Thanks to Gaya Travel Magazine, Tourism KL Bureau, Tourism Malaysia Central Region, I was part of the #LepakKLlah Ramadan @ Kuala Lumpur Media Familiarisation trip.. And one of the stops was at the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, where the Warna-Warni Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2021 bazaar is happening from April 15 to May 2 for the preparation for Hari Raya Aidilfitri….
With about 220 craft entrepreneurs taking part in the ‘Warna-Warni Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2021’ (WWA 2021) it is pretty exciting….
The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri says that about a hundred of these entrepreneurs are located at the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex while another 120 are spread out /located at selected shopping malls in several states namely the East Coast Mall in Pahang, KTCC Mall (Terengganu), AEON Mall Kuching (Sarawak), AEON Mall Kinta City (Perak), AEON Mall Nilai @ Seremban 2 (Negeri Sembilan), MYDIN Mall Bertam (Penang), Freeport A’Famosa Outlet (Melaka) and One Utama Shopping Centre (Selangor)….
Kraftangan Malaysia which has been hosting the WWA since 2003 introduces this year’s theme which is ‘Kraf Di Hati, Hari Raya Aidilfitri Dinanti’ (waiting for Hari Raya Aidil Fitri with handicrafts in our hearts) highlights the joy of the upcoming celebration through new creativity and ideas to usher in the festive season….
The activities include sales of handicraft products and Hari Raya Aidilfitri themed products, exhibitions, craft demonstrations, cooking and baking demonstrations as well as various competitions such as wearing the Sampin and Tanjak (traditional headgear), preparing Bubur Lambuk, colouring Aidilfitri Doodles, Creating Creative Raya Cards, guess the title and continue the Raya songs lyrics, donning and styling the hijab or shawl and a lot more, as well as creating a fun TikTok….
It is open from 10 am until 6 pm (Monday to Thursday) and 10 am to 10 pm (Friday to Sunday) at the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex in Jalan Conlay….
Members of the public can browse MOTAC’s official website at www.motac.gov.my and Kraftangan Malaysia’s official social media for more information on the programme.
The Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex is an iconic art tourism destination located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle offering a myriad of tourism products such as arts and crafts for local and foreign visitors….
The complex itself is characterised by a Malay Terengganu architectural design, and is a treasury for traditional and modern contemporary products from all parts of the country….
Featuring a panoramic view of the countryside with a Malaysian-themed landscape has distinguished the building from other prestigious shopping malls around Kuala Lumpur. It was developed based on four concepts which include education, marketing enculturation and accommodation.
Visiting the Craft Complex is like exploring the lifestyle of Malaysian society known for its impressive art craft handed down for generations…. However, on a personal scale, I enjoy visiting the craft complex because there is always something new, something fascinating and mesmerising bound to be discovered…
Some beautiful batik design, some fascinating weaving… And even getting a chance to take part in batik painting, weaving baskets, ketupats or such can be pretty delightful….
So go visit and discover something new…
Address – 5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Website – https://www.kraftangan.gov.my/en/