MALAYSIA AIRPORTS AND DDEC LAUNCH HIMPUN TO CELEBRATE MALAYSIA’S RICH HERITAGE AND CULTURE  


The month-long campaign from 6-30 September will showcase the best of Malaysia fashion, craft, delicacies and beauty products to a global audience. 

Malaysia Airports and Malaysia Design Development Centre (DDEC) have combined their respective resources to launch HIMPUN, a month-long campaign at KLIA to showcase the best of Malaysian fashion, craft, delicacies and beauty products to a global audience.

Officially unveiled by Her Royal Highness Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, The Tengku Permaisuriof Selangor, the HIMPUN campaign was launched in celebration of the country’s National Day as well as the upcoming Malaysia Day on 16 September. To enhance its symbolic significance in featuring everything that makes up the country’s pride, the theme for HIMPUN was aptly coined “Proudly Made by Malaysians”. According to Malaysia Airports and DDEC, HIMPUN’s objective is to provide local and international travellers at KLIA a cultural perspective of what a beautiful country like Malaysia can offer through the products and activities that are showcased during the campaign.


(From left) Senior General Manager MA (Sepang) Sdn Bhd, Mohammad Suhaimi Abdul Mubin; Senior General Manager Commercial Services, Nazli Aziz; general manager commercial business, Hani Ezra Hussin; and DYMM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin visiting the vendors. 


Malaysia Airports Senior general Manager for Commercial Services, NazliAziz, said: Ourcollaboration with DDEC has indeed grown from strength to strength – starting off with the Ramadhan-Raya campaign in May where we introduced Malaysia’s delicacies to the world through the KuehKitaCampaign. We are obviously very excited to collaborate with DDEC again to introduce yet another innovative campaign which I am confident will add immense value to a customer or travellers’ shopping experience at KLIA.” 

“Creating a joyful Malaysian experience for travellers is central to what we do at Malaysia Airports. With millions of travellers passing through KLIA each month, campaigns like HIMPUN will enhance the Total Airport Experience and offer a Sense of Place for travellers -- where every interaction for travellers at our airports becomes an experience to savour the richness of Malaysian culture that is both positive and unique,” added Nazli.

Encik Abdul Rahman Mohd Saad, CEOofDDEC, said: “HIMPUNwill provide an opportunity for Malaysia Lifestyle SMEs to promote their productsin KLIA, therebyenablingtheir brands to have a wider exposure on both domestic and international levels.” 

“Additionally, this event will enable Malaysia Airportsand DDEC to jointly assess the commercial viability oftheparticipating brands with a view to potentialfuture retailing activities at KLIA,” addedAbdul Rahman.

The HIMPUN campaign will run from 6–30 September 2018 with live cultural performances, fashion talks and product demonstrationsheld on a daily basis. Some of the more popular local brands that will be showcased at HIMPUN include Asian Potions, Eartheir, Frankitas, Fernthenewbatik, and MySmink. Meanwhile, other brands that will be featured at HIMPUN are ANNAY.H, Wan & Mary, Fairuz Ramdan, GaharaGalore, EmmadesignKL, Naturelkiss, A&M Treasure, Binqareem, Neonate Company, Old Malaya Magic Spice, Biotropic, Farah Batik Fashion, and Fugeelah. Indeed, there is no better way to take a piece of Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage home than to buy artisanal products proudly made by Malaysiansat HIMPUN.


Vibrant display of handmade bags for sale at HIMPUN