KUALA LUMPUR, 9 OCTOBER 2017 – Located in Bukit Bintang, Malaysia’s renowned hotel PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur  launched this year’s Deepavali (Hindu Festival of Lights) celebration with the message of providing hope to all Malaysians and non-Malaysians through traditional and cultural elements.

PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur General Manager, Mr Guy Charles Owen.

PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur General Manager, Mr Guy Charles Owen.

Officiated by PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur General Manager Mr Guy Charles Owen, the celebration put spotlight on Indian personalities and performances such as Thanuja, Pushpa Narayanan, Datin Seri Shaila Nair, Bala Ganapathi Williams and Jasmine Michael, peacock dance group KUNA of Vehaara Arts, dancer Kunaratnam Velautham, and kolam-maker Velindran Palaniandi of VJ MayaKanna Arts and Design, including PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur’s own Engineering Head Mr Sree Murugan and son on the sitar and tabla.

Kolam maker Velindran Palaniandi of VJ MayaKanna Arts and Design.

Kolam maker Velindran Palaniandi of VJ MayaKanna Arts and Design.

“Deepavali is a festival that celebrates the glory of light that brings hope and new beginnings. This year, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur aims to illuminate the hearts and lives of everyone through the simple act of lighting the kolam lights . Through this experience, we look to bring a ray of light into the lives of every individual, and foster a sense of togetherness and hope,” said Mr Owen.

Peacock Dancers Group KUNA of Vehaara Arts The Dancer Kunaratnam Velautham.

Peacock Dancers Group KUNA of Vehaara Arts The Dancer Kunaratnam Velautham.

During the celebration, guests and media witnessed the lighting up of the kolam, which is a traditional symbol of auspiciousness, followed by peacock classical dance performance by a leading Indian Dance Company in Malaysia Kuna Dancers. The colourful kolam can be admired as guests step into PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, characterised by intricate patterns inspired by the colours and vibrant elements of the traditional Indian culture, designed by Veliendran and team made with garlands of flowers and accentuated with lights draping the pillars. Guests were also given the opportunity to light up the kolam lights as the way to cast  hopes and wishes for a better future.

Guests were then served with Deepavali High Tea comprising Indian, Chinese, Malay and international favourites, the same offering that will be served during Deepavali Day on 18 October 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Prices start at MYR80 per person. For reservations or enquiries, please call 03 2782 8301 or email chatz.prkul@parkroyalhotels.com.

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