Malaysia Events 2012

Malaysia Events 2012

In the effort to enhance the tourism industry in Malaysia, the Tourism Ministry has planned many events that will be carried out for visitors like you to choose and participate in. Join and attend some of the events if you are in the vicinity to make your visit to Malaysia a memorable one.

Some of the highlights of the big events that you can consider joining are listed below.


6 January 2012 to 8 Jan 2012 : International Surfing Competition

This is the time of the year when the sea is rough and fishermen are not able to go to the sea. This is a good time for surfers to show their skills. This event is organized by Pahang State Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism.

Venue: Cherating, Pahang.
Tel: +6 09 517 1111 or +6 09 517 1112

9-14 January 2012 : Royal Langkawi International Regatta

See the famous yachtsmen from various countries competing in Langkawi Island.


28 Jan 2012 : Chinese New Year Open House Celebration

This Malaysia Events 2012 auspicious occasion is celebrated for 15 days by the Chinese of Malaysia. Other races join in the celebration by attending open houses throughout the country. Large scale open houses are organised with plenty of food for everyone to enjoy. Lion dance and angpows are given out during this time.

This year's national level open house will be held at Padang Astaka, Sitiwan in Perak. Contact the Ministry of Culture Arts & Heritage, Malaysia for more information.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600 


7 Feb 2012 : Thaipusam

This Malaysia Events 2012 is a religious festival for the Hindus which draw visitors and foreigners. The main celebration is held in Batu Caves, Selangor.

Tel: +6 03 6189 6284

22 Feb 2012 - 5 Mar 2012: National Craft Day 2012

See the arts and crafts at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex. You may be able to find some souvenir here. Fashion shows and cooking demo will be held here as well.

Tel: +6 03 2162 7459

Feb 2012: Pasir Gudang International Kites Festival 2012

Enjoy the Malaysia Events 2012 kite flying competition and shows from over 25 participating countries during the monsoon season. Venue is at Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Tel: +6 07 223 2692 

12 Feb 2012: Ironman Malaysia Triathlon

This annual Ironman Langkawi Malaysia Events 2012 is held at Langkawi, Kedah.

Tel: +6 03 2698 2863 


9 Mar 2012 - 11 Mar 2012: Negeri Sembilan Adat Perpatih Festival

This Malaysia Events 2012 state wide festival is a good time for visitors to know more about this unique culture of Negeri Sembilan.

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600 

10-11 March 2012: Raptor Watch 2012

Organized by Malaysia Nature Society, this annual event at Tanjung Tuan,Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan is a good time for family outing.

Tel: +6 03 2287 9422 

March 2012: Putrajaya Water Festival 2012

Organized by Putrajaya Corporation, this annual event is held at Putrajaya.

Tel: +6 03 8887 7137 

23-25 Mar 2012 : FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP "Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix" 2012

This year's Formula One will once again be 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: +6 03 8778 2222


6 April - 8 April 2012 : Malaysia International Shoe Festival

This annual event is held at PWTC and is organized by Ministry of Tourism.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111

13-15 April 2012 : Langkawi Water Festival - Malaysia Water Festival (Fishing Carnival)

Held in Pantai Cenang, Langkawi Island, some of the water-based activities that you will witness here include kayaking, parasailing, jet ski, yachting and fishing.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111

April 2012 : 19th Regatta Lepa Semporna – Water Festival

Held in Semporna in the state of Sabah, this 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 2 days of fun and excitement. Semporna is the gateway to the world's best dive sites which include the world renowned Sipadan.

Phone: +6 088 232 121

Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2012 Labuan International Sea Challenge (Malaysia Water Festival 2012)

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: +6 03 2693 7111

April 2012 : Gendang Nusantara Festival

Organized by Melaka Historical City Council, this annual event will be held at MBMB Square, Ayer Keroh, Melaka.

Tel: +6 06 231 6411

April-July 2012 : Squid Jigging Fiesta

Organized by Terengganu State Government, this interesting squid jigging fiesta will be held at the popular Pulau Redang.

Tel: +6 09 623 1957


5-6 May 2012 : Sabah Fest 2012

Held in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, this event 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 : +6 088 232 121/212 121

13 May - 19 May 2012 : International Pahang River Rafting Expedition 2012

Held at Pahang River, see the river rafting experts from around the globe navigating on this river.

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600

19 May 2012 : Colours of 1Malaysia 2012

Colours of Malaysia Festival will give you an opportunity to learn about the Malaysian people and the diverse cultures. This annual event brings all the heritage and culture of Malaysians from all states. Various delicacies of the different ethnic groups of Malaysia will be featured here as well. Tentatively, the event may be held in Dataran Merdeka, pending confirmation from the organiser.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111 

24 May 2012 - 4 June 2012: Wedding Craft Promotion 2012

See the wedding crafts at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex. You will be able to find some souvenir here.

Tel: +6 03 2162 7459

30 May - 31 May 2012: Tadau Kaamatan Celebration 2012

This Malaysia Events 2012 harvest festival is celebrated by the Kadazan Dusun in Sabah. This annual fesival will showcase the traditional costumes and games schedule to be held in Penampang, Sabah.

Tel: +6 088 713 696 

May 2012 : Miri International Jazz Festival

This annual event is organized by the Secretariat of Miri International Jazz Festival, Sarawak Tourism Board.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 085 434 181 


2 June 2012: Istiadat Mengarak Panji-Panji S.P.B Yang di-Pertuan Agong in conjunction with the Birthday of His Majesty the King

This birthday celebration of the King of Malaysia will be held at Dataran Merdeka.

Tel: +6 03 8872 6659 

3 June 2012: Tadau Kaamatan Open House Celebration

Organized by the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture, it will be held in Sabah.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600

9 June 2012: 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: +6 03 2612 7600 

June 2012 : Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2012

This annual event will be held in Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang and is another tourist attraction event that you should not miss.

Tel: +6 04-650 5136

15-16 June 2012 : KK Jazz Festival 2012

This event will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and is organized by Sparks and Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu.

Tel: +6 019 853 9922

16 June - 17 June 2012 : 27th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2012

This annual event has attracted many international participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Brunei. This event will be held in Kota Kinabalu. While here, remember to visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Kinabalu National Park.

Tel: +6 088 232 121/260 431


Started in 1994, the Japan GT Championship Series (JGTC) is the most popular category in Japan’s motorsports world. One of its race is held here in Sepang, Selangor.

Tel: +6 03 8778 2200

23 June - 24 June 2012: Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 2012

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: +6 09 516 1007

June 2012: Melaka River Fiesta

This annual event will be held at Melaka River Square and Spice Garden, Melaka.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 06 281 4322 

Related Links

See the listing of events from July to Dec 2012.

Go To Malaysia Events 2011

Go To Malaysia Events 2013

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