Recreational Orang Asal Run is main draw at indigenous arts festival

Shaira Idris
Written by Shaira Idris

SHAH ALAM — June 25, 2019:  Arts and culture-loving runners are invited for double fun to the Recreational Orang Asal Run (ROAR2019), set on Aug 4 at National Botanical Park here.

ROAR2019 involves Men and Women Open 5km fun run that allows the participants to get up-close-and-personal with life in the community of Orang Asli, also referred to as Orang Asal.

The event is part of this year’s two-day Selangor International Indigenous Arts Festival (SIIAF), which is to be held on Aug 3 and 4.

Participants will be provided with runner bibs, T-shirts, goodie bags and attractive medals for finishers.

ROAR2019 is one of the initiatives taken by the Selangor government to attract more visitors to SIAFF this year, which is expected to hit the 10,000 figure as compared to previous year’s 7,000.

SIIAF 2019

After the event, runners are invited to explore the arts festival, where a cultural diversity within the indigenous tribes in Malaysia is portrayed.

Visitors will also be treated to the domestic and international indigenous dance performances, communal cooking and food displays as well as an array of original art pieces of the tribes and special set-up of their village.

Registration is open at, and tickets are priced at RM40 for Malaysians and RM55 for non-Malaysians.



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Shaira Idris

Shaira Idris

Shaira is a 20-something accidental journalist who's currently still adapting to the world of journalism and learning the ropes of her job.