Had fun with Hanbok at EduCity Kimchillax

Educity Chillax Market brings Korean heritage and pop culture to life in ‘Kimchillax’ theme | Chillax Market is a monthly themed event that comprises of a plethora of entrepreneurial & community activities. Happening once a month on Tuesday, EduCity strives to curate events that offers an impact to the social, cultural, economic and environmental development throughout the surrounding area via this event.

On Tuesday, 21 January 2020, EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd partnered with the Korean Society of Malaysia and the Iskandar Puteri community to bring Korean culture and products to EduCity Chillax Market. Themed KimChillax, the events included participants from VRinity (Virtual Theme Park, Mall of Medini), Raffles University, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, Raffles American School, Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology and University of Southampton Malaysia.

There was a variety of Korean inspired activities such as the Korean traditional game called ‘Tohu’, a photobooth offering Hanbok, the traditional Korean costume, Korean-cooking demo and Kimchi making and K-Pop dance performances.

Hanbok photobooth at Kimchillax at EduCity Sports Complex
Hanbok photobooth at Kimchillax
Wearing hanbok for the first time ever at Kimchillax at EduCity Sports Complex
Wearing hanbok, Korean traditional costume, for the first time ever at Kimchillax

The star attractions for the day is the showcase by Soo Taekwondo – an internationally known choreographed martial arts troupe, a special performance by Kim Song Hee, a Korean dancer as well as a guest appearance from Sarah Suhairi, a rising celebrity and Malaysia own K-Pop singer.

Dance and theatrical performance by Soo Taekwondo was the highlight of the night at Kimchillax at EduCity Sports Complex Johor
Dance and theatrical performance by Soo Taekwondo was the highlight of the night at Kimchillax
Sarah Suhairi singing Korean songs at Kimchillax at EduCity Sports Complex Johor
Sarah Suhairi singing Korean songs at Kimchillax

Korean Society of Malaysia flew in some of the special performances from Korea together with Terrain Property, the event sponsor. “We wish to engage more with the Korean community who are among the largest community of expats residing in Iskandar Puteri,” said Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi, Managing Director EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi, Managing Director EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd with Soo Taekwondo during Closing Ceremony of Kimchillax at EduCity Sports Complex
Wan Ahmad Saifuddin Wan Ahmad Radzi, Managing Director EduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd, with Soo Taekwondo during Closing Ceremony of Kimchillax

Check out this video compilation of highlighted performances that night:

My favorite parts were the dance performance by Soo Taekwondo and the photobooth where I got to try hanbok for the first time ever. Looking forward for another Chillax Market next month!

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