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Back, bigger and better over the weekend of 21-22 Sep 2019 from 11am to 5pm each day, the Malaysia Festival is about to sweep you away for FREE to Tumbalong Park, (11 Harbour St) Darling Harbour, Sydney. Gather family and friends and either enjoy the experience for the first time or head back for the umpteenth time to breathe in all that is Malaysian right at your doorstep. This is Sydney's largest student-run Festival celebrating Malaysia's culture.

Special guest at this year's Festival is Larissa Ping, Miss World Malaysia 2018. From Sarawak, she'll be performing a traditional instrument, the Sape (a traditional lute), with Warisan Sape Telang Usan. They recently performed together at the Rainforest World Musical Festival this year representing the Orang Ulu. Larissa will also share with the audience, insights of her hectic life since she was crowned.

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Special Guest Larissa Ping - Miss World Malaysia 2018

Also performing at the event are Badan Perhubungan Sydney (BPS), a talented team from Sydney performing their Malam Gala dance on the Sunday. If you can't get enough of their performance, you can go for a repeat dose at their upcoming event after the Festival on Sat 28 Sep from 6-11pm at the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills.

The cultural booth is back and will be filled to the brim with interactive experiences to immerse yourself in Malaysia's rich and diverse culture. Kick a ball and learn to speak Sepak Takraw (Malaysia's version of kick volleyball), witness a traditional Malay, Indian or Chinese wedding or try your hand at a traditional board game. There'll be a fair few cultural showcases that's going to be a fun, learning experience for all ages.

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Badan Perhubungan - Malam Gala Dance

Competitions abound at the Festival too. If you're interested to have a more hands-on experience with Malaysia's culture, sign up for the comps and participate in one or all three. You could try the Teh Tarik Stretching Comp, the Durian Eating Comp or the Roti Canai Flipping Comp over the weekend for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Mamak Haymarket.

So how good are you at pulling (tea aka Teh Tarik), flipping (Roti Canai dough) or eating smelly (but creamy and delicious Durian) fruit? Try your luck or do it for the fun of it. If you've ever seen tea being pulled from great heights from vessel to vessel or think your competitive side can master the technique to stretch the delicate dough of the Roti Canai, now's your time to test your skills.

Eating doesn't involve a lot of skill, but can you stomach the strong-smelling Durian hidden in a ball of spikes? All this and more will be revealed, so be there at the Festival where there's a host of STALLS to tempt your tastebuds with a wide variety of Malaysian cuisines. Try them all out! RSVP and stay in touch via the event page as more information comes to hand closer to date about lineup of performances and more. The Facebook page is also a great source of information.

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Why? Malaysia Festival 2019
When: Weekend of 21-22 Sep 2019 from 11am to 5pm each day
Where: Tumbalong Park, 11 Harbour St, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
Cost: Free Entry
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