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Malaysia Events 2013


Malaysia Events 2013

In the effort to enhance the tourism industry in Malaysia, the Tourism Ministry has planned many events that will be carried out for visitors like you to choose and participate in. Join and attend some of the events if you are in the vicinity to make your visit to Malaysia a memorable one.

Some of the highlights of the big events that you can consider joining are listed below.


JANUARY MALAYSIA EVENTS 2013

4 January 2013 to 6 Jan 2013 : International Surfing Competition

This is the time of the year when the sea is rough and fishermen are not able to go to the sea. This is a good time for surfers to show their skills. This event is organized by Pahang State Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism.

Venue: Cherating, Pahang.
Tel: +6 09 517 1111 or +6 09 517 1112


January 2013 : Royal Langkawi International Regatta

See the famous yachtsmen from various countries competing in Langkawi Island. Dates will be confirmed later.

Website: http://www.langkawiregatta.com


January 2013 : Thaipusam

This is a religious festival for the Hindus which draw visitors and foreigners. The main celebration is held in Batu Caves, Selangor.

Tel: +6 03 6189 6284



FEBRUARY MALAYSIA EVENTS 2013


16 Feb 2013 : Chinese New Year Open House Celebration

This Malaysia Events 2013 auspicious occasion is celebrated for 15 days by the Chinese of Malaysia. Other races join in the celebration by attending open houses throughout the country. Large scale open houses are organised with plenty of food for everyone to enjoy. Lion dance and angpows are given out during this time. This year's open house will be held in Penang.

Contact the Ministry of Culture Arts & Heritage, Malaysia for more information.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my

20 Feb 2013 - 4 Mar 2013: National Craft Day 2013

See the arts and crafts at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex. You may be able to find some souvenir here. Fashion shows and cooking demo will be held here as well.

Tel: +6 03 2162 7459
Website: http://www.kraftangan.gov.my


Feb 2013: Pasir Gudang International Kites Festival 2013

Enjoy the Malaysia Events 2013 kite flying competition and shows from over 25 participating countries during the monsoon season. Venue is at Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Tel: +6 07 223 2692
Website: http://www.jcorp.com.my


Feb 2013: Ironman Malaysia Triathlon

This Malaysia Events 2013 annual event is held in Langkawi, Kedah.

Tel: +6 03 2698 2863
Website: http://www.ironmanlangkawi.com.my



MARCH


8 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013: Negeri Sembilan Adat Perpatih Festival

This Malaysia Events 2013 state wide festival is a good time for visitors to know more about this unique culture of Negeri Sembilan.

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600
Website: http://www.jkkn.gov.my


March 2013: Raptor Watch 2013

Organized by Malaysia Nature Society, this annual event at Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan is a good time for family outing.

Tel: +6 03 2287 9422
Website: http://www.mns.my


March 2013: Putrajaya Water Festival 2013

Organized by Putrajaya Corporation, this Malaysia Events 2013 annual event is held at Putrajaya.

Tel: +6 03 8887 7137
Website: http://www.ppj.gov.my


Mar to April 2013: Malaysia GP Sale 2013

This Malaysia Events 2013 nationwide carnival sale throughout the nation is held in conjunction with the Petronas Malaysian F1 GP 2013.

Dates will be announced later.

Tel: +6 03 2615 8188
Website: http://www.tourism.gov.my




APRIL MALAYSIA EVENTS


5 April - 7 April 2013 : Malaysia International Shoe Festival

This annual event is held at PWTC and is organized by Ministry of Tourism.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my


April 2013 : FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP "Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix" 2013

This year's Formula One is held in Sepang during the tropical heat of the day. Come and see the excitement and roaring sound of the world class cars from Ferari, BMW, Mercedes, etc.

Many entertaining and exciting exhibitions will be held in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Many shopping discounts will also be offered in various shopping complexes especially in Bukit Bintang area.

Venue: Sepang International Circuit
Tel: +6 03 8778 2222
Website: http://www.malaysiangp.com.my


12-14 April 2013 : Langkawi Water Festival - Malaysia Water Festival (Fishing Carnival)

Held in Pantai Cenang, Langkawi Island, some of the water-based activities that you will witness here include kayaking, para sailing, jet ski, yachting and fishing.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my


April 2013 : 20th Regatta Lepa Semporna – Water Festival

Held in Semporna in the state of Sabah, this Malaysia Events 2013 water festival will include a competition of the most beautiful traditional sailboats. Tug of war, kayak race and boat racing will also be held as part of the festival during this 2 days of fun and excitement. Semporna is the gateway to the world's best dive sites which include the world renowned Sipadan.

