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What to do, see and eat at the “Gem of the East Coast”?

Looking for an unhurried pace and avoid the busy city life? It’s time for you to plan your trip to peninsula’s east coast in Terengganu, a place beckon with more rural landscape and an old-world charm, apart from its panoramic beaches.

In conjunction with the “Ekspresi Media-Kenyir (EM-K) 2019” organised by Tourism Malaysia in collaboration with Central Terengganu Development Authority (KETENGAH), writer Hendy Tan from Tourism Malaysia got the chance to have an in-depth tour to this amazing city. He accompanied 23 media representatives as well as travel bloggers to update you on all the latest tourism products available in the charming capital, Kuala Terengganu as well as Lake Kenyir, a must visit destination in the state.

To sum up his visit, he described, “Terengganu is a melting pot of old and new, it has many heritage buildings of all races and some people nowadays are still practising the old way of life inheritance from their ancestors, which is especially reflected in their dialects and culinary styles.”

SEE

This photo is credited to Canon Malaysia.

Walkthrough the city

The capital of the state, Kuala Terengganu, has several interesting spots that are situated near to one another. To make your trip more memorable, you should use trishaw (a mode of transportation which is widely known as beca in other states) or taxi to visit to several heritage sites, namely China Town, Zainal Abidin Mosque and Central Market.

At China Town, you will be surprised to see several special laneways have been transformed into art spaces with specific theme. There is a narrow lane dedicated to Terengganu’s beloved mascot, turtle. This turtle alley is a reminder about the importance to protect these sensitive creatures. Visitors can take the opportunity to pick up some highly affordable souvenirs at Pasar Payang or Central Market, which is just right next to China Town. You should not miss out to check out the Zainal Abidin Mosque, an easily recongnised building in the street.

Explore Islamic Civilisation Park

Have you imagined before that you can have the opportunity to see almost all Muslim buildings around the world? Well, at Islamic Civilisation Park or Taman Tamadun Islam, it is the place that has miniature models of 22 famous Muslim buildings from around the world which will be fascinating for anyone interested in Islamic architecture and history. Opened in 2008, it is one of the must visit attractions in Kuala Terengganu, which is located close to the Terengganu state museum in town. Bike and buggy are available to facilitate your visit here.

More interestingly, visitors can experience the river cruise services available here that serves buffet-style meals, whereby you can witness the real life of the local folks while enjoying their food. Yes, it is a cool experience especially at evening time, our media group is so lucky as they can try it out!

Discover Masjid Terapung

 

Masjid Terapung means ‘Floating Mosque’ in Malay and it is located around 10 kilometres away from the centre of Kuala Terengganu. I can say it is a must visit destination for your trip to Terengganu. It stands above a magnificent manmade lake and it looks so beautiful during sunrise and sunset. The media group is amazed by its scenic view at dawn as they arrived there at the right time. Most of the media expressed their happiness as they captured a nice photo of their first visit. For non-Muslims, you still can jog or walk at the nearby area of this mosque as proper walkways are there for visitors to spend their time freely.

DO

Participate at nature-based activities at Lake Kenyir, Terengganu

Terengganu has always been famed for its white sandy beaches, a haven for those seeking a good time in the sun, sand and sea. However, the state has a lot more to offer for nature lovers and adventure seekers, especially visitors who like jungle trekking, wildlife observation, fishing, birdwatching and etc. Lake Kenyir, for example, is home to bountiful treasures of nature, a large variety of flora and fauna, many species of freshwater fish and an exotic wildlife. The following are the list of activities for visitors.

– Have fun with the King of River Fish

This photo is credited to Amazing Terengganu.

Located in Sungai Petang, Kelah Sanctuary is where visitors can play together with a fish species called “Kelah”. It takes approximately 45 minutes boat ride from Pengkalan Gawi. Visitors will definitely be amazed by the amount of fish in the site, where schools of fish can just swim between your legs in the crystal-clear waters and not shy away from humans. Visitors can play with them in close distance, catch them by hand, feed them with pellets, as well swim together with them. However, please ensure you have a fit body to go through several “obstacles” on your journey here as you need to hike through the jungle for 1.7km before arriving at the sanctuary.

– Bathe the Elephants

This photo is credited to Amazing Terengganu.



Have you bathed elephants before? Well, you won’t know until you try it at Kenyir Elephant Conservation Village.

