Gegaria #KitaPunya remains a crowd-puller

Veena Babulal, Syanty Octavia Amry

PUTRAJAYA: The GegaRia #KitaPunya festival remained a crowd-puller despite having to compete for attention with other events in the vicinity, such as the National Day parade and the Royal Floria Putrajaya.

A visitor from Ipoh, Perak, Nur Akmatul Asyikin Mustafa Kamal, said she was excited upon learning that Gegaria was being held in Putrajaya.

“We came to my aunt’s house here for a vacation and decided to come and watch the National Day parade.

“I got excited when I found out that the Gegaria carnival was also held here. I couldn’t wait to come by and check out what was going on.

“I’ve watched the Gegaria commercials on television so many times. I’m so happy at being able to come here and take part in all the activities on offer,” said 28-year-old Nur Akmatul.

The housewife said she was especially looking forward to winning prizes at the lucky draw event hosted by Huawei.

Meanwhile Mohamad Ashiq Solehin Zainal, 24, said he is no stranger to Gegaria but it’s the first time he’s attending the event at its current venue, outside the Palace of Justice.

The Nilai resident said this is his second time at the event.

“I like to come because there are many activities which suit young people like me. The collection of food stalls and food trucks are also interesting.

“And as for people who love music, this is the chance for them to get up close and personal with their favourite artistes and watch the concerts. You can’t get this anywhere else,” he said.

Grace Yong, a first-timer to Gegaria, said she and her her two cousins had a great time at the event.

“We played games at the esports zone and ate a lot of great food,” said the Kuala Kubu Baru lass, who had just completed her SPM examinations.

The Gegaria #KitaPunya festival, which began on Friday, runs for three days till Sunday.

The carnival features a host of activities, stalls as well as musical performances from local artistes. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd