The Tasmanian Malay Cultural Festival will take place in November | The Examiner

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Explore culture with a new festival aimed at showcasing traditional Malay delicacies, performances, games and clothing. Tasmania Malay Cultural Society president Zafni Abdul Aziz said the society was created during the pandemic to end feelings of isolation. After running workshops, the group wanted to share their culture with the rest of Tasmania. READ MORE: Alleged quarantine escapee Timothy Gunn appears in court ‘We tried to put everything together to get a taste of what Malay culture is like,’ he said. The festival will include traditional dishes such as dodol and sambal, games such as batu seremban and congkak, and a traditional Malay photo booth. There will also be traditional dance and music performances that participants can take part in. READ MORE: Public Health plans to ease COVID restrictions on events A booth will be set up at the event to demonstrate the art of batik coloring. The Tasmanian Malay Cultural Festival will be held at Hobart Town Hall on November 20 from noon. More information can be found at facebook.com/tasmaniamalay. What do you think? Send us a letter to the editor:

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