Malaysia Events 2009

If you are looking for Malaysia events 2009 related to tourism, this is the archive of the events that were carried out by the various tourism related agencies in Malaysia. 


29 Nov 2008 - 4 Jan 2009 : Malaysia Savings Sale

The Malaysia Year End Sale known as Malaysia Savings Sale is back with great discounts and bargains on a wide variety of merchandise. Wait no longer, 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: +6 03 2698 1033

1 January 2009 : New Year's Day Celebration

Celebrate the dawn of the New Year at the main cities throughout Malaysia. If you are in Kuala Lumpur, head for Dataran Merdeka or KLCC Park. In Petaling Jaya, head for 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 6:30pm 31st Dec 2008 onwards for the countdown. Musical Fireworks and perfomances by artistes from Malaysia and Hong Kong will be featured here.

Tel: 1-300-88-5050 (within Malaysia)

26-27 Jan 2009 : Chinese New Year

This 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 toenjoy. This is one of the major Malaysia events that you should join.

Lion dance and angpows are given out during this time. Look out for the announcement on newspaper for the venue of the open houses. Contact the Ministry of Culture Arts & Heritage, Malaysia for more information.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600

27 Jan 2009 - 2 Feb 2009 : Happy Shaolin Legend

Happy Shaolin Legend is another event to be held in Genting Highlands Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands in conjunction with the Chinese New Year. The show is a professionally choreographed theatrical performance which will be appreciated by all.Head for Genting Highlands and enjoy the show.

Tel: +6 03-2718 1118


8 Feb 2009 : Thaipusam

This is a religious festival for the Hindus which draw visitors and foreigners. The main celebration is held in Batu Caves, Selayang in the state of Selangor.

9-15 Feb 2009 : Le Tour de Langkawi

This year's Le Tour de Langkawi will have 20 teams participating. It will start in Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre of Malaysian government, and finishing in Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

1-17 Feb 2009 : Paintball Challenge Labuan Open 2009

This event in Labuan, Sabah attracts amateur and professional participants. Students, Youth, Government and Corporate categories are also available.


13-15 March 2009 : MATTA FAIR 2009

Plan to go for MATTA FAIR 2009 and you will most probably be able to find value for money packages for your traveling needs. It will be held in PWTC, just directly opposite The Mall shopping centre.

Tel:+6 03 9287 6881


3-5 April 2009 : Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix 2009

This premier season opener Formula One is held annually in Sepang during the tropical heat of the day. Come and see theexcitement and roaring sound of the world class cars from Ferari, BMW, Toyota, etc. This is one of the major Malaysia events that you should join if you are into car racing.

Venue: Sepang International Circuit
Tel: +6 03 8778 2222


9 May 2009 : Wesak

Celebrated by the Buddhist, it is considered the holiest day in the Buddhist Calendar. It marks the birth, enlightenmentand final passing away of the Buddha.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600 

30-31 May 2009 : Tadau Keamatan

The Tadau Kaamatan or Harvest Festival is held in Sabah and Labuan. It is an event to give thanks in celebration for the bountiful harvest.

Tel: +6 088 212121


1-2 June 2009: Gawai Dayak Festival

This harvest festival is celebrated by the Ibans and Bidayuh in Sarawak. This annual fesival will showcase the traditionalcostumes and ceremonial offerings.

Tel: +6 082 423 600


10-12 July 2009 : Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak Cultural Village

Visit Sarawak on the island of Borneo go to see the living museum known as Sarawak Cultural Village. Musicians from aroundthe 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


31 August 2009 : Merdeka Month Celebration

This day commemorates Malaysia's 51st year of independance or 'Merdeka' in Malay Language. See the open air concert on theeve 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.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2615 8188 or +6 03 8888 1957

This is one of the major Malaysia events that you should join to know more about the history and the various ethnic groups of Malaysia.


20-21 Sept 2009 : Hari Raya Aidilfitri Celebration

Join the celebration as Malaysian muslim end their fasting month. Relatives and friends are invited to many open houseswhere they will be treated with various traditional food and delicacies. Look out for the open house announcement on thepaper and join in the celebration.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600

This is one of the major Malaysia events that you should join as this event is celebrated by more than 60% of Malaysia's population.


17 Oct 2009 : 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 announcementon the various open house that will be held in the country.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600


25 Dec 2009 : Christmas Celebration and Open House

Join the Malaysian christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Look out for the various open house in the paper.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600

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