28 - 29 Jun‘19

Pesta Raya Malay Festival of the Arts: Explore! Because of Nila

Post Category - Arts + CultureArts + Culture

Friday 28 June 11am
Saturday 29 June 4pm

Esplanade Presents Pesta Raya: Malay Festival of the Arts

This event showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago). Taking place from 27 – 30 Jun 2019 and coinciding with the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the 18th edition of the festival returns this year with its first ever ticketed and commissioned work for children – Teroka! Kerana Nila written by Adib Kosnan and directed by Noor Effendy Ibrahim.

Set sail with King Nila and his friends!

King Nila sails the high seas and discovers a mysterious island. On this island, he makes friends with a boy, a mermaid and a lion, and they journey together, weathering storms. Will they reach their destination? Will they find a home?

This tale is a retelling of how Sang Nila Utama discovered Singapore, and with his friends, travelled to find home.

Recommended for ages 4 – 7 years old. Performed in Malay.

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Event Location

Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981