Before jumping into the fun water-splashing part, let’s get ourselves educated on what’s Songkran all about aye. Unbeknownst to many, Songkran is an important event on the Buddhist calendar, this water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. The name ‘Songkran’ comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘passing’ or ‘approaching’. Though over the years, Songkran has evolved into something really fun. Still, let’s not forget the real reason why we celebrate it!
This April, Design Village has something really exciting coming up for you! Their Songkran Music Concert and Food Festival that was a huge hit in 2018 is now back to offer you and your friends more entertainment than last year. We’re going to cover what they have in store for you in a bit, so keep reading!
Headbanging Music Concert
Get ready to headbang to tracks played by your favourite local DJs like DJ Leng Yein, Ah Ya, Tomato and more with a special international artist coming from over Australia – Reece Low. There’s going to be a lot of water-splashing happening because basically, that’s the point of the whole festival! But not forgetting music to get you in the mood. Be expectant to get super high but, safety first of course! They’re expecting a total of 10, 000 people to attend this event so, embrace yourself for the insurmountable of fun you’re going to have!
The most exciting part about this food festival? When you buy and enjoy snacks from the food festival, you’re simultaneously also contributing to a charity course. Yes, you heard me right! In association with YANA Charity Association, the main aim of the food festival is to raise funds for SJK(C) Keng Koon.
SRJK(C) Keng Koon is currently sourcing for funds to help expend the compound and capability of the school to accommodate more students in the incoming years. The number of students they have right now as we’re speaking is around 1, 200 students divided into morning and afternoon classes. With no field nor parking spots for the parents, the school is looking for a solution to solve their problems.
Their solution lies within purchasing more compounds for the expanding plans of the school. Before they jump into the project, they’re targetting to purchase the land surrounding the school compound worth of 3.3 million – 1.9 in acres. They’ll need all the help they can get! Peeps, let’s not hesitate to offer some help!
How Do I Help?
There are 2 ways to how you can help. First of all, the fees collected from the food stalls in the Food Festival will be donated to SRJK(C) Keng Koon. Not just that, donation booth will be set up during the day itself so you can head over there to make your donation be it big or small, it’s the heart that matters most! Or, you can make the donation straight to YANA Charity Association. Either way, your help is much needed!
With 60 stalls waiting for you to come and explore them, you can now enjoy delicious bite-sized food and refreshing beverages, buy handmade fragrant soup and shop for your dog’s articles of clothing all under one roof. Before I get going, there’s also a booth dedicated to dogs and puppies who are in need of a cosy and belonging home that only you can give. They’re up for adoption! If you’re a responsible person and also looking for a true buddy, you’d find one here! Always adopt!
Songkran Music Concert and Food Festival 2019
Mark your calendars because how can you possibly miss out on this, biggest Songkran Festival ever happening in Nothern region of Malaysia? We can’t wait to feel the fun in our bones and splash till our hearts’ content, so catch you there! Details for the Songkran Festival are as below.
Date: 13 April 2019
Time: 3pm – 12am
Venue: Design Village
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