Located at the Sungai Telemong area, this 256-hectare elephant camp is the foremost authority on elephant translocation to ensure a healthy elephant population and reduce human-elephant conflict.

A canopy walk has been built for visitors to get a different viewing angle for the habitat of elephant and discover the scenic view of the natural forest.

Lovers of wildlife can have the opportunity to ride, play and feed the rainforest’s largest and magnificent creature. There is also a show happening on site twice a day, they carry logs, climb over obstacles and acting.

– Explore the Geological Wonders

One of the other attractions of Lake Kenyir which is explored by the EM-K 2019 participants is the Bewah Cave. Bewah Cave is located about 60 kilometers from Pengkalan Gawi, where the bones of an ancient young human known as Bewah Man was found. Neolithic-age items such as axes, tools and utensils have been discovered here as well. Stairs lead to the entrance some 40m above the level of the lake.

Gua Bewah is developed with wooden stairs and elevated trails. The trails make the exploration so much easy.There is even some light, which is solar powered.

“This cave keeps a mystery that has not been fully explored. It also has stalactites and stalagmites for hundred years that produce a very stunning pattern on cave walls,” our guide Mohd. Khairul explained.

The cave is really notable for its rich and diverse cave life, where you can find crabs, spiders, insects and of course bats inside.

– Take a Splash in the Waterfalls

This photo is credited to Canon Malaysia.

There are also waterfalls and streams in the jungle. It is always up to you to decide whether to have a few days trekking and camping or just to have a picnic besides the waterfall.

There are 14 waterfalls within the Lake Kenyir, with the most popular ones being Lasir, Tembat and Saok. Participants for this media challenge trip got the opportunity to visit two of them, which is Lasir and Saok.

Located 16 km from Pengkalan Gawi, or via a 30-minute boat ride from Pengkalan Gawi, Lasir waterfall is one of the most popular picnic spots in Tasik Kenyir. Visitors are welcomed by the majestic 500-foot waterfall and it is well shaded by the leafy green canopy of the surrounding tropical rainforest. Tracks and walkways have been built and climbing up to the top offers spectacular breathtaking views.
In Saok Waterfall, participants get the opportunity to try water abseiling as well as fly drop abseiling.

– Trekking to find giant Melunak tree

Jungle trekking is not simply walking in the jungle, but more important, you can breathe in the fresh air as well as learning the variety of flora and fauna species. But, what so special in Kenyir?

If the world’s largest flower Rafflesia hidden in the Sarawak jungle has become a popular attraction for international tourists, perhaps in the future,
tourists might flock into Lake Kenyir to see the giant Melunak tree.

The 340-year-old tree has a height of more than 100 meters. It requires 22 adults holding each other’s hands to encircle the perimeter of the tree!

It takes about 45 minutes journey to reach the actual site of this giant Melunak tree. The trail is not as challenging as what you may think and it is suitable for all age groups.

The gigantic Melunak tree in Terengganu National Park was discovered by senior nature guide Mohd Khairul and his team from the Terengganu Nature Guide Association in 2013. It is believed to be the biggest of that species in Peninsula Malaysia.

Paragliding at Bukit Maras Recretional Park, Kuala Nerus

This photo is credited to Canon Malaysia.

One of the interesting places that caught the attention of all participants during this trip is Bukit Maras, the tallest peak in Terengganu, which is 1,100 ft (about 333m) above sea level. It takes about 30 minutes’ drive or a distance of about 20 kilometers from Kuala Terengganu to reach this mountain located at Kuala Nerus district.

This mountain is popular for its durian and petai previously and it has slowly transformed into a destination for hiking and camping. And now, it is even more exciting with the paragliding activity. To reach the top of the hill, visitors can choose to hike on a challenging trail for 1.6km, of which it takes about 30 minutes to one hour with the consideration of the stamina level of each individual. We are lucky enough as four-wheel drive vehicles were available to take us to the top of the mountain. Visitors can also take the opportunity to trek into Batu Biruk jungle to see some unique flora.

For those who arrive at the top of the mountain during the early morning or late afternoon can get the chance to take a breathtaking glimpse of the sunset and sunrise over the South China Sea.

