Festival l’Art de Malaisie (once know as Festival Seni Malaysia), is the ling-awaited cultural event of the year. During this event, a variety of activities, from tasty gourmet lunch to a lively cultural performances, are not to ve missed. So do join us for the event on the 24th of February in Grenoble & let’s embrace our Malaysian culture together!

Full report is here !

On February 24, 2018, Cultural Bureau MASAF successfully organized the 3rd Festival Seni Malaysia (FSM) successfully. This one-day event was held in the multi-purpose hall “Salle Rouge” in Grenoble. At this event, MASAF has succeeded in achieving its objectives aiming at more student engagement as well as expanding the involvement of the French community. It is estimated that more than 150 people included visitors, sellers, committee members are involved in making the event a success.

Among the elements and attractions presented at the organizing ceremonies this time are stalls, exhibitions and cultural performances from students and invitees. There are five sales stalls that operate during the day of the events run by Besancon students, Arif, European Muslim Careers and individuals such as Kak Nurul (Grenoble) and Alvin (Malaysian students). The sale of traditional Malaysian food received a warm welcome from the visitors and was seen as one of the main attractions. Among the dishes available at the stalls are Nasi Dagang, Mi Bandung Muar, Kek Batik Sarawak, Nasi Kerabu and Laksa Sarawak.

In addition, we have also provided exhibition booths showing the cultural elements and identity of Malaysia. Among the exhibits are stalling booths, traditional games, WeMalaysia and MFUC. The batik stalling booth has received encouraging response from visitors who are attending either students or french visitors. No less lively as well as traditional game booths that bring games such as congkak, batu seremban and ceper.

The next attraction is the silat performances of the Pencak Silat Seni Gayung Fatani Perancis and the dance performances of Malaysian students in Besancon and in Grenoble. At the same time, the dance group has also demonstrated the diversity of races in Malaysia by presenting various ethnic races such as Malay, Chinese and Indian. In the afternoon, visitors had had the opportunity to experience the Malaysian cultural scene by participating in martial arts demonstrations and open dance.

In the nutshell, thousands of thanks are spoken to all who are directly or indirectly involved. Indeed, the organization of FSM has involved hard work from various parties. Included of Cultural Bureau committees member, MASAF committees and volunteers in Grenoble. Thousands of gratitude and appreciation were also given to the embassy and sponsors who have entrusted MASAF’s support and support to implement this event. Hopefully this Festival Seni Malaysia will continue to be held in the future to keep our tradition and culture alive.

by: Abd Fattah Samsuri