Malaysia Travel News 2012

This is the archive of Malaysia Travel News 2012. The happenings, airlines promotional events, PC Fair, MATTA Travel Fair and a host of other travel related news for the year 2012 is featured here.

For the latest Malaysia travel news, see here.

Malaysia Airlines Promotion 

Malaysia Airlines is having year-end sale for many international and domestic destinations for travel from 5 Dec 2012 to 30 Sept 2013. Booking is from now until 17 Dec 2012.

PC Fair 2012(III) 

Head for Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and see the latest IT products from 7-9 Dec 2012.

Malaysia Year End Sale 2012 

The MYES is now on from 10th Nov 2012 to 1st Jan 2013. Head for the major shopping complexes throughout the country and enjoy great discounts.

MITM Travel Fair 2012 

This year's travel fair to destinations such as Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China and other countries will be held at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from 26th-28th Oct 2012. Head for this fair and compare the tour packages on offer whether you are a Malaysian or visitors to Malaysia.

Petaling Jaya Half Marathon 2012 

This year's PJ Half Marathon will be held on 30th Sept 2012 at Petaling Jaya Stadium and will start at 5:00am. Register online here.

Petaling Jaya Stamp Fair 

If you are into stamps, head for the fair from 15-16 Sept 2012, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Venue is Petaling Jaya Community Library located at Jln Selangor in Section 3.

MATTA Fair 2012 

The MATTA FAIR 2012 will be held from 7-9 Sept 2012, 10am to 9pm at PWTC. Plan your travel now and head there for good deals and packages.

Penang Starwalk 2012 

The Penang 2012 Starwalk will be held at 6:30am, Monday on 12 Sept 2012. Location is Birch House at Penang Times Square. Online registration can be done at The Star official website. Closing date for competition category is 15 Aug 2012 and 3 Sept 2012 for non-competition category.

Kraftangan Malaysia Promotion 

If you want to get some souvenir, head for Malaysia Craft Centre for Kraf Aidilfitri 2012 promotion from 1-12 Aug 2012, 10am-10pm.

Putrajaya Flora Fair 2012 

The annual Flora Fair near Millenium Monument will be on from 30 June 2012 to 8 July 2012. There will be plenty of flowers and plants that will be exhibited here besides other activities. Entrance is free.

Opening hours: 

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 10pm
Friday to Sunday: 9am to 12 midnight

Malaysia Mid-Year Mega Sale Carnival 

Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival is on now from 15th June 2012 to 2nd Sept 2012. Get your favourite items now and enjoy great discounts at the major shopping malls.

Firefly Promotion 

Book early with Firefly Airline for travel from 16 July 2012 to 30 March 2013 in Malaysia from RM 35 one-way. To enjoy the low fares, bookings have to be done from 4-17 June 2012.

AirAsia Promotion 

Book AirAsia airline from June 4 to June 17, 2012 for your travel to Australia, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan from US120. This is for your travel from July 1, 2012 to Oct 27, 2012.

Stamp Fair 

There will be a Stamp Fair from June 2 to June 3, 2012 at PJ Community Library, Lot 389, Jalan Selangor, Section 3. This library is located near Assunta Hospital. This fair is organised by The Philatelic Society of Malaysia and will be on from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Admission is free. Contact 012 604 3563 for more information.

Royal Exhibition At Former Istana Negara

The Royal Exhibition "Raja Kita" or Our King is currently being held at the former Istana Negara. This palace is located along Jalan Istana. It was opened by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'ad-zam Shah on 15 April 2012. The exhibition will be held here for 2 months.

Installation of Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah will be installed as the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong on Wednesday, April 11 2012. This day has been declared a national public holiday.

4th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon

This year's event will be held from 15 March to 18 March, 2012 at Millenium Monument Putrajaya, Precinct 2 from 7am to 9pm. Hot air balloon ride, helicopter rides and archery are some of the attractions you can do here.

Contact Tel: +60 3 7981 8769 for more information.

Le Tour De Langkawi 2012

This year's event will be held from 24 Feb to 4 March starting from Putrajaya and ending at Kuala TerengganuClick here for more details of the route.

MyRapid Cards Giveaway

Prasarana, the operator of LRT and Monorail lines will be given away MyRapid Cards to lucky visitors at the LEP(Line Extension Project) Open Day at Sunway Pyramid from 10-12 Feb 2012. There are many other events being held as well in conjunction with Subang Jaya Municipal Council's 15th Year Anniversary Celebration.

Stamp Fair

There will be a Stamp Fair at Petaling Jaya Community Library, Jalan Selangor, Seksyen 3, PJ near Assunta Hospital. It is organised by The Philatelic Society of Malaysia and is on from 3-4, March 2012. Time is from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Many stamp dealers will be present and admission is FREE.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 - Putrajaya Carnival 2012

The Putrajaya Carnival will be on from Feb 23-26, 2012. It will be held at Precinct 2 with the theme "Green Federal Territory". Cultural performances, futsal competition, car exhibitions and karaoke are some of the events to be held during this time.

