Thursday, May 31, 2012

ASEAN Culture and Tourism Fair to Take Place Both in Seoul and at Yeosu Expo

Seoul, South Korea -- The ASEAN-Korea Centre is organizing the fourth annual 'ASEAN Culture and Tourism Fair 2012' in both Seoul and Yeosu from June 6-10 to further raise public awareness of diverse cultures and tourism resources of ASEAN in Korea. The exciting Cultural Fair will offer visitors a chance to experience a variety of cultural programs and performances – including diverse traditional dances, folk songs, and instrumental music showcased by more than 70 member cultural troupes invited from 10 ASEAN  (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Member States.

More news & articles about Yeosu Expo 2012 at this link.

This year, from Thailand's Baisri Sawan Dance to Malaysia's traditional musical instruments, the Fair will present a wide array of traditional arts performances. From June 9-10 (Sat-Sun) at D-Cube park in D-Cube City (Shindorim Subway Station, Seoul), visitors to the Fair will be able to taste and enjoy Southeast Asian food and drinks – including ASEAN coffee – at the ASEAN Kitchen. Additionally, National Tourism Organization (NTO) booths of 10 ASEAN Member States will be set up where visitors can receive useful information on tourism resources regarding each ASEAN country. Other cultural activities will be organized, including ASEAN flag face-painting for kids. And the tourism information and promotion materials regarding the ten ASEAN Member States will be distributed to the public.

In addition to the Fair's Main Event, special traditional cultural performances of ten ASEAN Member States will also be held at Yeosu Expo Hall, in conjunction with the International Exposition Yeosu Korea on June 6 (Wed). The ASEAN-Korea Centre hopes that the Fair will shed new light on the quintessential part of ASEAN's diverse cultures for the general public in Korea.

The ASEAN-Korea Centre is an intergovernmental organization aiming to increase trade volume, accelerate investment flow, invigorate tourism and enrich cultural exchanges between the ASEAN Member States and the ROK.