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Malaysia Current events

The Malaysian calendar is marked colorful with various festivals and events that are generally held throughout the year. The calendar of the events in Malaysia clearly depicts the eminence of the nation in the world map of art, culture, and sports. The Malaysian events host a significant influence in dominating the tourism appeal of the nation. The Malaysia current events that mark the coming months of the Malaysian calendar boasts of a worldwide recognition along with a universal appeal among the tourists as well as the locales. The festivals and events of Malaysia bestows upon the visitors the unique opportunity to taste the flavor of the Malaysian culture. The celebration of Malaysian festivals boasts of a diversified cultural appeal that also boasts of religious influence.

Upcoming Events and Festivals of Malaysia:

Malaysian festivals feature a fascinating blend of cultural as well as religious appeal. Such cultural show of the country lets you indulge in all fun and festivities. Let us have a look at some of the Malaysia current events that are best defined as pulsating, entertaining, and exciting.

Malaysia GP Sale 2011

Tourist visiting the country during the March will be greeted with a maddening shopping sale. The city of Langwaki is all set to host the most exciting shopping event of the year, Malaysia GP sale. Here, you will get the fantastic opportunity to come across the some of the greatest discounts and exciting bargaining deals along with promotional offers. Paradise for the shopaholics, the event featuring a nationwide sale continues for over a month. From apparels and electronics to accessories, the sale brings it all under one umbrella. The Shopping Malaysia Secretariat organizes the event.

Event Details

Date - 6 March 2011 - 10 April 2011
Venue - Lanmgswaki

Tel - 03-2615 8188

Formula One Grand Championship "Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix" 2011

A sport event in Malaysia, the formula one grand championship is definite to rock the nation with its cool show. Scheduled to be held in the city of Sepang, the championship will offer you the exciting opportunity of witnessing the roars and excitement of the world-class cars from the range of Ferrari, Mercedes, and BMW.

Event Details
Date - 8 April - 10 April 2011
Venue: Sepang International Circuit
Tel: +6 03 8778 2222

Sabah Fest 2011

The Sabah fest is one of the popular annual events in Malaysia that highlights the cultural appeal of the country. The event is the manifestation of musical shows, dance performance, fashion fiesta, and food extravaganza. This cultural festival offers the ethnic group of the city exhibit their rich culmination of cultures and traditions. The cultural extravaganza is followed by the popular harvest festival held in different states of the country. The Sabah tourism board in association with Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd organizes the event.
Event Details
Venue - Kota Kinabalu
Tel - +6 088 232 121 / 212 121


Vesak is one of the popular religious festivals held in Malaysia. Held during the full moon cycle, the day is considered to be very auspicious day in the Buddhist calendar. The day marks and commemorates the birth, death, and enlightenment of Buddha. Celebrations are usually held during the time before dawn in all temples throughout the nation. People in the entire nation visits the temples to participate in the prayer services held.

Event Details
Date - 17 May 2011 (various dates)

Festa de Sao Pedro

A popular cultural event, the Festa de Sao Pedro observes the dance of Portuguese settlers in the streets of Malacca. The major highlight of the festival is the scoff made at the specialty of the Portuguese, “curry devil”. On this day, boats are richly decorated with the icon of the saint on the feast day. Songs are also sung in the language of Portuguese and Malay known as Cristo.

Event Details
Date - June 2011 (various dates)
Venue - Malacca

Rainforest World Music Festival

One of the popular music festivals in Malaysia, the Rainforest world music festival is the biggest extravaganza held in South East Asia. Scheduled in a Bornean rainforest, the musical fest witnesses the gathering of world’s greatest musicians in the Sarawak cultural village in Kuching. The concert that starts from morning and continues until midnight features the performance of the indigenous music of the country. If you would like to attend the annual event, it is dvisable that you book your tickets and other reservation six months in advance.

Event Details
Date - 8 July - 10 July 2011 (annual)
Venue - Sarawak Cultural Village
Rates - Day ticket RM110; 3-12s RM55
3-day ticket RM300 ; children aged under 3 are free

Eid ul Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr or Hari Raya Aidilfitri, as it is known as in the country is a much celebrated festivals observed at the end of Ramadhan. The festival that traditionally marks the time of forgiveness and joy is a popular festival of the Muslim community in the country. The first three days of this month-long festival is observed as a public holiday that witnesses the grand festivity. Decorations drape the entire nation along with preparation of home cooked specialties for the festival.

Event Details
Date – August (Various Dates)
Venue - Throughout Malaysia

BookFest @ Malaysia

The BookFest is one of the popular events in Malaysia that boasts of a huge tourist draw. Book lovers from all over the world gather at the capital city of the nation to be a part of one of the biggest literary exhibit. The major highlight of the program includes the “meet and greet” session among the authors and the buyers.

Event Details
Date -September 2011 (various dates)
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Location - Malysia
Time: 10am-10pm

Eco Film Fest

A fast-growing environmental stage, the eco film fest is a top Malaysian event. The event features an equal appeal among both the budding filmmakers and the professionals. The event features the screening of award winning international films and documentaries. Event Details
Date - October 2011 (various dates)
Venue -University of Malaya

Bamboo Music Festival

The bamboo music festival exhibits a unique cultural display. Here, you will get to witness the magic of bamboo orchestra. Major highlights of the fest include the performance on traditional instruments like, sompoton, seruling (flute) and the tagunggak (percussion).

Event Details
Date - November 2011 (various dates)
Venue – Sabah
Location - Malaysia

Penang Island Jazz Festival

The Jazz festival is one of the popular music fest that lets you enjoy the extravaganza by the sea at Penang Island. The event will witness a culmination of performances of Malaysian and international musicians at the outdoor stage on Ferringhi Beach. The annual event also hosts a number of musical workshops alongside the performances. Event Details
Date – December 2011 (annual)
Venue - Ferringhi Beach
Rates - RM60

Some of the other Malaysia current events scheduled for the coming months in 2011 are -
  • Kuala Lumpur Children Book Fair
  • Penang Bridge International Marathon
  • Malaysia International Gourmet Festival
  • Borneo International Kite Festival
  • World Bachata Festival Kuala Lumpur
  • Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival
  • Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge
  • Merdeka Celebration
  • Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2011
  • 26th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2011
  • International Pahang River Rafting Expedition 2011
  • Tadau Kaamatan Celebration 2011
  • Langkawi Water Festival

    Be a part of the multicultural events of Malaysia that hosts spectacular appeal for the tourists as well as the locales. The Malaysia current events scheduled for the coming months of the calendar year is sure to offer great experience spelling fun and entertainment for the tourists.

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