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Events in Malaysia July 2013

Events in Malaysia July 2013

A mix of sports, art, and foreign cultural events kicks off the third quarter of 2013. Everyone is invited to come and experience Malaysia’s tourism highlights in July for an unforgettable experience and holiday throughout the nation. Love Shopping? Fear not as the month also sees the second massive nationwide sale for the Malaysian Mega Sale 2013. Plan your trips ahead as July is also the month for Ramadan which is the fasting month for Malaysia. Many Muslim eateries or even businesses may be closed in certain areas so do your research, especially if you are heading to the east coast states.

Georgetown Festival 2013
George Town Festival 2013 is a month-long celebration of art, music, theater, dance, opera and film to commemorate the capital city of Penang’s inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage listing on 7 July 2008. Every year, the celebration transforms George Town into an exciting and unique platform for the arts, heritage and culture. Do not miss this opportunity to see the unique historical architectural buildings around Penang too!
Organiser: George Town Festival Secretariat
Date: 7 June - 7 July 2013
Venue: Esplanade, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +6 04 261 6308
Website: www.georgetownfestival.com

1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2013
The 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2013 continues in July. For the whole month of July, you can look within and beyond shopping malls to enjoy irresistible offers and special promotions! Bookmark your calendar now to enjoy shopping and save more with all the great bargains. Shop till you drop!
Organiser: Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia
Date: 29 June – 1 Sept 2013
Venue: Nationwide
Contact: 03 – 2614 8691

Port Dickson International Triathlon 2013
Do you swim like a fish? Run like the wind? Cycle like the dogs are chasing you? How about taking up this 3-in-1 sports challenge at the Port Dickson International Triathlon 2013? As the most popular triathlon in Malaysia, the event attracts triathletes from as far as Hong Kong and Macau every year to compete in this test of endurance and stamina. Catch the live action at the most popular beach on the west coast of the peninsula!
Organiser: Triathlon Malaysia
Date: 6 – 7 July 2013
Venue: Avillion Admiral Cove / Admiral Marina & Leisure Club,
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Website: www.triathlonmalaysia.com

Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration 2013
Similar to Penang, the Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration 2013 commemorates the historic occasion of Melaka being declared as a World Heritage City by UNESCO on 7 July 2008! Highlights of the celebration include dazzling fireworks display and cultural performances by Melaka’s unique communities such as the Baba & Nyonya, the Portuguese, and the Chitty. The night-long celebration will be a colourful display of the city’s unique culture and heritage!
Organiser: Melaka Historical City Council/ Melaka Museums Corporation (PERZIM)
Date: 7 July 2013
Venue: Bandar Hilir Melaka, Melaka
Contact: +6 06 2326411

Ramadhan Bazaar 2013 around Malaysia

Ramadan Bazaar 2013
As the Muslim fasting month begins, a long line of street-side stalls will sprout up all over the country at local bazaars offering a sumptuous array of local delicacies especially traditional Malay food for Muslims to break their fast. A jovial mood pervades these bazaars as everyone shops around for the best bargains on food, clothing, and religious items! Unique to Malaysia, the Ramadhan Bazaars can be found at most cities and towns throughout the nation, and is a sunset shopping and fasting experience for all.
Date: 8 July – 7 August 2013
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Nationwide


Get your running shoes ready as the Ipoh International Run (IIR) 2013 is back! This time, the event is targeting more than 13,000 runners from all over the world, from as far as Kenya, Hungary and Japan. The run will be divided into 12 categories (21km, 10km, 5km and 7km) including the 5km Fun Run event. Prizes will also be awarded to the best-dressed participants in the Fun Run! Run with us!
Organiser: Ipoh City Council
Date: 7 July 2013
Time: 6.30am
Venue: Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak
Website: www.ipohrun.com

Bon Odori 2013 in Shah Alam, Selangor

Bon Odori 2013
Get ready for Malaysia’s largest Japanese cultural event! Unlike the one held in Japan, this Bon Odori Summer Cultural Festival is mainly held to showcase Japanese art, dance and delicacies in Malaysia. The highlight of the event is the gathering around the yagura, a platform or stage where everyone is invited to dance to local Japanese folk tunes. Come and experience the real Japanese matsuri atmosphere.
Organiser: Tourism Selangor & Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur
Date: 7 July 2013
Venue: Matsushita Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor
Contact: +6 03 5513 2000
Website; www.tourismselangor.my

Bon Odori Penang Festival 2013

Missed the Bon Odori festival in Shah Alam? There’s another one in Penang! Here, one will have the opportunity not only to witness the showcase of Japanese culture but also to mingle with the Japanese community in Penang. As one of the signature cultural events of Penang, the festival is celebrated with dance and drum performances, stalls selling local Japanese food and souvenirs, fireworks display, and games!
Organiser: The Consulate-General of Japan &
Penang State Tourism Development and Culture Office
Date: 20 July 2013
Time: 5pm – 11pm
Venue: Esplanade (Padang Kota Lama), Pulau Pinang
Contact: +6 04 6505 136

St Anne Square - Image from www.penang-traveltips.com

St Anne’s Feast 2013
Watch as the St Anne’s Church in Penang transforms into a fairyland of lights! In July every year, Catholic pilgrims from all over the world take part in this massive St Anne’s festival and candlelight procession! The celebration includes prayer, a candlelight procession, a novena, and a nine-day prayer. Drawing up to 100,000 pilgrims from around the world every year, it is the largest such festival in South-East Asia, and one of the biggest in the world!
Organiser: St. Anne’s Church 
Date: 19 – 28 July 2013
Venue: St. Anne’s Church, Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +6 04 5386405
Borneo International Yachting Challenge 2013
The Borneo International Yachting Challenge 2013 is back! Boats from all over the world including Holland and the United States are participating in this exciting regatta! Watch the teams race against one another along the coastline of Tanjung Aru beach and Kota Kinabalu city, and circling the nearby islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.
Organiser: Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism Sarawak &
Sabah Tourism Board & Labuan Corporation
Date: 1 – 7 July 2013
Venue: Labuan & Miri, Sarawak & Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Contact: +6 085 423 033
Website: http://www.borneorace.com

1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival 2013

1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival (1MCAT)
Check out the coming 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival (1MCAT) for various art exhibitions, seminars and unique art displays in the galleries! From July to September 2013, the 1MCAT 2013 will be held at various locations and venues throughout the country. The objective of the event is to create a unique platform to promote Malaysian artists and artworks to a global audience, as well as to discover, groom and launch the careers of young Malaysian artists.
Organiser: Ministry of Tourism Malaysia
Date: 1 July – September 2013
Venue: Throughout Malaysia
Contact: +6 03 8891 7519

The above are just the main events that are happening throughout the cities of Malaysia. There are many other smaller events that one may find interesting. Hope you get to visit and experience the Events in Malaysia for July 2013.


Henry Lee said...

seems like a pretty happening July but I definitely won't go to Bon Odori anymore. Can't stand jamming all the way to shah alam :(

Malaysia Asia said...

Thanks Henry, I too have not been to the Bon Odori in Shah Alam, maybe this year I will try my luck?

jase said...

I will tried to go Malaysia July 2013 event

South India TOur said...

Thanks to share this now i would like to go there,next time i will try to go there