Oct 13, 2015


Among the countries that have taken part include Morocco, Egypt, China, Yemen, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, Oman, Spain, Iran, Indonesia and several other countries, including Malaysia. NGOs and Associations taking part include the Malaysian Board of Books for Young People (MBBY), National Association of Calligraphy and National Visual Arts Gallery.

The Treasures of The Silk Road & The Spice Route (29 Oct - 8 Nov 2015) highlights the glorious history of the Silk Road and the Spice Route. Islam had brought about the age of discovery into the various disciplines of the sciences and technology as well as art and literature. The spread of Islam was achieved through trading that was already in existence since the 3rd Century along the Overland Silk Road and the Maritime Spice Route.

At the same time, Islamic culture lovers can enjoy at the Haramain, a joint exhibition of the two holy Masjids of Mekah Mukaramah and Madina Munawarah, the Calligraphy exhibition from IRCICA Turkey and Al Quran Mushhaf Malaysia from Yayasan Restu as well as the Keris or Malay daggers from the ASEAN Archipelago. Because of the overwhelming success from previous years’ festival, various edutainment and living activities have been included in the programme such as Islamic Fashion Show, Aulad zone for children’s interactive activities, cultural performances from within Malaysia and various regions of the Islamic World, bazaar souq, International Islamic Book Expo, Islamic Buskers corner PIIACUF Drum Circle and various demonstrations on art and craft such as calligraphy, textile and etc. Contact Tourism Malaysia for details on how you can participate as an exhibitor or vendor.

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