Here is the listing of Malaysia Events 2016 that you can join in if you are nearby. Look out for the many open houses especially during Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas.
11-16 Jan 2016 : 14th Royal Langkawi International Regatta
Get to know the famous yachtsmen from 11 countries competing in Langkawi Island.
24 Jan 2016 : Thaipusam
Held annually at Batu Caves, this religious festival for the Hindus attracts many visitors to this cave.
Tel: +603 6189 6284
25-30 Jan 2016 : Monsoon Cup Malaysia
This sailing event will be held at Puteri Harbour Marina, Iskandar Puteri, Johor. If you come with your family, your children will enjoy going to the Hello Kitty Town which is located within walking distance from the marina. Admission is FREE.
28 Jan-1 Feb 2016: Tropfest South East Asia
This short film festival will be held in Georgetown, Penang. The main event will be held at The Esplanade at 4pm with screening of films at 8pm. Entrance is FREE. There will be food and beverages on sale at the site.
Tel: +604 261 3061
28-31 Jan 2016: Tioman Surfestival 2016
This surfing contest will be held at Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman. If you are into surfing or would like to see the fun at the sea, join in this festival.
Tel: +6013 717 6677
8-9 Feb 2016 : Chinese New Year Open House Celebration
Join the many open houses that will be welcoming all visitors during the Chinese New Year. Look out for the dates and venue of the open houses that are usually hosted by the ministers and political parties.
9-10 Feb 2016 : Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
This event will be held at Padang Polo, Penang Island. Enjoy the 15 balloons that will be floating above the ground.
Tel: +604 264 3456
13 Feb 2016 : Penangites' Chinese New Year Celebration
If you are in Penang during this time, join the peoples of Penang to celebrate this fun-filled celebration. Celebration is from 4pm to 12am.
Venue: The Heritage Precincts of George Town - Esplanade, Beach Street, Light Street, King Street, Penang Street, Church Street and Bishop Street.
Tel: +6017-414 5989
20 Feb 2016 : National Chinese New Year Open House Celebration
This year's event will be held in Ipoh, Perak. Come and enjoy the many performances and food. Admission is FREE.
Tel: +603 8000 8000
22 Feb 2016: Chap Goh Meh
Held at the Esplanade, Georgetown, Penang and organized by Penang State Tourism, this event is celebrated on the 15th day of Chinese New Year Festival. This is the Chinese version of Valentine Day.
Tel: +604 650 5136
1-31 March 2016: BMW Malaysia Open(Women Tennis Association)
Held at Royal Selangor Golf Club, this premier women tennis event will feature many world class golf players.
11-13 March 2016: 8th Putrajaya International Hot-Air Balloon Fiesta
Enjoy the view of Putrajaya from hot-air balloon. Beautifully designed balloons will also be featured here by over 20 balloonists from around the globe. Come at 7am and 6pm as this is the time when the balloons will be inflated.
Venue: Millenium Monument, Precinct 2, Putrajaya
Tel: +603 9044 0002
12 March 2016: Raptor Watch
Organized by Malaysia Nature Society, this annual event at Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan is a good time for family outing.
Venue: Tanjung Tuan, PNB Ilham Resort, 10th Mile, Port Dickson.
Tel: +603 2287 9422
Mar-Apr 2016: 1Malaysia GP Sale
This Malaysia Events 2016 nationwide carnival sale throughout the nation is held in conjunction with the Petronas Malaysian F1 GP 2016.
Tel: +603 2615 8188
26 March 2016: Great Eastern Viper Arena
See participants go through obstacles over a 7 km course in a duration of 3-4 hours. The venue of the event is Shah Alam Stadium.
Tel: +60 16 2054410
APRIL MALAYSIA EVENTS 2016
3 April 2016 : Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya
Athletes from all over the world will be here to participate in this triathlon event. Venue is at Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya.
Tel: +603-7491 0505
15-17 April 2016 : Nasi Ambeng Festival
This event will be held at Banghuris Homestay, Sepang, Selangor featuring the famous Javanese cuisine.
Tel: + 03 5510 2664
22-24 April 2016 : 23rd Regatta Lepa Semporna – Water Festival
Held in Semporna in the state of Sabah, this Malaysia Events 2016 water festival will include a competition of the most beautiful traditional sailboats. Tug of war, kayak race and boat racing will also be held as part of the festival during this 3 days of fun and excitement. Semporna is the gateway to the world's best dive sites which include the world renowned Sipadan.