EAT

Warung Norazila/Nasi Dagang Atas Tol, Kuala Ibai

The restaurant is located by the roadside, which is less than 10-minutes’ drive from Masjid Terapung. It opens as early as 7am in the morning. We have tried the Nasi Dagang after morning prayers. The rice is fragrant and the tuna fish curry, a little on the sweet side, that goes with the Nasi Dagang is pretty good. Apart from Nasi Dagang, you can also try other available food such as Nasi Lemak. It is one of the best Nasi Dagang stalls in Terengganu.

Address: 20, Jalan Batu Buruk, Taman Midah, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

Restoran Singgang Budu, Jalan Air Jernih, Kuala Terengganu

One of the must try restaurants in Terengganu is “Restaurant Singgang Budu”. This restaurant is famous for its “Ikan Singgang”, which is fish cooked in a light broth with local herbs.

with the fish is in yellow watery soup. You should eat this dish with “Budu”, which is Chili, a perfect combination to satisfy your taste buds. Anyway, this restaurant serves many other delicious types of Malay traditional food, such as grilled cuttlefish and served with ulam – a traditional salad of raw vegetables.

Address: Jalan Engku Sar, 20300 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.

Keropok Lekor Gaung

Our road trip to the state of Terengganu would not be complete without a pit stop at the kedai keropok lekor as this popular traditional snack is always said to be a specialty here, which is always famous for its crunchy and fishy taste.

Our guide with vast experience brought us to a shop called Keropok Lekor Gaung before leaving Terengganu. Gaung is the name of a Malay village located in Kuala Berang. Upon arriving, we can see the shops are crowded with customers, different kinds of keropok lekor are available for locals or tourists to choose from and there are several friendly staff readily available to serve the customers.

You can eat them freshly fried from the wok with some special chilli sauce dipping or take home those packed in air-tight containers that can last for few weeks if stored in a freezer.

Address: Kampung Telaga, 21700 Kuala Berang, Terengganu.

STAY

Paya Bunga Hotel

Situated on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Paya Bunga Hotel Terengganu is located in the heart of Kuala Terengganu. Positioning itself as a 3-star city hotel, Paya Bunga Hotel Terengganu houses 208 well-appointed rooms and suites.
The hotel’s central location within the Central Business District of Kuala Terengganu provides guests easy access to the surrounding attractions such as Paya Bunga Square, Paya Bunga Sentral and Paya Bunga Plaza.
The stylish business hotel is part of an integrated building with Paya Bunga Square and conveniently connected via a fully air-conditioned link bridge to Paya Bunga Plaza and Paya Bunga Sentral.

Houseboats

There are a number of houseboats which provide sleep-on-board accommodation while touring Lake Kenyir. Staying on a houseboat allows you to be close to nature. If you plan for a group tour, houseboats can be your perfect accommodation but if you are only a couple or small family you would have to pay a lot to book the whole houseboat.

The two-tiered houseboats are normally equipped with several rooms on the upper level, with spacious boardwalk and a verandah above the ship’s bow. It offers comfortable beds, delicious meals and plenty of activities to keep you entertained, including banana boat rides, fishing and swimming in the warm waters. The nights are peaceful here; if you’re here during clear weather, you may also witness the beautiful starry sky at night.

Having your breakfast on a large but slow moving houseboats while enjoying the scenic view surrounding the lake is the most precious moment if you are with your loved one. The feel is more akin to a floating longhouse rather than a watercraft.

Petang Island Resort

Petang Island Resort is about 25 minutes away from Gawi Jetty and is your ideal choice when staying at Lake Kenyir. It has more than 30 homely chalets and one dorm. The resort is set amidst lush greenery and the peace and quiet envelops it. A perfect getaway for any occasion. Several holiday packages are available for you to choose so that you can get your accommodation with other tour packages.

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THE WONDERS OF PULAU DUYUNG, TERENGGANU

 

Terengganu, situated on the east coast of Malaysia, is well known as the cultural state of Malaysia, rich in practising traditions, a seafaring history and platefuls of delicious cuisine.

In the state capital of Kuala Terengganu, a riverside city facing the South China Sea, you will find a village community that lives among a maze of inlets and islands such as the one at Pulau Duyung.

Pulau Duyung – literally, Mermaid Island – is not short of wonders as its name suggests. The small village surrounded by rivers is just a 10-minute drive from the city of Kuala Terengganu. In this calm oasis of shady trees and labyrinth of narrow lanes, ordinary village folk, fishermen, event artists and talented craftsmen call it home and welcome visitors into its sanctum.

