Malaysia Events 2019

Look at the Malaysia Events 2019 that you can participate wherever you are in Malaysia. Join events that are open to the public such as Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Chrismas celebration.

You will discover the rich heritage of cuisines and cultures as you join in the celebration.


28 Dec- 1 Jan 2019 : Light & Motion Putrajaya LAMPU

Organized by PPJ, see the latest lighting technologies on the buildings at Dataran Putrajaya, Putrajaya Precinct 3.

Tel: +603-8887 7652

7-12 Jan 2019 : 17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Get to know the famous yachtsmen from more than 10 countries competing in Langkawi Island. Location is Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.


21 Jan 2019 : Thaipusam

Held annually at Batu Caves, this religious festival for the Hindus attracts many visitors to this cave.

Tel: +603 6189 6284

21 Jan 2019 : Petagas Fallen Heroes

This memorial service is to remember the fallen heroes of Petagas during the World War II. It will be held at Petagas Memorial Monument, Sabah.

Tel: +6088 521 800


4 Feb - 19 Mar 2019 : Kek Lok Si Display Of Lights

During this time, the Kek Lok Si Temple at Air Itam, Penang will be lighted up with more than 10,000 lights.

Tel: +604 8283 317

5-6 Feb 2019 : Chinese New Year Open House Celebration

Join the many open houses that will be welcoming all visitors during the Chinese New Year. Look out for the dates and venue of the open houses that are usually hosted by the ministers and political parties. 

9-10 Feb 2019 : Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

This event will be held at Padang Polo from 7am-9:30pm, Penang Island. Enjoy the balloons that will be floating above the ground with participants coming from Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Netherlands and Philippines.

Tel: +604 264 3456

28 Feb - 4 Mar 2019 : Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival

This annual event at Bukit Layang-Layang, Pasir Gudang, Johor draws enthusiasts from over 40 countries.

Tel: +607-251 3720

28 Feb - 10 Mar 2019 : National Craft Day 2019

This annual event at Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur is held to provide a platform for local crafts to thrive.

Tel: +603-2162 7459

Feb 2019: Tioman Surfestival 2019

This surfing contest will be held at Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman. If you are into surfing or would like to see the fun at the sea, join in this festival.

Tel: +6013 7176 677 


2-3 March 2019 : Powerman Asia Championships Malaysia

This international event is a run-bike-run race and will be held at Dataran Putrajaya, Precinct 3, Putrajaya. Contact +60 8887 7736 for enquiries.

8-10 March 2019: Taman Negara Bird Count

Spot the many bird species at Taman Negara, Kuala Tahan, Jerantut, Pahang and learn to protect them. Tel: +6013 331 9822 for more info.

9 Mar 2019 : Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon

This outdoor marathon will go through the Kiulu Valley, Sabah with categories of 9km, 30km, 50km and 100km race to choose from. As this is a strenuous race, only those who are healthy are allowed to join.


9-10 March 2019: Raptor Watch 

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, Melaka

Tel: +603 2287 9422 


15-17 March 2019: MATTA Fair I

The first MATTA FAIR of 2019 in Kuala Lumpur will be held from 15th-17th Mar 2019 at PWTC. Entrance fee is RM4/person and children below 12 is free. The time is from 10am to 9pm daily. This travel fair offers discounts and packages for both domestic and international travel.

17 March 2019: Miri Marathon 2019

The 10km, 21km(half marathon) and 42km(full marathon) will be held at Miri Stadium, Sarawak. Contact +6017 8956 966 for more details.

29-31 Mar 2019: MITA Travel Fair 2019

This mainly domestic travel fair will be back from 29-31 Mar 2019. Venue is at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS).

31 March 2019: Great Eastern Viper Challenge 2019 @ Penang Second Bridge

See participants go through obstacles over a 10 km course at the Penang Second Bridge. Time is 12:01am.


1 April - 31 July 2019 : Squid Jigging Terengganu

Known as "Candat Sotong", this is the season where you can get some squids off around Pulau PerhentianPulau Redang and Pulau Kapas in Terengganu.

19-21 April 2019 : Selangor International Bird Race(Wings of KKB 2019)

Hunt and watch for the species of birds within the vicinity of Selangor Heritage Park, Kuala Kubu Bahru during this time of the year. This event is organized by Hulu Selangor Municipal Council. Tel: 03-6064 1331 or email: for more information.

20 April 2019 : 5th Route 68 Challenge

This race will go through scenic landscape of Gombak. The venue of the race is Dewan Serbaguna Komuniti Orang Asli at KM24, Gombak. Kuala Lumpur. The distance for you to choose is 168km, 84km or 50km. 

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26-28 April 2019 : Sarawak Harvest and Folklore Festival

This festival is also known as Gawai Festival and will be held at Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Sarawak. There will be participants from other countries. Contact +60 082 846108 for enquiries.

27 April 2019 : Perlis Marathon 2019

If you are into running, join the 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km that will be held at Kompleks Sukan Tuanku Syed Putra. Take note that the time is 12:01am. More information here -

28 April 2019: Run Out Pahang Marathon 2019

Head to Pahang on this day and join this marathon which will be held at Taman Gelora in Kuantan. You can choose to run for the 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km.

Tel: +6016 9339 577

28 April 2019 : Borneo International Marathon 2019

If you are into running, join the 10km, 21km or 42km that will traverse the coastal roads of Kota Kinabalu. The venue will be at Stadium, Likas Sports Complex. Contact +6016 8275599 for enquiries.


3-5 May 2019 : Malaysia International Dive Expo

This diving show will feature diving equipment for sale, courses as well as dive holidays. The venue is at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). Website:

19 May 2019 : Wesak Day

This religious event is celebrated by the Buddhists in temples throughout Malaysia.

30-31 May 2019: Tadau Keamatan Celebration 2019

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: +6088 713 696 


6 June 2019 : 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. 

22-23 June 2019: 32nd Fraser's Hill International Bird Race

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: +609 5171 1623

29 June - 1 July 2019 : Fiesta San Pedro

See the Portuguese Settlement, Melaka for a time of fun, food and decorated boat festival. Tel: 06-2847 050 for more information.

See the listing of Malaysia Events from July to Dec 2019

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