Malaysia International Mask Festival (MIMAF) 2015 was held from August 13-16 at Esplanade Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) Park and hosted by Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Motac) via the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN). Intrigued and knowing that my friends from FoNS will be coming all the way from Negeri Sembilan to attend the festival, my family and and I decided to check it out too.
Arrived at the venue and was greeted with such a sight ; where almost everyone there donned a mask.
The stage at Esplanade KLCC. Beautiful setting for the mask themed performance from participants from all over the world, but rather too far to get close up look of the performance, so we didn’t stay for it.
Entrance to the mask exhibition. All sort of mask being hung on the red welcoming flag.
Loads of masks for you to try on that night
Mask making demo session
Mask making in progress
Mask colouring process
A semi complete Jalur Gemilang themed mask
Strange looking masks on display
Colourful but freaky
The many faces mask
Unique deity faced mask from Thailand
At the Mah Meri Aborigin booth, visitors are shown how the their tribal masks are made.
Me, trying out the heavy Mah Meri tribal mask. Isn’t it cool?
Children, trying all sort of masks on
Spotted : the controversial Anonymous
This is supposed to be the ethereal Puteri Gunung Ledang, but it reminds me of the late King of Pop, Micheal Jackson.
Also spotted at the festival, JKKN performers in their full costumes.
One for the album, with friends from FoNS (Friends of Negeri Sembilan). It’s certainly fun and an eye opening experience. Wish there would be more of this in the future. 🙂