KUALA TERENGGANU, May 27 (Bernama) -- The Terengganu government will revive
the beach festival called "Pesta Main Pantai", which was synonymous with the
local community before.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said this festival could be a platform
to promote and bring glory to the local arts, culture and heritage to draw more
tourists to the state.
He said the festival was a traditional event held since the 1970s, but its
popularity had increasingly waned in the era of rapid modernisation.
"We will plan various activities in reviving this festival," he said after
officiating at the Pesta Pantai Terengganu, here, today.
Ahmad said the Pesta Main Pantai was a kind of gathering for farmers and
their families each year by the beach to relax after the tiring chore of
He said at the event, there would be traditional games and traditional song
and dance performances, handicraft display and sales, and traditional cuisine,
which would all be revived.
The 10-day Pesta Pantai Terengganu held at Dataran Shahbandar, here, will
end on June 3.
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