Colours of Malaysia 2008

Date : 24 May 2008 - 20 June 2008

Venue:Dataran Perdana, Putrajaya
Phone: +6 03 2696 3171/ 26937111
Fax: +6 03 2696 3142 / 603 2691 3358
Organiser:Ministry of Tourism Malaysia

On 24th May 2008 at the Putrajaya's Palace of Justice, Malaysia celebrates its 10th anniversary of ‘Colours of Malaysia’ or Citrawarna with an explosive night of fun, flair and flavours. Creative lightshows and dazzling displays of fireworks dapple the vast canvas of the evening sky as a host of dancers parade the length of Persiaran Perdana at Putrajaya promoting their ethnicity, culture and traditions proudly.

Thousands of performers from far swung corners of Malaysia will be displaying the uniqueness of their cultures, traditions and arts in the form of dance and music. The nation’s people celebrate with vigour and unity.

This spellbinding show will keep everyone entranced and wonting for more and you are invited to be part of our celebrations on the street. The show begins as the evening sun melts into the horizon, providing a cool respite from the day’s heat. Pre-show will commence at 5.00pm while the main event will take centre stage at 8.30pm and Post-show will start from 10.30pm onwards.

The celebration of colours will be further enriched with a month long celebration of flavours. Flavours of Malaysia or Citrarasa will be held from 6th June till 8th June at the Titiwangsa Lake Garden in Kuala Lumpur, and will then be celebrated across the nation. The closing event will take place on 20 June 2008 in Miri, Sarawak.

Citrarasa aims to introduce a wide variety of delicious authentic local cuisine and selection of exotic fruits from the different states of Malaysia. A mélange of flavours tossed into unique selections of dishes specific to the people and locale demonstrates Malaysia’s rich cultural diversity.

There will be various food promotions and demonstrations at hotels, shopping malls and tourists’ destinations nationwide. Various activities like cooking competitions and demonstrations as well as live performances have been lined up to add spice to the festivities.