Georgetown 54th City Day New Year Exhibition & Parade-January 1st 2011

…Georgetown was the first town in the then Federation of Malaya to receive a City Status on January 1st 1957, almost 7 months before independence.  Now the island city state has become one of the many developed & tourism haven for Malaysia.  On new year’s day the Chief Minister officiated the opening of the special exhibition at the Penang Town Hall on the growth and development of Georgetown City and featured all the Yang Di Pertua Negeri’s, Chief Ministers and also the Chairman of Penang Island Municipal Board. ..A Parade was also held at the Padang Kota Lama to portray the spirit of 1Malaysia and the Unity in Diversity of multiracial & multicultural dynamish of our nation.  The Royal Malay Regiment Brass Band led the parade with participation from the Malay, Chinese, Indian, Punjabi, Siamese communities and organisations. It will be held annuallly as a Tourism Calender for visitors to the Pearl of the Orient…

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