In this festival, offerings are made for dead ancestors to obtain merit...
Rhythm of Kinabalu profiles Sabah’s traditional music, performed by musicians from various local ethnic groups. The eclectic mix of ethnic communities from Sabah features unique instruments made from bamboo (gamelan, flute, bungkau, etc.), metal (gamelan, gongs, etc.) and wood (gabang, harp, etc.). Here’s your chance to discover the sounds and rhythms of the rich culture of Sabah!
Malaysia Day is held on September 16 yearly to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. Celebrations are held at various parts of the country.
Borneo Bird Race 2015
The Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge is an annual off-shore fishing competition under the auspices of the Pahang State Government. It is jointly organized by Tioman Development Authority Culture Malaysia, in collaboration with the Malaysian Angling Association. The competition is only for catches of sailfish and marlin, and contestants are guided by the rules of conduct based on international standards set by the Billfish Foundation and The International Game Fish Association. “Catch and Release” is compulsory whereby after capture, the fish is unhooked, photographed and returned to the sea before it experiences exhaustion or injury. The event is held at Lanjut, Kuala Rompin, about 125 kilometres south of Kuantan in the state of Pahang. The area is known as the “Billfish Capital of Asia’’ where sailfish and marlin spend much of their time cruising the seas off Kuala Rompin during their active migration season in the months of March through September each year. The billfish at Kuala Rompin are not big in size but you can’t deny its beauty, incredible fighting spirit, breath-taking high leaps, somersaults and tail dances. Both participant and spectator will enjoy this high-level action-packed event of spectacular game fishing!
The Crafts International Festival will showcase the amazing work of talented crafts people from all over the world. Highlights of the fair include craft demonstrations and cultural performances from various countries, aside from the sale of products at special prices. A total of 400 exhibitors are taking part to exhibit and sell traditional and contemporary handicrafts including ceramics, pewter, textiles, bamboo, wood and other natural products.
Gear up for the largest, most significant and prestigious international visual art feast in Malaysia – Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2015)! The art fair will feature 70 established and reputable art galleries / groups from 30 countries, exhibiting 2,000 pieces of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation, photography), under one roof. Admission is free.
The Port Dickson International Bike Fest is an annual tourism event that unites bikers. Highlightsinclude high powered motorbike exhibition, bike owners carnivals, arm wrestling competition, exhibition and booths by motorcycle clubs and motorcycle accessories companies.
This is a remarkable traditional longboat race that happens every year. Witness teams of up to 30 paddlers battling it out in the Sarawak River on decorated longboats, in the quest for the title, “King of the River.” Taking part are boat operators, the public, private and government sectors as well other countries such as Brunei and Indonesia. Secure a spot along the 1.3 km Kuching Waterfront to get the best view of the action on the water!
Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) commemorates the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957. It is celebrated on August 31 each year with a ceremony on Dataran Merdeka (Freedom Square) in the center of Kuala Lumpur.
22 - 26 January 2018