THE inaugural Klang Spring Cultural Festival will feature 100 indoor and outdoor stalls selling their products over a one-month period.
The event to be held at GM Klang Wholesale City, Bandar Botanic Capital, will feature festive merchandise ranging from house decorations to fashion apparel.
Gamuda GM Klang Sdn Bhd director Datuk Lim Seng Kok said they wanted to give the public an opportunity to experience the diverse Chinese cultures in conjunction with Visit Selangor 2015.
GM Klang in collaboration with Astro 304 Kah Lai Toi will be staging performances by various Chinese clans in Klang at the festival.
There will be a line-up of entertainment programmes expressing the different traditions of people from various regions in China.
They include Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese operatic performances as well as a native surname exhibition that will help trace participants’ genealogy through their surnames.
“GM Klang wants to promote art and culture while creating awareness of Klang as a shopping paradise in the Asean region.
“We want the Wholesale City to help make Klang an international port city and a trading base for products from different countries,” said Lim at a press conference.
He added that the company had a vision to make the venue a comprehensive one-stop wholesale city by gathering 5,000 wholesalers from around Malaysia and South-East Asia.
GM Klang is currently adding 1,300 units to the existing 950 wholesale lots, with an estimated completion date by 2016.
The festival is being organised with the support of the Klang Municipal Council (MPK), the Chinese Clans Association of Klang, as well as the Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCCI), and co-organised by the Malaysia Wholesaler’s Association (PPM),
Also present at the press conference were KCCCI president Dr Leong Kai Hin, Chinese Clans Association of Klang chairman Datuk Teh Kim Teh, PPM vice-president Datin Penny Teh, Astro 304 channel director Herman Wong and MPK Corporate Communications chief Norfiza Mahfiz.
The festival will be held from Jan 17 to Feb 15 and opening hours are from 5pm to 10pm.