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MALAYSIA WEEK LONDON: TASTE MALAYSIA’S CUISINE & ENJOY FREE CONCERTS, 6-10 OCTOBER 2012

18 September 2012

Taking place on the South Bank for the first year, following Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s visit, Malaysia Week London 2012 is ready to show off Malaysia’s vibrant culture with Malaysian music, fashion, dance, arts, crafts and food.

Tourism Malaysia

Taking place on the South Bank for the first year, following Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s visit, Malaysia Week London 2012 is ready to show off Malaysia’s vibrant culture with Malaysian music, fashion, dance, arts, crafts and food. Over the course of four days, visitors will gain a fascinating insight into what Malaysia has to offer with a wide range of attractions, demonstrations and performances.  

Opening on 6 October, there will be free cultural and arts performances, including traditional dances depicting the Malays, Chinese, Indian, Ethnic Sabah and Sarawak cultures, performances of Malaysia contemporary music and stage performances from Istana Budaya’s traditional Malaysian Orchestra. 
 
In addition, demonstrations, exhibitions and displays of traditional crafted items that can be purchased will take place throughout the festival.  Batik fabric that is synonymous with traditional Malaysian dress and often used as interior decoration will also take centre stage through demonstrations and a fashion show. Six Malaysian artists will be visiting the event to showcase a variety of paintings and artistic sculptures allowing visitors to meet the creators of their favourite pieces and purchase their artwork.
 
Tastings of Teh Tarik, Roti Canai, Ice Kacang and traditional fruits will be available.  Visitors can also have a go at playing traditional Malaysian games such as Congkak, Batu Seremban and Sepak Bulu Ayam. 
 
Malaysia Week, London is being held on London’s South Bank and has event days running from 6 -10 October.
 
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For more information, please contact:
Representation Plus
Flo Powell
Tel: 020 8877 4509
Mob: 077 6624 2138
Visit: www.tourism.gov.my
For details of hosted press trips for commissioned media, please contact flo@representationplus.co.uk
 
NOTES TO EDITORS
Visit: www.tourism.gov.my
Malaysia Airlines fly daily from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur International Airport with Visa’s purchased on arrival for British passport holders.
Year round events include the Royal Langkawi International Regatta in January, the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix in March, the Malaysia International Shoe Festival in April, Colours of Malaysia Cultural Festival in May, Malaysia’s Summer Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival, Malaysia Annual International Gourmet Festival in October and the Summer and End of Year Mega Sales Carnivals with many other notable events throughout the year.
Malaysia has a tropical climate and is a very welcoming multi-cultural society home to some of the best spa resorts in the world. Malaysian cuisine is as diverse as the nation itself, fusing the culinary traditions and flavours of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arabian and European cooking. 
 

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