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11th Johor Bahru Art Festival 2014 - Chop Demi Seni

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24 August 2014

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Johor Bahru Arts Festival (JBAF) is pushing itself to greater heights for spectacular 11th year, highlighting Johor Bahru's unique identity as an up-and-coming city bursting to step into the world stage.
Various local and international art performance groups will be at JB Arts Festival.

The month-long festival will run from September 5 to October 4, and will feature an exciting
and eclectic array of international and local performances, exhibitions, workshops, competitive events and creative events which celebrate the best of arts and lifestyle in Johor

This year, the Festival Village will be located at Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru, while the festival’s main stage will once again be staged on the grounds of the iconic Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim on Bukit Timbalan. Performances this year will also be spread out to the Johor Bahru Performing Arts Centre (JBPAC) at Danga City Mall, Little Red Cube at Puteri Harbour, and Eight Lido.

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The 11th JBAF is jointly organised by the Johor Society for the Performing Arts (JSPA) in partnership with the Office of the Member of Parliament for Johor Bahru, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), the Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB), and Johor Tourism,
along with the engagement of the Johor Bahru community at large.

Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) is delighted to contribute to the JB Arts Festival. which has brought inspiring, challenging and innovative  programmes to Johor over ten years. We believe that Johor need to maintain a strong cultural identity and platforms for creative expression with the transformation of the region underway. The arts bring life and soul to a city and this is something at the forefront of our mind as we shape Iskandar Malaysia into a world class liveable city. Datuk Syed  Mohamed Syed Ibrahim - president / CEO of Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB).

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Festival Director Suzie Yap said she hopes that the public can truly understand and embrace the meaning of the festival, with its tagline ‘Pause for the Arts’. She wants Johor Bahru to take ownership of the JBAF and make time in their lives for the betterment of their own city.

“With all the rapid growth that JB faces today, stakeholders and the community at large need to come in and make JB a cool place to be – a cool place to live, work, and play to bring about the life, soul and passion of a world class city,” she said, adding that Johor Bahru’s holistic growth is just as important as its infrastructural development.

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The 11th JBAF 2014 has been made possible through the generosity of our family of sponsors, which include the Johor State Government, Iskandar Investment Berhad, UEM Sunrise Berhad, Astro, Yayasan Sime Darby, UM Land, Danga City Mall, Little Red Cube and Regency Specialist Hospital. Newcomers to the JBAF family also include the newly opened DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru as Official Accommodation Partner along with MyTeksi as Official Carriage Partner.

As a show of support for the 11th JBAF, MyTeksi is giving its users RM7 discount for all taxi rides in and around Johor Bahru, starting Sep 5th to October 4th. Passengers need to key in the promo code “11jbaf
when making the booking with MyTeksi app. The promo code is available for 2 uses each mobile number during the promotion period.

For more information on the performances and events, please contact 019-716 9900/  019-7139900, or visit the JB Arts Festival website at and JB Arts Festival Facebook page.

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