It was a fun day at D.R. Seenivasagam Park on May 16 when Ipoh had it first Ipoh Picnic Day; an event filled with good food and laughter.
The affair, organised by Generasi Bersatu Malaysia saw more than a hundred stalls selling food, drinks and clothes. Among stalls participating were Pirate Coffee, Suhaimi Cafe and Tina Cafe Xpress Carwash. The Silver State Food Trucks, Perak’s food truck community also took part in the event where they served only the best for the visitors.
Malaysia No.1 celebrity chef, Redzuawan Ismail or better known as Chef Wan, was among the VIPs who attended the event. He took the liberty to visit all booths and complimented the hard work of every participant.
“Having the privilege to travel around the world, I can’t help but notice the love Malaysians have when it comes to food. Such events like this will definitely promote Malaysia as a hot tourist destination,” said Chef Wan.
Aside from the gastronomic fair, the event also provided a platform for young entrepreneurs to step up and promote their items. For Amar Asyraf, co-founder of Nasi Lemak Lah, he hoped to get more chances like this, “Since Ipoh is the city of good food, my team and I wish more food festivals would be held. Not only will it help new entrepreneurs like me but also to promote Ipoh as a food destination for tourists,” said Amar.
The highlight of the day was the Wayang Pacak (stand-up cinema) where audiences were treated to the movie, ‘The Journey’ brought exclusively by Astro Shaw.