Malaysia Day falls on 16th September and in 2019, that’s a Monday. So why not head to KL’s newest market REXKL, this weekend and celebrate at the Made-in-Malaysia festival. REXKL is the old, iconic Rex Cinema which was almost felled by fire twice, but it’s risen from the ashes. It’s a great new gathering space and home to both temporary and permanent spaces including the AirAsia Foundation social enterprise hub Destination: GOOD.
Celebrate Malaysia Day
AirAsia Foundation and REXKL are ready to celebrate Malaysia Day this weekend with a free admission festival. Come along to Made-in-Malaysia on 14th and 15th September 2019 between 10am and 6pm. You can find REXKL in Jalan Sultan, in the historic heart of Kuala Lumpur where it survived WW2. So it’s at least 80 years old.
The multicultural festival showcases many of the activities Malaysians enjoy during festivals and special occasions. They have more than twenty fun cultural activities on the programme including children’s lion dance and shadow puppet-making workshops. Enjoy martial arts demonstrations and sign up for calligraphy lessons or cooking classes for classic Malaysian favourites.
There are talks too. Malaysia’s Food Ambassador of Tourism Malaysia Chef Wan heads a line-up which includes film director Tan Yew Leong, musician and composer Pete Teo, and documentary-maker Indrani Kopal. Made-in-Malaysia is an initiative promoting unity while showcasing the multicultural nation as a multi-faceted gem to locals and visitors alike.
Don’t forget to drop by Destination: GOOD when you visit. You’ll find them on your right as you enter the main doors from Jln Sultan. The shop retails more than 400 responsibly and ethically produced goods from over 30 social enterprises across Asean. Destination: GOOD is both a retail space and a movement to encourage people to shop and travel sustainably. They also support collaboration between Asean social entrepreneurs and community-based enterprises.