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Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:14
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More Than 16,000 People To Participate In Malaysian Dance Programme

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 (Bernama) -- More than 16,000 participants from all over the country will gather at the Putrajaya Square near here on Sunday to do the 'Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia' (1Malaysia Holiday) dance, said Tourism Minister Dr Ng Yen Yen. She said the programme, to start at 6am, would be opened by the Prime Minister's wife, Rosmah Mansor. "The main objective of 'Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia' Dance is to provide a platform for all Malaysians to congregate in unity and celebrate the country's rich and diverse dance form and cultural heritage," she told a media conference at the Malaysian Tourism centre (MaTiC) here on Tuesday. Dr Ng said the dance programme, to be held for the fourth time, would incorporate the cultural dances of the various races in the country, comprising Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban, Kadazan and the Orang Asli, and would also be interspersed with the modern 'Gangnam Style' dance, which had become a world phenomenon. "The Gangnam dance movement is easy and we will do in aerobic form," she added. She said three dances, each depicting the 1Malaysia concept, 1Malaysia For Youth (1M4U) and Visit Malaysia Year 2014, would be performed for the first time on that day. Dr Ng said she also hoped that the Cuti Cuti 1Malaysia Dance programme would enhance awareness, especially among the participants, to choose local destinations for their holiday. "The participants will come from all over the country. After the programme, they can go for a holiday, such as to Genting Highlands and also for shopping in the federal capital," she added. -- BERNAMA