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27 April 2015 05:29 am

ASEAN FESTIVAL 2015

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The first Asean Festival in Qatar set between April 30 and May 2 at Katara – the Cultural Village's esplanade.

The event will also see the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore (members of the Asean Committee in Doha or ACD) in unison to provide visitors from all walks of life a glimpse of South East Asia’s rich cultural heritage.

Indonesia will bring 28 troupes from its capital to showcase traditional dances, and food; the 22 troupes from Kuala Lumpur will present set of dances comprising the cultures of Malays, Chinese, Indian, Sabah and Serawak; and 22 troupes from Manila will also display a series of cultural dances.

The Indonesian envoy added that Brunei Darussalam will bring in two singers from its capital. Local talents of Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will also perform at the festival.

Considered as the second most successful international association after the European Union with 6mn population, Asean is comprised of 10 countries and diplomatically represented by seven countries in Doha.