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Events in Malaysia for August 2013

Events in Malaysia for August 2013

There are quite a number of events happening throughout Malaysia as August is an important month for the country as the National Day (Merdeka Day) falls on the 31st of this month. Besides this special event, the month is also filled with other interesting programmes from art to sports. Some of the major tourism highlights in August include; 

1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival (1MCAT)

The 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival (1MCAT) continues on in August after an exciting month of art exhibitions in July. More events are scheduled this entire month of August, with art exhibitions, seminars and unique displays in art galleries around the country.

The event acts as a platform for art enthusiasts from artists to gallery owners to forge business alliances, as well as to share their ideas and information about the new contemporary art of Malaysia.

Organiser:    Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia
Date:            1 July – September 2013
Venue:         Throughout Malaysia
Contact:      +6 03 8891 751

Hari Raya Aidilfirti 2013

After fasting from dawn to dusk for a month, this is the time to celebrate! Hari Raya Aidilfitri marks the end of the Ramadan month (fasting season) and every year this festive occasion is celebrated in a grand scale in Malaysia.

The highlight of this joyous occasion is the open house where the Muslims will invite their friends from various ethnics and cultures to their house to join in the merrymaking and enjoy traditional Malay favourites such as ketupat, rendang and satay!

Date:        8 – 9 August 2013
Venue:     Nationwide 

                 Lest We Forget

Sandakan Memorial Day 2013

Sabah Memorial Day 2013 is held annually to commemorate the 2400 fallen heroes who perished on three separate torturous 240-km marches from Sandakan to Ranau, known today as the infamous Death March.

Every year, visitors will travel to the Sandakan Memorial Park, which was once the site of the Prisoners of War Camp, to commemorate these brave souls with a memorial service in their honour, ‘Lest we forget’.

Organiser:    Sandakan Municipal Council
Date:            15 August 2013
Venue:         Sandakan Memorial Park, Sandakan, Sabah
Contact:      +6 089 273 753
Website:      www.sabahtourism.com

Melaka Matta Fair 2013 (MITS 2013)

MATTA Fair is coming to Melaka town! The Melaka MITS MATTA Fair 2013 offers visitors a great selection of exciting tour packages and fares that suit their travel needs.

Besides that, visitors and consumers will also be able to find many attractive bargains and great discounts for various tourism-related products. It’s time to make plans for your holiday. Come, compare, and purchase!

Organiser:    MATTA Melaka Chapter & Melaka Tourism Promotion Division
Date:            23 – 25 August 2013
Venue:          Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC), Melaka
Contact:       +6 06 286 9668/ +6 016 630 6971 (Cik Hanitah)

Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race 2013

The biggest motorsports endurance race in Asia, the Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race (MMER) 2013, will be back for the 14th edition. Each team will have three drivers who will race for at least 70 minutes before being allowed to switch. Young motorsports enthusiasts will have a new way and new place to celebrate Malaysia’s Independence Day.

Organiser:    Sepang International Circuit (SIC)
Date:            29 – 31 August 2013
Venue:         Sepang International Circuit (SIC), Selangor
Contact:      +6 03 8778 2200
Website:      www.sepangcircuit.com.my

Merdeka Day in Malaysia 2013

“Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!” Hari Kemerdekaan or Independence Day is a national holiday which is celebrated on 31 August every year to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957.

Traditionally, a grand and colourful parade will be held in the morning at the Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur for everyone to attend and celebrate this important occasion together. Similar parades will also be held in every state simultaneously. This year’s celebration marks the 56th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence.

Date:      31 August 2013
Venue:    Nationwide / Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

For tourist visiting Malaysia in the month of August, make sure you book your accommodations and transportation to the events you want to visit. Hari Raya holidays fall on the 8th of August therefore many services may be interrupted for these 2-3 days. Otherwise, everything is per normal. For more information, you can also visit the Malaysia Tourism Center located along Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur for more information about the Events in Malaysia for August 2013.


Henry Lee said...

Selamat hari raya.... ekekeke...

Malaysia Asia said...

Thanks Henry and same to you :) Enjoy August!