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28 December 2014
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5 - 7 December 2014
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29 November - 7 December 2014
27 November - 7 December 2014
22 - 26 November 2014
22 - 23 November 2014
16 November 2014
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9 November 2014
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3 - 7 November 2014
1 - 2 November 2014
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19 October, 2014
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11 - 18 October, 2014
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30 September - 9 October, 2014
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30 August - 8 September, 2014
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15 - 24 August, 2014
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June - July 2014
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16 - 25 July, 2014
11 - 23 July, 2014
7 July, 2014
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28 - 30 June, 2014
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24 May - 23 June, 2014
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10 - 21 June 2014
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22 May - 2 June 2014
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30 - 31 May 2014
28 - 31 May 2014
29 April - 29 May 2014
22 - 25 May 2014
24 May 2014
23 - 24 May 2014
17 - 18 May 2014
9 - 11 May 2014
1 - 10 May 2014
3 - 5 May 2014
24 April - 5 May 2014
4 May 2014
2 - 4 May 2014
25 April - 1 May 2014
March - April, 2014
25 - 27 April 2014
22 - 23 April 2014
18 - 20 April 2014
12 - 13 April 2014
5 - 6 April 2014: Postponed
|The Reinvigoration of Bangsawan: Panggung Bandaraya, Kuala Lumpur This showcase of Malaysia's aristocratic heritage by groups from across the country is held every second week of every month at the Panggung Bandaraya to rekindle the flames of traditional court and theatre performances through activities that include historical exhibits of Malaysian nobility, personalities as well as aristocratic theatre costumes.|
|Traditional Arts Theatre The Panggung Seni Tradisional (Traditional Arts Theatre) offers an opportunity to experience traditional Malaysian theatre from the country's diverse cultures such as Makyong, Mek Mulung, Jikey, Odyssey, Chinese opera, Wayang Kulit(shadow play), Dikir Barat, classical dances and royal court performances.|
|Malaysia Salon Exhibition: Galeri 2A, 2B, 3A dan 3B, Balai Seni Visual Negara (BSVN)
A prestigious arts exhibition with historical significance, this 23-year-old event gathers the cream of celebrities and top works from across the nation's visual arts communities.
Note: Hotels nationwide have been designated to provide specific delicacies that are popular from various Malaysian states. Eg. Maya Hotel KL hosting Johor state food, Concorde Hotel hosting Perak state food and etc.
|Street Food Festival & Restaurant Food Festival Held throughout the month of December at various hawker fare localities around the country, this festival celebrates the hundreds of varieties of street food from various ethnic communities found in Malaysia.|
|Fabulous Food 1Malaysia
Enjoy the tastes and varieties of local fare and culinary styles of Malaysia in a mouth-watering, enticing event showcasing all types of food that exists here. Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia since 2009, this 3-month long fest is segmented through: The Malaysia International Gourment Festival, the ASEAN Food Heritage Trail, Street Food Festival and the Restaurant Food Festival.
Note: Hotels nationwide have been designated to provide specific delicacies that are popular from various Malaysian states. Eg. Maya Hotel KL hosting Johor state food, Concorde Hotel hosting Perak state food and etc.
|Christmas Open House: Bandar Melaka, Melaka A programme that brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate Christmas and foster unity and harmony of the 1Malaysia spirit. The programme includes cultural performances with traditional delicacies served to guests.|
|Garden and Landscape Craft Promotion: Angsana Plaza, Johor Bahru Showcases local craft products of modern and contemporary for decor and gardens, residential space, offices, hotels and resorts as well as focal centres.|
|Kuala Perlis Traditional Water Sports Festival: Along Kuala Perlis beaches This traditional watersports festival features a host of competitive events from long boats to decorative boats and the likes. Primarily drawing from local participation, it has managed to attract contestants from neighbouring ASEAN countries. Its multi-tiered competition is expected to garner in excess of 500 participants for this year's festival.|
|Cherating International Surfing Competition Since making its entrance in the national tourism calendar back in 2007, this surfing competition has never ceased to draw the crowds from all over. It is set against the horizon of the ever-enchanting Cherating beach and towering waves that are seasonal towards year end/beginning. Competition categories include children and masters-level while surfing clinics are also organised by professional surfing clubs. A tri-state circuit of the competition is also on the pipeline for the Malaysian states of Terengganu, Pahang and Johor.|
|Penang International Jazz Festival: Batu Ferringhi Penang Island Jazz Festival will be held at Batu Ferringhi in December. Artistes from jazz and other genre bands will use this as platform to promote their talents.|
|Malaysia Craft Promotion @ Langkawi: Langkawi Craft Complex, Pulau Langkawi Commercial and educational activities are features in its exhibitions, sales, demonstrations and interactive participation of various ethnic groups found in Malaysia, namely Malays, Chinese and Indians.|
