Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015


One of South East Asia’s favourite holiday destinations, Malaysia is a country where 'something for everyone' is more of a daily itinerary than a promise.

Packed with attractions, experiences and activities to meet every traveller’s needs, it is truly the ideal holiday destination. From its postcard white sandy beaches, UNESCO World Heritage sites, national parks, eclectic cities, adventure activities and rainforests abundant with nature, it is a bubbling melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and religions. Throw friendly and welcoming people into the mix, along with some of the best cuisine on the planet, and the Malaysian experience is hard to beat.
 

Rainforest World Music Festival 
07 August 2015 - 09 August 2015 - Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Sarawak

The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique event that brings renowned musicians from around the world together with indigenous musicians from the interiors of Borneo. Now in its 17th edition, the event showcases Sarawak’s conservation efforts in preserving its rainforests through world music. It attracts tourists from countries such as Australia, US, UK, Singapore, India, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Canada, Norway, France and Japan.

Line up:

  • ALAVERDI (Georgia)
  • BARGOU 08
  • CULTURE SHOT A.K.A LA LA LA LI LA TAM PONG (Penang, Malaysia)
  • DRISS EL MALOUMI (Morocco)
  • ENKH JARGAL DANDARVAANCHIG (EPI), (Mongolia)
  • KAPELA MALISZÓW (Poland)
  • KOBAGI KECAK (Indonesia)
  • KORRONTZI (Spain)
  • LE BLANC BROS CAJUN BAND (Australia)
  • LINDIGO (Reunion Island)
  • NDIMA (Congo Brazzaville)
  • SHOOGLENIFTY (Scotland)
  • SON DE MADERA (Mexico)
  • SONA JOBARTEH (Africa)
     

Lantern Festival 
19 September 2015 - Petaling Street, BB KLCC and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Each year the Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese Calendar. The Festival is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Moon Cake Festival, traditionally it marked the end of the harvest season. Malaysian Chinese celebrate this festival by gathering at home with family, pray, and eat mooncakes, all while children are exultant with their latest lantern designs. Shopping centres and landmarks in the city like in Petaling Street are decorated with thousands of colourful lit lanterns, while a range of other activities all add to the festive atmosphere.

 

Malaysia International Gourmet Festival - MIGF 2015
01 October 2015 - 31 October 2015 - Throughout Malaysia

Since the first event held back in 2001, the world renowned Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, MIGF, has established itself as the pinnacle of gastronomic excellence in the region. Into its 14th successive year, the Festival never fails to excite and surprise with both local and international diners eagerly looking forward to see what the Festival has in store.

This year, MIGF will take place from 1st to 31st October 2015 with the theme RED HOT CHEFS!

For the full Festival month of October, outstanding chefs from the country’s best restaurants will offer diners specially created Festival Menus available at exclusive Festival prices together with a host of generous Festival offers. 

 

Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix
23 October 2015 - 25 October 2015 - Sepang International Circuit, Selangor

This is the premier event of motorcycle racing catch the action of the world’s top racers in this exciting event. Held at one of the most challenging circuits in the world, the race is a must-watch for those who love full throttle action. 

 

To find out more about what Malaysia has to offer, visit www.tourism.gov.my

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Travel to Malaysia

Getting to Malaysia is easy. There are 52 flights per week to Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines, with convenient onward connections to all holiday destinations around Malaysia. Air Asia flies to Malaysia from Australia thirty eight to forty times a week. Affordable airfares makes your next adventure to Malaysia budget-friendly. To book flights to Malaysia from Australia visit Webjet's deal finder for an easy way to compare airlines
 

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