[Malaysia] Be Inspired by Korean Cultural Fesitival in the Heart of Kuala Lumpur
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Hallyu or Korean Wave has been an unprecedented heat and it continues to flourish in Malaysia. As Korea gradually welcomes the crisper autumn breezes, cobalt blue skies and dazzling foliage, aiming to create an avenue for all Korea lovers in Malaysia to EXPERIENCE THE INSPIRING KOREA, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Korea Tourism Organization Kuala Lumpur Office (KTO KL), is hosting the first ever Inspiring Korea Festival in Malaysia on 20-22 September 2013, at the prestige Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, to be graced by His Excellency Cho Byungjae, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Malaysia. The Managing Director of KTO KL, Mr. Yun Jae Jin invited "I expect this Festival to create a big momentum to promote Korean culture and tourism, through a series of inspiring and exciting events; I look forward to welcoming you there!
Some of the major events highlight included but not limited to:
BIGSTAR – Kpop Artist Showcase
The 5-member South Korean boyband, BIGSTAR is led by Feeldog, along with Raehwan, Jude, Baram, and Sunghak will be in town to cause a adrenaline rush and steal the hearts of Kpop lovers in Malaysia. Focusing on hiphop-electro genre, BIGSTAR has just released their mini-album "HANGOUT", showcasing the catchy song "Run&Run", "HOTBOY", and "BABY GIRL", to name a few.
Bibap - Delicious Musical (Non Verbal Performance)
A nonverbal performance based on the Korean representative dish, bibimbap (rice mixed with vegetables and beef), the actors mimic the sound of making bibimbap with beat-boxing and a cappella, demonstration of motions through b-boying, and acrobatics and martial arts.
MyKTQ 2013 Grand Finale
My K-pop Talent Quest 2013 or fondly known as MyKTQ2013 is back, aiming to scout the crème de la crème of the Malaysian K-poppers, to flaunting their glittery movements. Wind Lee, the renowned Kpop host and Mr. KC Wong of Alpha Entertainment Group Pte. Ltd. are among the distinguished judges to select the ultimate Grand Prize winner from the 10 Finalist to walk away with an all sponsored Hallyu trip to Korea, while the others will be awarded with attractive cash prizes and trophies.
Session with DJs & Celebrities
Visitors to the Festival will also get a chance to witness celebrities and DJs including Gina, Kyan, Lucas and Wind through their heart-beating performances and interactions with audiences' session.
K' Couture Wedding Collection
Runway featuring the perfect blend of a Korean traditional wedding re-enactment, along with the presentation of designer gowns from Grace Kelly will be hosted by famous local artist Cheryl Lee and sponsored by Korea Artiz Studio.
Other excitements awaiting at the Inspiring Korea Festival are:
Attractive Ground Activities
Visitors to the 3 days Festival get a chance to grab the most inspiring tour packages to Korea, with a good deal, to suit your preference from our participating travel agents. Lovers of Korean beauty products can also check out THEFACESHOP counter along with a manicure bar, while learning the beauty tips from the Korean Beauty Workshop.
Fans of Korean food can learn the secret of songpyeon making and japchae making. Songpyeon or Korean version of mooncake, is a half- moon shaped rice cakes with various filling such as sesame, chestnuts or beans, a must-have on Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving Day, similar to the Chinese' Mid Autumn Festival, while japchae is a colourful popular dish served during Korean traditional festival.
Visitors Lucky Draw
All shoppers at Pavilion KL who visit us at the Festival will be entitled to a lucky draw to win hampers and food vouchers from THEFACESHOP and Bulgogi Brothers, as well as the Grand Prize – a pair of return ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul.