WHEN scouting for ideal locations for a wedding photography shoot, there are couples who opt for the majestic backdrops of Putrajaya.
Spurred by this and on the basis that Putrajaya has something different to offer, the Putrajaya Tourism Action Council (PTAC) is holding a fair geared at those intending to tie the knot.
The Putrajaya Wedding Festival 2009 will be held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) on March 28 and 29 with the cooperation of Tourism Malaysia and the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry.
At a recent press conference, PTAC general manager Junus Suhid said he hoped the fair would also boost tourist arrivals to Putrajaya.
“One of the festival’s components is the familiarisation trip for 40 tour agents from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Cambodia. We also hope to draw 20,000 to 30,000 visitors to the fair daily,” he added.
The festival will feature between 40 and 50 booths showcasing the weddings of major and minor ethnic groups, namely the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Sarawakians, Sabahans, Sikhs and orang asli.
Cultural events, a photography exhibition, seminar and workshop on photography and a wedding seminar have been lined up.
The wedding seminar will include a talk on royal wedding fare by celebrity chef Wan Ismail, the importance of health checks before nuptials and wedding planning by other speakers. Entrance to the festival, held from 9am to 9pm daily, is free.