|Textile Craft Promotion 2014: Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex Textile Crafts Promotion 2014 unveils the uniqueness of textile craft products weaved from a variety of fabrics decorated with various patterns and colours. Its traditional and contemporary fashion designs are attractive and draws the hearts of its visitors.|
|ASEAN Food Trail Held in the month of November, this event introduces and features the culinary fares of foods from the ASEAN region with local and international chefs taking centrestage in numerous cooking demonstrations.|
|Langkawi World Cup Asia Paintball The world's first ever international paintball tournament hosted indoors will be held in a multi-million dollar complex with world class facilities. More than 50 countries will take part in this warfare game.|
|Malaysia International Performing Arts Festival (MIPAF 2014)
An international festival showcasing the uniqueness and range of art and cultures from around the world as well as Malaysia through stage presentations, pocket performances, gala performances, artistic expressions, competitions and workshops. It is segmented into 3 main categories:
|Urbanscapes: Malaysian Agriculture Expo Park Serdang Year 2014 will see Urbanscapes' 12th consecutive year being the first and only all-day "user-generated" creative arts festival in the Klang Valley. The event will be held for 2 days with top bands and artistes performing. Urbanscapes is divided into 4 different areas, Main Zone; where you have headliners performing, The Field; which is the upfront stage featuring top bands and DJs and snacks crafts corner; Green Village for green initiatives as well as live act performances and Central Square where festival-goers chill and enjoy comedy shows at the Lounge.|
|Penang Bridge International Marathon: Queensbay & Penang Bridge The Penang International Marathon is a sporting event that caters to serious runners as well as amateurs, both local and international. Participants run across the longest bridge in Malaysia, the Penang Bridge, and along a scenic coastal highway. This is the only time of the year when the bridge is closed for several hours.|
|Melaka Arts and Performance Festival The 6th Melaka Art and Performance Festival 2014 (MAP), annual arts festival organised by Art & Performance Festival Melaka Sdn Bhd is now its sixth consecutive year and features independent artistes from all over the globe. MAP Festival is the only site-specific arts performance festival held on a UNESCO Heritage Site.|
|World War Memorial Day: WP Labuan On this day, visitors from Commonwealth nations gather to honour the fallen heroes of the Second World War. The event, held in full military splendour, will be attended by representatives from embassies and high commissions in Malaysia as well as military officials from Commonwealth countries.|
|World War Memorial Day: Sarawak On this day, visitors from Commonwealth nations gather to honour the fallen heroes of the Second World War. The event, held in full military splendour, will be attended by representatives from embassies and high commissions in Malaysia as well as military officials from Commonwealth countries.|
|Terengganu Kenyir Lake Fishing Competition (Kenyir Cup) 2014: Pengkalan Gawi, Tasik Kenyir. Held for the first time in 2009, this annual international fresh water fishing competition takes place at the idyllic Kenyir Lake which also serves to promote it as a premier regional tourist destination. Here, anglers get to experience and learn the various types of fish species that populate this lake. Competition rules are based on the "Catch and Release" method with judging based on fish species, length and weight.|
|World Paintball Players League (WPPL) – Finale LEG#4: WTF - Werd Training Facility, Puchong, Selangor A paintball league welcoming participants from all over the world competing for international recognition. The league utilises the WERD format.|
|Deepavali Open House: Port Dickson, N. Sembilan. A programme that brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate Deepavali and foster unity and harmony of the 1Malaysia spirit. The programme includes cultural performances with traditional delicacies served to guests.|
|Impression Melaka Mega Outdoor Live Performance
Impression Melaka is a unique tourism product utilising state-of-the-art light and sound technologies. It will be a grand showcase of Melaka's historical legacies, featuring the natural environment, modern art concepts and a huge number of cultural performers.
|Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIFG) Held throughout the month of October at hotels and restaurants nationwide, this event promotes the fine-dining experience of some of Malaysia's finest cuisines and culinary establishments.|
|Premier Dikir Barat: JKKN Negeri Kelantan Complex This indigenous Malay Peninsula musical performance of Dikir Barat ensemble brings together vocalists and singers from the state of Kelantan. Added with a tinge of contemporary melodies as an enhancer to the promotion of the uniqueness of movement, rhythm and melody of the Dikir Barat, audiences will be treated to sounds and music that is uniquely Malay.|
|Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon-Adventure Series: Kundasang The Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon-Adventure Series is a challenging 23km route event, taking competitors up the summit trail to Layang-Layang (2,072m) before descending down to Mesilou and onwards to the finish line in Kundasang Town. The route of the race offers breath-taking views of Kinabalu Park's tropical and sub-tropical montane forest with vistas of the summit peaks and river valleys.|
|2014 FIA Formula E Race, Putrajaya: Putrajaya
Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring racing cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It represents a vision for the future of the motor industry over the coming decades, intending to serve as a framework for R&D around the electric vehicle, accelerate general interest in EVs for personal use and promote sustainability.
