AirAsia Foundation, REXKL to celebrate Malaysia Day with Made-in-Malaysia fest


AIRASIA Foundation and REXKL are set to celebrate Malaysia Day with a free-admission festival titled Made-in-Malaysia on Sept 14 and 15, 2019.

To be held at REXKL in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the festival aims to highlight what makes the country a true melting pot.

Over 20 exciting cultural activities are in store for attendees — including children’s lion dance and shadow puppet-making workshops, martial arts demonstrations, calligraphy lessons and cooking classes for classic Malaysian favourites.

Headlining the talk sessions is Food Ambassador of Tourism Malaysia Datuk Chef Wan and a highly anticipated line-up including film director Tan Yew Leong, musician and composer Pete Teo and documentary maker Indrani Kopal.

Made-in-Malaysia is an endeavour to promote unity among Malaysians and showcases the multicultural nation as a multifaceted gem to locals and visitors alike.

AirAsia Foundation ED Yap Mun Ching said: “This festival is about celebrating diversity while strengthening unity. By promoting different cultures and fostering a sense of community, we hope to create an environment whereby all Malaysians can thrive and succeed.”

REXKL, which is located at 80, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur, was formerly the iconic Rex Cinema that was transformed into a multicultural creative and entrepreneurial hub.

It houses Destination: GOOD, Air-Asia Foundation’s flagship social enterprise hub that currently retails more than 400 responsibly and ethically produced goods from over 30 social enterprises across Asean.

Destination: GOOD — a retail space and a movement that encourages people to shop and travel sustainably — aims to foster collaboration between Asean social entrepreneurs and community-based enterprises.

AirAsia Foundation is committed to helping build an Asean community of the future by advocating social entrepreneurship, equal opportunity and innovation.

As the philanthropic arm of the AirAsia Group Bhd, it provides social enterprise grants to empower underprivileged individuals and supports projects that preserve and revive the region’s unique cultural heritage. Since its establishment in 2012, it has funded 26 social enterprises — creating an impact in the lives of over 2,500 direct beneficiaries.