The Global Indian Festival is in its 13th year of operation having successfully grown both in reputation and impact as a significant event in the Malaysian Calendar of Flagship Events. Many exciting events have been prepared to make the make the celebration of GIF to be a memorable one this year. The Festival's vision is to be the iconic festival of place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; locally focused and globally noticed.
The Global Indian Festival creates exciting and innovative comprising of commerce with cultural and artistic projects whilst linking together community values, cultural history and the sense of place that is invoked by an inspirational ‘one stop shopping & cultural centre’ environment. The link between arts and culture and tourism has been an ongoing inspiration for Malaysian artists and is starting to create a global reputation as a landmark event in the region.
Being community based the Festival provides opportunities for participants and audience who shop to explore, have fun and celebrate the uniqueness of the Global Indian Festival. Astro is the official broadcaster for the event, a smart partnership developed over the last 11 years since the inception of GIF. This gives Astro a wide platform to promote its programmes and its TV personalities in selected activities and components of the on ground events in the form of concerts, game shows, treasure hunts and many other activities.