Arm wrestling is no child’s play! What kids consider as a playful demonstration of their strength is taken seriously by adults in this 37th World Arm Wrestling Championship. The World Arm Wrestling Federation (WAF), the official body that governs the sport with 67 countries registered as members, organises this world championship annually. The event lasts for 10 days with more than 5 categories with different weight classes and is set to attract more than 1,500 participants from all over the world. Malaysia is the host country of the 37th World Arm Wrestling Championship this year and will be the second Asian nation to host (WAF) Championship since 2005.
A religious festival honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region...
Hari Raya Aidil Adha
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.
22 - 26 January 2018