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Tourism Malaysia collaborates with Malaysia Festival in Sydney, shifts online for the first time in the past 30+ years to celebrate the diversity of Malaysia. Malaysia Festival will be live-streamed on its official Facebook, Instagram & YouTube platform from 17 September until 19 September from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (AEST). Malaysia Festival has chosen #DiverseMalaysia as the theme to highlight the cultural diversity in Malaysia across the world through live stream events as follows:

Day 1: Bringing the Malaysian Flavours

September 17, 2021 from 2pm onwards – Aishah Sinclair, Malaysia’s finest celebrity will launch the event, followed by a Fruit Trivia contest featuring Durian and Honey Jackfruit. Next, Jackie M, Sydney’s food specialist will demonstrate Malaysian dessert-making based on those two fruits.

Day 2: Bringing the Malaysian Tunes

September 18, 2021 from 2pm onwards – The second day will feature one of Malaysia’s cultural vibrancies – through two recorded videos of dance performances from trained professional dancers that will cover both Malay traditional dance (Zapin) and Indian contemporary dance (Kolattam). This will be followed by a short live lesson including a dance-off challenge afterward of another traditional Malay dance called Inang providing the audience with a short but meaningful experience that encourages inclusiveness despite the virtual setting.

Day 3: Bringing the Malaysian Taste #Join4Food

September 19, 2021 from 2pm onwards – On the last day, Diana Chan, the winner of MasterChef Australia 2017 will demonstrate one of the famous dishes from Baba & Nyonya cultures which is Nyonya Herb Rice, and also an exclusive demonstration on dumpling folding.

“The greatness of a culture can be found in festivals hence I believe this online event creates a great opportunity for people to experience the beauty of diversity in Malaysia amid these unprecedented times. Audiences also will stand the chance to win exciting prizes throughout the event,” said CEO of Malaysia Festival 2021, Ibrahim Khalid.

Director of Tourism Malaysia in Sydney, Mr Tuan Razali said, “I am proud how well the student volunteers across Sydney have shifted Malaysia Festival the largest Malaysia event in Australia, attracting a record turnout of 38000 visitors in 2019 along with a distinguished 30-year history to a virtual experience”.

He continues, “Malaysia Festival is a cultural event aimed at raising awareness of the diversity of Malaysian culture to the Australian community, I believe this event gives everyone a chance to experience Malaysia virtually as we dream now, travel later as Malaysia awaits to amaze you”. says Tuan Razali.