Phone: +608 978 1518
29 Apr-1 May 2016 Labuan International Sea Challenge (Malaysia Water Festival 2016)
Participants from around the globe are invited to join the kayak competition, boat tug-of-war competition, game fishing, boat race and cross channel swimming during this time of fun in the duty free island of Labuan.
i)Labuan International Extreme Kayak Challenge
ii)Labuan Boat Tug-of-War
iii)Labuan International Game Fishing Tournament
iv)Labuan Intenational Boat Race
v)Round Island Kayak Challenge
vi)Cross Channel Swimming Challenge
Tel: +603 8000 8000 Venue: Labuan International Sea Sport Complex
29 April - 1 May 2016: International Shoe Festival
Held at the Putra World Trade Centre(PWTC), this event is a must if you want to explore the designer shoes from around the globe. Time is from 10am to 9pm.
Tel: +603 9285 5382
29 April-1 May 2016 : Sabah Fest 2016
Held in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, this Malaysia Events 2016 will feature the cultures and traditions of the various ethnic groups in Sabah through music, dance, fashion and food. The annual Harvest Festival will be held after this festival.
Tel : +6088 232 121/212 121
MAY MALAYSIA EVENTS 2016
3 May 2016 : Wesak Day
This religious event is celebrated by the Buddhists in temples throughout Malaysia.
13-14 May 2016 : Borneo Jazz Festival
This annual event is organized by the Secretariat of Miri International Jazz Festival, Sarawak Tourism Board. This is one of the leading music festival in this region and is held in Miri, Sarawak. Venue is ParkCity Everly Hotel, Miri, Sarawak.
Tel: +608 242 3600
14 May 2016: Tadau Keamatan Open House Celebration 2016
This harvest festival open house celebration will be held in Sandakan, Sabah and is organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
Tel: +603 8000 8000
21-22 May 2016 : Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2016
This annual event has attracted many international participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Brunei. This event will be held in Likas Bay, Kota Kinabalu. While here, remember to visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Kinabalu National Park.
Tel: +6088 253 433
May 2016: Kelantan International Kite Fest
If you are in Kelantan, head for Pantai Geting in Tumpat and see how the experts from all over the world fly the kites of various sizes during this time of the year.
May 2016: 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade
Held in Precinct 2, Putrajaya this fair will feature floats from the many states in Malaysia with the theme "Magic of the Night". Come with your family for an evening of fun.
Tel: +603 8891 7000
27 May-4 June 2016 : Royal FLORIA Putrajaya
See the colourful flowers and plants at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4. Opening hours from 9am to 10:30pm (Monday-Thursday) and 9am-12 midnight(Fri-Sun).
28-29 May 2016 : Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2016
This annual event is another tourist attraction event that you should not miss. This event will be held at Teluk Bahang Dam.
Tel: +604 650 5136
28 May-5 June 2016 : Penang Floral Festival
See and capture the many flowers and orchids during this festival. This event will be held at Taman Botani, Jalan Kebun Bunga in Penang.
Tel: +604 226 4401
30-31 May 2016: Tadau Keamatan Celebration 2016
This harvest festival is celebrated by the Kadazan Dusun in Sabah. This annual festival will showcase the traditional costumes and games schedule to be held in Penampang, Sabah.
Tel: +6088 713 696
JUNE MALAYSIA EVENTS 2016
June 2016: Gawai Dayak Festival
This harvest festival is celebrated by the Ibans and Bidayuh in Sarawak. This annual fesival will showcase the traditional costumes and ceremonial offerings.
Tel: +6082 423 600
3-4 June 2016: Sunset Music Festival
Enjoy the music at the tip of Borneo, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat. A good time to listen to the classical as well as contemporary music being played.
Tel: +6088 232 121
6 June-5 July 2016: Putrajaya Ramadhan Festival
In preparation for the coming Hari Raya, this is the place where you can get all types of food for Hari Raya. This bazaar will be held at PPj Complex and Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, Precinct 3, Putrajaya.
22-23 June 2016 : KK Jazz Festival 2016
This event will be held in Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf and Country Club's Tennis Arena, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and is organized by Sparks and Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu.
June 2016: Fraser's Hill International Bird Race
This annual event held at Frasers Hill attracts bird watchers from around the globe. Teams are divided into groups to identify the birds here, many of them migratory birds from Siberia and Japan.
Further information can be obtained by contacting:
Tel: +609 5171 1623
June-Aug 2016: 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival
This is the second carnival sale of the year. Head for the many shopping malls that are practically available in many cities throughout the country and enjoy great discounts.