Phone: +6 088 232 121
Website: www.sabahtourism.com


Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2013 Labuan International Sea Challenge (Malaysia Water Festival 2013)

Participants from around the globe are invited to join the kayak competition, boat tug-of-war competition, game fishing, boat race and cross channel swimming during this time of fun in the duty free island of Labuan.

i)Labuan International Extreme Kayak Challenge
ii)Labuan Boat Tug-of-War
iii)Labuan International Game Fishing Tournament
iv)Labuan Intenational Boat Race
v)Round Island Kayak Challenge
vi)Cross Channel Swimming Challenge

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: www.motour.gov.my


April 2013 : Gendang Nusantara Festival

Organized by Melaka Historical City Council, this Malaysia Events 2013 will be held at MBMB Square, Ayer Keroh, Melaka.

Tel: +6 06 231 6411
Website: www.mbmb.gov.my


April-July 2013 : Squid Jigging Fiesta

Organized by Terengganu State Government, this Malaysia Events 2013 interesting squid jigging fiesta will be held at the popular Pulau Redang.

Tel: +6 09 623 1957
Website: www.terengganu.gov.my



MAY MALAYSIA EVENTS


4-5 May 2013 : Sabah Fest 2013

Held in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, this Malaysia Events 2013 will feature the cultures and traditions of the various ethnic groups in Sabah through music, dance, fashion and food. The annual Harvest Festival will be held after this festival.

Tel : +6 088 232 121/212 121
Website: www.sabahtourism.com


12 May - 18 May 2013 : International Pahang River Rafting Expedition 2013

Held at Pahang River, see the river rafting experts from around the globe navigating on this river.

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my


18 May 2013 : Colours of 1Malaysia 2013

Colours of Malaysia Festival will give you an opportunity to learn about the Malaysian people and the diverse cultures. This annual event brings all the heritage and culture of Malaysians from all states. Various delicacies of the different ethnic groups of Malaysia will be featured here as well. Tentatively, the event may be held in Dataran Merdeka, pending confirmation from the organiser.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: www.motour.gov.my


23 May 2013 - 3 June 2013: Wedding Craft Promotion 2013

See the wedding crafts at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex. You will be able to find some souvenir here.

Tel: +6 03 2162 7459
Website: http://www.kraftangan.gov.my


30 May - 31 May 2013: Tadau Kaamatan Celebration 2013

This harvest festival is celebrated by the Kadazan Dusun in Sabah. This annual fesival will showcase the traditional costumes and games schedule to be held in Penampang, Sabah.

Tel: +6 088 713 696


May 2013 : Miri International Jazz Festival

This annual event is organized by the Secretariat of Miri International Jazz Festival, Sarawak Tourism Board.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 085 434 181
Website: www.mudtour.sarawak.gov.my



JUNE MALAYSIA EVENTS

1 June 2013: Istiadat Mengarak Panji-Panji S.P.B Yang di-Pertuan Agong in conjunction with the Birthday of His Majesty the King

This birthday celebration of the King of Malaysia will be held at Dataran Merdeka.

Tel: +6 03 8872 6659
Website: www.pmo.gov.my


2 June 2013: Tadau Kaamatan Open House Celebration

Organized by the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture, it will be held in Sabah.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: www.kpkk.gov.my


9 June 2013: Gawai Dayak Festival

This harvest festival is celebrated by the Ibans and Bidayuh in Sarawak. This annual fesival will showcase the traditional costumes and ceremonial offerings.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: www.kpkk.gov.my


June 2013 : Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2013

This annual event will be held in Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang and is another tourist attraction event that you should not miss.

Tel: +6 04-650 5136


14-15 June 2013 : KK Jazz Festival 2013

This event will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and is organized by Sparks and Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu.

Tel: +6 019 853 9922


15 June - 16 June 2013 : 27th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2013

This annual event has attracted many international participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Brunei. This event will be held in Kota Kinabalu. While here, remember to visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Kinabalu National Park.

Tel: +6 088 232 121/260 431
Website: www.sabahtourism.com


June 2013 : SUPERGT CHAMPIONSHIP, SEPANG

Started in 1994, the Japan GT Championship Series (JGTC) is the most popular category in Japan’s motorsports world. One of its race is held here in Sepang, Selangor.

Tel: +6 03 8778 2200
Website: http://www.malaysiangp.com.my


29 June - 30 June 2013: Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 2013

This annual event held at Frasers Hill attracts bird watchers from around the globe. Teams are divided into groups to identify the birds here, many of them migratory birds from Siberia and Japan.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 09 516 1007
Website: http://www.pkbf.org.my


June 2013: Melaka River Fiesta

This annual event will be held at Melaka River Square and Spice Garden, Melaka.


Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 06 281 4322
Website: http://www.ppspm.gov.my


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JULY MALAYSIA EVENTS


2 July - 30 Sept 2013 : Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival

This Arts Tourism Festival organized by the Ministry of Tourism will be held throughout the country.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my


July 2013 : Ipoh Open International Run

Join the many runners in this international run which will be held in Ipoh, the capital of Perak. While here, remember to try the pomelo, a popular and juicy fruit of Perak.

The actual date of run will be confirmed by the organizer soon.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 05 208 3333.


7 July 2013 : Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration 2013

Join the city of Melaka in celebrating the UNESCO World Heritage City anniversary.

Tel: +6 06 231 6411Website: http://www.mbmb.gov.my


July 2013 : Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak Cultural Village

Visit Sarawak on the island of Borneo go to see the living museum known as Sarawak Cultural Village. Musicians from around the world will gather here to celebrate a fusion of nature, culture and ethnic music. If you have the time, head for Bako National Park near Kuching and you will not regret it.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 082 423 600
Website: www.sarawaktourism.com


July 2013 : Putrajaya Floria

Head for Putrajaya and see the many beautiful floral on display.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 8887 7137
Website: www.ppj.gov.my


20 July 2013 : Bon Odori Festival

This event is organized by Selangor State Office and will be held at Shah Alam Matsushita Stadium, Shah Alam.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 5510 8816


19 - 21 July 2013 : Port Dickson International Triathlon 2013, Negeri Sembilan

This triathlon consists of a combination of 3 events namely running, swimming and cycling. More than 1,000 participants from all over the world is expected to compete. This event will be held in the resort beach town of Port Dickson.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 06 765 9734
Website: www.admiralmarina.com.my


19 - 21 July 2013 : Sabah International Folklore Festival

Organized by Sabah Cultural Board, this annual event will be held at Sabah Cultural Centre, Penampang.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 088 259 457


July 2013 : Sarawak Regatta

This event is organized by Resident Office, Kuching Division.

Venue: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel: +6 082 422 263


1-31 July 2013 : Kuala Lumpur Festival

Held throughout the city of Kuala Lumpur, this is the time to see the various events in KL.

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600
Website: www.kppk.gov.my


July-Aug 2013 : Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival

Held throughout the country, many shopping malls offer great discounts.

Tel: +6 03 2615 8188
Website: www.tourism.gov.my



AUGUST TOURISM MALAYSIA EVENTS


23 - 25 August 2013 : Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge

Anglers will be competing for the biggest fish in this tropical rain forest of Rompin, Johor. This "catch and release" fishing event will have many international participants with attractive cash prizes to be won.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my


9 July 2013 - 8 Aug 2013 : Bazaar Ramadan

Many stalls that sell food for breaking fast will be set up during this time of fasting month by the Muslims.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: www.motour.gov.my




31 August 2013 : Merdeka Celebration

This day commemorates Malaysia's 55th year of independance or 'Merdeka' in Malay Language. See the open air concert on the eve of Merdeka day on 30 August. The colourful parade will be held on the morning of the Merdeka Day. The Merdeka day celebration is held in every major city in Malaysia.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: http://www.pmo.gov.my



SEPT TOURISM MALAYSIA EVENTS 2013


18 Sept 2013 : Hari Raya Open House Celebration

Join the celebration as Malaysian muslim end their fasting month. Relatives and friends are invited to many open houses where they will be treated with various traditional food and delicacies. This year's event will be held in Perlis.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: www.kpkk.gov.my


16 Sept 2013 : Malaysia Day Celebration

This day commemorates Sabah and Sarawak joining Peninsular Malaysia as a nation of Malaysia. This is the 4th year where Malaysia Day will be celebrated in full scale and has been declared a public holiday throughout Malaysia.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my


16 Sept 2013 : Music, Arts and Style International Festival (MASiF)

Enjoy all types of arts and music in Kuala Lumpur.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 4270 3865
Website: http://www.masifestival.com


Sept 2013 : Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race

This event will be held at Sepang International Circuit, Selangor.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 8778 2200
Website: http://www.malaysiangp.com.my


19 Sept 2013 : Lantern Festival

Held in Central Market, the Lantern Festival is celebrated during the full moon of the Chinese Calendar that features many intricately designed lanterns with multiple motifs.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my


26 Sept - 7 Oct 2013 : Textile Craft Promotion

Held in KL Craft Complex, this event features the batik and textiles products of Malaysia.