Website : www.fiaformulae.com.my
|Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge 2014 (LIMBC 2014) & UCI MTB Marathon Series
Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge, or LIMBC, is Asia's most promising and exciting mountain bike stage race. It attracts every level of rider across all ages from 19- 60 year olds. The LIMBC mixes the Top UCI MTB World Cup contenders and regular and ever enthusiastic International and local ‘Weekend Warrior' travelling from the world over and our Asian neighbours for the best race and adventure.
The LIMBC course offers participants a chance to experience Langkawi at its best - a showcase of natural landmarks. This years' LIMBC –our 5th edition, features six stages around-the-island and a few extra challenges and changesbut remains competitive. Best of all, for the second year in a row, Langkawi on the 11th of October will host a leg of the UCI MTB Marathon, a UCI MTB Marathon - World Championship Qualifier using similar trails of the newly revamped LIMBC 2014, which is officially the qualifying leg for the 2015 World Championship series.
|Kelantan International Rock Climbing Challenge: Etnobotani Park, Gua Musang
An inaugural event, the Kelantan International Rock Climbing Challenge will be participated by some of the foremost rock climbers from Malaysia and around the world in a gruelling test of endurance, strength and skill. It will also exhibit and promote the ecological conservation of the Gua Musang area, in particular, the Ethno-botanic Gardens. Numerous nature-themed activities will be featured and include:
|Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix: Sepang International Circuit, Selangor Enjoy this thrilling motor race with unpredictable adrenalin-pumping action. Don't miss this hottest race in town. Brace yourselves as your favourite racers zoom towards the chequered flag at full speed.|
|Borneo International Yachting Challenge: Miri Marina The Borneo International Yachting Challenge the first truly international yachting event in the waters of Borneo. It is jointly organised by the two Malaysian Borneo states of Sarawak and Sabah, and the Federal Territory of Labuan. The event raises the profile of Sarawak and Sabah in yachting sports where participants from all over the world on 30 - 40 yachts of all types gather. The event passage is unique in that it showcases different cultures and attractions. Participants come from Australia, Europe and The Philippines.|
|Gift & Souvenirs Craft Promotion: Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex Showcases the uniqueness and beauty of gifts and souvenir crafts by local craft designers.|
|JB Arts Festival: Johor Bahru This event stages both musical and theatre arts involving artistes from the local stable as well as international acts.|
|KL Arts & Cultural Festival: Kuala Lumpur Come explore the beauty and the uniqueness of the visual arts of Malaysia with famous and talented local artistes such as Syed Ahmad Jamal, Latiff Mohidin, Syarifah Fatimah Syed Zubir, Ibrahim Hussein, Cheong Lai Tong, Hoessein Enas dan Anurendra Jega Deva. It also features a variety of visual art like painting, photography and multimedia, showcasing the nation's heritage, reflecting the creativity and aspirations of Malaysia arts and culture.|
|1Malaysia Mega Sales Carnival Our mesmerising 1Malaysia Sales Carnival is back again, packed with endless shopping and entertainment adventure. An irresistible and enticing array of offers and discounts for luxury brands to affordable items all piece together by our Mega Malls and Retail Stores throughout Malaysia during this special carnival months to delight you. Whether it's non-stop shopping, dining or entertaining your family members or loved ones; we virtually have everything you need. Come and celebrate with us.|
|Long Thien Shih Solo Exhibition: Galeri 3A dan 3B, Balai Seni Visual Negara (BSVN) A collection of mixed-medium works gathered from 50 years of this prolific visual artist retraces the development of various social and cultural aspects through the decades.|
|Retrospektif Dr. Choong Kam Kow: Galeri 2A dan 2B, Balai Seni Visual Negara (BSVN) Known affectionately as the "Well Known Senior Contemporary Artist in Asia", this body of works is a testament to 60 years of the artist's dedication in the visual arts industry.|
|ASEAN International Folklore: Seremban Aimed at fostering and strengthening cultures and traditions indigenous throughout the ASEAN region, this event informs and provides a platform for the world to better understand, appreciate and analyse social diversities that have spanned the ages. Through various activities, visitors are exposed to the uniqueness of such cultures as the Perpatih (matriachiocal society), unique foods, oral poetry, costumes and etc. It provides a platform for Malaysia's Chinese, Indian and Aboriginal communities to showcase their heritage through artistic performances.|
|Borneo International Kite Festival: Bintulu Old Airport
The skies of the old Bintulu airport will again be decorated with the most colourful, intriguing and awe-inspiring kites, balloon, lanterns and all other flying objects from all over the world. For three days, participants and visitors alike will be served with exciting programmes such as kite competition, traditional kite-making, kite colouring contest and a special stunt kite performances which will be performed by international participants.
