National Open House Hari Raya in Melaka


The National Open House Hari Raya in Melaka 2013 was held at the Hang Tuah Stadium in the historical city of Melaka, Malaysia. Graced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Utama Najib Razak, his wife Datin Seri Utama Rosmah, Tourism Minister of Malaysia Dato' Seri Nazri and many other VIPs, the event say a turn out of over 10,000 Malaysians and also 180 MegaFam participants from all over the world.

Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak giving a speech at the event
Held on the 30th August, a day before the Malaysia Independence Day or Merdeka Day, this event saw a myriad of colours being showcased with highlights on the cultural and arts aspect. Performances by local singers and celebrities also brought additional charm and flavour while food and craft was also the talk of the event.

The National Open House event is held multiple times a year in conjunction with the main ethnic festivals of Malaysians. This was in conjunction with the Hari Raya Celebrations and the state of Melaka was selected to host the national level event. For me, this is my first national-level event where I witnessed a very colourful event which highlighted the many races of Malaysians and as it was in Melaka, the Baba-Nyonya and Portuguese people made a very strong impression. 

National Open House Hari Raya in Melaka performance
Performers were dressed in traditional costumes while the gigantic triple stage featured various sections for the shows. After the official opening ceremony of the event, top local singers took stage for a fun-filled night entertaining the many thousands of visitors here. Below are various photos taken at random during the National Open House Hari Raya in Melaka on the 30th August 2013. 
Majlis Rumah Terbuka Malaysia Aidilfitri Raya Merdeka 2013 stage
An Indian and Chinese girl in traditional costume

Malay performers in traditional costumes on stage
A mix of multiracial people from Malaysia pose for a photo
Performers listening to the various speeches during the event
Malaysian singers and celebrities take stage for the Selamat Hair Raya song
The Muhibbah Set Meal, a special set for Malaysian functions

Performers during the National Open House Hari Raya in Melaka

A young boy draped in the National Flag

Dato' Seri Nazri, the Malaysian Tourism Minister posing for a photo
My personal tip to foreigners visiting Malaysia, do keep a look out for the countries National Open House events which take place three or four times a year. You can get more information from MaTiC or Malaysia Tourism Centre in Kuala Lumpur or visit the Tourism Malaysia website.

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