IO – The Embassy of Malaysia in Jakarta has held a Malaysia Charity Bazaar 2019 in its multipurpose hall, on Saturday, November 30. The charity bazaar raised funds for three charities, two in Indonesia and one in Malaysia, through entrance tickets, vendors, auctions, and raffles.
The bazaar, which lasted from 09:00 – 17:00 WIB, was open to the public, with an entrance fee of only IDR 20,000 or free for those 12 years of age and below. Inside the bazaar, attendees were presented with dozens of vendors offering products from Malaysia and Indonesia, including jewelry, kitchenware, clothing, and many more. In the bazaar’s open space, attendees could choose to taste a variety of Malaysian food from dozens of culinary vendors, ranging from teh tarik, nasi lemak, roti jala, to Musang King durian.
On the main stage of the bazaar, those bringing children to also meet and take pictures with the famous Malaysian animated television series characters Upin & Ipin. The bazaar also held an auction for numerous AirAsia tickets and a bicycle. A raffle was also held with a IDR 50,000 ticket price. All proceeds were aimed to help the three charities. Attending the bazaar was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to the Republic of Indonesia, Zainal Abidin Bakar. “We are really pleased with the attendance from the public to attend the Malaysia Charity Bazaar this year. It was a pleasant surprise because we don’t expect the high turnout for the event, so we are really indeed very happy so we hope that next year we could do a similar program so that maybe in a much better way because this event this time we only organized this within two months, so we are really, really pleased with the outcome,” said the Ambassador. This is the first time the charity event has been organized.
The bazaar is hoped to strengthen the Indonesian-Malaysian relationship while at the same time helping those in need. “The whole idea is not all Malaysian event. We wanted Malaysians and Indonesians to participate together to enjoy the festival, so that they would be able to get to know to interact with each other,” concluded Ambassador Zainal.