Seven-day festival of Pakistani food, art, music and fashion to start in Singapore

A Singapore-based Pakistan named Azzah Waseem is all set to establish ‘Fun Aur Funkaar’, a seven-day festival that showcases Pakistani food, art, music and fashion, reported by The Straits Times.

Azzah is 37 old who is the managing director of an events company by the name of Momentz by Azzah.

“The positive sides of Pakistan are not presented as much as the negative. It’s high time we showcase how rich our art, culture and talent are.”

The festival will start on Friday with a concert by Josh at the Magic Carpet Lounge.

On Sunday, at Aryaa Kitchen on Beach Road, a journey of the taste of Pakistani food will begin.

Each day will feature different dishes from Punjab, Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

‘Fun Aur Funkaar’ will close with a fashion show featuring bridals and formal collections by popular Pakistani designer Rana Noman and baubles by Singapore- based jewellery designer Tanya Farooq.
Mikaal Zulfiqar, a Pakistani actor, will be present for a meet-and- greet.

Azzah claims the festival is not just for Pakistanis in Singapore but for Singaporeans as well.

“People know little about Pakistan here. So this festival is an opportunity for them to learn more, whether through its food, art, music or fashion,” she says.

She plans to make ‘Fun Aur Funkaar’ an annual affair and eventually include Bangladesh and Sri Lanka too.