This family-fun event also boasts cultural and artiste performances showcasing the rich combination of local and international flavours for all to experience and enjoy. This is one event where age knows no bound and where young and old alike will be mesmerized by the shows on display.
|Malaysia Rally FIA Pacific Rally Championship: Angsana JB & Kota Tinggi, Johor Ranked on the Asia-Pacific circuit, the Malaysia Rally FIA Pacific Rally Championshp draws some of the world's foremost rally driving experts from Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand and gets worldwide coverage. It is FIA certified as part of the World Rally Championship.|
|116km Desaru International Triathlon: Nusajaya This multi-sporting event tests the mental and physical strengths of competitors and encompasses two sessions – long distance (swimming 2km, cycling 92km and running 22km) and medium distance or "sprint" (swimming 750m, cycling 20km and running 5km). Sponsored for the past 16 years, this triathlon is an international-level event.|
|Malaysia - Thailand Border-to-Border Challenge: Wang Kelian, Padang Besar This jamboree draws an estimated 1,400 participants from Malaysia and the ASEAN region through a trekking expedition beginning and ending at Padang Besar on the Malaysian-Thai border though Wang Kelian.|
|We Love Asia Music Festival The two-day homegrown event will be offering a variety of sub-genres with top international and local artistes performing. The event will also offer a fun park where extreme and fun rides will be feature as part of its entertainment.|
|World Paintball Players League (WPPL) – Labuan #LEG3: State Co-curricular Centre, Labuan A paintball league welcoming participants from all over the world competing for world recognition. The league uses the WERD format.|
|Sarawak Regatta: Tebingan Kuching The Sarawak Regatta is a popular traditional longboats race in Kuching. The longboats are decorated with colourful designs and can accomodate from a few and up to 30 paddlers on the boat. The significant of regattas in Sarawak goes back to the Brooke era. It started with the intention to stop racial wars among local tribes where headhunting was largely practiced. The Brooke has instructed all tribes to instead challenge each other by having boat races to prove their power and strength. The call to challenge each other through the boat race rather than headhunting was successful in bringing peace to the area. Today, longboat races or regattas are some of the major tourism events in Sarawak. The Sarawak Regatta, held at the Kuching Waterfront, has become one of the most sought after events in the tourism calendar. Due to the significant history of the regatta, this event is normally held in conjunction with the Malaysia Day celebration.|
|Malaysia Craft Promotion @ Kuching Waterfront: Waterfront, Kuching, Sarawak Highlights include commercial and educational activities like exhibitions, sales, demonstrations and interactive craft making and participated by various ethnic groups in Malaysia, namely Malay, Chinese and Indians.|
|George Town Festival: George Town, Pulau Pinang. This celebration spans three days spotlights George Town is living heritage, artistically demonstrated through multi-cultural arts and dances, delicious food and traditional activities.|
|Kenyir Motorcross Challenge: Tasik Kenyir A non-official competition, the Kenyir Motorcross Challenge aims to encourage sports-tourism as an alternative activity for vacationers as well as to promote Kenyir Lake to a wider audience. Between 2004 and 2013, a total of 7 series have been held, drawing active response from both local and foreign visitors.|
|Royal Pahang International Billfish Challenge This annual international-level sports fishing competition in Rompin, Pahang ranks as one of the state's most sought after trophy and practices the "Catch & Release" method of billfish fishing. Loaded with dynamic bursts of excitement for the experienced angler, it is a highly anticipated event drawing scores of participants from around the world.|
|Borneo Cultural Festival 2014: Sibu Town Square Phase 1
The most anticipated Borneo Arts Festival will be here again to set the arts scene ablaze over a month on Borneo Island. These are lots to expect like visual arts, ethnic music, cultural and contemporary performances, recitals and many more.
Person In Charge: Ms Teng Ming Min (084-332392)
Organiser: Sibu Municipal Council
|Port Dickson International Triathlon: Port Dickson
Marking its 11th year, this state-sponsored event has seen a steady rise in its popularity, growing from 280 participants (from 7 countries) in 2002 to 1,450 athletes from 34 countries taking part in 2011. A landmark of international-level sporting competition for the state of Negeri Sembilan, the event is categorized into:
|Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House: Kuantan, Pahang A programme that brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri and foster unity and harmony of the 1Malaysia spirit. The programme includes cultural performances with traditional delicacies served to guests.|
|KL Fest: Kuala Lumpur The annual KLFest with its roots dating back to 2006 is held every July to promote the capital as a hub for international arts and culture. Various activities are planned spanning the gamut of artistic performances, heritage, traditional games, languages and writings, tourism, recreational activities and sports.|
|Penang Durian Fair: Anjung Indah, Balik Pulau & Penang Times Square. During this event, people from all around the world are invited to taste the durian which is known to be the "king of fruits". Different varieties of durians are priced respectively.|
|1001 Inventions – Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation: Pusat Sains Negara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
The award-winning blockbuster exhibition, 1001 Inventions, showcasing the achievements of Muslim Civilisation in science and technology, will be launching a three-year tour of Malaysia in early 2013 for its Asian Premiere. Recognised as the world's best touring exhibition by the Museum and Heritage Excellence Awards in London in 2011, the ground-breaking 1001 Inventions show has already received more than three million visitors during record-breaking residencies in London, Istanbul, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and the Middle East. 1001 Inventions brings to life pioneering men and women from the history of science whose achievements have had a huge but hidden influence on the way we live our lives today. These role models serve as an inspiration for young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics thanks to the modern, engaging and highly interactive 1001 Inventions experience.