Artisan boatbuilders

Accessible by road or by boat, the area is well known for its boat-making heritage. At least three main boatmakers remain much sought after on the island, namely, Pak Lah, Pok Awi and Hassan Ali. The craftsmanship of these fine carpenters is much in demand not only among Marang fishermen, but also by boatmen from around the world including Italy, Denmark, Australia and Algeria.

Touted as a vanishing legacy, the result of modernisation, vanishing forests and lack of interest by the younger generation to learn the trade, boatmaking is very much alive in their hearts. It is believed that there are only three boatbuilding yards on this island when just a few years ago, there were a thriving 38!

Working without any physical plans, these craftsmen rely only on their decades-long experience and skills taught to them by their forefathers. Traditional methods and local materials, such as the tree bark of the gelam tree for caulking and water-proofing the vessel, are used. Throughout the year, domestic and international tourists seek out these artisans in their boatyards to admire how they turn sturdy cengal timber into fine handmade boats that cut through the rough South China Sea effortlessly.

Today, these old hands still take in orders to build entire 40-foot boats by hand. You may want to book a handmade yacht once you see their skillful handwork, but mind you, the waiting list is a few years long, and the price is not for ordinary sailors!

Art for the times

Art lovers will be enthralled with the existence of the relatively new Pulau Duyung Gallery in the area, which is as much a cultural commune as it is an art gallery.

Modest in size but not short of talents, the jetty-front gallery organises exhibitions and conducts art workshops, as well as houses many works by local artists.

One of their core successes was in organising the Duyung Art Festival from 2015 to 2017. The festival has since been regarded as the force that connects and welcomes people through culture and arts.

Their previous exhibition entitled “Postcards to Duyung” in 2017 attracted participants from Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Australia, France and Sweden to exhibit about 800 postcards made from original art works. The upcoming one held until January 2019, “Duyung: Kenangan Lalu Mengusik Jiwa” (“Memories of Old Duyung”) is a nostalgic look at Duyung Island in the 1990s and earlier through photographs, artworks and oral expressions.

Built to Last

Among the collection of wooden houses in the area, one building stands out for its unique architecture, the Duyung Old Fort.

Built originally in the 1920’s by the owner and local leader Dato’ Biji Sura, the building curiously combines Malay traditional wooden architecture with European influences. Marvel at the sturdy pillars with Greek and Egyptian influences, the tendrils of Islamic motifs cut into the wooden lattices on the verandah, and the thick walls surrounding the building, believed to have been constructed of bricks and cemented with a concoction of fine sand, lime, honey and egg white.

Within the wall is a complex of houses interconnected in various styles of the Terengganu architecture such as the gabled roof, the five ridge roof, and the Dutch roof. Elements such as rain-water harvesting through ingeniously simple architectural planning, and how the morning light casts shadows through the woodcarvings, are just some of the admirable features to be admired.

In 1986, though, a big flood destroyed much of the house but the Terengganu State government took the effort to restore it to its original glory and opened it as a heritage museum under the auspices of the Terengganu State Museum.

The entrance is free, but do not expect a full-fledged museum as you enter. The display is modest, but enough to give you a glimpse into the lifestyle back in theolden days.

Note: Pulau Duyung is accessible either by the water taxi, car or the Heritage City bus. The water taxi departs from Shahbandar Jetty with the crossing taking less than 10 minutes.

Duyong Art Gallery
Venue:           GP 5, Pulau Duyung Kecil, 20100 Terengganu
Email:            [email protected]
Tel:                 +6019 6340214

Entrance fee: Free

Duyung Old Fort
Open:             Every day except Friday
Time:             9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Fee:                Free
Address:       Pulau Duyung Kecil, 20100 Terengganu
Contact:        National State Museum
Tel:                 +609-622 1444

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Malacca Straits Mosque – The Floating Mosque in Melaka

Malacca Straits Mosque is a floating mosque that can be found in Pulau Melaka. The mosque is popular among locals by the name of Masjid Selat Melaka. The mosque was constructed by the State Government of Melaka at the shore of Selat Melaka in Bandar Hilir. Found at a man-made Island named Pulau Melaka, it is an unparalleled Mosque fabricate at the shoreline of the Strait and at the water level of the ocean. It will look like as it is floating if the water level is high.

