What’s on in August

July 13, 2015 Off By melakatour

Looking for something opposite to do this August? The Eid-ul-Fitri jubilee is not over yet. The singular Malaysia Aidilfitri Open House will give visitors a ambience of a Malaysians’ approach of celebrating a Eid. Enjoy humanities in a several forms possibly during a George Town Festival, or during a Rainforest World Music Festival low in a jungle of Borneo, or during a Borneo Cultural Festival in Sibu, or during a Malaysia International Mask Festival in a center of Kuala Lumpur.

Excitement and expectation is in a atmosphere for a initial muster ever of a Holy Relics of Rasulullah in this region, that is something that shouldn’t be missed by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

What improved approach to finish a month than celebrating a Independence Day of Malaysia. Come and suffer a nationalistic performances during a Merdeka Day Parade, and conclude a significance of secular tolerance, togetherness and cooperation.


Malaysia Aidilfitri Open House Celebration

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is distinguished by all Muslims via a universe to symbol a finish of a month of Ramadan. Also famous as Hari Raya Puasa, it inculcates a suggestion of sharing, caring and forgiving. During this month-long celebration, Muslims entice their kin and friends over to their homes to join a merriment. It is famous as Hari Raya Open House. The “open house” judgment is singular to Malaysian enlightenment and is hold during vital festivities distinguished by Malaysians. It enhances a suggestion of inhabitant togetherness in a country. Experience a charming festival of enlightenment and performances during this year’s Malaysia Aidilfitri Open House Celebration, that is open to domestic and general tourists alike.

Organiser : Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia
Date : 2 Aug 2015
Venue : Rembau, Negeri Sembilan
Contact : +603-8000 8000
Website : motac.gov.my

George Town Festival

Heralded in a International New York Times as one of Asia’s hottest up-and-coming humanities events, Penang’s George Town Festival (GTF) earnings this Aug with an unbeatable lineup of internal and general performances, exhibitions and events. Three of this year’s highlights will be creation their Asian debut, including a Spanish hip hop/flamenco alloy dance entertainment Titanium, a Australian-made, rarely choreographed low-pitched and dance underline AM I, and a Iranian initial entertainment Slow Sound of Snow. Berlin’s Rimini Protokoll will make their Southeast Asian premiere with one of a festival’s many expected shows, 100% Penang. In gripping with a goal to prioritize village initiatives, GTF will deliver dual transport festivals to this year’s line-up. ATM @ Beach Street, or All Things Malaysian, will applaud a country’s abounding informative tapestry with a full day of pop-up shops, installations, dancers, live song and more. Butterworth Fringe Festival, or BFF, will packet a festival over to a mainland, giving festival-goers a possibility to see and knowledge a far-reaching operation of performances while enjoying a opposite perspective of Penang.

Organiser : George Town Festival Secretariat
Date : 1 – 31 Aug 2015
Venue : George Town, Penang
Contact : +604-261 6308
Website : georgetownfestival.com

Rainforest World Music Festival 2015

Entering a 18th year, a Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival is a singular festival that brings together on a same theatre eminent universe musicians from all continents and inland musicians from a interiors of Borneo. With 22 groups of internal and unfamiliar musicians behaving this year, visitors can design several genres of universe beats trimming from authentic Georgian folk music, normal Mongolian music, and Basque normal song to alloy and traditional.

Organiser : Sarawak Tourism Board
Date : 7 – 9 Aug 2015
Venue : Sarawak Cultural Village, Damai, Sarawak
Contact : +6 082 423600
Email : [email protected]
Website : rwmf.net/

Start in Tioman 2015 (S.i.T)

S.i.T is a scuba diving programme with a difference. It offers learned and semi-skilled divers not usually an event to suffer Tioman’s stately underwater universe though also assistance preserve a island’s stately reefs, adopt a coral, and purify a beach. For a minimal price of RM50, participants can take partial in a “Adopt-a-Coral” programme that allows them to tab their association or even their possess name on a corals. On their subsequent revisit to Tioman Island, they can check on a expansion swell of their corals.

Organiser : Pahang Tourism Culture Office
Date : 20 – 23 Aug 2015
Venue : Kampung Genting, Tioman Island
Contact : +609-517 1111
Website : motac.gov.my

Malaysia International Mask Festival

For a initial time ever, Malaysia is hosting a facade festival, that will prominence singular opening humanities that use masks as a prop. Visitors to a festival will be unprotected to normal masks from all over a universe during a facade parade. Among a participating countries are Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, a Philippines, Brazil, Thailand, China, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

Organiser : National Department for Culture and Arts
Date : 14 – 16 August
Venue : Esplanade KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur
Contact : +603- 2614 8200 / 8283 / 8316
Website : jkkn.gov.my

Borneo Cultural Festival

This festival showcases a informative farrago and birthright of a village in Sibu, that is located in a heart of Sarawak. Immerse yourself in a enlightenment of a Malay, Melanau, Dayak, and Chinese. Enjoy their normal dances, arts, games, as good as music. This annual festival also welcomes a appearance of informative groups from other countries in Asia. This year, there will be performances by Indonesia Bamboo Community, SWARA-NATYA from India, a normal percussion party and Nanta Performance Team from South Korea, and No Noise Percussion from Peninsular Malaysia.

