Colourful affair in Petaling Jaya


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  • Saturday, 03 Sep 2016

Youngsters enjoying the variety of delicacies from food trucks set up along Jalan Yong Shook Lin.

FIREWORKS lit up the sky above Menara Petaling Jaya in a dazzling array of colours to celebrate the fourth PJ Fair Carnival themed “Colours of PJ”

Hundreds of people turned up for the fair held at the Commercial Business District of Section 52 in PJ New Town.

Vibrant colours of blue, red and yellow could be seen within a radius of one kilometre from neighbourhoods of Section 8, 9 and 10.

Entertainment included Chinese songs performed by Sabahan Adeline Tsen (left) and Malaysia’s legendary rocker Amy Search.

Entertainment included Chinese songs performed by Sabahan Adeline Tsen (left) and Malaysia’s legendary rocker Amy Search.

Children were mesmerised by the fireworks as well as the music and dance performances.

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who was at the event, said he was impressed the fair had attracted hundreds of families.

“Based on my observation, PJ Fair is well managed and makes this city a great place to live and have some good fun.

“It also offers a host of economic and social benefits to the people of Petaling Jaya,” he added.

Dancers in bright colours dance at the PJ Fair. IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / The Star. August 27, 2016.

Dancers in bright colours dance at the PJ Fair

Azmin commended Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain and all the council staff for making PJ Fair a success.

“Economic benefits from the fair can be seen with the food trucks and various other trading booths.

“All these activities stimulate growth of businesses and attract tourists.

“Also, such fairs foster better relationships with people coming together and unity among all races is strengthened,” said Azmin.

He expressed hopes of seeing more creative and dynamic ideas for the fifth PJ Fair next year.

The parade featured motorbikes of various types and sizes.

The parade featured motorbikes of various types and sizes.

“I loved the celebrations this year as it was lively,” he said.

Mohd Azizi said the PJ Fair promoted community pride that made the city special and evoked good feelings.

“I am thankful to my staff for working so hard to organise this event, which has been a success,” he added.

Other events that thrilled the crowd were parades of classic cars and motorcycles, busking and an international food festival featuring delicacies from countries such as Sudan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Turkmenistan.

There were about 126 booths and 12 food truckSudanese folk performing a lively dance number much to the crowd’s delight.

Right: Sudanese folk performing a lively dance number much to the crowd’s delight.

Sudanese folk performing a lively dance number much to the crowd’s delight.

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