ASEAN Food and Cultural Festival in Conjunction with the 47th ASEAN Day Celebration

8th Aug 2014

ASEAN Food and Cultural Festival in Conjunction with the 47th ASEAN Day Celebration

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Festival featured on variety of food from ASEAN member states collaboration with the embassies and CAYC Focal Point as well as Malaysia popular cuisine. During the Festival, many stall organized by respective representative offered various type of food. Besides, lots of colorful performances presented on that night. The selection of cultural performance represents country cultural perspective.

The festival officiated by the Hon. Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj Yassin and attended by the ambassador and high commissioner of ASEAN member states in Malaysia. The Festival promotes the importance of cultural diversity in building a vibrant, prosperous and harmony community.

10,000 visitors visit the festival, and CAYC took the opportunity to spread the awareness on ASEAN Community and basic info on ASEAN.

3rd ASEAN Children’s Forum (ASEAN Child Rights VDO Competition)

1st – 6th June 2014

3rd ASEAN Children’s Forum (ASEAN Child Rights VDO Competition)

Bangkok, Thailand

NCYD Thailand with collaboration with the ASEAN Youth Cooperation organized the ASEAN Child Rights VDO Competition which was the activity of the 3rd ASEAN Children’s Forum. The competition was open for children and youth categories in ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN + 3 countries with 2 levels of judging; national level and regional level.

This VDO project emphasizes children and youth participation in the formation of ASEAN Community by expressing their ideas through IT. CAYC member organizations had arranged VACYA competition within their own countries using IT as tool. A national competition committee selected the country’s best entry and the VACYA given to each of the 10 best entries in a ceremony.

The winner at Regional Level: The Best of the Best, for the Children category is Singapore, Nur Hafizah Bte Noorhaizat and for the Youth category the winner is from Brunei, Siti Aminah Masayu Binti Mohd Suria.

Malaysia International Youth Exchange (MIYE) 2014 “Culture for ASEAN”

21st to 26th May 2014

Malaysia International Youth Exchange (MIYE) 2014 “Culture for ASEAN”

Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya, Malaysia

The MIYE program hosted by the CAYC, International Youth Centre Kuala Lumpur (IYC), Malaysia Youth Council in Collaboration with The Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia on 21st to 26th May, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. It is in conjunction with the 46th National Youth Day, in Malaysia and the Putrajaya Youth Festival 2014.

The activity brought together cultures and traditions among youth from the ASEAN countries for participants to share. It’s a unique opportunity for ASEAN to reflect our deepest values of cultures and traditions and to preserve the culture from extinct from the youth understanding of their own roots and culture.

89 youth attended this program and the age ranges for the participants are between 18 to 30 years old from ASEAN member states, Japan, Maldives, Nepal and Russia.

The six day program will gather all participants in Putrajaya where they will engage and learn about diversity and uniqueness of ASEAN cultures. Below are the key program highlights:

  1. i) Wau Workshop : The workshop aims to enlighten and strengthen the youth with the

knowledge of ASEAN Community 2015 and the role of youth as a global citizen in preserving culture and heritage

  1. ii) Mini Exhibition : Each participating country prepared exhibition materials (ie: musical instrument, traditional costume, traditional snacks, crafts) to introduce their culture and heritage during Putrajaya Youth Festival. Each respective country given an open booth.

iii) Performances: Participants from each country are performed traditional cultural shows 5 to 10 minutes with the objective to promote their country culture during Putrajaya Youth Festival. A team of ASWARA showcased their performances to promote Malaysia intercultural and diversify heritage.