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Penang 12/31 - A Visual Account of the Last 24 hours of 2009

Penang is in a dilemma. There is a tug of war between tradition and modernity. How can we continue with rapid development without losing our sense of place?

With this in mind, Nanyang Folk Culture has initiated a 24 hour photographic recording journey on December 31st of each year. Their hope is to encourage local residents to uncover the rich cultural and urban landscapes of Penang with the powerful instrument of photography. Through photographs, stories are told and memories are shared.

The Last 24 Hours of 2009 is now on exhibition as part of the George Town Festival.
Date: 17 -31 July (closed on Mondays)
Venue: Alpha Utara Gallery, 83 China Street
Time: 10am to 6pm

The stunning pieces, which capture the every day life in Penang, are also featured in the photographic book Penang 12/31. A contest is currently open to the public in conjunction with the launch of the book.  If you can guess the location of 10 featured photographs, you will win a copy of Penang 12/31. To participate in the contest, please click here.

About Nanyang Folk Culture
Nanyang Folk Culture is a self-organized interest group that brings together people from all walks of life who share the same ideology – that is to value and promote the cultural resources of Penang. Learn more here.