KUALA LUMPUR: The 10th edition of the Latin American Festival celebrates a decade of friendship and cultural exchange with Malaysia with music, gastronomy, dance and handicrafts, says Mexican Ambassador to Malaysia Carlos Felix Corona.
The day-long event, the largest Latin American cultural festival in South-East Asia, will be held on Sept 23 at BB Park Bukit Bintang from 11am to 6pm.
“The festival symbolises the deep friendship between the Caribbean region and Malaysia, as well as strengthens relations among the countries. The event is among the many cultural festivals the people are eagerly looking forward to in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
This year’s event, noted Corona, targets between 7,000 and 8,000 visitors and is an opportunity for Malaysians to experience the rich, diverse and passionate Latin American and Caribbean cultural performances, traditional food as well as handicrafts.
The Latin American embassies, namely those of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, will have booths with food and beverages, handicrafts and tourism information.
Other highlights include a 3D photo booth, face painting and lucky draws offering attractive prizes including a two round-trip flight tickets to Bogota, Colombia.
The festival, held in collaboration with Plaza Low Yat, the Federal Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Capitol Bukit Bintang and the Latin American Ladies Association in Malaysia, is supported by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall.