
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Penang should have night market to attract tourists and offer bargain priced items to locals, just like the Melaka’s Jonker Walk night market, as featured on Singapore TV a few days ago:

Ho Wan Lai
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Ho Wan Lai

Right below House of music is Asia Comic Museum on 3rd floor, where you get to see some artistic expressions on drawings by Zunar etc. Make it double visits when you are there.

Kiong
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Kiong

Send my regards to Superman Hew, the curator of Asia Comics Museum.

Ugly+Betty+Fan
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Ugly+Betty+Fan

Got any hardware shop near Asia Comic Museum. Forgot to buy screws

tunglang
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tunglang

Just a 5 minute walk to Thye Huat Hardware Store @ 126&128, Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
It is opposite to Komtar Walk across Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong.
At the junction to Jalan Pintal Tali you can see a mosque landmark.
If you are into DIY, tis the place to go to for reasonably priced items.

tunglang
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tunglang

I love P. Ramlee best!
His music, his acting, his friendship among various races, together is still an Utopia Malaya which our present gomen is missing the point.
I also love Saloma, but now I cannot express too much lest somebody comes around & slap me!
In my hard-to-realise Utopia Malaya dream, I fantasise marrying a Malay woman like beautiful + shapely Saloma or present day mesmerising Maya Karin, in an Utopia where there is no such thing as race or religious barrier to [email protected] sight!

shriek
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shriek

Go n fly mas more to see shapely kebaya. Ah pek talk too much slivia is more than tea. Go and tell pg lang where is the BaBa? Ba ba culture will soon disappear. Superman tung lang not doing anything but slivia and slivia?

tunglang
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tunglang

The stupidest comment of the day!!!

Ho Wan Lai
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Ho Wan Lai

Saloma was the past, if you ever meet her that you can sell your encounter story to NTV7 Seekers.

Maya Karin reportedly divorced…, and you can now idolize her within the boundary prescribed by Jakim.

shriek
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shriek

Lucky him living at that era. Now no more kebaya or have to cover up.

Kiong
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Kiong

From the 80s most Chinese stopped watching malay movies or TV shows when they could watch the more entertaining Hong Kong TV dramas on VCR, and later on Astro Wah Lai Toi, and today Chinese programming on internet streaming.

tunglang
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tunglang

Have you seen an Orang Bunian? Bunians are beautiful creations of God, beautiful individuals dressed in white of the old era but wiser than us humans. And they speak Malay.
Only people with good intention can see & interact with them.

shriek
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shriek

… Then, black is not beautiful? Hitam bukan manis? So animal farm? Some are more equal than others.

tunglang
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tunglang

The Bunians are still waiting for your reply to a one-way free trip. Scared?

Kiong
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Kiong
Unesco listing both a boon and bane for George Town http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/unesco-listing-both-a-boon-and-bane-for-george-town Since Penang’s capital George Town was listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2008, the number of visitors has soared. But this prestigious label has both shielded and threatened George Town’s heritage. About half of the 18,660 residents in the 260ha George Town World Heritage Site have left since the area’s Unesco nomination in 2007. 20% of traditional traders and craftsmen – charcoal makers, rattan weavers, wood carvers have disappeared since 2012 when an inventory was taken by George Town World Heritage Incorporated. With many of the… Read more »
tunglang
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tunglang

A rare (superb) Malay film for your enjoyment:
SEMBUNYI FULL MOVIE SERAM !!!!!(ALAM BUNIAN)

Great acting by Diana Danielle as Aishah.

You may want to stay forever young selepas jejak di alam Bunian.
Note: In the real timeless world of the Bunian, it’s nothing like what’s portrayed as ‘seram’ in this movie made purely for ‘seram’ enjoyment.

tunglang
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tunglang

Seri Bunian (P. Ramlee)

Timeless classic of P. Ramlee’s.

shriek
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shriek

Too bad better go and tell dumno Engineer what is there for them to fear and vanish fron bumi? They cant see they have classic time piece but instead they want to be more arabic, cover up or under cover. Dumno Engineer does not think Ram lee is hero of the culture

Kiong
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Kiong

Are you Hokkien?

Members of Chinese guilds under the Federation of Hokkien Association Malaysia will now be eligible for special discounts of up to 10 percent on Proton’s entire range.

According to Nanyang Daily, this was announced by Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (PONSB) CEO Li Chunrong during a dinner with local Hokkien businessmen last Friday.

Mah HS
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Mah HS

Are the police trying to stop Suhakam’s inquiry into Pastor Koh’s abduction?

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/32938/

tunglang
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tunglang

A suspect was caught but the victim is never found!
Now, who is going to believe in this sort of crime busting?…

Reeta Kallipermalu
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Happy to find this. That’s my son and his mates! Thanks Anil

Kiong
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Kiong

Learn to sing in Mandarin and follow the successful steps of Penang’s Jeryl Lee.

https://thecoverage.my/news/story-penang-sweetheart-jeryl-lee-conquering-world-amazing-voice/

Ugly+Betty+Fan
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Ugly+Betty+Fan

Betul. Learn Mandarin and not Hockien

Luo Bei
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Luo Bei

Actually better sing in Mandarin as the market is big in China. Just look at the success of Shila Amzah now base in Shanghai after participating in I Am Singer TV show in China a few years ago.

shriek
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shriek

Tell our dumno engineer. If she sings in bah. there will be milions n millions of indon fans n fancy

Ho Wan Lai
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Ho Wan Lai

Your son could be the new Alleycats if they are exposed to music at young age, with David Arumugam, Dasha Logan, Jaclyn Victor as inspiring mentors.