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Vibrant night market welcomes local community to Curtin

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Pasar Malam, the vibrant open air night market and community festival, returns to the grounds of Curtin University on Friday, 19 October from 5pm to 10pm.

Entry, parking, entertainment, children’s rides, face painting and some sideshow games are free.

The event celebrates multicultural week at the Bentley campus and is coordinated by the university’s international student body and the Curtin Student Guild.

“Pasar Malam, which means night market in Malay and Indonesian, brings the Curtin community and the local community together to enjoy great food and entertainment with family and friends,” said Guild President Liam O’Neill.

About 12,000 people are expected to visit Pasar Malam, which was first staged more than a decade ago as a student initiative to reach out to the wider community.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry congratulated the Curtin Student Guild and the University’s international student body on organising the highly successful community event.

“Pasar Malam has become an important part of the community festival calendar and continues to grow every year, offering Curtin students, staff and the general public a glimpse into what makes the University such a vibrant
place to study,” Professor Terry said.

This year, there will be more than 40 pop ups and food trucks with scrumptious street food from Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, France, USA, Thailand and Italy.

Taiwanese singer Bifidordor is one of the headline acts in an evening of energetic entertainment that also features lion dancing, Congolese dance and vocal group Soukouss Internationale, Diversity Dance Crew and a host of roving performers.

Artisan and craft stalls will be selling handmade and locally designed products.