Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY

All Chinese around the world will celebrate the mid Autumn Festival on this coming Sunday. This festival is held on the 15th. Day of the eight month of the Chinese calendar where lanterns will be lit and mooncakes will be eaten.

In the old days, people will eat the mooncakes at night and drink tea under the moonlit night and admire the fullmoon. This tradition is still being carried out in some countries. A good excuse to enjoy the different varieties of mooncakes and the peanuts.

Children enjoy walking around their neighbourhood with their lanterns brightly lit by candles or by modern LED lights which are safer. All good fun for the kids and their parents.

In multicultural Malaysia, this festival is being celebrated by all races especially in the lantern festival or commonly called the Tung Lung festival. Good fun as the children mingle among each other for a night of fun and celebration. Hopefully, this unique Malaysian celebration will continue in years to come.

HAPPY MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL and ENJOY

Thursday, September 20, 2012

MELAKA FESTIVAL STARTS FROM 21-23.9.2012

MELAKA FESTIVAL STARTS FROM 21-23.9.2012

MELAKA FESTIVAL 2012 starts tomorrow from 10.00am. Venue is at the historical site of St. Paul's hill in Melaka. Admission to all shows is free, so all people interested in performance arts should make your to Melaka this weekend.

Besides coming to Melaka for her history, cuisines and charm, performance arts can draw crowds and enhance our cultural heritage. Tourism Melaka is supportive of such effort in promoting arts in Melaka. Hope more publicity can be undertaken in future years. This festival should also be incorporated in our Melaka events of the year.

For details, go to www.melakafestival.com.