In conjunction with the Muslim fasting month, Ramadan, in 2017, the National Department for the Culture and Arts under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia organises Iftar@KL, which is the experience of breaking fast at dusk at the landmark Dataran Merdeka (Independent Square) in Kuala Lumpur, fronting the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
Iftar@KL is organised during the weekends throughout Ramadan, with the aim of improving relations between communities of different races and creeds, apart from strengthening bonds through charity and sharing. Besides the breaking of fast, public are able to savour different flavours from the row of food trucks set within the vicinity, besides utilising the facilities to perform Muslim prayers, listening to Islamic lectures and be entertained by religious musical performances.
Since its inception in 2012 under the incarnation of ‘Festival Ramadan’, Iftar@KL has attracted 82,600 people comprising 66,080 domestic and 16,520 international tourists.
This upcoming weekend, which are 17 (Saturday) and 18 (Sunday) June 2017, will be the last Iftar@KL event for this year, thus members of the public and tourists are encouraged not to miss it.