Malaysia Events July To Dec 2016

This is the listing of Malaysia events July to Dec 2016. The second half of the year include festivals such as Hari Raya, Durian Fair, Rainforest World Music and Malaysia Day coming your way. 


1-31 July 2016 : Penang Durian Fair 

This is the time to head for Penang and enjoy the durian season at this time of the year. This fair will be held at at Nibong Tebal, Seberang Prai and markets in Penang. This event is organized by Penang Tourism Development & Culture Office.

Tel: +6011 3602 0202


6-7 July 2016 : Hari Raya Celebration

Join the celebration as Malaysian Muslim end their fasting month. Relatives and friends are invited to many open houses where they will be treated with various traditional food and delicacies. 

7 July 2016 : Penang UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration

Head for Penang during this time of the year and enjoy the many events such as cultural and music shows, crafts and exhibits about the history of Penang.

Venue: Esplanade, Penang

Tel: +604 261 6606

24-30 July 2016 : Sabah International Folklore Festival

Organized by Sabah Cultural Board, this annual event will be held at National Department For Culture and Arts, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6088 268 460


29 July-28 August 2016 : George Town Festival 2016

Held at the Esplanade at the Island, this month long festival will feature attractions such as dances, drama, art, music and fashion events.

Tel: +604 261 6308


5-7 Aug 2016: Rainforest World Music Festival 2016

Visit Sarawak on the island of Borneo go to see the living museum known as Sarawak Cultural Village. Musicians from around the world will gather here to celebrate a fusion of nature, culture and ethnic music. If you have the time, head for Bako National Park near Kuching and you will not regret it.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +608 242 3600

15 Aug 2016 : Sandakan Memorial Day

This event is held to honour the 2,400 heroes who died when they were forced to march from Sandakan to Ranau, a distance of 240km.

Tel: +6089 273 753

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31 August 2016 : Merdeka Celebration

This day commemorates Malaysia's 59th year of independence or 'Merdeka' in Malay Language. See the open air concert on the eve of Merdeka day on 30 August. The colourful parade will be held on the morning of the Merdeka Day. The Merdeka day celebration is held in every major city in Malaysia.

Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600 


1-30 Sept 2016 : Sarawak Regatta

Paddlers will be racing using their longboats in Kuching. Try to appreciate the colourful design and decoration of the longboats while you are here.

Venue: Tebingan Kuching, Sarawak

Tel: +6082 507051

Sept 2016 : Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge

Anglers will be competing for the biggest fish in this tropical rain forest of Rompin, Johor. This "catch and release" fishing event will have many international participants with attractive cash prizes to be won.

Venue: Kuala Rompin, Pahang

Tel: +609 514 1206 


16 Sept 2016 : Malaysia Day Celebration

This day commemorates Sabah and Sarawak joining Peninsular Malaysia as a nation of Malaysia. This is the 5th year where Malaysia Day will be celebrated in full scale and has been declared a public holiday throughout Malaysia.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +603 2612 7600 

15 Sept 2016 : Lantern Festival

Come and join the Chinese in celebrating the moon cake festival. It will be held at Petaling Street, BB KLCC and Pavilion KL. See the many beautiful lanterns with unique design on display here.

26 Sept-2 Oct 2016 : Malaysia Open ATP World Tour 250

Organized by the Ministry of Tourism, this is one of the major tennis event in Malaysia. A few of the top 10 ranked players will be here for this event. Venue is at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

Tel: +603 9222 8811

30 Sept-2 Oct 2016 : FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP "Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix" 2016

This premier event is held in Sepang during the tropical heat of the day. Come and see the excitement and roaring sound of the world class cars from Ferari, BMW, Mercedes, etc.

Many entertaining and exciting exhibitions will be held in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Many shopping discounts will also be offered in various shopping complexes especially in Bukit Bintang area.

Venue: Sepang International Circuit
Tel: +603 8778 2222

30 Sept-2 Oct 2016 : Lampu 2016 Putrajaya

Held at Precinct 3, this is an event you would not want to miss as there will be many fascinating images being projected on the buildings in Putrajaya. 


1 Oct -31 Dec 2016 : Fabulous Food 1Malaysia-Malaysia International Gourmet Festival

This annual event by Ministry of Tourism and Culture features the various ethnic group delicacies of Malaysia. Street food and restaurant food will be featured extensively for you to savour.

Tel: +603 2282 8028

15-16 Oct 2016 : 29th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon

This event is one of "The World’s Toughest Mountain Race" where participants will scale 21km to the peak of Kinabalu mountain and descend in 3 hours. Remember to visit Poring Hot Spring and Kinabalu National Park if you have the time to spare. Venue is at Kundasang, Sabah.

Tel: +6088 232 121 

28-30 Oct 2016 : Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Priz 2016

This premier event for motor bikers attract top racers from around the world. If you are into this, head for Sepang International Circuit during this time of the year.

Tel: +603 8778 2222

29 Oct 2016 : Deepavali Celebration and Open House

The triumph of good over evil is celebrated by Hindus on the seventh month of the Hindu calendar. Look out for the many open houses announcement at the local newspaper during this time.

Tel: +603 2612 7600


12 Nov 2016 : Asia Pacific Ironman Langkawi

This triathlon event features many of the top athletes from all over the world to compete in swimming, cycling and running. Come and see who is the best in this highly competitive endurance race of the year. Venue is Langkawi, Kedah.

Tel: +6017-6866 501

18-26 Nov 2016 : Raja Muda Selangor Regatta

This annual event will be held at Royal Selangor Yacht Club, Port Klang and is organized by Royal Selangor Yacht Club.

Tel: +603 3168 6964

20 Nov 2016 : Penang Bridge(First Bridge) International Marathon

Join Penang marathon run of the year. Both amateur and professional runners are welcome to join this event. Register early as over 30,000 runners are expected to be here.

Nov 2016-Jan 2017 : 1Malaysia Year End Sale

The Malaysia Year End Sale offers great discounts and bargains on a wide variety of merchandise. This is the time for the ultimate shopping indulgence. Head for the many shopping complexes in the city and you will not regret it.

Tel: +603 2615 8188 


Early Dec 2016 : Monsoon Cup Terengganu

This Monsoon Cup is a part of the prestigious Swedish Match Tour. Take the opportunity to visit the many beautiful beaches here.

Tel: +6 09 623 1957

1-4 Dec 2016 : Putrajaya International Islamic Arts & Culture Festival(Piiacuf 2016)

Held at Putrajaya International Convention Centre, this year's theme is "Glorious Textiles of the Islamic World".

1-4 Dec 2016 : Penang Island Jazz Festival

Held at Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, this annual event features jazzy music and is on from 10am to 11pm.

25 Dec 2016 : Christmas Celebration and Open House

Join the Malaysian Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

See the listing of events from Jan to June 2016.

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