1. sing the Malaysia Day song

1. sing the Malaysia Day song

Formally known as Pesta Kebudayaan Sempena Hari Malaysia Peringkat Negeri Perak, the three-day Perak Cultural Fair hosted by Ipoh Parade in collaboration with several local non-governmental organisations was a 3-in-1 celebration: Merdeka (Independence Day), Malaysia Day and Mid-Autumn Festival.

2. Chinese opera performance

2. Chinese opera performance

3. ribbon dance

3. ribbon dance

Besides cultural performances of Chinese opera, cultural dances, silat, wushu, lion and dragon dance as well as other stage performances, a host of other activities was also held alongside this Fair.

4. Chinese orchestra

4. Chinese orchestra

5. wushu performance

5. wushu performance

In addition to lantern making competition, other contests that are organised during this Fair are Chinese Chess and sub-lantern making. Anyone who was interested in learning about the various cultures of Malaysia did so in a crash course over these three days, since 10th Sept.

6. multi-cultural dance

6. multi-cultural dance

7. during a speech by Perak Menteri Besar Dato' Seri DiRaja Dr. Zambry Abd. Kadir

7. during a speech by Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr. Zambry Abd. Kadir

Although most events were conducted and wrapped up over the weekend, exhibits remain in the mall until today. Exhibitions are of lanterns, photography, calligraphy and paintings.

8. Perak MB puts the finishing touch on a dual-language calligraphy

8. Perak MB puts the finishing touch on a dual-language calligraphy

9. participating non-governmental organisations are presented with certificates of appreciation

9. participating non-governmental organisations are presented with certificates of appreciation

Today’s your last opportunity to check them out before they are taken down.

10. Dato' Seri DiRaja Zambry is fascinated by the Minion lantern

10. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry is fascinated by the Minion lantern

11. Dato' Seri Zambry dots the eye of the Chinese painting of a tiger

11. Dato’ Seri Zambry dots the eye of the Chinese painting of a tiger

These photos in today’s post were taken on Saturday, 10th September, during the launch of Perak Cultural Fair. It was officiated by Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr. Zambry Abd. Kadir.

12. VIPs admire the portrait of the founder of Chin Woo

12. VIPs admire the portrait of the founder of Chin Woo

13. Dato' Seri Zambry is presented with a gift of a weiqi board

13. Dato’ Seri Zambry is presented with a gift of a weiqi board

Event: Launching of Perak Cultural Fair
Venue: Ipoh Parade Mall
Date: 10th Sept, 2016
Time: 8pm

14. dressed in traditional costumes of the various races of Malaysians, carrying lanterns to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

14. dressed in traditional costumes of the various races of Malaysians, carrying lanterns to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

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