The 13th Latin American Festival which was jointly organized by the Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) embassies in Malaysia from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Peru, in collaboration with Plaza Low Yat, Federal Hotels International, The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur was successfully held on last Sunday 25 September 2022 in Commons KL @ bbpark, Bukit Bintang.
This event was supported by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur), KL Tourism Bureau, the Latin Ladies Association of Malaysia and the Malaysian Red Crescent.
“We hope that Malaysians, KLites, the local communities, expatriate communities as well as the domestic and international tourists visiting Kuala Lumpur, will be able to soak up the culture and offerings of our Latin American friends this year. Part of our tradition at the Latin American festival is the sales of raffle tickets and food and beverages for a noble cause.”said Mr Darrell Choy, General Manager of Plaza Low Yat.
For A Noble Cause
Part of the tradition at the Latin American festival was the sales of raffle tickets and food and beverages for a noble cause. All proceeds this year were donated to the Malaysian Foundation for the Blind – a non-profit organization that was established to improve the lives of blind and partially-sighted people in Malaysia.
Some of the tenants at Plaza Low Yat sponsored the lucky draw prizes comprising of a gaming laptop and the latest IT gadgets. Lucky winners walked away with attractive lucky draw prizes that include the Grand Prize of a round trip Economy flight ticket to one of the following destinations: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba or Mexico, courtesy of Turkish Airlines to use it in 2023.
It is hoped that this event bridges the gap between both cultures as this event sees the opportunity to promote and showcase our Malaysian culture to the Latin American communities.
“This one-day event celebrates the diversity of culture, tastes and rhythms of Latin America and the Caribbean, a great opportunity for all to experience the rich culture, handmade arts & crafts, traditional music & dance, as well as enjoy delicious culinary taste and flavours of each of these seven vibrant Latin America and Caribbean Countries from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Peru. The rhythms and music will take you on a journey through the myriad sounds and beats of Latin music.”said Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels International.
Full of Vibrant Colours and Pulsating Vibes
The 13th Latin American spiced up Bukit Bintang and Kuala Lumpur City once again with its magical display of vibrant colours and pulsating vibes of Latin American music and rhythms, dances be it Salsa, Samba or Tango, art & craft as well as handicraft from the Continent, which was a great way to further strengthen the friendship & cultural exchange between Malaysia and the Latin American & Caribbean Countries.
Through this festival, we also witnessed the colourful diversity of our rich Malaysian culture and heritage with the expatriate communities as well as tourists. We all know that Bukit Bintang has always been the popular tourist hotspot in Kuala Lumpur.
Spread A Little Kindness
This was definitely another memorable experience to enjoy the rich culture and an authentic taste of Latin American gastronomic delights, a celebration of life, arts, food, music, dance, culture and heritage, whilst at the same time spreading a little spirit of cheer and kindness as proceeds from this festival were channelled to Charity namely Yayasan Orang Buta Malaysia (YOBM). This meaningful Charity event was one of FHI Group’s continuous Sharing & Caring Community Commitments.
It was my pleasure to be able to witness the beautiful and colourful event on that day. I really enjoyed myself there and learning a little bit more about the culture and heritage of the Latin American community.
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13 thoughts on “Fascinated by the 13th Latin American Festival at the Commons KL at bbpark”
Meriah la event ni and so colorful too! What a great opportunity for us to see and learn about their cultures!
And it’s very meaningful too that they donate all the proceeds to the charity organization.
Oh yes, that’s one of the reasons why we need to support them more! Love to be part of this meaningful event, great to know all proceeds go to the charity organization. Well done!
Ahh no wonder there’s such crowd when I pass the area last time. I didn’t know about this event till now.
Aikks… you should have join in the fun! But I believe they’ll have it again next year. That time, jangan malu2. It’s really an celebratory event!
I used to attend this event pre-Covid. And I was supposed to attend too, but was not healthy on that day. Very lively event right.
such a good event.. i love to attend such festival, sebab ada food and lot of activities. enjoying the festival while donating
Wowwww looks great! Kenapa la i tak tahu ada event ni. Memang i suka kalau ada cultural event mcm ni
Aah… ter-miss event yang best ni. Takpe, Fafa. Tahun depan ada lagi.
Wah seronok betul! Meriah macam-macam ada. Latin American budayanya lebih fun kan? Dancing, makan-makan dan orangnya cantik-cantik. Next time kalau tahu ada festival begini. I nak pergi bawa anak-anak. Hehehe.
Best tau klu dpt pergi event mcm ni sbb byk aktiviti yg dpt kita tgk, mkn2 and lyn persembahan menarik, meriah gitu..!
Betul tu. Mujur saya hadirkan diri di festival ini. Tahun depan join lah!
Best dpt tgk Karnival mcm ni, byk program dan aktiviti blh kita join dan mkn2