Malaysia is a very festive country ! Numerous Festivals are held throughout the year, from religious celebrations to massive music concerts.
Malaysia hosts festivals from all religions and cultures, such as the holy month of Ramadan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, and Hari Raya Haji for the Muslim Malay, Thaipusam, Wesak Day and Deepavali for the Indians, the Hungry Ghost Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year for the Chinese community and Christmas for the Christians. Aborigines are not forgotten with the Harvest Festival or the celebrations of the Gawai Dayak. Friends for all faiths and cultures are welcome to participate in all celebrations, Malaysian people keep an open-door policy and welcome people into their homes.
Malaysian people also like to practice sports and organize international events. The F1 Malaysian Grand Prix is maybe the most famous but is far from being the only one. Running races like the Penang Brigde International Marathon, cycling competitions like Le Tour de Langkawi, or fun events like Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival are an important part of the local sport landscape.
The cultural and musical local scene is as well very lively. The diversity of world music is celebrated at the Rainforest World Music Festival while art, photography, local craft exhibitions are held in major Malaysian cities such as the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival or the George Town Festival. Malaysian also like to party hard ! Massive outdoor music concerts are regularly held throughout the year thanks to the hot climate, Future Music Festival Asia, We Love Asia Festival are among the most famous.
An annual professional road bicycle race held in Malaysia and starting from Langkawi island.
Watch the world's top-notch F1 drivers fight for the championship as they race on one of the worlds' toughest F1 racing track, under the scorching heat and humidity of the Malaysian weather.
Global music and culture will be brought to music lovers during The Penang World Music Festival for 2 nights in the Penang Botanic Gardens.
George Town Festival commemorates George Town's inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list by throwing a month-long celebration of art, music, theatre, dance opera and film.
Three-day music festival celebrating the diversity of world music nested in the Jungle of Borneo. Music workshops, cultural displays, craft displays, food stalls during the day, followed by huge concerts at night.
Malaysia’s biggest and hottest imaging and travel event. This annual festival promotes the art in photography, encourages interaction and sharing of experiences amongst photography enthusiasts and travellers.
The famous brigde linking Penang to the continent will be the home of an intense sport event: Fun run, 10K run, half marathon, full marathon along the scenic coastal highway.
A month long of colourful line-up of activities and performances. Visual arts, music, shows and dances, traditional games, crafts, heritage, foods, literature... Visitors and locals will be able to revisit all aspects of the multi-ethnic Malaysian life.
A music festival starting early in the afternoon featuring the best local and international music. And with art, food and fashion attractions for a fun experience !
We Love Asia Festival is back for a second edition in 2013. 3 stages, a funpark, a huge crowd and over 50 international and national renowned artists for an amazing week end.
Electro Music Festival on the Beach of Malaysia at the Gold Coast Morib Resort Beach Front in Selangor.
A comtenporary festival featuring perfomances, visual arts, films and music focusing on Melaka's foundation myth and heritage.
Annual Jazz concert next to the beach, the Penang Island Jazz Festival attracts every year local and international jazz musicians and singers for a long week end in a joyous atmosphere.