The best way to experience a country is to explore it with all your senses. For travellers passing through the country’s airports, it means indulging in fashion, craft, delicacies and beauty items produced by home-grown enterprises.
Himpun at KL International Airport (KLIA) gathers a curated selection of items that wrap up cultural perspectives of the country. The campaign, from Sept 18 to Oct 13, serves as a curtain-raiser for the “Sense of Malaysia” concept store scheduled to open at all international airports in the country in May 2020.
For a teaser of what is to come, check out Bartek by DCM, a Kuching-based brand that combines batik and boxer shorts. Also from Sarawak is an array of indigenous rice marketed under Kenyalang.
MiniQueen is founded by a doctor who packs his cosmetics in smaller bottles for those on the go and SO.LEK is the brainchild of by two siblings bent on quality and aff ordability.The Chocolate Concierge serves artisanal fare; Fugeelah and The Straits Finery off er eye-catching jewellery; and Saarat sews traditional elements into textiles.
Head for Himpun at the Stage Area (Level 5) of the Departure Hall, KLIA Main Terminal to savour its artisanal fare, catch performances or take part in activities that bring to mind Malaysian heritage.
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