About Pesta Raya

Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago).

This 15th edition invites you to come celebrate the icons and treasures of a community marked by its diversity and richness.

Festival highlights

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  • Popular Malaysian hip hop and R&B band, KRU
  • A musical tribute to legendary composer S. Atan, a Pesta Raya commission
  • Rising Singapore pop star, Sufi Rashid
  • Hip Hop Block Party, celebrating the Malay hip hop scene in Singapore from the year 2000 to the present
  • Dikir Barat Battle


  • Rosnah by The Necessary Stage is a powerful coming-of-age tale starring theatre darling Siti Khalijah and directed by Alvin Tan

Children's Programmes:

  • Mini concert featuring popular Malay songs for children at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
  • Storytelling and craft workshops at PIP’s PLAYbox involving the Malay kite, wau
  • Tarian (Malay dance) parent-child workshop