Malacca Straits Mosque – Masjid Selat Melaka

The construction work of the mosque started in 2003 and completed in 2006. The mosque was officially opened in 24 November 2006 by Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, the nation’s Yang Di-Pertuan Agong. Its outline thought originated from the state’s previous Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam.

Exhilarating Features of the Mosque

The mosque’s most conspicuous peculiarity is its 30-meter-high minaret which additionally works as a beacon, going about as an aide for watercrafts, boats and air ships. A monstrous brilliant arch with blue trims which is unmistakable from a separation sits over its principle request to God lobby. The building joins Middle Eastern compositional style peppered with Malay beautifying components, for example, the utilization of bamboo as a major aspect of its structure and a perfectly cut platform made out of teak wood. The mosque is very much a breathtaking sight around evening time when the entire developing lights. Masjid Selat Melaka is outfitted with different offices which incorporate a multipurpose corridor, a library and a learning focus.

Masjid Selat Melaka showcases the magnificence and radiant current Islamic construction modeling. Separated from serving as a position of love, it has additionally turned into a popular vacationer terminus.

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The Attention Grabber

The city of Melaka, in Malaysia, is an entrancing spot to visit, and individuals originate from great distances abroad to see its attractions, taste its nourishment and encounter all that it brings to the table. Melaka has a rich history spanning over 600 years, yet in the meantime, it is likewise a quickly creating city, grasping new thoughts and advances. One great illustration of this is the man-made island known as Melaka Island or Pulau Melaka. Some piece of a task to make new organizations and opportunities, it is additionally the home to the Malacca Straits Mosque.

Numerous mosques far and wide claim to be the loveliest, and the Masjid Selat Melaka positively merits its place among the contenders. It has been outlined so that when the tide is high, the mosque seems, by all accounts, to be skimming on water. This is especially stunning on a brilliant, crunchy dawn.

The Malacca Straits Mosque has a brilliant vault which is more Middle Eastern in outline than a portion of alternate mosques in Melaka that have a tendency to have a three layered material framework. It has its exceptional and unexpected perspectives, however, and one of these, is its tower that looks really like a beacon.

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A dynamic spot of love, the Malacca Straits Mosque is likewise a prominent vacationer terminus, as it is exceptionally photogenic. The mosque, which is arranged on Melaka Island, can be arrived at by foot or a consolidation of foot and taxi from the city.

Other Floating Mosques in Malaysia

An alternate floating mosque is spotted in Kuala Ibai, a little more than 4km far from Kuala Terengganu town focus, south of Batu Buruk shoreline. The mosque is based on a floating stage with a lake encompassing it. This gives the figment of itself floating on water from a remote place. One of the floating mosque is located in Tenjung Bungah in Malaysia.

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Melaka Batik House – Home of Colorful Malaysian Batik

Batik is any kind of fabric that is imprinted with the colorful patterns via the application of dye and wax. It is an essential part of the Malaysian culture and a traditional art form. The batik industry that has existed and evolved over nearly a century ago and is now one of the roots of Malaysian culture. Although it cannot be ascertained precisely how history begins, the results of this art has been the heritage of world civilization. It is creative medium and if you want to purchase some pieces or learn this art then a visit to Melaka Batik House should be in your list of things to do in Melaka.

Melaka Batik House

Melaka Batik House is operating since 2009 with the support of Batik Malaysia, Noor Arfa Batik. Located at the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), Melaka Batik house is one of the best tourist attractions in Melaka. The store accurately represents the Malay culture as it is shaped in traditional Malay house. With the wooden gabled roof and bricked stairs that lead to the entrance of the house of innovation.

Batik has much more to offer to its guests then a mere shop. Here you can find myriad of batik products, such as batik parios for women and batik shirts for men. If you want to create your own batik inspired outfits in your own style then the Melaka Batik house has also stocked up unstitched colorful batik fabric for you. The store also creates outfits of your choice on order with your hand-picked batik fabric. Your shopping in Melaka will be incomplete if you don’t pay a visit to the Batik House.

Melaka Batik House consists of two floors. On the first floor, visitors can enjoy learning batik class. On the second floor, visitors’ eyes will be spoiled by a variety of beautiful batik designs from designers Melaka Batik House. Price batik sold in the Batik House ranging from Malaysian Ringgit 39 or more. It depends on the quality of fabrics, types of batik and batik motif. Melaka Batik House is also equipped with a large parking area, showroom sales, and making batik workshop to guests. In Malacca Batik House, you can find the entire batik from various parts of Malaysia, ranging from the rare to the popular and modern. For the class of batik workshops for visitors, you can register yourself first.

