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Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne 2016

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Organised by the Malaysian Students' Council of Australia in conjunction with the Malaysian Cultural arm, Fiesta Malaysia is the perfect way to taste a little bit of Malaysia right in the heart of Melbourne.

Last year more than 20,000 people turned out to sample some of the delicacies and cuisine on offer and they weren't disappointed.

Don't miss out this year. Fiesta Malaysia is being held on Saturday 21st May 2016 starting at 11am, the perfect time to swing past for lunch.

Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne
Photo Credit: Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne Facebook Page


By pre-registering your intention to attend via the website, then showing the confirmation email at the MASCA Victoria Info Booth on the day, you will go into a draw for your chance to win some great prizes including tickets on Malaysia or Garuda Indonesia Airlines, a tandem skydive, Ipad mini and much more.

The Fiesta Malaysia website has a full listing of all exhibitors, but to whet your appetite with a small taste, some of the food vendors will include Harajuku Crepes on Wheels, Killiney Kopitiam, Little Poh, Mamak, Perwakilan Malaysia, Shallot Thai & Drums Café. There are heaps more, so don't forget to check it out.

While you're enjoying some of the flavours, take your time exploring the exhibits. Learn more about the diversity of culture, art and history of the Malaysian community living in Melbourne. There will also be tourism information for anyone considering an overseas holiday.

fiesta Malaysia Melbourne
Photo Credit: Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne Facebook Page


The program of the day's events includes a performance by the CAV Lion Dance Troupe, the wonderful dancing dragons, Kompang Melayu Victoria bringing Kompang, Silat and Gamelan performances, and Natya Bollywood will be exhibiting their dance skills. All the magnificent sights and sounds of Bollywood right here in Melbourne. There will be several other musical performances by some special guests throughout the day and the full program is available on the Fiesta Malaysia website so you won't miss a thing.

For something fun try your hand at some traditional Malaysian games including Batu Seremban, Chinese Chess, Congkak and Mahjong.

For your chance to win some prizes, enter the Durian Eating Challenge, Instant Noodle Sllrrrp-ing challenge or Roti Canai Tossing Challenge.

Other activities include Batik painting, Henna painting, photo booth and Roti demonstrations

Fiesta Malaysia starts at 11am and will run all the afternoon until 5.30pm.

Admission to the festival is FREE.

Fiesta Malaysia is being held at Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne.

Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne
Photo Credit: Fiesta Malaysia Melbourne Facebook Page


Volunteers are welcome to assist with the Fiesta Malaysia festival. If you are interested in participating in this event, networking with Malaysian students and other organisations, representing Malaysia or learning more about Malaysia, find out how you can volunteer via the Fiesta Malaysia website.
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Why? Celebrate Malaysia
When: 11am - 5.30pm
Where: Federation Square
Cost: Free
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