Budayakan seni! The JB Arts Fest hits Johor Baru today, presenting an entire roster of spine and brain-tingling acts and performances, from music, dance, martial arts, singers from east and west, including traditional performers.
Aimed at creating a buzz about the country’s southern hub to attract young Malaysians, this eighth event of its kind has firmly established itself on the calendar of Johor tourism every July.
The fest even offers free training and workshops on the performance arts and is open to everyone to attend.
At 24 days long, the eighth fest shows the eagerness and passion of Johor Bahru arts activists in organising the event to help with the revitalisation of the JB Old Town Area to bring in crowds and tourists where once was silence.
Fittigly, the venue of the Eighth JB Arts Festival takes place at the majestic Bangunan Ibrahim, Bukit Timbalan, which was once the state secretariat office, built in year 1942. It is a remarkable symbol of Johor heritage, and will in future become the Johor State Art and Cultural Centre.
This year ‘s fest is held in collaboration with Tan Hiok Nee Cultural Street and Johor Bahru Tiong-Hua Association, the latter for the photography competition. Expect plenty of action this weekend.
For a full list of events, go to www.jbartsfest.com or call 019 713 9900 for details.