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Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival – A Retreat For Your Mind, Body And Soul.

October 21, 2015 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

(L to R) Tony Nagamaiah, Shobie Malani, Jojo Struys, Atilia Haron, Nitesh MalaniEver thought about a mini-getaway to rejuvenate your Mind, Body and Soul that is just under 30 minutes away from home and without you having to break the bank? Wonder no more, as MURFEST 2015 (Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival) returns for its second year running. This weekend Urban Retreat will be held on 13th to 15th November 2015 at Hotel Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar.

Supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture (MoTAC), MURFEST is well on its way to becoming Malaysia’s Largest Wellness, Music and Dance Festival. “We see the potential in MURFEST in attracting a global audience, especially with the current awareness among people to lead conscious living, towards a healthy and diverse life,” said Tony Nagamaiah, the General Manager of MME who was present at the press conference. “As we profile Malaysia as the hub for fitness and wellness activities, we target international arrivals at event, among those who are instructors, speakers, participants and musicians from all around the region. This influx of foreign as well as local attendees shall contribute to an estimated economic impact of over RM10 million generated from tourist expenditure within the country.”

(L to R) Aman Merican, Shobie Malani, Hannah Lo, Jojo Struys, Noel Chelliah, Kimberley Yap, Edwin Nathaniel. (Bottom, LtoR) Atilia Haron, Sasa Chian

MURFEST 2015 is also supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia through FIT Malaysia and by Malaysian Health Promotion Board (MySihat), a statutory body placed under the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

An experience like no other, some of the top names that will guide you and bring you into the health and wellness filled weekend are Simon Borg Oliver, Kosta Miachin, Anna Sugarman and our very own brand ambassadors, Atilia Haron and Jojo Struys. Besides having an array of classes and workshops offered at the festival, participants can also indulge themselves with inspiring Speakers, Music as well as dance workshops.

“The main aim of MURFEST is to educate the young and invigorate the souls of our seniors to embrace a wellness or fitness practice that they can adapt into their lifestyles. We are not reinventing the wheel here,” says Festival Founder & Director Shobie Malani. “Most people have been exposed to at least one of these workshops. What we are doing is bringing communities together to gain knowledge, to change mindsets, to cultivate a mindful and healthy society.”

(L to R) Shobie Malani, Tony Nagamaiah

Participants will also be able to indulge in all things organic and healthy at the JUST BE Market, which would also be open to the public. This market place will consist of organic food, semi-precious healing stones, natural healers, herbal and ayurvedic healing, essential oils, and simply networking with fellow wellness enthusiasts. This three-day festival has over 80 different classes and workshops to choose from which consists of yoga, pilates, qi qong, aqua yoga, zumba, capoeira, motivational speakers, sound healers and many more.

(L to R) Tony Nagamaiah, Atilia Haron, Jojo Struys

MURFEST’s signature concert, URBANITE will be happening as well at the Hotel Pullman Kuala Lumpur’s Ballroom on Friday, 13th November, bringing you international & local bands in genres like reggae, soul, world music, fusion and percussionist. This not to be missed weekend retreat experience starts from RM60. MURFEST also provides Corporate Wellness Workshop packages which is HRDF (Human Resource Development Council) claimable. For further information on the booking procedures please go to or email to

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