Malaysia Travel News 2013

This is the archive of Malaysia Travel News 2013 for your information. If you are looking for 2013 travel news of Malaysia, see the listing below.

1Malaysia Year End Sale

The annual year end sale is back from 16 Nov 2013 to 5 Jan 2014.  Now is the time to head for the major shopping complexes around Malaysia and enjoy great discounts.

Free Zoo Day For Children

Zoo Negara or National Zoo will be giving free entry to children between 3-12 years old from 11 Nov 2013 to 15 Nov 2013 in conjunction with the Zoo's 50th anniversary. Kids Carnival will be hold on 14 Nov 2013 from 9am-4pm where games, treasure hunts and other activities will be held during this time. Bring your children and enjoy the programmes during this time.

AirAsia 1 Million Free Seats

AirAsia is offering 1 million free seats on selected routes for travel next year from 7 Jan 2014 to 5 Aug 2014. You will still have to pay for airport taxes and fees.  Booking must be done from 17-22 Sept 2013.

ATP 250 Malaysian Open 2013

If you are into tennis, mark your calendar for ATP 250 Tennis Malaysian Open which will be held from 21-29 Sept 2013. Venue is at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

Top players who will be here include David Ferrer, Stanislas Wawrinka and Nicolas Almagro.

Malaysia Day Celebration Sept 16

This year's Malaysia Day celebration which falls on 16 Sept 2013 will be held in Sabah. It will be held at Prince Philip Eco Park, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This day commemorates the formation of Malaysia with the entry of Sabah and Sarawak as part of this nation. All are invited to attend this event which will run till midnight.

National Open House - Aidilfitri Raya Merdeka 2013

In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Malaysia National Day, there will be a National Open House celebration in Melaka. Take note of the details below and plan to attend this celebration jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Melaka State Government. Artistes will be performing and food will be provided. 

Date: 30th August 2013, Friday

Time: 5pm onwards

Venue: Hang Tuah Stadium, Melaka

MATTA FAIR Malaysia Travel News 2013

The second MATTA FAIR of 2013 in Kuala Lumpur will be held from 6th-8th Sept 2013 at PWTC from 10am to 9pm daily. If you are planning to travel at the end of the year, there are many tour packages that you can compare at the fair.

Haze Situation In Malaysia

Malaysia has been experiencing haze for the past few days due to the fire that is burning in Sumatera, Indonesia. Check out the Air Pollution Index of various towns from theDepartment of Environment Malaysia. You may find it difficult to go in due to the increase in traffic to this site.

If you are in Singapore, you can get the pollution index of Singapore from National Environment Agency, Singapore.

Putrajaya Floria 2013

This garden and flora festival annual event will be held at Putrajaya from 22-30 June 2013. This year's theme will focus around orchid. Come and learn the various species of orchid planted throughout this region.

Venue: Waterfront, Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

Admission: Free

Time: 9am to 10pm from Monday to Thursday, extended to 12 midnight from Friday to Sunday.

LIMA 2013 Tourism Carnival 

In conjunction with LIMA 2013, there will be a 5-day carnival in Langkawi from 26-30 Mar 2013. This carnival will be held daily from 10am to 12 midnight at LADA Parking Lot, Langkawi.

Performances, food, quizzes and homestay program are some of the activities you will encounter here.

Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013

This annual event will be held at Putrajaya from 28-31 Mar 2013. The balloonists will compete every morning from 7am to 9am. In the evenings, balloon show will start at 6pm. Fireworks will be on display on 30 March 2013. Helicopter rides will also be available from 30-31 March 2013.

Tethered hot air balloon rides that will be hoisted 60 feet off the ground are available from 7:30am to 10:30am in the morning and 7pm to 10pm in the evening for RM20/person.

Venue: Millenium Monument, Precinct 2, Putrajaya.

Admission: Free

2013 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

This premier event will be held at Sepang International Circuit from 22-24 Mar 2013

In conjunction with this, the 1Malaysia GP Sale will be held from 16 March 2013 to 17 April 2013. Visit the major shopping complexes in Malaysia during this time and enjoy great discounts.

Old Istana Negara Opened To The Public

The former official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong along Jalan Syed Putra is now opened to the public since 1 Feb 2013. This historical building was built in 1928 and had been the residence of 13 Yang di-Pertuan Agongs since independence. The new Istana is now located at Jalan Duta.

AirAsia Sale

AirAsia one-way zero fare promotion is now on for travel from 1 March 2013 to 31 July 2013. Booking starts from 18-24 Feb 2013. You only need to pay for the airport tax and fuel surcharge. 

FT Day Celebration Malaysia Travel News 2013

In conjunction with Federal Territories Day which fell on 1 Feb 2013, the public are being offered discounts and other specials until end Feb 2013. Here are some of them.

Kuala Lumpur

  • 50% discount on rental of DBKL sports facilities.
  • Free membership for DBKL libraries.
  • Free entrance to DBKL public toilets.
  • Free boat and pony ride in Taman Tasik Titiwangsa.


  • Free membership for Pusat Pembelajaran Kejiranan Putrajaya.
  • Free rides on Nadi Putra Buses around Putrajaya from I-Centre Dataran Putra on Saturdays and Sundays.

AirAsia Big Sale Jan Malaysia Travel News 2013

The AirAsia Big Sale is back. If you plan to travel from 20 Aug 2013 to 9 Feb 2014, you can book online from 15-20 Jan 2013.  Both domestics and international routes are applicable. 

MATTA FAIR Malaysia Travel News 2013

The first MATTA FAIR of 2013 in Kuala Lumpur will be held from 15th-17th March 2013 at PWTC. Time is from 10am to 9pm daily. Block your calendar and head for this fair. Travel packages with good discounts are usually offered during this time as there are many competing companies trying to sell their packages.

Malaysia Travel News - PC FAIR(I) 2013

PC Fair(I) 2013 will be on from March to May. The venue of the fair in Kuala Lumpur is at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre near Suria KLCC and will be held from April 12-14, 2013, Friday to Sunday. Get your computers and other IT goods here during this time.

Other venues held nationwide are as listed below. Time is usually from 11am to 9pm or 10am to 10pm depending on the venues. 

29-31 Mar 2013

Sibu Trade and Exhibition Centre, Sibu, Sarawak.

Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak.

1 Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

4-6 April 2013

KB Mall, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

5-7 April 2013

Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), Melaka.

Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak.

Miri Indoor Stadium, Miri, Sarawak.

12-14 April 2013

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KL.

Summit Parade, Batu Pahat, Johor.

3-5 May 2013

Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan, Pahang.

PISA, Penang.


If you would like to know more about crocodiles, head for Istana Lama Seri Menanti Royal Museum, Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. This 7-day event will be held from 14-20 Jan 2013 from 9am to 10pm. Entrance is FREE of charge. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the birthday celebration of Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan on 14 Jan 2013.


Head to National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur and see the latest planetarium show entitled JOURNEY TO THE STARS. Screening time of this show is at 11am and 3pm daily except Monday.

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