Malaysia's rich cultural history on display in KLIA's textile campaign


Locally designed textiles such as batik, songket and tenun showcased throughout the campaign. — Malaysia Airports

In an effort to promote the country’s rich cultural history, and in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Malaysia Airports has collaborated with Kraf-tangan Malaysia to highlight the vibrant and classic beauty of local textiles via a campaign.

Themed “Jalinan Aidilfitri: Pesona Kraf Tekstil”, the campaign features, among others, an exhibition on traditional and modern textiles that can be viewed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 1. The campaign will run until May 15.

“Malaysia Airports is proud to be carrying and showcasing Malaysia’s rich heritage of craftsmanship ... we are focused on ensuring more joyful experiences for our visitors,” Hani Ezra Hussin, senior general manager, Commercial Services for Malaysia Airports says in a statement.

She adds that these fabrics were meticulously produced by skilled artisans using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations.

The interior of Rumah Kampung Limas.The interior of Rumah Kampung Limas.

Also at Terminal 1, check out the Rumah Kampung Limas (which stands proudly at 7.3m tall) at the Departure Hall (level 5). Built and crafted by renowned master builder, Masadan Mohsin, visitors are immediately greeted by the beauty of Malaysian textiles when they enter this traditional setting. From tablecloths to cushion covers and other decorative pieces, these textiles adorn every corner, providing an immersion into Malaysia’s unique cultural tapestry.

Throughout the campaign, travellers and shoppers at various airports in Malaysia can also enjoy special promotions and exclusive offers. For example, at the international airports in Penang, Langkawi (Kedah), Kuching (Sarawak) and Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), shoppers will receive a RM20 voucher with every RM500 spent. This promotion ends on April 7.

Visitors can get a free exclusive batik neck pillow at both KLIA Terminals 1 and 2 when they spend at least RM1,000 at the airports, from April 19 to 24.

Additionally, guests can check out the Seloka Bazaar Raya promotions at both the KLIA terminals. The bazaar features a variety of sellers offering locally made clothing, artwork, and crafts inspired by textiles.

Folks can enjoy various Hari Raya activities and performances that will take place throughout the campaign, too, all of which were curated by Kraftangan Malaysia.

For more information, head to the Malaysia Airports website (malaysiaairports.com.my) or check out their Instagram or Facebook (@shopmyairports).

Situated in KLIA Terminal 1, Rumah Kampung Limas was built by the renowned master builder, Masadan. Situated in KLIA Terminal 1, Rumah Kampung Limas was built by the renowned master builder, Masadan.

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