During one of the drum performances (Photo credits to: imagesofipoh.blogspot.com)

Showcasing a vast array of drum troupes from all over the world, the Royal Belum World Drums Festival is back again this year thanks to an overwhelming respond from the public. This festival has been awarded as the “Best International Event in Malaysia” by a local tourism magazine and is held in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan. So come, feel and enjoy the beats of the world as drummers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Egypt,  Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and many more, engage you in a wonderful mix of cultural exchange. This is truly an event not to be missed, especially if you are a fan of tribal percussion and drumming.

Event: Royal Belum World Drums Festival

Organizers: Tourism Perak, Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture Malaysia and Ipoh City Council

Venue: Ipoh, Perak

Date: 5th -16th of April 2014

Ticketing: Free admission

Recommended Hotels in Ipoh:
Lost World Hotel (3 stars)
A wonderful theme park hotel with hot springs and spa facilities.
Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites (4 stars)
Located in the city centre of Ipoh with Kinta River view and a range of pubs and restaurants.
French Hotel (2 stars)
A cosy, clean and centrally located hotel.
Seemsoon Hotel Ipoh (3 stars)
Enjoy the space and pleasant customer service, great for family vacation.