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世界最佳的文学节 World’s Best Literary Festival

Crowned the best literary festival in the world in 2018, the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) returns this November with “The State of Freedom”.

This year, GTLF was awarded The International Excellence Awards 2018 for Literary Festival at The London Book Fair. “In a strong field, George Town Literary Festival stands out as a vibrant, diverse and brave festival that engages with a wide community of voices, speaking to the world from a complex region, said the judges of the International Excellence Awards 2018. GTLF is the only literary festival in Southeast Asia to be conferred this award.

Since the growth of the festival over the past editions and with a record 4,500 festival goers in GTLF 2017, the producer of GTLF, the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) has seen it fit to expand this year’s edition to four days from 22 to 25 November. Heading the curatorial team is GTLF Festival Director Bernice Chauly. Bernice Chauly is assisted by Curating this year’s festival is the Bernice Chauly Joining her in shaping up the co-curators Gareth Richards, Melizarani T. Selva and Pang Khee Teik.

“The State of Freedom is significant as 2018 marks many milestones in contemporary history. Seventy years ago in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations in the recognition of fundamental human rights for all. A hundred years ago in 1918, women got to vote in the UK, after years of struggle and strife by the suffragette movement, and in 1968, Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated and the civil rights movement in America reached an ugly head. Ten years ago, Kevin Rudd said Sorry to the aboriginal peoples of Australia. And on May 9th this year, Malaysia peacefully and democratically exercised its right as a nation. The George Town Literary Festival 2018 celebrates our most diverse voices in world literature and the many states of freedoms we continue to live, write and struggle in,” states Festival Director Bernice Chauly.

Additionally, GTLF is proud introduce the first ever Malaysian National Poetry Slam. The slam will be an annual spoken word poetry competition focus on poems written and performed in English and Bahasa Malaysia, where 12 Malaysian poets, ages 15 years and above, will compete to become the National Slam Champion.

The festival is thankful to have a great amount of support by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of Belgium in Malaysia, British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, Creative Scotland, Goethe Institut, Icelandic Literature Center, Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur, Royale Chulan Penang, Writers SA and many more. GTLF is free and open to public with the exception of the paid workshops.

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鉴于去年的乔治市文学节有4500人参与,槟州国际会展及展览局决定将今年的文学节扩展至4天,即从1122日至1125日间举行。乔治市文学节节目策划为BerniceChauly,活动联合策展人包括Gareth RichardsMelizarani T. SelvaPang Khee Teik

“自由之国在2018年有着极其重大的意义。70年前的1948年,联合国通过了世界人权宣言,承认所有人的基本人权。100年前的1918年,经过多年的女权运动斗争,英国女性获得选举投票权。而在1968年,马丁路德金博士因美国民权运动遭到暗杀;10年前,陆克文向澳洲原住民发表正式的道歉。今年59日,马来西亚以和平及民主的方式,让国家改朝换代。以2018年乔治市文学节庆贺我们得以多样的声音在自由的国家、世界文学里,持续生活、写作和奋斗。”节目策划Bernice Chauly如此表示。





Michelin star in Melbourne – Tim Ho Wan 墨尔本亲民 米其林一星-添好运

With decades of experience behind them, master chefs Mak and Leung created Tim Ho Wan. A brand that redefines the experience of dim sum, with a focus on locally-sourced fresh ingredients. The name translates to ‘add good luck’, which may very well be the case, as the founding restaurant in Hong Kong won a Michelin star in 2009, within a year of opening.

Tim Ho Wan invites its diners to enjoy dim sum the way it’s meant to be; food so tasty, you’ll want to share it. The menu features its signature dish, the BBQ pork bun – a favourite around the world – amongst many others, as well as monthly specials derived from traditional yum cha cuisine.

To date, Tim Ho Wan’s global expansion has reached more than 20 branches in 10 countries, including Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and most recently, the United States.

The brand wants to connect with food-lovers all around the world, so it’s no surprise that it was destined to open in Melbourne, Australia. Since opening its doors in 2016, the restaurant has attracted a crowd of followers. Those with patience, brave the Melbourne weather in long lines to devour the delicious pork buns. The branch is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm and Sunday 9am to 10pm, so it’s easy to avoid queues during lunch and dinner.



“澳洲是一个多元化的国家,这里的食客更加懂得如何欣赏美食” 。麦先生在采访中这样说道。

添好运之所以成功,除了麦先生多年来对食物的精心研究和特别的烹饪 食谱,还有一个重要的一点是所有的食物都是“即叫即蒸”,保证食物的新鲜是添好运的宗旨。




Tim Ho Wan Melbourne

Address : 206 Bourke Street Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Swiss Haute Horlogerie brand Audemars Piguet takes hospitality to a new level with the opening of the first AP House in Asia. With no pressure to buy, loyal clients can invite friends for lunches, organize business meetings in this contemporary luxury apartment with an authentic home away from home experience. Not only this will  be a space where the comfort of home and the warmth of friendship take priority, the lounge will also play host to exclusive events where guests can discover the Manufacture’s creations, its savoir-faire and its place in today’s world.


瑞士高级腕表品牌爱彼 (Audemars Piguet) 在亚洲开设首家 AP House,将酒店服务提升到另外一个新水平。在无购买压力的情况下,爱彼忠诚客户可以邀请朋友共进午餐,并且在这个现代化的豪华公寓里组织商务会议。这不仅将是一个舒适的家,而且还是展现温暖友谊的相聚空间,休闲室还可提供主办独家活动。在这里,宾客们可以认知到爱彼的品牌创作力,在当今世界的魅力与地位。