KUALA LUMPUR – Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur is back again this year with the theme of “The Sunrise, The Green and The Echo Within” which will feature a mix of musical and dance performances set against the backdrop inspired by the tropical rainforest and the beautiful seas of ​​Malaysia.

This year, the event will be held on 28 October 2017 (Saturday), at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, and is taking the inspiration from the World Tourism Day’s theme: “Sustainable Tourism — A Tool for Development”, which was celebrated last month.

Speaking at the media session in conjunction with the launching of Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur 2017, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia said the ministry hoped to ensure that the Citrawarna this year would be a platform to deliver the message of the importance of nature not only in the form of culture but also in arts, heritage and lifestyle.

“At the same time, the event will pose as a promotional tool for ecotourism in the country through performances, singing, lighting and sound,” he said.

Citrawarna 2017 will showcase hundreds of performers creating a spectacular show in a combination of dance, musical and street parades.

The event will begin at 4.30pm with various exciting activities set to entertain the visitors at the Chillax Zone (a designated area surrounding the Merdeka Square flag pole), including Buskers Performance, a Food Truck Fiesta, traditional games such as galah panjang (long elephant), batu seremban (tossing the stones), congkak (filling the wooden board) and zero points as well as a photo wall called #SayangMalaysia for visitors to express their love for Malaysia.

Moreover, the Food Truck Fiesta will feature a “Cashless” food purchasing method using smartphones through mobile wallet apps with the cooperation of BARRA and BOOST (subsidiary of Axiata Group).

Side events will also be held earlier that day which include the Kids Eco Dash Citrawarna 2017 at 7.30am at Taman Eko Rimba, Bukit Nenas for children aged between 4-12 years old; and the “Bring Your Own Plant” Programme at the same venue in collaboration with Locco and Daun which invites visitors to donate a plant together with a special message to the Mother Nature. Interested donors, moreover, are encouraged to use carbon-free public services like LRT and MRT to bring the plants to the venue.

All are invited to enliven Citrawarna@Kuala Lumpur 2017.

For more details on Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur, visit www.motac.gov.my.

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