Sikhs Hold Open House in Penang

March 11, 2006

Source: The Star

On March 11, 2006 The Star reported, "Have you ever wondered why Sikh men wear the turban? Find out why and more in the coming Vasakhi Open House and Sikh Expo 2006 to be held from 5pm to 10pm on April 15 at Fort Cornwallis in Penang. The event, organised by the Penang State Tourism Action Council and the Penang branch of the Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM), is open to the public. Themed 'Understanding other races is the key to a peaceful world', it is aimed at promoting the Sikh culture. 'It is hoped that the event will help people to understand our religion and culture better,' SNSM Penang president Santok Singh said. 'There will be Punjabi cultural performances like the bhangra and gidda dances while a Punjabi clown will entertain about 200 children from various orphanages and homes that have been invited to the event,' he added. Guests will be served Punjabi vegetarian dishes and sweet delicacies. There will also be free henna drawing for women and a chapatti cooking demonstration where the public can try making the flat bread."