PUSAT SAINS NEGARA
Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi,
Persiaran Bukit Kiara
50662 Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
|Aidilfitri Craft Promotion: Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex Aidilfitri Craft Promotion 2014 - Have a variety of crafts and interesting Aidilfitri products to usher in for Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Filled with interesting activities for visitors and a touch of nostalgic with to the use of traditional crafts clothing, foods, styling and home decorations.|
|Start in Tioman (SIT): Pulau Tioman Introduced by the Tourism and Cultural Office of the state of Pahang, this scuba-diving event invites international divers from across the globe in a conservation programme to save the island of Tioman's majestic reefs and undersea wonders. Hosted under the 1Malaysia Green 1Malaysia Clean initiative, this event also encourages dive enthusiasts towards obtaining their dive licences and to encourage scuba-diving activities on this island. They also include different categories for student divers and snorkelers. The Adopt-A-Coral programme undertakes the replanting of corals in reefs surrounding Tioman.|
|TRAIL: Celebration of the Installation of Melaka as a UNESCO World Heritage site: Bandar Melaka This event commemorates the certification of Melaka as a world heritage site with scores of traditional and cultural activites, local food and highlights of its historical significance through the conservation of places such as the A'Famosa, St John's Hill, and numerous museums.|
|Kuala Lumpur Music Festival: Kuala Lumpur A component of the annual KL Fest, the Kuala Lumpur Music Festival offers a dazzling display of music performances, singing, exhibits, sales of musical instruments and workshops since 2005. Today, it continues igniting the passions and raise standards of musical artistry of both local and international talents.|
|Ramadhan Festival: Dataran Merdeka
|Sabah International Folklore Festival: Kota Kinabalu Dance troupes from around the world gather for the eighth edition of the Sabah International Folklore Festival. It's a celebration of the world's cultural diversity and a platform to promote peace through music and dance. Watch and be entertained by international and local folk dances that highlight the incredible diversity of our world's culture in this east meets west musical extravaganza.|
|Borneo Bird Race: Borneo Highland and Mulu National Park, Sarawak. This event is dedicated to all birds' enthusiasts and all animal lovers who love nature and tropical rainforests. Borneo and Sarawak is a popular site to spot rare bird species. The event offers opportunity for all to enjoy the tropical rainforest. For those who are not taking part in the Race, they are always welcomed to enjoy the walking trail at the Borneo Highland and Mulu National Park. This event is done in close collaboration with Brunei Darussalam and Sabah. So, do expect more exciting activities that are offered at all three different venues.|
|San Pedro Festival: Perkampungan Portugis, Ujong Pasir, Melaka. This annual state event commemorates the traditions of Portuguese fishermen of yesteryears and is celebrated to this day by the locals of Portuguese descend that reside in the Portuguese Village. Prepare to feast with a vast variety of authentic delicacies and foods such as Devil's Curry and bask in the traditional dances amidst an atmosphere of festivity and hospitality.|
|Melaka River Invitational Festival: Dataran Sungai Melaka An annual state event held every June, this festival showcases a number of watersports activities culminating in its two main events – the Float Parade and the Melaka Parade Competition.|
|Magic Of The Night: Marina Putrajaya. Make your evening glow with glittering lights from decorated floats brought in from every state in Malaysia, featuring Malaysia as one of the world's top tourist destinations. The event showcases the aesthetics of flora and fauna as well as the identity of each participating state that will make your night light up gloriously.|
|Rainforest World Music Festival: Kampung Budaya Sarawak A unique festival that brings together reknowned world and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the island of Borneo. The event in its 16th year will showcase Sarawak's efforts in conservation and preservation of the rainforest through world music. Aside from drawing foreign tourists to Sarawak, it highlights the cultures, nature and adventures that are unique to Sarawak. In 2012, 22,290 visitors visited the event with 20% coming from Australia, USA, UK, Singapore, India, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Canada, Norway, ASEAN, France and Japan.|
|Hari Gawai Open House: Kuching, Sarawak A programme that brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate Tadau Kaamatan dan Gawai Dayak as well as to foster unity and harmony of the 1Malaysia spirit. The programme includes cultural performances with traditional delicacies served to guests.|
|Fraser's Hill International Bird Race: Fraser's Hill This annual event enters its 27th year highlighting a very healthy and enriching activity for bird racing enthusiasts. Visitors come from all over the world including the UK, China, Hong Kong, Australia and South Africa in this exciting and unique sport. A national-level circuit has also been mooted to involve the other Malaysian states of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, Terengganu and Kelantan in conjunction with VMY 2014.|
