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Saturday September 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday September 14, 2013 MYT 6:35:04 AM
A section of the huge crowd at last year’s Malaysia Festival in Sydney.
STUDENTS to the fore! After first starting the Malaysia Festival in 2009, Malaysian university students in Sydney have gone from strength to strength.
Last year’s event saw an incredible attendance of 27,000 people!
This year, on Sept 22, the organisers hope for a record turnout at the event that will be held from 10am to 5pm at Tumbalong Park, a landmark in Darling Harbour. It attracts a steady stream of visitors every day, making it the perfect venue for the festival.
Take a cultural journey into the heart of Malaysia – which is this year’s theme.
In collaboration with Tourism Malaysia, the organisers also aim to promote Visit Malaysia 2014.
The festival is an ideal way to introduce and promote the beautiful, rich culture of Malaysia to Sydney in an engaging and family-friendly event.
With a wide variety of food stalls from popular Malaysian restaurants in Sydney, such as Mamak and Petaling Street, everyone will
get to taste the delicious flavours
that Malaysians have grown up with and cherish.
Unique flavours, too, as this year Sydney welcomes chilled durian at selected stores.
Aside from food, unique art from Malaysia will be showcased in the form of fashion shows, traditional dances and musical performances from famous Malaysian artistes, such as the first Malaysian Idol winner, Jaclyn Victor.
Do note it is full-time students who organise the event and they are passionate about spreading the culture of Malaysia.
So, they rely heavily on funds raised from previous years and from sponsorships.
Malaysia Festival 2013 is supported by well-known international companies like Sime Darby and AXIATA but also other reputable organisations, such as Education Malaysia Australia.
If you are in Sydney or planning to be there during that period, do add this to your itinerary for the day.
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