Tel: +6 03 2162 7459
Website: http://www.kraftangan.gov.my


Sept-Oct 2013 : Malaysia Open ATP World Tour 250

Organized by the Ministry of Tourism, this is one of the major tennis event in Malaysia.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my



OCTOBER TOURISM MALAYSIA EVENTS

1-31 October 2013 : Fabulous Food 1Malaysia-Malaysia International Gourmet Festival

This annual event features the delicacy of Malaysia.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my


18-19 October 2013 : Rhythm of Kinabalu

This art expo will be held at Kundasang, Sabah and is organized by National Department of Culture and Arts.

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my


19 - 20 October 2013 : 26th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2013

This two days event is one of "The World’s Toughest Mountain Race" where participants will scale 21km to the peak of Kinabalu mountain and descend in 3 hours. Remember to visit Poring Hot Spring and Kinabalu National Park if you have the time to spare.

Tel: +6 088 232 121
Website: www.sabahtourism.com


October 2013 : Borneo International Yachting Challenge

This international yachting event will be held at Miri, Sarawak.

Tel: +6 085 423 033


26-27 Oct 2013 : International Kolam Festival

This event to be held in the Curve Shopping Mall and is organized by National Department of Culture and Arts.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my


October 2013 : Malaysia Art Expo

This art expo will be held at MATRADE, Kuala Lumpur and is organized by Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my


NOVEMBER TOURISM MALAYSIA EVENTS 2013


10 Nov 2013 : Deepavali Celebration and Open House

The triumph of good over evil is celebrated by Hindus on the seventh month of the Hindu calendar. This year's open house will be held in Selangor.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my


1 - 30 Nov 2013 : Fabulous Food 1Malaysia - ASEAN Food Heritage Trail

Taste an array of exquisite meals in this month-long festival. Known as Malaysia's premier gastronomic event, this event showcases Malaysia's finest restaurants and the exclusive menus they offer.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my


Nov 2013 : Raja Muda Selangor Regatta

This annual event will be held at Royal Selangor Yacht Club, Port Klang and is organized by Royal Selangor Yacht Club.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 3168 6964
Website: www.rsc.com.my


22-24 Nov 2013 : International Gong Festival

Held in Redeems Centre, Singei in the state of Sarawak, this annual event is organized by National Department for Culture and Arts.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my


25-30 Nov 2013 : International Indigeneous and Aborigines Art Festival

Held in Kuala Lumpur, this annual event is organized by National Department for Culture and Arts.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600
Website: http://www.kpkk.gov.my


Nov 2013 : Kenaboi International Challenge

Held in Jelebu in Negeri Sembilan, this annual event is organized by National Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Negeri Sembilan.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 06 765 9650


Nov 2013 : Sultan's Cup Terengganu Endurance Challenge

This annual event is organized by Terengganu State Government.

Venue: International Endurance Park, Lembah Bidong, Setiu, Terengganu

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 09 623 1957
Website: http://www.terengganu.gov.my


Nov 2013 : Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival (KLIFF)

This annual event is organized by National Film Development Corporation Malaysia.

Venue: Kuala Lumpur

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 4104 1300
Website: http://www.finas.gov.my


End Nov 2013 to early Jan 2014 : Malaysia Year End Sale

The Malaysia Year End Sale offers great discounts and bargains on a wide variety of merchandise. This is the time for the ultimate shopping indulgence. Head for the many shopping complexes in the city and you will not regret it.

Tel: +6 03 2615 8188
Website: www.tourism.gov.my



DECEMBER TOURISM MALAYSIA EVENTS 2013


3-7 Dec 2013 : Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA)

Organized by Ministry of Defence, this event will be held in Langkawi.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 4027 4070
Website: www.lima.com.my



8 Dec 2013 : Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Dance Tourism Carnival

Organized by Ministry of Tourism, this event will be held in Kuala Lumpur.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: www.motour.gov.my


Early Dec 2013 : Monsoon Cup Terengganu 2013

This Monsoon Cup is a part of the prestigious Swedish Match Tour. Take the opportunity to visit the many beautiful beaches here.

The date of the race will be announced in major newspaper.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 09 623 1957


1-31 Dec 2013 : Fabulous Food 1Malaysia-Street Food and Restaurant Festival

Held throughout Malaysia and organized by the Ministry of Tourism, this is a good time to try Malaysian delicacies.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111
Website: www.motour.gov.my


Dec 2013 : Penang Chingay Parade

Held at Georgetown, Penang, this annual event is organized by Penang Chingay Association.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 04 261 8207
Website: www.penangchingay.org


Dec 2013 : Sepang 1000km Endurance Race

This event will be held at the Sepang International Circuit, Selangor.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 8778 2200
Website: www.malaysiangp.com.my


28 Dec 2013 : Christmas Celebration and Open House

Join the Malaysian christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Venue: Johor
Tel: +6 03 2612 7600
Website: www.kpkk.gov.my


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