Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the lunar calendar and the spring festival. Various cultural activities will be held during the festival including Chinese New Year themed decorations filling the streets.
Venue Jonker Street, Melaka
Organiser Federation of the Chinese Association of Jonker Walk
It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and the only hot air balloon festival on an island in Malaysia! The Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will see 15 hot air balloons by international and local balloonists over the 2-day festival, together with family- friendly activities, creative workshops and more
Le Tour de Langkawi, Asia’s premier multiple-stage race, is the brain child of Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed which made its debut in 1996 to place Malaysia on the world sporting and tourism map.
Lumut International Boat Show will be the navigator of Asia-Pacific leisure boating, and the most comprehensive boating exhibition in Malaysia to create an exhibiting history of the boat industrial chain.
Venue Marina Island, Lumut, Perak
Organiser Tourism Perak / Warisan Moraza / Gemilang Avenue
The Perlis East Wind Festival gets its name from the winter-to-summer cycle brought by the wind from the east to the state of Perlis. Against the backdrop of the village, the programme implemented in the plains has been able to bring out the unique way of life of the peasant community in the northern Peninsula.
Venue Kompleks Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN), Kangar, Perlis
Organiser National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) Perlis / Perlis State Government
Watch hot air balloons in various shapes and sizes as you enjoy the sights around Putrajaya, Malaysia's administrative capital. During this event, visitors will get to watch ballooning competitions, hot air balloon rides, and other fun activities, such as an F&B bazaar and a Night Glow event.
Melaka International Air Carnival (MIAC) 2020 is an event for local and international aviation personnel, military, police force, air force, rescue teams and groups – as a platform for all aviation industries to meet up to showcase their materials and recruit aviation fans.
Venue Melaka International Airport, Batu Berendam, Melaka
KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge is held with the objective of providing opportunities to participants who want to test their physical and mental endurance and to challenge themselves to conquer the top of KL Tower.
Held along the scenic riverbanks of Pahang, this unique programme gives a glimpse into the state’s culture and arts while showcasing its picturesque beauty. The festival is held to bring the arts closer to the people, and preserve the country’s unique cultural and artistic heritage.
Venue Chenor, Maran, Pahang
Organiser National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) Pahang / Pahang State Government
Ipoh is known as one of the world’s famous places to enjoy local delicacies especially its well-known white coffee. The festival will help promote Ipoh as a food destination to local and foreign tourists.
The month-long Harvest Festival celebration will culminate at Hongkod Koisaan (the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Association Centre in Penampang). This annual celebration attracts some 5,000 visitors each year. Join the merriment as local folks sing, dance, eat and play traditional games. The highlight is none other than the final round of the highly anticipated Harvest Beauty Queen pageant.
This programme gives an understanding of the state’s arts and heritage through a series of stage performances and activities. Enjoy cultural shows, folk games, traditional food and more at this lively festival.
Venue Sungai Korok, Jitra, Kedah
Organiser National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) Kedah / Kedah State Government
Enjoy a great splashing time with lots of water and beach activities. Labuan International Sea Challenge will also feature other established international events such as the Labuan Round Island Kayak Challenge, Cross Channel Swimming Challenge and Fishing Tournament.
Venue Labuan International Sea Sports Complex, Labuan
The festival will celebrate the multitude of unique ethnicities in Lahad Datu such as Idahan, Bajau, Sungai, Suluk, Cocos, Kadazan and many more. This is a continuation of the Kinabalu Ritma programme, an annual event held to promote the state’s cultural and arts activities.
Venue Lahad Datu Sports Complex, Sabah
Organiser National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) Sabah / Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture / Sabah State Government
Enjoy a splendid showcase of local arts and culture such as Boria, Ghazal, Chingay, martial arts and lots more. Held at the northern state of Penang, this festival offers a delightful time with great performances, celebrity appearances, competitions and so much more.
Venue Balik Pulau, Penang
Organiser National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) Penang / Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture / Penang State Government
The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo. A not-to-be-missed occasion, this festival guarantees a smashing time in the heart of the Borneo Jungle.
