The Colours of 1Malaysia is back on 19 May to dazzle locals and tourist with its colourful sights and sounds. This annual event never fails to amaze, with spectacular performances and shows that depict the unique culture and heritage of Malaysia. Launched in 1999, it has become one of the biggest celebrations in Malaysia, drawing people from near and far to the iconic Dataran Merdeka.
The highlight of the evening will be the parade, which showcases the different races and ethnicities clad in their traditional outfits performing the cultural dances of their ancestors.
The rehearsal, which started at 8pm and ended after midnight, saw about 3,000 students from schools in the Klang Valley performing, clad in colourful traditional outfits and costumes that portray the diversity in culture and ethnic backgrounds of Malaysia.
The parade, with the theme “The Greatest Tourism Parade”, will feature a decorated float procession, a choreographed dance routine that howcases the various tourism events and tourism products in Malaysia, as well as marching band performances. The parade consists of 11 segments, namely:
1. Opening act of Colours of 1Malaysia 2012
4. Sports Tourism
6. 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism
8. Parks & Gardens
9. Fabulous Food 1Malaysia
10. Closing act of Colours of 1Malaysia 2012