|Sunset Music Festival: Tg Simpang Mengayau, Kudat (Tip of Borneo) Embark on a musical journey at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat (Tip Of Borneo). Be serenaded with classical favourites and contemporary tunes as the sun sets on the horizon. You won't want to miss this unique experience at one of Sabah's most breath-taking locations.|
|Ipoh International Run: Ipoh, Perak. Since its inception in 1991, the run has enjoyed significant rise in popularity as well as prize winnings. 2011 saw 14,700 participants (700 foreigners & 14,000 locals) while 2012 amassed 17,000 participants (1,000 foreigners & 16,000 locals).|
|Johor International Treasure Hunt: Johor Bahru, Muar A favourite amongst recreational motor treasure hunt enthusiasts, this event takes participants through some of the best sights and places of interest throughout the southern state of Johor. A great way to soak in the many historical venues that this state has to offer.|
|Tadau Kaamatan: Penampang, Sabah (Kompleks Sukan Keningau) Come celebrate the Tadau Kaamatan in Sabah! An occasion that brings people together from all walks of life to celebrate the various festivals in fostering unity and harmony of the 1Malaysia spirit. Guests will be enthralled by cultural performances and traditional delicacies. While holidaying in Sabah, you may also find yourself interested in a bag of other activities lined up such as the Sabah Dragon Boat Race at Teluk Likas, The KK Jazz Festival on at Sutera Harbour Resort, The Sunset Music Festival at Simpang Mengayau, The Rainforest World Music Festival at Kampung Budaya Sarawak and The Borneo Boat race at Borneo Highland and Mulu National Park.|
|KK Jazz Festival: Sutera Harbour Resort A much anticipated jazz musical extravaganza that features a line-up of international and local artistes performing together on the same stage. The KK Jazz Festival is a fundraising event to benefit various charities in the state.|
|Sabah Dragon Boat Race: Teluk Likas Organised in conjunction with the Duan Wu Festival, this Chinese tradition has evolved throughout the years into one of the main sporting events in Sabah. Watch in excitement as local and international teams beat their drums and synchronise their paddling, while racing towards the finish line.|
|The Voice of Nature "Bird & Bush Cricket Festival": Langkawi, Kedah A promotional showcase of the state of Kedah's illustrious past recreational cultures. Main activities include Bird Singing Competition and Cricket chirping with hundreds of competitors from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. Judging for the bird singing competition is based on the musicality and melody of their chirping tone while for circkets, rhythm as well as endurance (length of chirping).|
|Sibu International Dance Festival 2014: Sibu Civic Centre & Rajang Esplanade
Organised to showcase the different types of dances which include traditional and modern such as modern dance, jazz, belly dancing, ballet, contemporary, folk dance, line and ballroom dancing. It offers a platform for interaction with dancers from all continents.
Person In charge: Mr. Chen Ing Kuan (016-8937614) Organiser: Hornland Dance Theatre
|Malaysia Craft Promotion in conjunction with the Kaamatan Celebration: Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia Craft Promotion is held in conjunction with the Kaamatan Celebration. Promotion will be held at Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Exhibitions, sales and demonstrations are put up by various ethnic groups in Sabah.|
|Kuantan Century Ride a.k.a Kuantan 160 The east coast's largest cycing competition, introduced in 2012, traverses numerous interesting and famous touristic hotspots around the city of Kuantan and covers a 160km trail. Between 1,500 and 2,000 cyclists are expected at this event which will see an approximate 40% participation from Singapore. A barrage of cultural performances and food stalls lining the event adds colour, vibrancy and a tasty journey for visitors till the finish line.|
|Southeast Asia Climbing Federation Malaysia Circuit 2014: KLCC Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Mountaineering Federation (Persekutuan Mendaki Malaysia) will host the 2nd series of Southeast Asia Climbing Federation Malaysia Circuit in conjunction with Sports, Competition Outdoor, Recreational Expo "SCORE" 2014 at KLCC Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. SCORE 2014 aims to promote climbing or mountaineering as more than just an exciting adventure for the public but also to take it to a higher level as a competitive sport. The aim of SEACF is to continue its streak of competition from the previous year and to determine the ranking of athletes in Southeast Asia as well as to select athletes to represent Malaysia for the upcoming SEA Games Singapore 2015. The discipline for the event in KLCC is boulder.|
|Ironman The iconic IRONMAN® brand and event series is the largest participation sports platform in the world.|
|Pahang River Rafting Explorer: Pahang river This explorer rafting programme sees both domestic and international participation snaking the Pahang river with a variety of cultural and communal activities held along several stops along the watery journey.|
|Tidal Bore Carnival: Tebingan Sungai Batang Lupar, Sri Aman
"Benak", a local Sarawakian term for the natural occurance of tidal bore is celebrated in a festival-like atmosphere here in Batang Lupar and is one of only 50 such natural phenomenon in the world. Placed 4th on the list of the world's "Top 10 Tidal Bores", the Batang Lupar tidal bore in Sri Aman occurs monthly with each massive high-tide known as "King Tide".
