The 2nd Mid-Autumn FestoRama @ The Pearl of The Orient 2013
Blossoms under The Full Moon
第二届金碧辉煌迎中秋: 月圆花好, 我 等着你回来.
Venue: The Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai), Penang View Map
Time: 3pm to 11pm
Date: 15th September, 2013 (Sunday)
Organizer: CreatiVision D. C. Sdn. Bhd.
Presenter: Celcom Axiata Berhad.
Co-sponsor: Malton Group Berhad.
Endorser: Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang
Supported by: Penang Global Tourism
In the Chinese community, Mid-Autumn is one of the major celebrations, with many festival activities and special public performances. As the full moon symbolizes reunion (圆 – yuan), it is also known as the Festival of Reunion. All family members try to get together on this special day.
Last year, on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar month, a sea of lights coursed through Penang’s financial district and heritage zones as local residents and tourists took part in a grand lantern parade to mark the Mid-Autumn. On the main stage, the crowd were entertained by a series of Chinese Wushu performances, Moon Prayers chronicling a classic Chinese tale, along with the Creative Mooncake Competition. Nearby, at the Chinese Art and Craft Pavilions, visitors were amazed by the ingenious creations of The Most Creative Lantern and Mooncake Contests. Music reverberated throughout the event site spanning the whole Beach Street as Buskers played music to raise funds for charity, while the Chinese Orchestra strummed a soothing repertoire of traditional melodies. The event wrapped out with a mass Zumba Party Under the Moon Light Street Party, where dance enthusiasts and the party grooved to a host of tunes into the night, among them the global sensation Gangnam style. Newspapers reported that the event attracted approximately 60,000 visitors.
This year, we plan to celebrate this special occasion by turning the same street into a colourful cabaret and sepia-lit dance hall like the Old Shanghai. The reason we choose the Old Shanghai theme is because Shanghai in 20th century brought a time of cultural change in literature, music, visual arts, martial arts, cuisine among the Chinese communities, not only in China, but also worldwide and to Penang. Thus, the nostalgic old Penang of the era will be reproduced in this very apt occasion of the Mid Autumn festival.
This celebration incorporates a wide range of entertainment and programs. The venue will be transformed into an extravaganza of shimmering lights, themed lanterns, street bazaars, and stage shows, all to pay homage to a festival that reaches back into the very roots of Chinese culture. The event is produced in partnership with Celcom Axiata Berhad, Malton Group Berhad, The Municipal Council of Penang, Penang Global Tourism, the Chinese associations, press and media.
We would like to invite all of you to The 2nd Mid Autumn FestoRama @ The Pearl of The Orient 2013 in Penang on 15th September, 2013.
See you there… 月圆花好, 我 等着你回来…
Programs of The Day 当天节目表
Location: Stage 3, Time: 8pm – 11pm
The Performing Group: Feng Hua Ai Xian, Taiwan, Special Guest: Musly Ramlee performing as P. Ramlee, Dance Group: Professional Dance Group led by Darwen Tolentino (Dance floor provided)
Location: Stage 3, Time: 7pm – 8pm
Designers: Brandon Tan of Brand et Daguet and Aden Yong of Couture House
Location: The Carnival area, Time: 5pm – 9pm
Program partner: Kwong Wah Yit Poh 光华日报
Location: Stage 1, Time: 7pm – 11pm
Program partner: Guang Ming Daily 光明日报
Location: Stage 2, Time: 6:45pm – 7pm
Program partner: The Pink Hibiscus Club, Center of Penang Japanese Culture
Location: Stage 2, Time: 4:45pm – 6:45pm
Program partners: Ip Man Wing Chun Penang, Penang Sao Lim Traditional Martial Arts Recreation Association, Penang Ladies Chin Woo Athletic Association, Penang Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association and more
Location: Beach Street, Time: 6pm – 10pm
Program partners: Penang Global Tourism and China Press
Location: The Carnival Area (50 booths), Time: 3pm – 11pm
Location: Gat Lebuh Downing, Time: after 3pm
Lion Dances, Chinese Drum performances, Lantern Display, Cultural Dances, Rock & Roll Flashmobs.
Location: Stage 2 and along the street, Time: after 3pm
Free Gifts 礼物分派
Free Gifts will be distributed at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm on the event day at the event venue.
The game plans will be disclosed soon.