Love is a flower – you got to let it grow – John Lennon
Flowers are mother nature’s beautiful creations. Some flowers have unique shape, structure and vibrant color that bring loads of joy and can brighten someone’s day. In Indonesia, there is a flower festival that takes place once a year in Malang. The event is called Malang Flower Carnival.
This year’s festival was held on September 15. Do you wanna see the excitement this year? Probably if you love it, you can plan a trip to Malang next year! Keep reading below!
About Malang Flower Carnival 2019
Malang Flower Carnival is a street fashion show that is carried out every year in the city center, precisely along Jl. Ijen, Malang. Participants are divided into two categories: children and adults. They must use clothes that are mostly made of flower arrangements and recycled materials.
During Malang Flower Carnival, Jl. Ijen that is regularly used for car free day activity is being transformed into a catwalk. Since the show is free for the public, many people spare their time to see the carnival.
Booth in Malang Flower Carnival 2019
This year’s Malang Flower Carnival event started at 2 p.m. local time. However, the crowd had begun to swarm the Ijen boulevard since the morning. While waiting for the show, locals visited the booths around the stage.
There were many beautiful flowers around the area. Several pick-up cars were being transformed into booths selling various types of colorful flowers. In addition, there were also flower arrangement courses, t-mates! Thus, you don’t need to come to Japan to learn the art of Ikebana, just come to Malang next year and learn this new skill 🙂
Beautiful flowers can melt your heart. Many flowers have a sweet fragrance and they bloom beautifully. During the flower carnival, there were many photo spots provided by the organizers for the public. People loved taking pictures with those beautiful decorations.
Malang Flower Carnival Parade in 2019
By noon, people began to flock in Jl. Ijen, waiting for the main event of the fashion show. What did they see? Let’s find out!
1. Marching Band Parade
The event started with the sound of trumpets and drums. Marching band players came out from the back of the main stage and walked along the catwalk area of Malang Flower Carnival 2019. Besides playing musical instruments, they also performed acrobatic attractions that amazed the audience. You gotta see it yourself next year, t-mates!
2. Malang Tourism Ambassadors
Just like in many major cities in Indonesia, the government named tourism ambassadors of an area. In Jakarta, you may have heard of the term “Abang and None” (brother and sister). In Malang, the tourism ambassadors are called “Kakang and Mbakyu”. After the marching band finished, Kakang and Mbakyu walked along the carnival area.
3. Flower-themed Fashion Show
Finally, here comes the competition that people have been waiting for. The fashion show! Aside from being a competition to showcase the creativity of people in Malang, the local government also urged people to take care of the environment. This year’s theme is lotus.
About 300 contestants showed their clothing creations. Some people decorated their costumes with butterfly’s wings or bird’s wings. With colors that are pleasing to the eyes, the contestants walked along the 800 meters catwalk.
Besides carrying the theme Padma Nusa, which means lotus in Hindi, the jury also named the winner based on three criteria. The costumes must be glamorous, monumental, and ergonomic (or comfortable to be used by participants).
The Malang Flower Carnival event was included in Wonderful Indonesia Calendar of Events managed by the Tourism Ministry. With that, the carnival is also a way to introduce Malang as Indonesia’s holiday destination.
In addition to adult participants, there were also children who joined the event. Some of them wore beautiful flower-themed costumes. Not surprisingly, many visitors wanted to take pictures with them.
Interested to Visit Malang?
Beautiful, isn’t it? If you want to see Malang Flower Carnival 2020, you can plan your vacay to Malang next year. Besides this festival, Malang also has many other tourist attractions such as Coban Rondo Waterfall and Batu Night Spectacular.
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