Malaysia Events July to Dec 2018

This is the listing of Malaysia events July to Dec 2018. Join the Rainforest World Music at Sarawak Cultural Village if you are in Kuching, Sarawak.


7 July 2018: Penang UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration

Head for Penang during this time of the year and enjoy the many events such as cultural and music shows, crafts and exhibits about the history of Penang.

Venue: Esplanade, Penang

Tel: +604 261 6606

13-15 July 2018: Rainforest World Music Festival 2018

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: +6082 423600

14-15 July 2018: Penang MITM Travel Fair

Get your travel packages and flight tickets at the fair. There will be more than 500 booths at the fair. Venue is Setia SPICE, Penang. Entrance is free.


4 Aug - 2 Sept 2018 : George Town Festival

This festival is to celebrate this city as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Performances by international and local artistes draw thousands of visitors to this capital city of Penang. Contact +604 2616 308 for more information.

15 Aug 2018 : Sandakan Memorial Day

This event is held to honour the 2,400 heroes who died when they were forced to march from Sandakan to Ranau, a distance of 240km.

Tel: +6089 273 753

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18-26 Aug 2018 : Penang Floral Festival

See and capture the many flowers and orchids during this festival. This event will be held at Fort Cornwalis in Penang.

Tel: +6012 4891 577

31 August 2018 : Merdeka Celebration

This day commemorates Malaysia's 60th year of independence or 'Merdeka' in Malay Language. See the open air concert on the eve of Merdeka day on 30 August. The colourful parade will be held on the morning of the Merdeka Day. The Merdeka day celebration is held in every major city in Malaysia.

Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600 


Sept 2018 : Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge

Anglers will be competing for the biggest fish in this tropical rain forest of Rompin, Johor. This "catch and release" fishing event will have many international participants with attractive cash prizes to be won.

Venue: Kuala Rompin, Pahang

Tel: +609 514 1206 


7-9 Sept 2018: MATTA Fair II

This second MATTA FAIR of 2018 in Kuala Lumpur will be held from 7th-9th Sept 2018 at PWTC. Entrance fee is RM4/person and children below 12 is free. The time is from 10am to 9pm daily. Head to this fair for your year-end travel and enjoy great discounts.

16 Sept 2018 : Malaysia Day Celebration

This day commemorates Sabah and Sarawak joining Peninsular Malaysia as a nation of Malaysia. This is the 7th year where Malaysia Day will be celebrated in full scale and this day has been declared a public holiday throughout Malaysia.

16 Sept 2018 : Citrawarna Kuala Lumpur

This annual celebration features cultural, dances and street performances that will be held at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. Contact +603 8000 8000 for more details.

24 Sept 2018 : Penang Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival

This celebration among the Chinese community in Penang will be held in Bukit Mertajam, Nibong Tebal, Kepala Batas and Butterworth. See the colourful Chinese lanterns and taste the varieties of moon cakes during this time of the year.

26-30 Sept 2018 : Borneo International Kite Festival

The venue of this event is at Old Airport Runway, Bintulu, Sarawak. Join the fun and see the many shapes and colourful kites flown by both the amateurs and the professionals. Contact +6086 332011 for details.

28-30 Sept 2018 : Borneo Arts Festival

See the performances from some of the ASEAN countries including traditional instruments and music. The venue is Financial Park, Labuan. Contact +6087 408741 for information.


27-28 Oct 2018 : Tamu Besar Kota Belud

This open-air market at Tamu Ground, Kota Belud will feature many products for sale. Bajau delicacies, handicraft, buffalo race and Bajau horsemen are some of the products and activities you will see here.


6 Nov 2018 : Deepavali Celebration and Open House

The triumph of good over evil is celebrated by Hindus on the seventh month of the Hindu calendar. Look out for the many open houses announcement at the local newspaper during this time.

Tel: +603 2612 7600

25 Nov 2018 : Penang Bridge(First Bridge) International Marathon

Join Penang marathon run of the year. Both amateur and professional runners are welcome to join this event. Register early as over 30,000 runners are expected to be here.


Nov 2018-Jan 2019 : 1Malaysia Year End Sale

The Malaysia Year End Sale offers great discounts and bargains on a wide variety of merchandise. This is the time for the ultimate shopping indulgence. Head for the many shopping complexes in the city and you will not regret it.

Tel: +603 2615 8188 


1-2 Dec 2018 : Borneo Bird Festival

If you are into bird watching, this festival is a must as over 600 species of bird have been recorded in Borneo. There will be a Bird Race competition where a team of three must identify and record as many bird species as possible within 24 hours.

Venue is at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah. Contact +6017 8987069 for more details.

8-9 Dec 2018 : Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2018

This annual event is another tourist attraction event that you should not miss. This event will be held at Teluk Bahang Dam.

Tel: +604 650 5136

16 Dec 2017 : Pesta Chingay, Lion & Dragon Dance Parade

See the display of skills balancing stilt poles and lion dance in Georgetown as the parade starts at Jalan Gurdwara and ends at the Esplanade.

25 Dec 2018 : Christmas Celebration and Open House

Join the Malaysian Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

See the listing of events from Jan to June 2018

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