Notts gets taste of Malaysia with Festival flashmob

Nottingham enjoys another flash mob performance as Malaysian Festival comes to town


Notts residents got a treat this Saturday as Old Market Square welcomed the Nottingham Malaysian Festival to town, alongside another cracking flash mob.

Check out the dance here:

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Hundreds of people got stuck involved with the Festival, playing Malaysian board games and watching traditional performances.

Offering authentic dishes such as chicken gulai, chicken rending and lamb curry, guests left with their bellies full.

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Models donned beautiful traditional outfits (Facebook: Nottingham Malaysian Festival ’14)

As well as the dances, tents were set up teaching guests to make Chinese-style paper patterns.

A photo exhibition showing the paradises of Borneo and Lang Kawi helped take people’s mind off the bad weather.

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The festival brought with it a slice of paradise (Facebook: Nottingham Malaysian Festival ’14)

A big stage showcased drumming, traditional Gamelan music and a fashion show, with models wearing traditional Malay outfits, Indian Punjabi outfits and Chinese-style Cheongsam costumes.

Nottingham’s large number of Malaysian students, owing to UoN’s Malaysia campus, meant interest in the event was high.

UoN's Malaysia Society helped organise the lively event (Facebook :Nottingham Malaysian festival '14)

UoN’s Malaysia Society helped organise the lively event (Facebook: Nottingham Malaysian Festival ’14)

Aliaa Don, a member of UoN’s Malaysian Society which helped organise the festival, told the Nottingham Post:

“There is a huge Malay population in Nottingham and especially around the University in Dunkirk.

“We say that you can’t cross the street in Dunkirk without seeing another Malaysian face.”