While in Penang, Malaysia, we enjoyed a few cultural celebrations, including a New Year’s Eve presentation in Georgetown featuring music, dance, and martial arts from the Malay, Chinese, and Indian populations living in Malaysia. We also went to the Lion & Dragon Dance Parade a few weeks earlier, and a small Christmas concert our kids performed in.
I’m amazed at the energy level and talent of the dancers at these performances, the intricate and unique music, and the bright colors these individuals bring to the stage. I’ve put together a video of some of the music and dances we’ve seen in Penang recently. I’ve also included some pictures below of these events along with a few other photos I took at the Penang butterfly garden (excellent), toy museum (so-so), Fort Cornwallis (interesting), and other outings with friends.
If you haven’t been following us on Twitter or Facebook, we’re now in Kuala Lumpur and loving it here! Chinese New Year is approaching, and red lanterns and Chinese displays are everywhere. We’ve even seen some additional dance performances in the malls as we’ve been walking around, like beautiful fan dances. We love living in such a culturally diverse and interesting country.