PETALING JAYA: Nestled within the coronary heart of Perak, the historic town of Papan is the best place to rejoice the nation this Malaysia Day in all its glory.
To that finish, the Papan Heritage Gallery is ready to host the Papan Previous City Retro Occasion this weekend, geared toward highlighting the wealthy cultural and historic tapestry of this charming former mining town.
“Papan is within the midst of reworking right into a heritage tourism hub, and internet hosting our Malaysia Day celebration right here is a chance to showcase our city’s wealthy historical past and tradition,” mentioned Jacky Chew Seng Leong, head of the Papan Heritage Conservation group.
“We purpose to supply guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in Malaysia’s pre- and post-independence journey,” he added.
To that finish, the second version of the occasion might be stuffed with enjoyable actions such because the Cultural Enjoyable Stroll, the place contributors are inspired to decorate up in nostalgic/retro apparel. Step again in time as you discover the sights and environment, whereas taking the chance to snap some terrific pictures!
Hungry? Guests can savour mouthwatering childhood kampung treats at varied meals stalls, and peruse handmade crafts and collectibles by distributors from across the city.
When you’re a automobile fanatic, you’ll be in for a deal with with the vintage automobile and bike exhibition; whereas music and humanities lovers might be entertained by dwell bands and performances all through the two-day competition.
Senior residents – most of whom have lived in Papan for many years – may even be out and about to share charming tales of yesteryear, whereas youngsters can take part in a enjoyable colouring contest. Briefly, there might be one thing for everybody, younger and outdated!
As well as, the Batu Gajah District Council is organising an eco inexperienced market, geared toward selling sustainability.
Talking with FMT Way of life, Chew identified how enthusiastic the neighborhood has been in getting ready for the festivities. “Internet hosting such a big occasion has generated an excessive amount of pleasure among the many residents, because it guarantees to carry a lot of guests to Papan,” he mentioned.
“Our hope is that the Papan Previous City Retro Occasion will spotlight the worth of heritage and reveal the way it can breathe new life into a spot, offering each enjoyment and a novel expertise for guests.”
Papan Previous City Retro Occasion
Sept 16 & 17 (Saturday & Sunday), 8am-6pm
For extra info, contact Leong Wai Fan at 016-550 2157, or go to the occasion web page on Facebook.