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.
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.
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.