GEORGE TOWN, Feb 8 – About 15,000 guests including politicians and state leaders turned up to Penang Chief Minister Chinese New Year open house at SPICE Arena, here, today. The open house was held from 10am until about 12pm with the present of Penang Governor Tun Dr Abdul Rahman Abbas, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his wife Betty Chew.
Penang Governor Tun Dr Abdul Rahman Abbas was greeted on arrival by Lim and the state excos line up headed by Lim at the entrance of SPICE Arena. Meanwhile, Abdul Rahman were also entertained by a lion dance performance when he arrived. Also present were Penang Deputy Chief Minister I, Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon; Penang Deputy Chief Minister II, Professor P. Ramasamy and state excos.
In the meantime, there were also attend by Amanah leader such as Mohammad Sabu and Datuk Dr. Mujahid Yusof Rawa. In additional, guests from the various races and foreign tourists also joined in the festival while watching the cultural performances and songs during the open house.