Saturday Events

Aidifitri musical showcases

Sing and dance to the melodic tunes of Muzikal Aidilfitri this Raya and experience the musical sensations like never before at Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur. “Menuju Puncak Muzikal” will be staged on Aug 4, 5, 9 and 10 at 8.30pm, while “Esok Hari Raya Muzikal” will be staged on Aug 16, 17, 24, 25 and 26 also at 8.30pm at its Concourse Level. These showcases are performed by Pak Ngah’s Swatari Dance Troupe and each is based on a storyline that carries a mixture of mystical, humour and Raya elements. For details, call 03-2148 6109 or visit

Floral-themed exhibItion

Aidea Art is hosting an art exhibition Floras for this month. It features a collection of oil paintings by artist Loo Foh Sang. Aidea Art is located at 241-1, 1st Floor, Bangunan Hock Choon, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Opening hours are Mondays to Saturdays, from 10am to 7pm. For details, call 012-648 3895/ 03-2144 3895 (Boon).

Ramadan festival

The National Department for Culture and Arts is organising the Ramadan Festival 2012 every weekend until Aug 11 from 3pm to 8.30pm in front of Panggung Bandaraya, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur. Activities include sermons, nasyid and marhaban competitions, and breaking of fast sessions. There will also be a calligraphy demonstration at the Islamic Arts Museum and Islamic fashion show at Sungei Wang Plaza. For details, call 03-2052 3600 or visit

Young artists

Segaris Art Center is presenting an exhibition entitled Young Talents until Aug 18 at its gallery located at #8 Level G4, Segaris Art Center, Publika Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm daily. For enquiries, contact 03-6243 1108/ or visit

Shopping carnival

Berjaya Times Square is having several promotions in conjunction with the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2012, including the ‘Shop & Win in Berjaya Times Square’ that promises three grand prizes comprising all-expense paid trips to New York, Gold Coast, Australia or Seoul. The promotion ends Sept 2. The shopping mall will also be hosting two fashion roadshows — Diesel Fuel For Style Roadshow until Aug 12 at Ground Floor, East and Dr Cardin “Final Fantasy” Launch & Roadshow until Aug 19 at Ground Floor, Central. For details, call 1-300-888-988 or visit

Craft promotion

Kraftangan Malaysia is having an Aidilfitri Craft Promotion 2012 from Aug 1 to 12, from 10am to 10pm, at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, Jalan Conlay. Events include an Aidilfitri fashion exhibition, interior decoration craft demonstration, Aidifiltri cooking and craft sale by 200 entrepreneurs. A Ramadan bazaar will also be held until Aug 14 at the complex’s parking lot. For details, call 03–2162 7459.

Celebrating culture and heritage

Raya comes alive at 1Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya, in an explosion of colour, cultural performances and activities taking place until Aug 26. Be sure to catch “Putera Sulong & Putera Bongsu”, a dance musical depicting the story of two royal princes who vie for the affections of the same fairy princess. Other Raya dance lineups include “Warisan Emas”, “Salam Gembira Raya”, “Jangkauan Lebaran” and “Nostalgic Comedy”, as well as performances of popular tunes by vocal group Putera. There will also be workshop demonstrations by Kraftangan Malaysia, like batik- painting and ceramic-making. For details on 1Utama’s Raya events and promotions, contact its Customer Service Centre at 03-7710 8118 or visit

Wood carving exhibition

A solo exhibition on Zhang Yuedong’s Wood Carvings and Black Ink Paintings will be held from today to Aug 19 at SGM Exhibition Hall, 7th Floor, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, 243 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Zhang’s wood carving works display attributes of the Chinese ethnicity, totems and pictographic words which showcase the Dongba language. Zhang will conduct an art appreciation session on his wood carvings at 2pm tomorrow and a guided tour of the exhibition at 2pm on Aug 12. Admission is free. Viewing hours are 11am to 6pm daily. For enquiries, call 03-2144 8686 or visit

Going traditional

Visitors will get to experience Hari Raya in a traditional kampung way at Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, which takes on the theme “Seindah Seri Aidilfitri” this year. Hari Raya Aidilfitri performances lined up for this weekend are a Malay traditional dance at 1pm and Malay traditional music singing at 4.30pm. There will also be performances featuring Malay traditional music instruments like gamelan and caklempung until Aug 20. For enquiries, call 03-2382 2828 or visit

Magnificent Raya

Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya, invites shoppers to enter into an arabesque world of wonder with its “Magnificent Eid Al Fitr” themed celebrations. As the sounds of the gambus, accordion, guitar and percussion fill the air with its rendition of Raya Jazz, shoppers will get to enjoy the performances of Malaysia’s well-loved young stars like 8TV-One in a Million’s Fify Emielia, TV3-My Starz’s Sha, and TV3-Vokal Bukan Sekadar Rupa’s Epiit this weekend and the following weekend (Aug 4-5, Aug 11-12) from 8pm onwards. For details, call 03-7801 1188 or visit

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