Malaysia Events 2013

Malaysia Events 2013

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.



4 January 2013 to 6 Jan 2013 : 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

7-12 January 2013 : Royal Langkawi International Regatta

See the famous yachtsmen from various countries competing in Langkawi Island. Dates will be confirmed later.


27 January 2013 : Thaipusam

This 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


16 Feb 2013 : Chinese New Year Open House Celebration

This Malaysia Events 2013 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 open house will be held in Penang.

Contact the Ministry of Culture Arts & Heritage, Malaysia for more information.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600 

20 Feb 2013 - 4 Mar 2013: National Craft Day 2013

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

4-19 Feb 2013: Pasir Gudang International Kites Festival 2013

Enjoy the Malaysia Events 2013 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 

21 Feb - 2 March 2013: Le Tour De Langkawi 2013

This bi-annual event will be held from 21 Feb to 2 March. The race will pass through 7 states and 2 Federal Territories.


8 Mar 2013 - 10 Mar 2013: Negeri Sembilan Adat Perpatih Festival

This Malaysia Events 2013 state wide festival is a good time for visitors to know more about this unique culture of Negeri Sembilan.

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600 

9-10 March 2013: Raptor Watch 2013

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: +6 03 2287 9422 


16 Mar to 7 April 2013: 1Malaysia GP Sale 2013

This Malaysia Events 2013 nationwide carnival sale throughout the nation is held in conjunction with the Petronas Malaysian F1 GP 2013.

Dates will be announced later.

Tel: +6 03 2615 8188 

22-24 Mar 2013 : FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP "Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix" 2013

This year's Formula One 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: +6 03 8778 2222

26-30 March 2013 : Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA)

Organized by Ministry of Defence, this event will be held in Langkawi.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 4027 4070

28-31 Mar 2013 : Malaysia International Shoe Festival 2013

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

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111


12-14 April 2013 : 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, para sailing, jet ski, yachting and fishing.

Tel: +6 03 2693 7111

26-28 April 2013 : 20th Regatta Lepa Semporna – Water Festival

Held in Semporna in the state of Sabah, this Malaysia Events 2013 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 26 - Apr 28, 2013 Labuan International Sea Challenge (Malaysia Water Festival 2013)

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-July 2013 : Squid Jigging Fiesta

Organized by Terengganu State Government, this Malaysia Events 2013 interesting squid jigging fiesta will be held at the popular Pulau Redang.

Tel: +6 09 623 1957


3-5 May 2013 : Sabah Fest 2013

Held in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, this Malaysia Events 2013 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

12 May - 18 May 2013 : International Pahang River Rafting Expedition 2013

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

Tel: +6 03 2052 3600

18 May 2013 : Colours of 1Malaysia 2013

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 

23 May 2013 - 3 June 2013: Wedding Craft Promotion 2013

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 2013: Tadau Kaamatan Celebration 2013

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: +6 088 713 696 

May 2013 : 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 


1-2 June 2013: 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 

8-9 June 2013 : Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2013

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

14-15 June 2013 : KK Jazz Festival 2013

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

15 June - 16 June 2013 : 27th Sabah Dragon Boat Race 2013

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

22-30 June 2013 : Putrajaya Floria

Head for Putrajaya and see the many beautiful floral on display.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 8887 7137

28 June - 30 June 2013: Rainforest World Music Festival 2013

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: +6 082 423 600

29 June - 30 June 2013: Fraser's Hill International Bird Race 2013

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 2013: 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 

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See the listing of events from July to Dec 2013.

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