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For the seventh instalment in the world’s largest and only site-specific art and performance festival on a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Melaka Art and Performance Festival (MAPFest) returns to Melaka from 27 to 29 November 2015.

Agung Gunawan - Indonesia

With more than 35 local and international artists around the vicinity of St. Paul’s Hill to transform the heritage city into a piece of art, the three-day festival is a free event for all. Over the years, the festival has attracted tens of thousands of foreign and local festival-goers to the historical site.

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This year, MAPFest is calling you to join them! There’ll be artists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, France, Poland, Singapore and Russia collaborates to present international quality performances from various practices of arts including dance, performing art, visual arts installation, film and music.

Chong Keat Aun - Malaysia

Festival Creative Director said the festival is hard to fund but the wealth is beyond the entertainment and industry of spectaculars. He was one of the principle performers with IRAA Theatre from 1989 to 1996, and has worked internationally, from the Agamemnon Festival, Colline Torinese in Italy to The Trojan Woman at the Vienna International Art Festival.


MAPFest 2015 keeps it fresh with specialty components such as Cerita Pendik (Short Works) Visual Arts Installation, film screening as well as forums and workshops. Other highlights include collaborative performance like Eulogy for The Living, MAPPING programme, fine and contemporary arts display at local galleries around Melaka City, and a Children’s Art Festival at SMK Canossa Convent Malacca.

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