Presenting M’sian arts in all their rich diversity and heritage

KUALA LUMPUR: The Traditional Arts Theatre (PST2024) returns this year at the Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTIC), showcasing the rich cultural heritage and traditional arts of the nation’s diverse races.

The National Department for Culture and Arts said the programme, begun in 2013, will feature five facets of the country’s plural society.

The curtain-raiser at Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman, MaTIC, on Friday featured Ronggeng Melayu by the Nusantara Performing Arts Research Centre.

“The department remains committed to revitalising and dignifying the nation’s cultural arts, with PST2024 serving as a platform to conserve and elevate traditional arts to a higher level.

“PST not only positions Kuala Lumpur and every state as hubs for traditional arts performances, but also enhances this programme as a cultural tourism product,” it said in a statement, Bernama reported.

PST2024 will also showcase traditional performances of the Chinese community – Malaysian Chinese Art Echoes – featuring Chinese drums, lion dance, an erhu (flute) musical instrument performance, opera, and dragon dance by the Kuantan Mahligai Cultural Arts Group on June 28-29.

“On Sept 6-7, PST2024 will showcase Kobau Den Lopeh, a traditional Randai theatre production by the Negri Sembilan Theatre Arts Club.

“City dwellers can enjoy Ayyappa, an Indian classical theatre performance, on Sept 27-28, presented by the Sri Rathakrishanan Music and Arts Centre,” it said.

For more information on the programme, visit

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

KK cops arrest nine people for not having identification at water protest
National decarbonisation committee formed to drive low-carbon development, says Anwar
Anwar extends Aidiladha donations to mosques, surau in Indera Mahkota
UMS students determined to deliver memorandum to Hajiji
Two suspects on police watchlist killed in shootout in Johor Baru
Malaysia aspires to host Asean Year of Skills 2025
1,040Kg Brahman Bull sold for RM30,000 for korban
Dr Shatesh wins Putera MIC chief post
MM2H programme participants must now have RM5mil in fixed deposit, says Tourism Minister
Ulu Tiram Attack: Two policemen killed promoted to corporal posthumously

Others Also Read