The main activities at this carnival are:
|Tadau Kaamatan: Penampang, Sabah (State Celebration) This month-long Harvest Festival celebration will culminate at the Hongkod Koisaan KDCA Hall in Penampang. About 5000 (locals & tourists) spectators are expected. Join in the merriment as local folks sing, dance and display traditional games. This is also the main stage event for the final round of the Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Beauty Queen).|
|Kelantan International Kite Fest: Pantai Geting Tumpat, Kelantan.
Annual Kelantan state event.
Drew 47 participants from 18 countries (Indonesia, Sweden, China, Brunei, France, Germany, Cambodia, Italy, New Zealand, Philippines, Australia, Belgium, Thailand, Singapore, USA, Nepal, Japan and India) and 119 local entries.
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|Kenyir Fest 2014: Pengkalan Gawi, Tasik Kenyir
Kenyir Fest promotes Kenyir Lake, the biggest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. The festival is filled with exciting activities for a month, from helicopter ride, fishing, power boat and "raja serama", cycling expedition, remote control boat demonstration, paintball, folk sports, cultural performances and arts, tax-free sale and more.
Visitors can also go for island hopping such as herbal garden, tropical garden, mahseer sanctuary, orchid garden and more. Apart from it, you can enjoy the beauty of Kenyir Lake famed for its bounty of flora and fauna.
|Sant Sohan Singh Ji Barsi: Sikh Temple Gurdwara Sahib Melaka, Bandar Kaba This religious event commemorates the death of Sant Sohan Singh Ji Barsi by the Sikh community in Melaka and is attended also by followers from Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Canada.|
|Colours of 1Malaysia: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. A "must-not-miss" experience of colourful parades performed by thousands of dancers ranging from all ages and ethnicities that will leave you breathless.|
|World Paintball Players League (WPPL) – Sabah LEG #2: KKPBC Indoor Field Kota Kinabalu, Sabah A paintball league welcoming participants from all over the world competing for world recognition. The league utilises the WERD format.|
|Red Bull Air Race World Championship Putrajaya 2014: Putrajaya Lake (Precinct 4-6)
For the first time ever, Malaysia will be hosting Southeast Asia's most thrilling motor sports competition in the sky - The Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Catch the world's best pilots battling in the air using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes navigating 82-feet high pylons at breakneck speeds.
The pilots compete for points at each Red Bull Air Race and the one who accumulates the most at the end of the season is crowned Red Bull Air Race World Champion. This coming air race is slated to be one of the most anticipated in recent times, after a 3-year hiatus that will witness skilled veterans and young upstarts going head-to-head for the coveted world championship. Capture the aerial action at the heart of the city; the sprawling, scenic 600-hectare manmade Putrajaya Lake.
For more information, visit www.redbullairrace.com or call Aerolomba Sdn Bhd at +603 7842 6595/6719 for general inquiries.
|Borneo Jazz Festival: Parkcity Averly Hotel, Miri, Sarawak. The Borneo Jazz Festival was mooted in 2006 with the vision of being the leading tourism-driven music festival in the region as well as to increase visitor arrivals to Miri and the northern region in Sarawak. As such, it is aimed to give visitors a fun-filled and entertaining experience while at the same time showcasing Miri's cosmopolitan chracteristics. Jazz lovers around the world would definitely have a great time enjoying renowned jazz performances by international jazz artistes.|
|IFMA Muaythai World Championship: Mahsuri Hall, Langkawi Thai boxing championship participated by over 200 professional boxers worldwide.|
|Langkawi Water Festival & Power Boat: Langkawi This annual festival is hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia and held in conjunction with the Water Festival month of April.|
|Wedding Craft Promotion: Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur Wedding Craft Promotion 2014 highlights the diversity of the use of local craft products in the weddings through a combination of new ideas, creativity and innovative wedding preparations organised for the 7th year, it is fueled with activities such as sales of wedding craft products & services, products exhibitions and demonstrations.|
|Borneo International Marathon: Kota Kinabalu The Borneo International Marathon will be held along the scenic coastal roads of Kota Kinabalu with three main events – 10km, 21.1km (half marathon) and 42.2km (full marathon)|
|Malaysia Water Festival Port Dickson 2014: Port Dickson Annual event that draws massive visitors to the idyllic coastal town of Port Dickson, the water festival is one of the main events on the nation's tourism calendar.|
|Sabah Fest: Kota Kinabalu This prelude to the state-wide Harvest Festival celebration is a superbly entertaining cultural extravaganza that incorporates dance, music, fashion, food and more. Sabah Fest presents a wonderful blend of cultural and natural heritage that is richly embedded in folklore.|
|World Harvest Festival: Kampung Budaya Sarawak
Marking the zenith to the Gawai Dayak celebration, this festival provides a captivating insight into the cultures, traditions and aspirations of Sarawak's Dayak community and is celebrated with neighbouring compatriots from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
