This will be the first year that our new state government celebrates Merdeka in Penang as the state government. If you are wondering what's going on this weekend in line with our 51st Merdeka celebrations, here are the details:
Merdeka Countdown 2008
On Merdeka eve (duh!)
@ Auto-City Juru
Time: 6pm onwards
Events to include live concerts and also fireworks
Unless you really have nothing better to do on a Saturday night, I'd advise that you try not to go in too many cars to Komtar. It's gonna be jammed worse than a can of tunas. Best to carpool or better still, stay home. Heh.
If it's fireworks, you wanna see, can go where you can see Komtar to watch it as I heard that the fireworks will be released from the top of Komtar for all to see.
Now, for Merdeka Day:
National Day Parade
@ Queensbay Mall
Time: 8am onwards
Events: Parade and cultural shows
Now, go enjoy Merdeka!