Fashion show, petting zoo among Merdeka Fiesta activities at Subang Parade

IF YOU’RE looking for things to do over Merdeka week without having to leave the Klang Valley, then head on over to Subang Parade’s Merdeka Fiesta. 

A host of family-friendly activities have been scheduled on Aug 27-28 and Aug 31 by the shopping mall owned by Hektar Real Estate Investment Trust.

The fiesta takes inspiration from the theme for National Day, “Malaysian Family, Strong Together”, while supporting local culture and designers.

The celebration starts with Subang Parade’s one-of-a-kind fashion show on Aug 27 featuring designers such as Calvin Thoo, who is known for his specialisation in traditional fabrics.

Thoo said: “Batik is Malaysia. The intricate art of making quality Malaysian batik fabric and tenun weaving remains a traditional process and the skills that are being passed on from generation to generation in family businesses and in associations must be preserved. 

Hektar Property Services Sdn Bhd CEO Aldela Puspa Nordin said the Merdeka Fiesta aims to bring awareness among Malaysians of the rich heritage and common interests, values and history of the country, helping to build a firm foundation for the future. 

“The Batik, Tenun and Songket fashion show, as well as the display of mostly locally produced merchandise, will be a good showcase of all things Malaysian.”

Hektar Property Services is the property manager of Subang Parade.

There will also be a special showcase of the traditional batik and songket handmade and designed by the residents of Penjara Kelantan, a proud initiative under Tunku Puan Seri Noor Hayati Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj.

Besides fashion, pet lovers can look forward to a pet adoption campaign alongside a petting zoo. There will also be a tutorial and demonstration on terrarium buildings, as well as on makeup, among others.

Several cooking demonstrations by Datuk Zamzani Abdul Wahab, better known as Chef Zam, have been scheduled on Aug 31. There will also be performances by local artistes.

Hektar Asset Management Sdn Bhd CEO Johari Shukri Jamil said Subang Parade has been the centre for families and workers in the surrounding neighbourhoods for more than 30 years. 

“Since then, the mall has undergone several enhancements and refurbishments to ensure that it remains on top of market trends, while catering to our target market. 

“We want to remain a premier gathering place for families and friends in the Klang Valley, and we will continue to upgrade facilities as well as introduce new retail brands and services to ensure that they get as much as possible out of their visit to the mall.” — by TMR / Pic source: Subang Parade