9th Latin American Festival 2017
Another roving success of the Latin American Festival held in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 23 May 2017. The 9th Latin American Festival was jointly organised by nine of the Latin American and Caribbean Embassies (GRULAC) in Malaysia namely namely Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, Plaza Low Yat, Federal Hotels International (FHI) and the Latin Ladies Association of Malaysia with the support of Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau, the Latin American Festival took place at bbpark at Plaza Low Yat for the seventh consecutive year. This year’s festival of “Rhythms and Music of Latin America” offered a myriad of incredible line-up of music and dance performances for thousands of culture and music lovers at one of Kuala Lumpur’s largest annual cultural events, the 9th Latin American Festival. Besides the scrumptious authentic taste of Latin American cuisines, bbpark was filled with colourful sights and sounds. Raffles tickets were sold at RM20 each with proceeds going to the underprivileged children of Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Kurang Upaya KIRTARSH. One lucky winner walked away with two round trip tickets to Havana, Cuba by Turkish Airlines, others took home with prizes comprising from cameras, to mobile phones and hotel vouchers by courtesy of Plaza Low Yat Tenants and the FHI Group of Hotels in Kuala Lumpur.
Mr Albert Khoo, General Manager of Plaza Low Yat and bbpark said “I am honoured that the Latin American Embassies have chosen bbpark once again for the 9th Latin American Festival. Together, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (City Hall Kuala Lumpur), Plaza Low Yat, Federal Hotels International (FHI) and its Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur are proud to collaborate with all the 9 Latin American Embassies namely Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela in making this 9th Latin American Festival another massive success. Bukit Bintang has always been the main tourist hotspot in Kuala Lumpur. BB Park presents the colourful diversity of our rich Malaysian culture, food, arts and heritage to the world, and is also the cultural exchange point where the world can come together to share its many different cultures and heritage with the local and expatriate community as well as tourists. BB Park has become a place where tourists and KLites alike drop by to enjoy music, cultural dance, live band as well as to wine and dine or chill out in the many food and beverage outlets, and it has evolved into a hub where contemporary lifestyle and culture meet. The 9th Latin American Festival at BB Park is a living and colorful testament of BB Park’s celebration of life, art, food and culture. BB Park plays host to the annual Latin American Festival and promises all the thrills in its 9th annual outing, making Bukit Bintang Central even livelier! We would like to thank our tenants from Plaza Low Yat namely Top LCM Game Station Sdn Bhd; Cosmo Online Sdn Bhd; House of Leather Chain Store (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Teletrax Sdn Bhd; Firestorm; SNS Network (M) Sdn Bhd; Kexwoode; and R-Lift Sales & Services for contributing Prizes to raise funds for Charity which include amongst others such as PlayStation Portable (PSP) 3000, Smart Eye HD Mini Dome Camera IP, Hugeovel Megatrone HV-02 28” Trolley Case, Honor 4C smartphone; VIVO Y28 Smartphone; ASUS Zenfone Go 5 Smartphone; Sport Camera; Car Driving recorder, Vivo Y21 Smartphone, and Driving Record Instrument. Lucky winners will walk away with attractive lucky draw prizes including Hotel vouchers from from both FHI Group of Hotels namely The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur. The Grand Prize, an air ticket for two (2) round trip flight tickets to Havana, Cuba, by courtesy of Turkish Airlines.”
Ms Ooi Lee Ping, Director of Group Marketing, Regional Sales & Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels International (FHI) said “We are pleased to partner the Group of Latin American Embassies in Malaysia for the 7th consecutive year to once again celebrate the 9th Latin American Festival as this is a great opportunity for all to experience the rich culture of Latin America, handmade arts & crafts, traditional music & dance, as well as have a delicious taste of Latin American flavors of each of these vibrant Latin American Countries. It is a celebration of cultures that is filled with merry and flair! This year’s festival of “Rhythms and Music of Latin America” will offer a myriad of incredible line-up of music and dance performances for thousands of culture and music lovers at one of Kuala Lumpur’s largest annual cultural events, the 9th Latin American Festival. Malaysia is blessed with diverse culture. The promotion of various festivities and cultural element will further boost tourism and the 9th Latin American at BB Park will certainly spice up Bukit Bintang and Kuala Lumpur City once again with its magical display of vibrant colors and pulsating vibes of Latin American music and rhythms, food, dances, brilliantly coloured costumes, art & craft as well as handicraft from the continent. Don’t forget about the food as this is a great opportunity for Malaysians to experience and get an authentic taste of Latin American cuisine whilst at the same time spreading a little spirit of cheer and kindness as proceeds from this Latin American festival will be channeled to Charity namely KIRTARSH, the home for underprivileged and special children. We are most happy to work in strategic partnership this meaningful incredibly rewarding annual Charity event, which is one of our FHI Group’s continuous Sharing & Caring Community Commitments.”