Organiser : National Department for Culture and Arts
Date : 14 – 16 August
Venue : Esplanade KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur
Contact : +603- 2614 8200 / 8283 / 8316
Website : jkkn.gov.my


Tourism Malaysia is organising an online competition called #beautifulMalaysia, with weekly prizes to be won over 12 weeks from 15 Jun to 20 September. One grand esteem and 3 consolations prizes are adult for grabs each week. Grand prizes embody a GoPro Hero 4, iPad Air 2, Canon EOS 100D and OPPO Find 5. The contest, that is open to participants from all over a world, requires them to contention photos that best encapsulate a beauty of Malaysia in 4 categories, namely places, festivals, food and shopping. Photos can be uploaded on Instagram regulating a hashtag #beautifulMalaysia or directly on to a competition debate website (www.tourism.gov.my/beautifulMalaysia).

The winning photos will also be featured on postcards during a finish of a campaign. These postcards together with other specifically designed postcards temperament a thesis Beautiful Malaysia will be placed during comparison airports in a country. The postcards will also be used to serve encourage 2015 as Malaysia Year of Festivals, or MyFest 2015. Various festivals and events function in a nation will be highlighted on a postcards, that can simply be picked adult by tourists visiting Malaysia.

Dekat Je

Tourism Malaysia has launched a new domestic transport debate called ‘Dekat Je’ to inspire some-more Malaysians to transport to circuitously places in a nation for their subsequent weekend getaway. The unmistakably-Malaysian use of internal word ‘dekat je’, that loosely translates as ‘so close’, aims to remind Malaysians that a subsequent sparkling holiday end is indeed only right on their doorstep, and that travelling helps encourage closer relations with families and friends. Choices for a subsequent internal holiday are unconstrained and accommodate all forms of budgets. It can be a elementary staycation in a city, a discerning getaway to a subsequent town, a gastronomic tour opposite several states, or vital it adult in sensuous rainforest resorts. The debate was recently launched by a Chairman of Tourism Malaysia Wee Choo Keong during Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The ‘Dekat Je’ debate encourages Malaysians to take wefies, and post them on amicable media platforms with a hashtag of a plcae to encourage their trip, be it opposite a overwhelming scenery, iconic monument, or while enjoying delicious internal delights.

Embracing Rasulullah S.A.W. Exhibition

For a initial time in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, a Holy Relics of Rasulullah Muhammad (S.A.W.) will be put on arrangement in an muster during a Royal Museum Kuala Lumpur from 27 Jul to 9 August. This is a once in a lifetime event to privately declare a Sacred Hair of Rasulullah Muhammad (S.A.W.) and other Holy Relics. H.E. Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Al Khazraji, a Prince of Al- Ansar and son of H.E. Sheikh Muhammed Al Khazraji, former Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, United Arab Emirates, has hereditary many articles belonging to Rasulullah (S.A.W.). He is a successor from a Khazraj tribe, one of a distinguished tribes in Yathrib (Madinah) during a epoch of a prophet. Without his inexhaustible consent, Muslims from this partial of a universe will never have a event to see a Sacred Hair of Rasulullah Muhamad (S.A.W.). Admission is free. In and with a exhibition, a Global Islamic Conference (GIC), that will move together universe eminent speakers, scholars, academicians and thinkers to plead a high characteristics and eminent celebrity of Rasulullah Muhammad (S.A.W.), will be hold during a Putrajaya Convention Centre Plenary Hall from 1 to 2 August. Meanwhile, an International Islamic Fair (IIF), that promotes on-going Islamic lifestyle in Malaysia will be hold during a Royal Museum from 6 to 9 August.

Organiser : Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia
Date : 27 Jul – 9 August
Venue : Royal Museum, Kuala Lumpur
Contact : +603-8000 8000
Website : motac.gov.my / whoismuhammad.com.my

Malaysia’s Independence Day Celebration

On 31 August, come declare a Merdeka Day Parade during Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, in jubilee of Malaysia’s Independence Day. Known locally as Hari Kemerdekaan, it is a time when Malaysians uncover their appreciation for nonetheless another year of peace among a people, and are reminded of their country’s onslaught for independence. This year’s Merdeka jubilee is themed ‘#sehatisejiwa’, reflecting a suggestion of solidarity, understanding, togetherness and amiability of all people in a country. Among a events heading adult to a day of a march embody a marathon, fair and concert.

Organiser : Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia
Date : 31 August
Venue : Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Contact : +603-8911 5206
Website : kkmm.gov.my


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