Venue Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong, Sarawak
The Borneo Jazz Festival is one of the longest running Jazz festivals in the region. The line-up includes internationally acclaimed artists from USA, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Austria, The Netherlands and some of the region’s best. The on-going objective of Borneo Jazz Festival is to promote music tourism for Sarawak, collaborating with local communities to showcase Borneo through its exotic cuisine and the wide array of indigenous arts & crafts.
Kembara Mahkota Johor is a programme led by His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, the Sultan of Johor. The event was established in 2001 with the aim of bringing the royal family of Johor closer to the people. The convoy is powered by high-powered motorcycles, four-wheel drives, trains and a few vehicles from His Majesty’s personal collection.
Get a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the indigenous people of Selangor. This festival showcases the arts, crafts, music and lifestyles of the various indigenous communities in an entertaining and enjoyable setting.
Watch live, exciting action in the beautiful island resort of Langkawi. Experience the thrill as international participants test their skills and challenge the waves in their jet-skis to win the coveted title.
Putrajaya Floria or the Royal Floria Putrajaya is Malaysia’s leading annual flower and garden festival and is taking place again this year for over 10 days. Getting bigger and better every year, this garden festival is the top event in Putrajaya’s calendar. It promises to be a sweet smelling event and should not be missed!
An extreme sport, this event brings international paragliders performing flying acts against the backdrop of Terengganu’s stunning natural landscape. The outdoor sport will definitely highlight Terengganu as the extreme paragliding hub in the region.
Venue Kota Putera Paragliding Park, Besut, Terengganu
Once again, this annual event returns to the waters of Rompin with the “catch and release“ concept. An event that will draw sailfish anglers from all over the world. The only event in Malaysia listed as one of the qualifying events for the Offshore World Championship ( OWC ) based in Costa Rica.
Venue Pantai Bernas, Rompin, Pahang
Organiser Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), Pahang Office
"Run Among the Tallest Tropical Trees in the World" - Tawau Hills Park is home to some of the tallest tropical trees in the world and a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. For adventure enthusiasts, the park offers a wide range of activities from camping to hiking, jungle-trekking and mountain climbing. The park is known for its three main peaks/ extinct volcanoes, Mount Magdalena, Mount Lucia and Mount Maria.
Venue Tawau Hills Park, Sabah
Organiser Sabah Tourism Board / Sri Pelancongan Sabah
BASE jump enthusiasts from around the world converge at KL Tower, a major landmark in the city, for an adrenalin-pumping leap from the tower’s Sky Deck. This annual event puts Malaysia on the world map as a destination for sports tourism.
This festival aims to elevate and uphold our unique cultural arts heritage, indirectly stimulating and popularising cultural arts which are facing a ‘slow death’ and are sadly, disappearing. The festival brings together community-based arts that have been acknowledged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and duly recognised as our National Heritage.
Venue Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC), Kuala Lumpur
Organiser National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) / Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC)
The festival features Sarawak’s percussion instruments such as the Gendang Pempat (Iban), Sebang and Gendang Dumbak (Bidayuh), Gendang and Alu & Tawak (Melanau), Jatung Utang (Orang Ulu), Beduk, Rebana, and Hadrah (Malay), Chinese Drums, Modern Drums as well as other performances such as puppet theatre, dances, buskers, and more. It will be held in conjunction with Sarawak Regatta.
Venue Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak
Organiser National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) Sarawak / Sarawak State Government
Also known as “Poppy Day”, this event is commemorated on a Sunday closest to November 11th every year. War veterans from the Commonwealth countries as well as locals and visitors from all over the world gather at the WWII Memorial to pay tribute to the brave souls of yesteryear.
The Penang Bridge International Marathon is an international running event catered to all from young to old. The event will be held at the Penang Bridge. It is the biggest running event in Malaysia and has been listed in the Malaysia Book of Records.
Venue Penang Bridge (First Bridge)
Organiser Penang State Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture & Arts Office
Enjoy a weekend of pulsating thrills and spills, the tunes of the vigorous beating of drums, strong thrust of roars and various stage performances, as the dragon boat teams battle it out in the water to be the champions.
Venue Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang
Organiser Penang State Exco for Tourism Development, Arts, Culture, and Heritage (PETACH)
Contact 604 650 5133
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