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Penang Paddy Festival 2.0

16-18 August 2019

Kampung Terus, Permatang Pauh

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY /

ANJURAN BERSAMA

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ORGANISING PARTNERS /

RAKAN PENGANJUR

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PENANG PADDY FESTIVAL /

Penang Paddy Festival 2.0 (Pesta Padi Pulau Pinang) which will be held on 16 August to 18 August 2019 at Kampung Terus in Permatang Pauh. This is a cross- cultural event spanning visual arts, dance, music, performance and food.

WHY PADDY? In Asian cultures, paddy milled into rice is the energy-giving, life-sustaining source of food for the majority, and yet nowadays we see a disdain for the “art” and “craft” of paddy cultivation. Food security has become one of the government main agendas and it is essential for the overall development.

Furthermore, the government has emphasized that food security is synonymous with rice security. Many paddy fields have even made way for the more lucrative use of the land – building of residential housing and shops. Youths aiming for cushy air-conditioned jobs have shied away from paddy cultivation, leaving a once booming agricultural practice to the old generation to reminisce about the good old days.

 

The goal of the festival is to raise awareness to the hardships of paddy farmers, especially to the younger generation. At the same time, it is also to bring attention to the rapid urbanisation of Seberang Perai, where many tracts of agriculture lands are being converted for housing and commercial purposes.

Organised by Pusat Khidmat Adun Penanti and Pusat Khidmat Parlimen Permatang Pauh, the festival aims to tell the story of the heritage of Kampung Terus’s paddy farmers through storytelling sessions, music, traditional rice planting sessions, fun fly demo, and traditional game.

As part of the programme, the Kampung Terus paddy farmers will lead festival visitors into the paddy field to plant rice the traditional way. Buffaloes will also be used to plough the field. Visitors can take part to learn how to make scarecrow and create artworks inspired by paddy planting.

Besides, the Tradition of Paddy Seedling, a public talk will be held too. Paddy farmers will share their knowledge on old farming traditions. They will talk about rice mill, types of rice as well as tradition and modern farming techniques.

The festival’s slogan is Padiku, Warisanku. There will be a free concert involving hala dance (show gratitude for getting good harvest), paddy field drum performance (gendang silat drums) and wayang kulit.

There will be a few temporary art structure inspired by paddy planting along Kampung Terus. Visitors will be taken on a tour of the artworks by organiser. These temporary art structure will be main photo spot of the festival.

In conclusion, the viewing of rice art in this season can easily be combined with the local cultural and attractions to create a day of fun. Have a FUN RICE DAY!

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HISTORY /

Paddy field are typically found on Peninsular Malaysia, in most of its regions. The most scenic paddy fields are located in northern Malaysia, in Kedah, almost covering this states. The landscape is dominated by seemingly never ending paddy fields. Kedah is called the rice bowl of Malaysia.

Before Malaysia became heavily reliant on its industrial output, people were mainly involved in agriculture, especially in the production of rice. It was for that reason, that people usually built their houses next to paddy fields.

Rice is a crucial part of everyday Malaysian diet. In 1998, Malaysia produced 1.94 million metric tons of rice. The average Malaysian citizen consumes 82.3 kilograms of rice per year.

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HISTORY / KAMPUNG TERUS, PENANTI

The Sultan of Kedah sent his younger brother Tengku Sulaiman to Kampung Kota who brought 45,000 people to Kampung Terus to plant rice and build the underground administration of the Old Kedah state. Kampong Kota became the first settlement in Central Seberang Perai Region.

Sg Terus is the old river which is the route of transportation.

Kampung Kubu is Kampung Kota's defence site from the earliest Siamese and Malay settlement attacks.

Tengku Sulaiman brought the most prominent farmers from Alor Setar because they need away from Siam attacks.

Sultan Abdullah, the Sultan of Kedah, had settled in Kampung Kota and asked the British to defend it from the Siamese army and then Seberang Perai land was leased to the Straits Settlements under the British.

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PROGRAMMES / Day 1

16 August 2019 (FRI)

3.00pm-7.00pm

Pameran Seni Skulptur Padi

3.00pm-7.00pm

Pameran IADA dan Agensi Kerajaan

3.00pm-11.00pm

Jualan Makanan Terkenal Tempatan

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PROGRAMMES / Day 2

17 August 2019 (SAT)

7:00am - 9.00am

Scavenger Hunt Warisan PAdi

Peserta Baju Tradisional Pesawah Padi

7:00am-1:00pm

Demonstrasi Permainan Tradisional

9:00am-7:00pm

Pameran Seni Skulptur Padi

Pertandingan Bolasepak Bendang

9:00am-5:00pm

Pameran Dari IADA dan Agensi Kerajaan

9:00am-10:30am

Perasmian Oleh YB Chow Kon Yeow

Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang

9:00am-10:00pm

Jualan Makanan Terkenal Tempatan

9.00am - 10.30am

Program Perasmian

Pelepasan Anak Udang Galah ke Sungai Kampung Terus
Menaiki bot menyusuri Sungai Kampung Terus ke Hutan
Pelajaran Ayer Itam.

10.00am - 11.30am

Pertandingan Memasak Ikan Sungai

oleh JPWK Penanti

10.45am - 11.30am

Pertandingan Menangkap Ikan dalam Sawah

11.30am - 1.00pm

Pertandingan Menangkap Ikan dalam Sawah

3.00pm-4.30pm

Pertandingan Bolasepak Bendang (Final)

3.30pm-4.00pm

Majlis Penyampaian Hadiah

4.00pm-7.00pm

Pameran Gasing

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PROGRAMMES / Day 3

18 August 2019 (SUN)

7:00am - 9.00pm

Jualan Makanan Terkenal Tempatan

7:30am - 8.30am

Simulation Run (Flash Mob)

8:30am-9:00am

“Dip Dip Colek”

9:00am-7:00pm

Menaiki Bot Menyusuri

Sungai Kampung Terus

9:00am-10:00am

Pertandingan Tarik Tali – Pusingan Kelayakan

10:00am-11:30am

Final Pertandingan Bola Bendang

Pertandingan Tarik Upih

Cari Bendera Simbol Padi Dalam Bendang

Lumba Lari Dalam Bendang

Membawang Dengan Sagon

11:30am-12:30pm

Penyampaian Hadiah dan Cabutan Bertuah

2:00pm-2:45pm

Sketsa Muzikal oleh SAHABAT

2.30pm - 3.00pm

Sketsa Muzikal oleh SAHABAT

3.30pm - 4.00pm

Penyampaian dan Cabutan Bertuah

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LOCATION / KAMPUNG TERUS, PENANTI