The three-day Pesta Kuantan 188 competition options family-fun actions, dragon boat races, cultural performances and star-studded concert events
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MANY thrilling programmes are in retailer this coming weekend at Pesta Kuantan 188 competition, that includes family-fun actions, dragon boat races, cultural performances and star-studded concert events.
Kuantan 188 MD Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad stated the three-day occasion is ready to captivate the Malaysian inventive neighborhood, reigniting the fervour for arts and tradition, and, most significantly, this is able to be a very good alternative for the folks to have a good time the beloved Agong and Permaisuri Agong’s birthdays.
Harith Iskander, who can be performing a stand-up comedy act on the competition, stated he wouldn’t miss out on such an enormous magnitude of an occasion and is grateful to be concerned within the celebration amid a busy schedule.
“My schedule was miraculously cleared and I’m very happy to be a part of this competition. I need to be a part of Agong and Permaisuri Agong’s birthday celebration, plus to have a good time his final stretch earlier than the changeover subsequent 12 months,” Harith stated at a press convention on July 17.
Endorsed by the Pahang state authorities, Tourism Pahang and the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities, the competition can even host a particular one-night-only closed-door dinner on the tower to commemorate the birthdays of the Yang Di Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and his spouse, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.
Anticipated to attract greater than 20,000 guests, Infiniti Indah Sdn Bhd is bringing again the annual competition from July 29 to July 31 at Pahang’s newest vacationer attraction, Kuantan 188.
Claimed as a outstanding vacation spot of travellers to Malaysia’s East Coast, Kuantan 188 is a 188-metre tower within the coronary heart of the Pahang capital, an apparent selection for space promotion of its distinctive tradition and geography.
Infiniti Indah president and group CEO Datuk Indera Omar Naresh Mohan stated the annual occasion has grown tremendously with the assist from beneficiant sponsors and authorities businesses, which makes the three-day competition potential.
Numerous Enjoyable Actions
The competition will kick off with a Enjoyable, Run and Journey occasion, which is a 5km run alongside a cycle observe of 35km, to be flagged off at 7am and ends at 11am. With an entrance payment of RM60, finishers will every obtain a medal, t-shirt and an entry to a fortunate draw.
The Royal Pahang Dragon Boat Race, which is a primary for Kuantan 188, is aptly named the “Royal Pahang Dragon Boat Regatta 2023” and totally supported by the committee of the Penang Worldwide Dragon Boat Pageant (PIDBF). The race will kick off on the Jetty for the Marine Division of Kuantan and conclude in entrance of the majestic Kuantan 188 Tower, with 34 groups already confirmed.
Furthermore, there would be the “Kuantan 188 Problem: Ada Bran?” expertise present, which can be judged by the competition’s music director, Man Bai and Malaysia’s rock legend Ameng Spring, in addition to cultural performances by Kuantan Metropolis Council, State Cultural and Arts Division, and State Authorities Secretary.
There can even be style reveals that includes native manufacturers Calvin Thoo, Bujins, Me2We and Bawal Unique By ByQiss Boutique, in addition to new skills from Widad College School Kuantan and College School of Yayasan Pahang.
Moreover, there can be Zumba periods, retail cubicles with handcrafted gadgets, and meals from native distributors and extra. For the kids, there can be Youngsters Membership actions together with a mini petting zoo, a zipline, a karaoke competitors and a bouncy fort, whereas for the dad and mom, a free well being screening can be out there on July 30.
The competition additionally features a free-entry live performance with A-list artists together with Datuk Siti Nurhaliza, Ameng Spring, Aizat Amdan,
Aishah Retno, Santesh, comic Harith and Indonesian superstar Cakra Khan.
Man Bai shared with The Malaysian Reserve (TMR) that he was honoured to be the music director for the live performance.
“It’s thrilling and difficult as properly to prepare for a spectacular efficiency, particularly with the necessity to comply with protocol for the royalty,” he stated.
Ameng Spring additionally shared Man Bai’s enthusiasm.
“I’m honoured to be a part of this competition as a proud Pahang-born. I’m additionally very grateful for Kuantan 188 in turning my metropolis right into a tourism vacation spot,” he instructed TMR.
On July 31, there can be a projection mapping on the shaft of the Tower beginning at 9pm.
Tickets can be found at https://www.kuantan188.com.my. Guests are entitled to 1 fortunate draw entry per one ticket buy to Pesta Kuantan 188 on July 17-31, the place the draw can be introduced on the finish of the live performance on July 31.
The Iconic Tower
Kuantan 188 Tower is the second-tallest tower in Malaysia and the 52nd member of the World Federation of Towers.
It gives a mesmerising panoramic view, permitting guests to take pleasure in an unobstructed and expansive vista of Kuantan and its environment. It has obtained virtually 300,000 guests since 2022 and the competition is anticipated to draw extra vacationers to expertise the great thing about Pahang.
Infiniti Indah’s Zulkifli stated direct flights from Singapore to Kuantan and home flights from Subang or KLIA to Kuantan will encourage worldwide and home vacationers to Pahang.
“I’m optimistic the competition may have a large turnout,” he stated on the press convention.
He additional identified that the corporate is working intently with Pahang Tourism to make sure the competition is a hit and subsequently, prospers the state’s tourism.
Infiniti Indah is a subsidiary of Hospitality 360 Sdn Bhd, the hospitality arm of MAA Group Bhd, and is the first administration firm specialising within the leisure and way of life enterprise.
MAA COO Anand Kanasingam stated at the moment, the corporate has 4 working lodges and by the tip of this 12 months, it expects to have 10 lodges throughout Malaysia.
“We now have labored intently with the Kuantan 188 tower since December 2021 and we’ve got launched a number of fascinating occasions to boost the tourism scene in Kuantan,” he stated.
He added that the group aspires to make Kuantan 188 and its surrounding park, which contains a 5ha area across the tower, to be referred to as a enjoyable and thrilling place the place there may be all the time one thing happening. The group goals for the tower to turn into a landmark on the East Coast of Malaysia, a must-visit venue for locals and vacationers.
In the meantime, Infiniti Indah group CEO Datuk Indera Omar Naresh Mohan stated the group has utilized to Tourism Pahang to incorporate Pesta Kuantan 188 as an annual occasion within the Calendar of Occasions for Tourism Pahang, with the target to create a brand new tourism product for Pahang, making it a tourism vacation spot hub domestically and within the East Coast.
- This text first appeared in The Malaysian Reserve weekly print version