CitraWarna 2017 @ The Sunrise, The Green and The Echo Within

by - October 28, 2017

Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur is back again this year with the theme of “The Sunrise, The Green and The Echo Within” which will feature a mix of musical and dance performances set against the backdrop inspired by the tropical rainforest and the beautiful seas of Malaysia. 

This year, the event are held on 28 October 2017 (Saturday), at Dataran Merdeka, 
Kuala Lumpur, organized by Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) 
Speaking at the media session in conjunction with the launching of Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur 2017, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia said the ministry hoped to ensure that the Citrawarna this year would be a platform to deliver the message of the importance of nature not only in the form of culture but also in arts, heritage and lifestyle. 

Citrawarna or Colours Of Malaysia 2013

"Most people does not realize that our culture is strongly influenced by the nature - for example, Dance influenced from animal movements, Traditional Customs such as harvest feasts or Nine Emperor Gods for Chinese fishermen, Heritage-like flowers in woven, paintings or engraving.” 
“At the same time, the event will pose as a promotional tool for ecotourism in the 
country through performances, singing, lighting and sound,” he said. 

Citrawarna@Kuala Lumpur 2017 was taking the inspiration from the World Tourism Day’s theme: “Sustainable Tourism — A Tool for Development”, which was celebrated last month. It will be a platform to deliver the message of the importance of nature not only in the form of culture, but in arts and Malaysian heritage.

This year’s Citrawarna featured a unique combination of dance theater elements, 
musicals and street parades while in 2015 and 2016, the concept presented were the  theatrical combination of stage performance with street parade. Citrawarna always come up with a new, fresh and creative concept every year since 1999. 

The event begin at 4.30pm with various exciting activities set to entertain the visitors at the Chillax Zone (a designated area surrounding the Merdeka Square flag pole), including Buskers Performance, a Food Truck Fiesta, traditional games such as Galah Panjang (Long Elephant), Batu Seremban (Tossing the Stones), Congkak (Filling the Wooden Board) and Zero Points as well as a photo wall called #SayangMalaysia for visitors to express their love for Malaysia. 

Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri said, "There are side events that will be organised to boost 
Citrawarna @ Kuala Lumpur 2017 such as Kids Eco Dash Citrawarna 2017 on 28 
October 2017, from 7.30 AM at Taman Eko Rimba, Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur. This 
is a special running event or mini marathon for children aged between 4-12 years old." 

Also there will be the “Bring Your Own Plant” Programme at the same venue in 
collaboration with Locco and Daun which invites visitors to donate a plant together 
with a special message to the Mother Nature. Interested donors, moreover, are 
encouraged to use carbon-free public services like LRT and MRT to bring the plants to the venue. 

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