Admission is FREE during the following times:

Feb 24, 2:30pm to midnight.
Feb 24-25, 9am to midnight
Feb 26, 9am to 6pm

Malaysia Travel News 2012 - Chap Goh Meh

If you are in Petaling Jaya tonight Monday(6 Feb 2012), head for Taman Jaya to join in the celebration organized by MBPJ Councilors. Time is from 7pm to 12am.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 - Thaipusam Celebration Road Closure

Thaipusam falls on 7 Feb 2012 and the roads near the Batu Caves temple will be closed from 6-7 Feb 2012. The roads that will be closed include the slip roads to Batu Caves, Jalan Batu Caves and Jalan Perusahaan.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 - National Planetarium Space Shows

The National Planetarium will be airing new animation space documentaries effective 7 Feb 2012. The shows are Solar Storm, Alien Adventure, Race To The Earth and The Earth, Moon & Sun.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 - AirAsia 100th Plane Celebration Deals

AirAsia and AirAsiaX have once again come out with good offers. Travel from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka or Perth from RM250Seoul or Melbournefrom RM300. Booking must be done from now until 14 Feb 2012 and travel is from 1 May 2012 to 30 June 2012.

You can also book to Christchurch, New Zealand from RM550 but travel is from 1 May 2012 to 31 May 2012.

Other destinations are from Kuala Lumpur to Guilin, Langkawi, Penang, Guangzhou, Bali or Macau from RM30. Booking must be done from now until 14 Feb 2012 and travel is from 1 May 2012 to 30 June 2012.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 - PC FAIR(I) 2012

PC Fair(I) 2012 is back. The venue of the fair in Kuala Lumpur is at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre near Suria KLCC and will be held from April 13-15, 2012, Friday to Sunday. You can expect many computer-related goods with good discounts here.

Other venues held nationwide are as listed below. Time is usually from11am to 9pm or 10am to 10pm depending on the venues.

24-26 Feb 2012

Straits Quay Convention Centre, Penang.

2-4 Mar 2012

East Coast Mall, Kuantan, Pahang.

30 Mar 2012 -1 April 2012

Sabah Trade Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Dewan Jubli Intan, Muar, Johor.
Terminal One Shopping Centre, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

6-8 April 2012

Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak.
Miri Indoor Stadium, Miri, Sarawak.

13-15 April 2012

Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Johor.
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Village Mall, Sungai Petani, Kedah.

19-21 April 2012

KB Mall, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

20-22 April 2012

Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), Melaka.

26-28 April 2012

Ri-Yaz Heritage Exhibition Centre, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

27-29 April 2012

Sibu Trade and Exhibition Centre, Sibu, Sarawak.
Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 Malaysia History

If you are in Kuala Lumpur, go and visit Petronas Gallery at Level 3, Suria KLCC. Learn the significant moments of Malaysia for the past 40 years depicted through photographs. The exhibit is entitled "Capturing Malaysia Through The Years". It will be on until March 18, 2012 and admission is FREE.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 Chinese New Year Open House

23rd Jan 2012

1) MCA Open House @Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang. Time: 9:30am.

2) Gerakan Open House @Dewan Wawasan, 4th Floor, Menara PGRM, Cheras. Time: 10am to 1pm.

3) Perak Mentri Besar Open House @MB Official Residence, Jalan Raja DiHilir, Ipoh. Time: 11am to 4pm.

4) Negeri Sembilan State Open House @Seremban Municipal Council Hall. Time:7pm.

5) Penang Chief Minister Open House @PISA, Penang. Time: 10am to 1pm.

24th Jan 2012

1) Penang BN Open House @Penang Marina Bay. Time: 5pm to 7pm.

2) Sarawak Datuk Lee Kim Shin's Open House @No 457, Jalan Woodhouse, Tg. Lobang Miri. Time: 11.45am.

3) Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui's Open House @No. 12A, V.C. Chong Garden, Luak Bay, Miri. Time: 3:30pm.

28th Jan 2012

1) This year's national level Chinese New Year Open House will be held at Padang Astaka, Sitiawan in Perak. Prime Minister and cabinet members will be there.

2) Penang State CNY Open House @Padang MPSP, Butterworth. Time: 6pm to 11pm.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 - MATTA FAIR 2012

The first MATTA FAIR of 2012 in Kuala Lumpur will be held from 16th-18th March 2012 at PWTC. Time is from 10am to 9pm daily. If you are planning to travel, this is a good time to purchase your holiday packages.

Malaysia Travel News 2012 - AirAsia New Year 2012 Deals

AirAsia has kicked off the year 2012 with more offers. If you intend to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka (from RM406), Seoul (from RM406), Perth (from RM496) and London (from RM836) during the period from 9 Jan 2012 to 31 March 2012, book online at AirAsia website from now until 15 Jan 2012. Take note that the price may vary depending on demand and availability.

The one way ticket price from Kuala Lumpur to Indo China cities of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Vientiane, Siem Reap, Da Nang, Phnom Penh starts from RM149. Booking period is from now until 8 Jan 2012 and travel period from 10 Jan 2012 to 31 March 2012.

For those of you who intend to go to China for holidays during the Chinese New Year, book now until 8 Jan 2012 for travel period from 3 Jan 2012 to 31 Mar 2012. Ticket price starts from RM246Guilin, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Tianjin are some of the cities covered under this promotion.

Malaysia Travel News 2012- Cyberjaya Logo Design Contest

Join the Cyberjaya logo design contest in conjunction with Cyberjaya's 15th anniversary. Closing date is 22 Jan 2012. No entry fee is required and forms can be downloaded here. Prizes:

1st Prize: RM3,000
2nd Prize: RM2,000
3rd Prize: RM1,000

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