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the Esplanade's field is used for many purposes

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Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
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October 5, 2008 3:45am

Remember well attending the Pesta Pinang in this area in 1972
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Registered: July 2008
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October 5, 2008 3:53am

Yes Jim, the Pesta started here but later they decided to go big time and moved to their own specially built complex in Sungei Nibong. Bon Odori (the Japanese festival) is still held here every year. Sometimes the armed forces have exhibitions or recruitment exercises on the field. Chingay displays are also held there.
Aussie Pete

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 16
October 7, 2008 10:05pm

As a child, I was on this field watching the Queen's Birthday Parade in 1956 (my Dad commanded the parade). I think also the first Merdaka Day celebrations were held here.



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