VMY 2014 Grand Launch on 4th January

Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Grand Launch
This 4th January 2014, the world will witness the grand launching of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 which is the nation’s biggest tourism celebration bustling with non-stop excitement from dazzling parades, colourful cultural shows, fabulous food festivals, exciting sports, music and arts festivals, shopping extravaganza and many more. Held at the iconic Dataran Merdeka in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, visitors and guests will be in for a show of the year.

Tourism Malaysia and the relevant agencies around the world have been working around the clock for the last 12 months in helping promote Visit Malaysia Year 2014 or VMY 2014 to the world. The time has finally come where everyone will witness the grand launch which is officiated by the Malaysian Tourism Minister and also the Deputy Prime Minister among many other VIPs here at Dataran Merdeka. When the night falls, the Deputy Prime Minister will officiate the event followed by some amazing firework which will then lead into a parade and show. 

Starting as early as 10.00am, there are many activities lined up for all visitors and guests where all the Malaysian tourism areas are promoted which include a food festival, exhibitions, demonstrations and many other exciting activities. For those heading here this Saturday, 4th January 2014, don't forget to bring your cameras as it will be one massive colourful event not to be missed.

VMY 2014 Grand Launch information
Venue: Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 4th January 2014 (Saturday)
Time: From 10.00 am till 12.00 Midnight
Program Itinerary for Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Grand Launch 
10 am onwards

Fabulous Food stalls, exhibition booths and 6D simulation booths open for public.

Exhibition booths:
Caricature drawing by Balai Seni Visual
Insect Exhibition by National Museum
Handicraft sale by Kraftangan Malaysia
Tourism Information Centre
1MG1MC / VolunTourism booth
IM4U booth
Street busker
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Pre-show in front of Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad building:
Buskers Performances by Bale-Bale Group, Pokok Ceri)
Wakaka Group
Soccer freestyler ( all over Dataran Merdeka)
'Golden man'
Stilt-walker Pre-Show

7:30 pm
Arrival of guests and media

8:20 pm
Arrival of The Honourable Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia

8:30 pm
Arrival of The Right Honourable Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
National Anthem"Negaraku"

Welcoming Speech by The Honourable Minister of Tourism & Culture Malaysia

Speech by The Right Honourable Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

Official Ceremony of Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Grand Launch

Cultural performances, music, dance, fireworks
11:30 pm to midnight
Programme Highlights:
  • Pre-Show: From 5pm to 7pm, go merry-making with exciting street busker performances
  • Dazzling Fireworks Display and Building Mapping Show of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic landmark, Sultan Abdul Samad building
  • Be entertained by fabulous Malaysia’s vocal powerhouse divas, Dato' Siti Nurhaliza, Datuk Khadijah Ibrahim and other popular artistes like Datuk Jamal Abdillah, Nash, Amy Search, Azlan & The Typewriter, Hafiz, Najwa Latif
  • From 10am onwards, you can start your celebration by sampling the fabulous Malaysian foods and indulging in interesting handicraft demonstration
  • Enjoy the colourful cultural performances as well as Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia performance by LimKokWing University students, and more
VMY Malaysia Photos
Beautiful Kapalai Island in Sabah, Malaysia
 Happy New Year 2014 to all friends, colleagues, partners and readers of Malaysia Asia. For those planning to visit this spectacular country this year, don't forget to view the new Malaysia Truly Asia Video for 2014 or read this article about Why Visit Malaysia in 2014 and for those who are here already, see you at the VMY 2014 Grand Launch on 4th January.