This was the first time a Malaysian Festival was held in Brighton.
The festival was organised by the Malaysian community club from the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex.
In spirit of 2015 being the year of festivals in Malaysia, the festival was held to promote the Malaysian culture among the locals in Brighton.
Other than that, it was also held to bring Malaysian students in Brighton as well from other parts of the UK together.
Although it was mainly aimed towards Malaysian students, local students from
the UK, Iran, Singapore and Japan also attended the festival.
Nami Kamikage a Japanese media student from the University of Brighton said, “ I don’t really have many opportunities to learn about Malaysian culture at the University but through this festival I’m able to learn more about Malaysia and I even got to try local Malaysian food”.
The festival was filled with an array of events such as an open mic session, dance competition and games.
Visitors were also able to get a taste of local Malaysian delicacies such as Nasi Lemak, Bihun soup and Kuih Seri Muka.
Highlight of the event was when local Malaysian singer-songwriter Faizal Tahir took the stage in Komedia and entertained the crowds with his hit singles such as Mahakarya Cinta, Gemuruh and Hanyut.
“This would not be the last time you hear of us, we hope in the near future we
will get to host more events such as this. We have our sights set on creating a
Malaysian food festival or a concert for Malaysian talents” said Iezahdiyana Alaudin project manager of the festival.
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