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Three Weddings and a Cook

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Three Weddings and a Cook is perhaps the most unusual event yet to be hosted by the Migration Museum in Adelaide.

Celebrating the focus on Malaysia in the OzAsia Festival this year, Three Weddings and a Cook will explore three different ethnic wedding traditions from Malaysia - Chinese, Indian and Malayan. Malaysia has successfully blended and integrated these three quite different cultures into a colourful and cohesive multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multilingual society.

On Sunday September 15 you will have the opportunity to experience the different traditions associated with Malaysian weddings, from clothing to craft, dance to music, and of course food at the Migration Museum. And did I mention, it's FREE?

The program will focus on a Chinese wedding first, with Chinese dancers performing and a traditional tea ceremony for you to enjoy.

The next part of the program will be an actual Indian wedding performed live at the Migration Museum, with a full wedding ceremony and bridal procession showcasing traditional Indian dancers.

The final part of the show will be a Malay bridal procession and wedding including the blessing of the bride and groom, and music from drummers to provide rhythm for the ethnic dancers.

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Poh Ling Yeow Prepares a Cooking Demonstration at the Malaysia Carnival


Of course no wedding would be complete without a banquet of Malaysian food, and celebrity chef and TV host Poh Ling Yeow will be giving three cooking demonstrations in the Migration Museum chapel.

There will be activities for all the family including a craft table, sari and sarong lessons, henna tattoos, and face painting. And if you're hungry after watching Poh's cooking demonstrations then there will be food stalls to let you sample the local cuisine too.

Three Weddings and a Cook is brought to you by the Migration Museum with the assistance of the Malaysia Club of South Australia.

I went to the enormously popular Malaysia Carnival in Victoria Square late last year when thousands of people congregated to enjoy the dance spectacle and tastes from Malaysia's ethnic groups. I expect that Three Weddings and a Cook will be very popular too. Mark it in your to-do list now and don't miss out!
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Why? Learn about traditional weddings in Malaysia
When: 11am-4pm
Where: 82 Kintore Avenue Adelaide, SA 5000
Cost: Free!
Your Comment
It sounds like a really fun event. You can already tell how different wedding traditions are in Malaysian culture compared to our own. Most Western weddings are privately family/friends affairs, not 'let's invite the whole city'.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12490) 2292 days ago
This is one of my 'bookmarked' events for the OzAsia Festival. There's such a great program. Plus it's even better that this is free.
by Natasha Stewart (score: 4|10421) 2288 days ago
Glad you enjoyed yourself at last year's Malaysian Carnival. The Malaysian Students' Council of South Australia is really excited about this 3 Weddings and a Cook event, and we are looking forward to present the Malay culture part of the event. Hopefully we'll be able to top the high bar we've set for ourselves with the success of last year's Malaysian Carnival!
by nurha (score: 0|8) 2286 days ago
Times would be a great addition to this post.
by jenni (score: 1|17) 2276 days ago
Sounds hysterical and like heaps of fun... aaah cosmopolitan Adelaide.... a bit of Bollywood and yummy food and a spectacle or two or three?! c&c
by curiouser&curiouser (score: 2|526) 2285 days ago
The Malaysian Students' Council of Australia, South Australia (MASCA SA) really did a good job with the Malaysian Carnival last year, taking a break and joining the Oz Asia festival this year is brilliant!

Hope next year we get our usual Malaysian Carnival run by MASCA SA again! I'm sure it'll be great.
by a1618 (score: 0|5) 2286 days ago
Times would be a great addition to this post.
by jenni (score: 1|17) 2276 days ago
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