IT WAS a gathering of the cool kids in Putrajaya last weekend.
The three-day Putrajaya Youth Festival 2015 attracted thousands of visitors.
Organised by Rakan Muda, a programme which focuses on the creativity and talents of young people, the whole Presint 4 turned into a lively site, a welcome change from its usual empty roads.
Held for the fourth consecutive year, the annual event offered many interesting activities, such as workshops, an art exhibition and music performances.
The festival, which cost some RM5mil, was divided into four zones — mind, art and culture, community and active zones – to provide opportunities for young people to showcase their talents.
There was also a tent for BN Youth Fair, which received a warm response from the visitors.
Another favourite booth was the Escape Room, which saw long queues, even under the hot sun.
Escape Room is a real-life interactive escape game, where participants have to solve riddles, quizzes and games to escape from the room.
Many of the activities focused on discovering and displaying talent in line with the festival’s theme “A Showcase of Talent”.
The interesting workshops included the ones on traditional dances of Malaysia, young writers, wau and gasing, Lee Wushu dance, lion dance, do-it-yourself projects and football freestyle.
Another crowd-puller was the motocross held on a parking lot that was turned into a track throughout the festival.
Although the festival targeted young people, there were many adults who took the opportunity to spend time with the family.
Festival-goer Ahmad Shakirin Sulaiman, 32, visited the festival with his wife and three children.
“The festival has a lot of activities. It is a bit overwhelming, but we just walked around and enjoy it,” he said.
Bihzhu, K Town Clan, Oh Chentaku, Joe Flizzow, Altimet and Search ended the festival with exciting music performances.
The Putrajaya Youth Festival was an event initiated by Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.