Explosive countdown party

GET ready to usher in the new year at Penang Golden 2011 (PG2011), the state’s official new year countdown concert at the Penang Esplanade on Dec 31.

This is the sixth year CreatiVision D. C. Sdn Bhd will host the celebration in Penang with the concert themed ‘I Know You Want Me’.

The event, from 6pm till after midnight, is sponsored by Celcom Axiata Berhad and supported by the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) and Penang Global Tourism.

Representing the Penang Chief Minister, Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong said the event would be a time to celebrate the richness of history and diversity of Penang as George Town Day falls on Jan 1.

“PG2011 is important in Penang’s festival calendar.

“We must work for Penang to rise again and hope to see it as an international city in the region and the world,” he said in his keynote speech at the event’s launch on Monday.

CreatiVision managing director Adelyn Lim said it would be the biggest countdown event in the northern region since 2005.

“It’s expected to draw around 100,000 people from all walks of life to gather at the famous Esplanade to usher in the New Year with hopes and wishes.

“This year, famous local artistes and bands such as Hujan, Pesawat, Dragon Red, Suki, Athena Ma and Villanz will be featured,” she said.

She added that there would be sessions of street dancing and a five-minute fireworks display.

“MPPP will turn the surrounding King Street and Penang Street into a local food paradise where the best hawkers will offer the best Penang food.

“We also encourage the public not to litter or vandalise but to party in a fun and responsible way,” she said.

The Star

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