|Kaul Festival: Kaul Festival Square, Mukah Kaul is the traditional festival that is celebrated by the Melanau community. It is a spiritual celebration to appease the spirit of the sea after the end of each fishing session. This festival showcases all the traditional practices of the Melanau which include the traditional games of "Tibau", displays of "Serahang" and authentic Melanau food and cuisine. The most spectacular element shown during this festival is the ritual ceremony done in the sea by the shaman to appease the sea spirit. Apart from witnessing the ritual ceremony, tourists also join locals in processing sago flour in the traditional Melanau way.|
|Langkawi International Laksa Carnival (LILAC) The Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) will be hosting an assortment of exhibits, sales and activities centred around one of the country's most-loved street food - laksa|
|1Malaysia GP Sale 2014 Held in conjuction with the annual Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, the 1Malaysia GP Sale is when shopping malls and departmental stores around Malaysia in offering great bargains & discounts. Tourists coming to enjoy the F1 races should plan their stay with an added shopping treat!|
|Regatta Lepa: Semporna, Sabah A colourful festival that pays homage to the lepa, a traditional single-mast sailing boat of the Bajaus tribe from Semporna. Witness the crowning of the most beautiful lepa, Lepa Beauty Pageant, cultural performances, fireworks display and much more.|
|Malaysia Water Festival Labuan: Labuan International Sea Sport Complex, Labuan Federal Territory The largest event in the federal territory of Labuan marks its 17th year with a host of fun-filled exciting activities like the Labuan International Deep Sea Fishing Tournament, the Cross Channel Swimming Challenge, the Round Island Kayak, Kayak Sprint and other watersports. Its popularity continues to soar with local and foreign enthusiasts "invading" its shores, making it the watersports destination in the country.|
|INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON AUTISM 2014: Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC)
There is still lack of awareness and understanding about autism especially among parents and the young generation. However, this can change if we engage in dialogues and activities on autism.
Themed "Autism Is Not A Tragedy, Ignorance Is", the International Seminar on Autism 2014 will bring together teachers, lecturers, researchers, professionals, government officials, service providers, NGOs, parents and communities in the area of autism to discuss and deliberate on the latest updates and best practices in relation to autism.
The Seminar will be a platform for discussion on topics such as Epidemiology of Autism, State of Autism – Updates on the latest in autism science and early detection, DSM-V and effect on diagnosis and intervention and State of art-early intervention strategies in autism which will be delivered and articulated in four Plenary Sessions and a few Special Parallel Sessions.
The Seminar will also see the participation of renowned international and local experts in autism such as Eric Fombonne, MD of McGill University, Dr. Andy Shih, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Autism Speaks and Prof. Dr. Connie Kasari from University of California, LA.
Among the local speakers are Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Saat Baki, Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raja Juanita Raja Lope, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Dr.Ranjini S.Sivanesom Developmental Paediatrician, Institute of Paediatrics, Hospital Kuala Lumpur(HKL) and Jochebed Isaacs of Early Autism Project (EAP) Malaysia.
The International Seminar on Autism 2014 will be officiated by YABhg. Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia and also the patron of PERMATA.
It is expected 800 participants including 300 international guests and 500 local guests will attend this international seminar. Also invited are the wives of foreign leaders from 72 countries.
For more information, visit www.isam2014.com.my/
|Citrarasa Sabah Food Festival 2014 This year, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) will collaborate with Kota Kinabalu Food Festival (KKFF'14) and Sabah Cultural Board to organize the biggest food festival in Sabah, formally known as CITRARASA SABAH. Visitors can expect THREE days of unforgettable dining experience, cultural performances, cooking competitions and more during the Grand Opening to be held at KK Time Square from 18th – 20th April 2014.|
|Penang World Music Festival (PWFM) PWFM presents 2 full nights of global music and culture at the Penang Botanic Gardens Quarry Park. It features a mix of well-known international and local musicians, performing a fusion of traditional and contemporary music.|
|Royal Belum World Drums Festival: Ipoh, Perak.
The feverish pace of this very colourful international drums festival is held in conjunction with the birthday of the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan and gathers the best of musical talents in what is billed as the greatest mix of cultural exchange.
"Drum Workshop" - Visitors get a taste of the intricacies of drum-playing with "Drum Circle".
"Social Media Zone" - Visitors get to interact and share their experiences on social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) throughout RBWDF2014 as well as a host of other activities.
Participating drum troupes:
Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Australia / New Zealand, China / Taiwan, Egypt, Venezuela, Republic of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, Jamaica, Kenya.