The Penang State Tourism, Development and Culture dept, recently organised a “China Cultural Festival” at the Esplanade.
The objective of this event is to foster better ties and bi-lateral relations with China especially in the tourism industry.
This is the first ever China cultural festive to be held in Penang and according to Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, it may grow to become another annual signature event in the state, similar to the ever successful Bon Odori festival which attracted a record high of more than 70, 000 last July.
In his opening speech, CM Lim Guan Eng had much praises for Penang. He quoted international recognition like “Bloomberg”, the Economist news site, and commented favourably on Penang’s economic performance.
“Lonely Planet”, a travel magazine puts Penang’s Cheong Sze Fatt mansion as top 2 greatest mansions and grandhouses in the world. Even Penang’s assam laksa is ranked 7th most delicious food in the world.
The CM added that these are indicators that Penang is moving in the right direction towards globalisation.
Video by Lim Boo Seng, Citizen Journalist