Before I get on to Penang matters this week, I want to mention – the
5G Summit has a little time left. you can still catch some free. And next weekend all videos will be available free for 48 hours.
And as I mentioned
last time, I replaced my Bluetooth keyboard with a USB one. Almost immediately my hand felt more flexible – less stiff. My imagination, perhaps. Perhaps not. Merdeka Day
It’s the Merdeka Day long weekend. the national day of Malaysia.
In English we call the French National Day, Bastille Day – the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille. Celebrated today, July 14th.
Since I wrote something about
American Independence Day I thought I may as well write about Bastille Day. They are both countries’ national days.
Celebrating mobs attacking the the Bastille seems a rather strange thing to celebrate. But then, the French Revolution is one of those historical events I have many questions about.
Here are the Ramadan decorations at Straits Quays. So the fasting period is over. In general, Straits Quays’ decorations become smaller and less elaborate every year.
And something on the sound of Ramadan
The Wesak day parade 2019 took place yesterday evening.
“Wesak Day is held to commemorate the Thrice Blessed Day of Gautama Buddha’s birth, his supreme enlightenment and his attainment of mahaparinirvana. ” From an article in the
Star on Friday.
It had been raining on and off all day. So late in the day I rang to check if it was still on. But no one answered. However, it was on. And the rain held off apart from sprinkling lightly a couple of times. There was a similar problem in 2016, but it went ahead then, too.
Songkran 2019 got off to an early start at the Burmese Temple. As I write it’s still early, and a good time to go before it gets too
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Today and tomorrow it’s Songkran in Penang, 2019. It’s celebrated in the Thai temple today, and the Burmese temple tomorrow.
So it’s a good time to go. But be prepared to get wet. Because it’s a water festival.
Chinese New Year 2019:
Chinese New Year 2019 is 5th February, 2019. And it’s the Year of the Pig. Thus it’s going to be a better year than 2018.
Here is the display at Gurney Plaza.
Chinese New Year