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Tourism Malaysia: Top 7 in September

Mid-Autum Festival
When: George Town, Penang
Where: Sept 15

Also known as the Lantern or Mooncake Festival, this is a very popular celebration in East Asia. Traditionally, it was a harvest festival. Nowadays, Penang transforms itself into a magical place of colours and lights. Lions and dragons dance on the street and people eat the traditional Mooncake sweets. The lantern parades, like the “River of Lights” in George Town, are enchanting. Discover the Wushu competitions and have fun at the Pesta Tanglung Carnival. Every corner in the city will be a party!

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Yap Qin  Yap Yi at JB Art Festival 1JB Arts Festival
When: Johor Bahru
Where: Sept 1 – 30

All the culture and arts you can imagine in one month! The whole family will enjoy this event. Music, theatre, dance or comedy, contemporary or traditional: there is a performance for every taste and age. Professionals can learn and enjoy in one of the many workshops. Browse the programme and book a seat for your favourite spectacle!

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Songket Weaving
ASEAN Songket Weaving Exhibition
When: Sept 15 – Dec 31
Where: National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur

Arts and crafts lovers will enjoy this exhibition on the production and art of songket. This typical brocade textile is wide spread around Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia. It consists of gold or silver thread patterned on silk or cotton. It can be a good opportunity to discover the National Textile Museum in Kuala Lumpur, a jewel of a museum in the heart of the city. A beautiful explosion of colours and fabrics.

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Borneo Safari Black Backed Kingfisher
Borneo Bird Festival 
When: Sept 15 -17
Where: Rainforest Discovery Center, Sandakan, Sabah

The island of Borneo is home for 688 bird species, four of them are not found anywhere else in the world. Nature lovers and bird enthusiasts will descend on Sandakan in Sabah to spot these marvellous creatures. Visitors can take part in the Bird Race or in the photo contest. Just enjoying the colourful feathers and humming of the birds is also an option. For something slightly different check out the the best bird imitators in the Bird Mimic Contest.

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Festival Permainan Rakyat Traditional Games Festival
When: Sept 17 – 18
Where: Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

In the times of internet and video games, this festival is a breath of fresh air and a beautiful way to spend the weekend. Children and grown-ups will enjoy this opportunity to discover traditional Malaysian games like the Congkak or Batu Seremban which were played by their grandparents. One of the most entertaining ways to discover the local culture and heritage.

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Sarawak Borneo Bintulu International Kites Festival
Borneo International Kite Festival (BIKF)
When: Sept 19 – 27
Where: Old Airport, Bintulu, Sarawak

Malaysians love their kites! This festival has taken place since 2005 and focuses on the creativity and performance of this beautiful art. Visitors can gaze at the most stunning kites entered in the Kite Championship. The Kite Festival is a good moment to discover the traditional Malaysian kites, known as Wau. The old airport of Bintulu, a former fishing village in Sarawak, is the perfect location for this exhibition where land meets sky.

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KL Tower International Jump Malaysia
When: Sept 30 – Oct 3
Where: KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur

More than 100 extreme sports enthusiast will gather to jump from the city’s iconic landmark. BASE jumpers will make a three second free fall before opening their parachutes. A breathtaking and beautiful spectacle full of adrenaline and amazing views of the city.

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Kebaya Tales : Stories from The Nyonya

October 12, 2011 during 12:00 pm

The Baba-Nyonya village refers to a organisation of people who are descendants of late 15th and 16th century Chinese immigrants who came to a islands of Nusantara during a Colonial era. These are people who have digested to a Malay Peninsula’s enlightenment and have adopted a Malay denunciation as a initial or second denunciation over a years. Their enlightenment is a abounding and colourful one, as seen by their oral language, their sauce and their cuisine.


The Kebaya is a favourite outfit for Nyonyas and is customarily ragged during central ceremonies

For those who are preoccupied and would like to know some-more about a Peranakans, do make a date with a National Textile Museum in Kuala Lumpur this entrance 15th Oct 2011 as a museum will be organising a speak on a Babas and Nyonyas. The guest orator this time is nothing other than Lee Su Kim, a owner member and a initial lady President of a Peranakan Baba Nyonya Association of Kuala Lumpur Selangor. She is also a author of 9 books, including dual bestsellers; Malaysian Flavours: Insights Into Things Malaysian and Manglish: Malaysian English during a Wackiest. Su Kim will be pity her practice of essay about a Baba and Nyonya communities of Malacca, Penang and Singapore. Some of a stories that she will be pity are stories that have been upheld down from her Nyonya mother, grandmother and bibiks (aunts).

The speak will be hold during Level 1, Gallery Saindera during a National Textile Museum and will start during 3.00 pm. There is an acknowledgment assign of RM 20 for students, museum volunteers as good as members of Persatuan Peranakan Baba Nyonya Kuala Lumpur Selangor (PPBNKLS). For non-members who are meddlesome in participating, there is an acknowledgment assign of RM 25. The assign includes a tea reception. Participants are compulsory to register by replying to this email residence – or Alternatively, one can also hit Syahrul or Nor Asmah during 03 2694 3457.

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Textile Talk: Dream of a Drape

September 10, 2011 during 4:00 pm

In each culture, women’s wear has always been some-more elaborate than men’s wear. Women are mostly compared to beauty, and this customarily extends to their attire. One of a some-more elaborate normal women’s costumes in Malaysia has to be a saree of a Indians.

Learn about a saree during this exhibtion

The saree is utterly a singular costume, and is indeed a frame of unstitched cloth, trimming from 4 to 9 metres in length. In a possess approach it defies definition, as this elementary frame of cloth is remade into a formidable costume, merely by a technique in that is used to hang a body. The saree covers utterly a lot of a body, nonetheless has always been regarded as utterly an outlandish and erotic outfit, mostly divulgence as many as it conceals. It has been ragged by generations of Indian women, and has turn one of a many famous black of Indian culture.

This September, a National Textile Museum is holding an muster and conform uncover celebrating a saree. Entitled Dream of a Drape, this muster is from 7th compartment 11th September, from 9 am to 6 pm. Two conform shows are lined adult as well, holding place on Saturday, 10th September, from 6 pm to 9 pm, and Sunday, 11th September, from 3 pm to 6 pm. Admission is giveaway to all.

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National Textile Museum

A museum dedicated to a finer sum of Malaysia’s informative tapestry

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