In line with Korea Tourism Organisation’s (KTO) newly launched tagline “Imagine Your Korea” during the Opening Ceremony with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism from Korea, KTO will be hosting K-Festival 2014 @ Malaysia to ignite the K-Imagination of Hallyu (Korean Wave) fans in Malaysia.
With all things Korean and Hallyu becoming a part of our daily lives, KTO aims to set the imagination in line with exciting showcase of K-Culture, K-Beauty, K-Food, K-Trend, K-Tech, K-Pop and K-Performance from August 8 – 10, 2014 at Centre Court, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The showcase is in line with the current Hallyu craze that has swept Malaysia by storm since K-Drama Winter Sonata was aired on tv, making Korea as one of the most popular destinations with local holiday makers including Malaysia Muslim travellers. With this in mind, KTO is banking on the Hallyu’s widespread appeal to bring in more travellers and Hallyu fans to visit Korea through the K-Festival @ Malaysia event.
At the festival, KTO will also be announcing the appointment of popular television host Zahamin Baki Zainal as Kaki Korea Ambassador. Zahamin Baki Zainal or better known as Baki Zainal is a multi-talented, multi lingual television host, emcee and actor who has hosted many Mandarin programmes such as 8TV’s highly rated travel show Step Forward and shows like Go Go Go, 8TV Nite Live, Baki leads a huge following in Malaysia, thanks to his entertaining role in the award-winning comedy series Mr Siao’s Mandarin Class. He has also acted in movies including Relationship Status, Sini Ada Hantu and Bola Kampung.
After the opening ceremony, event attendees can hunt for special K-Tour Hot Deals on flights, hotels, free & easy packages and ground tours from Airasia Go, Expedia and other participating travel agents. Buyers will also receive special souvenirs for their purchases.
Getting married? Free consultation for wedding couples will be available at the K-Wedding exhibition with a chance for one lucky winner to get a chance to don an elaborate wedding costume for a special photography session.
The highlight of the K-Festival will be the dynamic K-performances featuring special performance by four members of the K-pop band MBLAQ: SeungHo, G.O, CheonDung and Mir, with HaHa, a star from the popular television reality – variety show Running Man. Visitors will also be able to watch the MyKTQ2014 Finale which features local dance talents and finalists of the K-pop dance cover competition, followed by the Korea’s Royal Hanbok Fashion Show.
Painters Hero, a K-artist will take performing arts to new heights as they perform their quick artistic skill and non-verbal performances, complemented by upbeat music. Along with this, a melodious Kayarang (Korean zither, a traditional musical stringed instrument) performance adds to the K-Culture experience in addition to Korean food cooking demonstrations and tasting.
A fan of K-technology? The LED and interactive kiosk will give visitors hands on game playing and photo taking zones featuring Korea’s interactive technology. There’s also something for the fashionistas as the K-trend exhibition will showcase the trendiest Korea fashion.
The K-Festival 2014 @ Malaysia is organized by Korea Tourism Organization and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. For more information, please contact Korea Tourism Organization, kindly contact Korea Tourism Organization by the following contacts:
T: 03-2143 9000
F: 03- 2142 2515
Facebook: Korea Plaza KL
K-Festival 2014 @ Malaysia Program Highlights