KUALA TERENGGANU, July 30 (Bernama) -- Seventeen countries are expected to
participate in the four-day Terengganu International Islamic Art Festival 2012
(TIIAF 2012) to be held at the Islamic Civilisation Park (TTI) here beginning
TIIAF 2012 Committee chairman Datuk Wan Ahamad Wan Muda said that the
committee had so far received confirmation from 180 participants, including
Asean countries, China, Japan, India and Pakistan for the international level
khat (Arabic calligraphy) competition.
"This does not include participation from local khat calligraphers in the
canvas, wood and metal categories, of about 350," he told Bernama when contacted
He said participants and visitors to this year''s festival would also get to
see the unique Islamic art work, including music, from Egypt, Syria, Turkey,
France, South Africa and Spain.
Wan Ahamad said the TIIAF 2012 would be held following the success of last
year''s ''Inspirasi Seni Khat'' programme.
"It is our hope that TIIAF will become another tourism product in
Terengganu," he said, the festival would be organised by TTW with the support of
the Terengganu government and the state development corporation.
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