History of Batik House, formerly started from a small batik business owned companies Noor Arfa. Claiming self-operating since 1980, Noor Arfa ventured to expand the business by opening boutique batik Melaka Batik House. The Batik House building itself was built in 2008, a year before the boutique opened to the public. The main batik manufacturing plant is located in Kuala Terengganu and is built on an area of ​​2.5 hectares, part of the Industrial Zone Chendering. There are about 140 employees at the factory batik makers.

Melaka Batik house is not only a place to learn but it is a must visit place in Melaka due to the creative aroma it exhales. Visit the Batik House once and of let us know about your experience there.

Selamat Tinggal!

Address: Pt 15251, Melaka International Trade Centre, 75450, Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone: +60 6-232 3900

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Tourism Malaysia: Top 7 in August

1. Penang Hungry Ghost Festival
When: August 3-31
Where: Penang
What: According to Taoism, the gates of hell open every seventh lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Ghosts and spirits walk the streets for a month and visit their descendants. This is a month of bad luck where parents tell their children to stay at home. During the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang, many puppet and opera shows take place to entertain the spirits. It’s open to the public but the first row at each performance must remain empty for the ghosts. On the last day of the month, believers mark the return of the souls to Hades with big bonfires at midnight.
More Information:
http://www.tourismpenang.net.my/index.php/Festivals/hungry-ghost-in-penang / Photo source

 

Padawan Raft Safari2. Padawan Raft Safari
When: August 14
Where: Padawan, Kuching, Sarawak
What: Go kayaking or rafting into wild Borneo with friends and family… the experience will be unforgettable. Stand up in a bamboo raft and admire the stunning surroundings while paddling along the river. There are different categories for this popular and fun competition in Sarawak. Even if you don’t win a prize, the views and laughs will be an amazing reward.
More Information:
www.mpp.sarawak.gov.my / Photo source

 

Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week3. Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week
When: August 17-21
Where: Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur
What: It’s not all Paris and Milan! Kuala Lumpur has its own Fashion Week, too! For five days, Pavilion will turn into a catwalk for the creative Malaysian fashion industry. A great opportunity for fashion lovers and trend setters to discover Malaysian designers and their ‘Ready to Wear’ collection. An event full of inspiration and style!
More Information:
www.klfashionweek.com / Photo source

 

Rhythm of Gamelan4. Rhythm of Gamelan
When: August 19-21
Where: Kompleks Sukan Negeri, Kuala Terengganu
What: Musicians from Malaysia, Indonesia and Europe meet to explore and learn about this musical art form. Gamelan is a traditional instrumental ensemble of Java, Indonesia, typically including many bronze percussion instruments. Professionals lead the two-day workshop while members of the public enjoy the harmonious sounds. A great opportunity to discover this royal music, now accessible to everyone. 
More Information: www.motac.gov.my / Photo source

 

Mask Festival Malaysia5. Malaysia International Mask Festival
When: August 19-21
Where: Esplanade, KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur
What: Come enjoy an explosion of colour as elaborate masks from Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and China are showcased to the public. Masks are an expressive art form in many Asian cultures and commonly used in rituals and celebrations. The three days festival in the heart of the city features activities and performances full of folklore and mysticism.
More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/mymaskfest/ / Photo source

 

Jet Ski Championship6. Selangor Open Jetski Championship
When: August 27-29
Where: Tasik Biru, Rawang, Selangor
What: Water sport lovers will be in heaven. Participants from Southeast Asia, Japan and Australia will gather at Blue Lake, Tasik Biru to compete and show off their skills. There are local and international categories, complementary activities and lots of fun.
More Information:
http://www.aseantourism.travel/event/detail/selangor-open-championship-jetski-competition / Photo source

 

Raintown Half Marathon7. Raintown Half Marathon 2016
When: August 28
Where: Taiping, Perak
What: Over 4,000 athletes from all over the world will meet in the ‘wettest’ town in peninsular Malaysia. Taiping, also known as ‘Raintown’, is the scene for this popular half marathon. Participants can opt for the 7km, 10km or half distance event. Hopefully the rain will stay away just this once!
More Information:
www.mptaiping.gov.my / Photo source

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