Korean fair at Ipoh shopping mall

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 22 Jun 2019

The Korean wave (hallyu) is making its way to the K-street carnival at Ipoh Parade with fiery Korean food to the test. — Photos: RONNIE CHIN/The Star

ANYEONGHASEYO! Shoppers can head to Ipoh Parade for the shopping mall’s annual Korea Festival K-Street Carnival.

ARA Group marketing head Alan Thoo said the carnival will be held until tomorrow.

A variety of activities have been organised to allow shoppers to immerse themselves in the popular K-Pop culture.

“With the continuous rise in the popularity of South Korea’s culture and entertainment hitting the country, it is fitting for us to hold our own festival,” Thoo said during a press conference.

“The carnival showcases some of the best in South Korean culture, including its drama, language, cuisine and pop culture.“

Shoppers lining up to get a taste of popular Korean street food during the mall’s Korean carnival.

Shoppers lining up to get a taste of popular Korean street food during the mall’s Korean carnival.

He said shoppers could also enjoy items like ramyeon, coffee, barbecue chicken, spring fried potatoes, sweets and assortment of chips and nuts imported from Korea.

“They can also try to make kimchi or learn how to roll a gimbap, a traditional Korean rice roll,” he said.

“We have also set up a photo booth where shoppers can take selfies while wearing the hanbok, the traditional Korean women’s costume.

“Children can also take part in Korean-themed arts and crafts workshop, or watch dance performance by Rejuvenate Dance Crew while enjoying snacks.”

Thoo also said there would be a special K-Pop Dance Cover Competition on Sunday, where participants can win up to RM2,000 cash with prizes.

“Dancers will be judged on every aspect, including expressions, costumes, make-up as well as their choreography.

“It will give young dancers an opportunity to replicate the dance moves of their idols,” he added.

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