About the Show
The Senses brings an evening of reconnection, reconciliation and renewal through a mosaic of indigenous, ethnic and cultural musical heritage nestled within the canopy of our exceptional tropical biodiversity at The Habitat Penang Hill. This year’s line-up includes David Bridie (Australia), Charles Maimarosia (The Solomon Islands) and Sangpuy Katatepan of Taitung’s Pinuyumayan community. Ushering a deeper awareness of East Malaysia are Meruked and Sada Borneo, who bring to life the spirit and rhythms of Borneo.
The current edition of The Senses is a testament to the power of global cultural and artistic relations through creative partnerships and collaborations. This year, George Town Festival partners with the Australian High Commission to commemorate the 50th anniversary of George Town and Adelaide as sister cities, strengthening the unique relationship between the two countries and three UNESCO-designated sites: the Penang Hill Biosphere Reserve, the Adelaide City of Music and the George Town World Heritage Site.
Audiences also get the opportunity to bask in the sensory and immersive experience while enjoying 360–degree views of the island from Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk - the highest viewing point on Penang Island.
Together, The Senses offers an unparalleled opportunity for a shared–experience to honour and embrace the vitality and value of our intangible heritage.