|Gawai Dayak Festival |
1 June 2008
Gawai Dayak is a harvest festival celebrated by the state’s indigenous people, particularly Dayaks such as the Ibans and Bidayuh. Traditional costumes are worn and ceremonial offerings of various local traditional delicacies and ‘tuak’ (home-made rice wine) are made to the gods of rice and prosperity. This unique festivity is a ‘must-see’ occasion for local and foreign tourists alike.
Phone: 6082 423 600
Fax: 6082 416 700
|23rd Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2008 |
15 June 2008
One of the state’s main annual events, the Sabah Dragon Boat Race has drawn international participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Brunei.
Phone: 6088 232 121/260 431
Fax: 6088 265 540/219 401
|Japan GT |
17 June 2008 Until 22 June 2008
The high profile and most popular racing series in Japan is brought to the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. The Japan GT, an adrenalin rush competition which will draw racing enthusiasts worldwide to Malaysia. Don't misst out on the event!
Phone: 603 8778 2222
Fax: 603 8778 2227
|Penang Bridge Marathon 2008 |
22 June 2008
Take part in one of the best well-known sporting events in the country. The annual marathon will take place over the third longest bridge in the world and along the island’s scenic coastal highway.
Phone: 604 262 0202
Fax: 604 263 1020
|Fiesta San Pedro |
23 June 2008 Until 29 June 2008
Fiesta San Pedro or Feast of Saint Peter is a major annual celebration for the Portuguese community in Melaka. It is celebrated with traditional games, cultural performances, food fair and best decorated boat contest.
Phone: 606 281 560/262 0202/6016 611 1684
Fax: 606 288 2951
|Ipoh Open International Run |
6 July 2008
The 21km course is an opportunity for both participants and observers to enjoy the city’s varied landscapes and cultures.
Phone: 605 241 3733
Fax: 605-253 7396
|Rainforest World Music Festival |
11 July 2008 Until 13 July 2008
Musicians from around the world gather to perform diverse ethnic music in a living museum known as Sarawak Culture Village. The festival is set to bring ardent fans of music from all corners of the world.
Sarawak Cultural Village
Phone: 6082 423 600
Fax: 6082 416 700
|Port Dickson International Triathlon 2008 |
12 July 2008 Until 13 July 2008
The Port Dickson International Triathlon 2008 will feature 1,000 participants from 30 countries to compete in swimming, cycling and marathon.
Phone: 606 765 9870 / 647 0888
Fax: 606 762 8540 / 647 0889
|Malaysia Flora Fest 2008 |
18 July 2008 Until 3 August 2008
Witness splendid display of Flowers as Putrajaya transforms into a veritable paradise of breathtaking, colourful blossoms. Therned as ‘Colours of Harmony’, the event will feature Floral Parade which showcases beautifully decorated floats from nationwide and the neighbouring countries. Bazaars, competitions, exhibitions and workshops are also available.
20 July: Flora Run (Florathon) - Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur
26 July: Flora Fest Parade - Putrajaya Boulevard, Putrajaya
26–28 July: Static Display of Floats - Putrajaya
29 June - 21 July: Floral Photography Exhibtion
Putrajaya & Klang Valley
Phone: 603 2693 7111
Fax: 603 2694 1146
|Genting World Lion Dance Championship |
18 July 2008 Until 20 July 2008
The event will be held at the Arena of Stars, venue for the one and only gathering of the world’s best lion dance troupes, competing for the coveted title of “The World Lion King”. Don’t miss the fantastic performances of acrobatics and dance.
Arena of Stars
Phone: 603 6101 1118 / 2718 1118
|KL Samrah Festival 2008 |
18 July 2008 Until 9 August 2008
The event showcases Arabian music and concerts over at Bintang Walk to welcome the arrival fo Middle Eastern tourists to Malaysia, happening in four weekends and eight nights. Watch out for these dates!
18-19 July, 25- 26 July, 1-2 August, 8-9 August
Phone: 603 2617 6272
Fax: 603 2698 3819
|Perak International Skydive |
19 July 2008 Until 20 July 2008
The event will feature local participants from Selangor and Kelantan as well as international professional sky divers from Singapore, Australia and United States.
Phone: 605 312 7359
Fax: 605 312 7359
|Sarawak Regatta |
1 August 2008 Until 3 August 2008
The state’s expert boatmen take up their paddles to prove their prowess for the event with jet ski and kayak races to add to the fast paced action.
Phone: 6082 243 301 / 414 405
Fax: 6082 243 304
|Malaysia International Fireworks |
15 August 2008 Until 30 August 2008
Watch the sky light up with impressive fireworks displays! The competition features various countries vying to create a grand theatre of pyrotechnics. Be part of this magical, glittering evening!
Phone: 603 2693 7111
Fax: 603 2694 1272
|TM 22nd Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2008 |
23 August 2008 Until 24 August 2008
Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Mountain Race’, TM 22nd Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2008 is a 21 km run towards the peak of Mt. Kinabalu and descend in three hours for the Men, Women and Veteran Men categories.
Phone: 6088 232 121
Fax: 6088 265 540
|Merdeka Month Celebration |
31 August 2008
The date marks a commemoration of Malaysia’s 51st year of Independence, celebrated in a joyous mood by all Malaysians. Highlights include parades, fireworks displays and much more! Join in the merriment!
Phone: 603 2615 8188 / 8888 1957
Fax: 603 2693 5884 / 8888 3904
|Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge |
8 September 2008 Until 10 September 2008
A 'catch and release' sail fishing event to be held near the Rompin waters with mostly international participants, the events is established by the International Game Fishing Association involving worldwide media and website coverage as well as attractive cash prizes!
Phone: 609 514 1203/513 7235
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