Saturday, November 30, 2013

MaTiC Fest 2013 with Friends, Family & Tourists

Hello sweeties! How do you spend your weekend? Mine was pretty contented because there was so much fun at MaTic Fest 2013! If you do not already know what is it, MaTiC Fest is an annual carnival organized by Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) to promote MaTiC as an one-stop centre for tourists from near and far.

This beautiful architectural and historical landmark is the one-stop tourist centre we're talking about. Here you can find tourist information counters, modern and equipped halls, meeting rooms, handicraft centre and cultural events. 

This year, MaTiC Fest is held from 29 November to 1 December 2013, at the open parking space beside MaTiC. Since it is open to the local and foreign visitors with no entrance fee, you bring your friends, family and even the whole village here to eat, play and have fun!

If you notice the huge board behind us, that's the itinerary of the activities held throughout this 3-days event.

Here's the line up of the activities, with respective prizes to be won!

i. Paint Ball Tournament – Champion (RM 2000 & medals)
ii. Cat Show Exhibition & Competition – Champion (Trophy & gifts)
iii. Treasure Hunt – Champion (RM 600 & 2 medals)
iv. Karaoke Competition – Champion (RM1000 & hamper)
v. Batik Painting Competition – Champion (RM 150)
vi. Citizen Sports Challenge – Champion (RM 500)
vii. Colouring Contest – Champion (RM 150)
viii. Arm Wrestling Competition – Champion (Male: RM1000 & medal; Female: RM200)
ix. Tamiya Competition – Champion (Tamiya cars, trophy & hamper)

When I arrived at 10am, the Paintball Tournament 3-on-3 had already commenced. 
How could I miss the first part of such exciting game?!

They looked so professional and well-equipped!

After watching for a while, I felt like playing too! The pain was definitely worth the fun!

After getting enough of the morning sunlight, we moved on to the huge tent where the main stage was located. The karaoke singing competition made the perfect eye candy if you were up for some music.

The comprehensive events were specially catered for both young and old. If your little ones
have creative minds, why not participate in the colouring contest to unleash their talents?

One of the most popular events was the Tamiya's mini car-racing competition!

I didn't know that these racing minis were so valuable! Each car part would already cost a bomb to me.

For the feline lovers out there, there was a cat exhibition in the big, air-conditioned tent. Innocent-looking kittens were ready for adoption for FREE, whereas well-groomed cats were exhibited for sale at a negotiable price. Cat owners could shop for cat food, accessories and shelter outside the cat exhibition tent.

Goodies from MaTiC and the clowns were up for grabs! 

After walking half of the space, my stomach was already growling, so there we went for food hunting. Different local delights were served at each food stall, including Mee Kolok, Laksa Sarawak, Nasi Ayam Berempah, Keropok Lekor, Sirap Ros and more!

MaTiC Fest also gains support from KFC, Ribena Malaysia, Secret Garden, Cocoa Boutique, Saloma Bistro, as well as collaborates closely with Tourism Malaysia, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) dan Secretariat of Visit Malaysia Year 2014. Let's hop over to their booths one by one!

A wide array of local souvenirs were available for sale including Durian chocolates (Super delicious when I tried the sample!), kain batik, key chains, T-shirts and caricature painting.

Are you ready for Visit Malaysia Year 2014? Lots of promotion will be coming soon!

Arm Wrestling booth welcomed your participation in their competition; Open for both women and men. 

Although I didn't manage to catch the performances by local artists--- Hyper Act, Kumpulan Estranged, Lan Typewriter, Amanda Imani, M Daud Kilau and Ezlyn--- it was a great Saturday spent for sports, knowledge and culture. I should bring my family here next year!

Malaysia Tourism Centre 
109, Jalan Ampang, 
50450 Kuala Lumpur. 
Contact: 603 9235 4800 / 4900
Fax: 03 2162 1149

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