DUBAI/KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Pavilion at EXPO 2020 will feature almost 1,000 cultural and entertainment events and shows during EXPO 2020 in Dubai from 1st October 2021 – 31st March 2022.
Visitors will get a glimpse into Malaysian culture with daily dance performances carrying the harmony in diversity message of the award-winning Malaysia, Truly Asia tourism campaign. The 12-member cultural troupe from the National Department of Culture and Arts (JKKN) will perform four daily shows from 2.00pm onwards to entertain visitors to Malaysia Pavilion and a daily show at the Earth Stage in the Sustainability District at the expo site from 7.00pm – 7.30pm.
Dubbed ‘Malaysia, Truly Asia’, the showcase includes a repertoire of over 20 selected dances that reflects the different cultures of the multi-ethnic groups in Malaysia and have become a unique identity of the country. The performances will take place at the amphitheater located in the Energising Harmony segment of the pavilion.
“The cultural segment is a permanent and important part of the Malaysia Pavilion as a tourism attraction. Expo 2020 Dubai is a significant platform for Malaysia to promote our attractive offerings as a tourism destination. It is essential in reviving the pandemic-hit tourism sector as we look forward to welcoming visitors once more to our shores as soon as borders reopen for travel,” said Michelle Lau, Malaysia Pavilion director.
Arts and craft-loving visitors who want to learn something new can attend daily artisan craft demonstrations on the Pavilion’s ground floor.
The demonstrations will be hosted by three craftsmen from Kraftangan Malaysia who will show visitors how to create hand-painted batik, weaving, jewelry and costume beading.
There will also be batik kits for children to take home.
The retail kiosks at the Pavilion also features Malaysia Pavilion merchandise as well as crafts, jewelry and batik.
Malaysia Pavilion has also held several cultural collaborations with other pavilions namely; Thailand. Cambodia, Asean Pavilion, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Argentina and more to come.
Apart from these, Malaysia Pavilion also hosts a once-a-month MyButterfly kite flying event at the Al Forsan Park in Expo 2020 Dubai where the public get to take home 250 kites.