When I heard the theme of this year’s Citrawarna’s theme I was excited. Call me silly or childish but ever since I was young, I would get enthralled with all the interesting stories of angry gods, harrowing journeys, cunning animals, terrible monsters, and the great heroes who vanquished them. Then again I am forever young at heart… LOL
From Malaysia to Japan to Greece and more, mythology and folklore has given us a way for these interesting tales to come to life and help us humans make sense of the world. I personally just cannot get enough of all those Gods and demi Gods in Olympus, or the Tuatha de Danann in Ireland, Amaterasu in Japan, Ramayana and so on….
Back home here in Malaysia, we have our fair share of interesting tales as well such as Merong Mahawangsa in Kedah, Legend/ Dragon of Tasik Chini in Pahang, Princess of Mount Ophir (Puteri Gunung Ledang) in Johor, Jentayu in Perlis, Hang Tuah in Melaka and loads more….. they just fascinate me no end and gets me wondering, “What if…..”
Anyway, Citrawarna@Kuala Lumpur 2016: Myths and Folklore is exploring and also showcasing our Malaysian myths and folklore to both local and foreign tourists….
Both local and foreign tourists will enjoy these colourful and interesting shows, performances and parade depicting the intriguing myths and legends of every state in Malaysia during the Citrawarna@Kuala Lumpur 2016 event at Dataran Merdeka on Sept 25 and ending with a bang… or well, fireworks….
Deputy Secretary-General (Tourism) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah said the shows will attract tourists to visit more of our local destinations….
Besides the main event, Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur 2016 will also be showcasing performances from the Chinese, Indian, Siamese and also indigenous people (Orang Asli)
There will be two segments on, the first which will be the Chillax Zone which will be on for two days from 24th September to the 25th September 2016 from 4.30pm to 11pm. There will be many interesting activities which include buskers, a photowall, Coffee Corner, KL Food Truck Fiesta, traditional games, exhibitions and sales from Citrawarna@ Kuala Lumpur 2016 strategic partners and more
The second segment will be on the 25th September which will begin at 8 pm which is the main event…
Citrawarna@ Kuala Lumpur 2016 strategic partners include Starbucks Malaysia, Green Life Landscape, LanBaharin Kuala Lumpur, Josh Lee Fragrances, Teratak Spa, Che Din Food, Gaya Travel magazine and MATICfm….
It is going to be a thrilling Sunday night you should not miss out on, so mark your calendars and see you there…..
Date : 25 September 2016 (Sunday)
Time : 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Venue : Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur