Are you young and energetic? The fun starts this weekend at Festival Belia Putrajaya 2014. The annual event is hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, will take place at Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4, Putrajaya on 23rd to 25th May (3 days) from 10am till 10pm.
This year, Festival Belia Putrajaya 2014 with it’s theme “Dari Belia, Untuk Belia” aims to showcase the collective talent of the youths, and spark inspiration and limitless creativity through various workshops, activities, and events. The Festival will serve as a springboard to inspire youths around the country to dream bigger and to put their ideas into motion. There will be 4 zones, namely Utara, Timur, Selatan and Barat.
The entertainment and cultural zone will include The Other Stage with music acts, and Laman Kampung featuring Grow A Garden by Eat, Shoots & Roots – an activity to teach youths to cultivate their own mini garden in a bottle, and #ProjekPiringHitam, a listening booth of digitized music from the P.Ramlee era. Alternatively, visit The Living City by #BetterCities, an interactive exhibition to educate youths about urban growth using toy bricks.
While you’re at Zone Utara, don’t miss out Peperangan Bantal by RandomAlphabets, Local Vintage Games 2.0 featuring childhood games such as batu seremban, hop-scotch and bottle caps will come to live. Also catch the Bas Sekolah, a retrospective journey of self-discovery. It’s all about nostalgia, dreams and unforgettable memories. There are many more such as Extreme Park with activities including Real Street Showdown Skate Park, a skating competition in a custom-built skate park with unique props such as a dump truck, a picnic table and a concrete barrier. Others includes, Back to Basics music workshop, Rantai Art bazaar and Pekan Frinjan.
Activities and events are spearheaded by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, such as popular carnival Jom Heboh, Youth Entrepreneur Lifestyle Valley (a showcase of local entrepreneurs), and Youth Job Fair, an opportunity to find your dream career. Modal Insan program will feature several educational and spiritual activities to attract Muslim youths such as Tilawah Al-Quran, Nasyid competition, Kompang Formasi, Pidato and the highlight activity, Selawat.
The artistic and literary zone, attendees can anticipate Tempatan Fest, a showcase of local designer and streetwear brands; and Talk Space, intimate talk sessions supported by TEDxKL, paired with sketchnoting courtesy of sketch artist Bernie Quah. Also in Zone Barat, catch Experience + Live by Kakiseni, where youths will be exposed to performing arts via workshops, auditions and intimate performances.
Other attractions bookworms will adore Big Bad Wolf and Buku Fixi while gammers will be pre-occupied with E-Games Tournament, where qualifying teams will battle it out at the festival to take home the grand prize for DotA and Counter-Strike. Do check out MAKER Playground, there will be a series of workshops with activities like silk- screening your own tees, making portable stools, Arduino hacking and 3D printing.
Themed the ‘Active’ zone with an integrated space will contain Fight Club which features activities such as Seni Mempertahankan Diri, Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Punching Bag with a series of tournaments, demonstrations and workshops featuring professional martial artist from all over the country. The Malaysia Street Workout Championship, organized by MACASSO (Malaysia Calisthenics Association) is the first ever calisthenics street workout championship will also be held where the winner will get to represent Malaysia on an international level.
Sports enthusiasts can also participate in physical activities such as Motocross, a tournament where riders will have to race across the tracks and complete the challenges; Redah 4×4, a 4×4 race; Drag Moto, drag motorcycle activities – or for kicks, join a fun run at the Zombie Run and get ready to dash for your life!
Here’s the map to get your way around the Festival.
Entrance to Festival Belia Putrajaya 2014 is free of charge and open to all ages.
Festival-goers are highly encouraged to take public transportation via KLIA Transit station (making a stop at Putrajaya Sentral) where shuttle buses will be available to take you to the festival site. For drivers, there will be a Park & Ride facility. While you’re at the event, share your photos with hashtag #festivalbelia14 and #FBP2014.
For more info about Festival Belia Putrajaya 2014, visit www.festivalbeliaputrajaya.com.