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Events in Malaysia for July August

For Events in Malaysia for July and August, there is a line-up of well-balanced events comprising shopping, food, culture and festive celebrations throughout Malaysia.

Tourists visiting Malaysia during this time of the year should take note that some of the events and festivals may have their dates moved around a little.

It is also best to check with the local tourist information office about what is going on for these months, and there are offices in each major city around Malaysia.

Events in Malaysia for July and August

For the tourist visiting Malaysia in these two months, you should take note of some of the festivals and celebrations going on in the country. Some of the major tourism highlights include:

1Malaysia Mega Sale

The 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2014 continues in July! Deemed as the “Mother of all Sales”, the mega sale carnival brings you a string of irresistible offers, special promotions, and crazy discounts.

With two months of shopping frenzy, shoppers get to enjoy mega shopping excitement, dining options, endless entertainment and fun-filled activities put together by malls and retail stores throughout Malaysia! Experience a wholesome shopping spree. 

Organizer: Tourism Malaysia
Date: 28 June to 1 Sept 2014
Venue: Nationwide
Contact: 03 2614 8691

Malaysia Mega Sale
Ramadhan Bazaar

Often the Ramadhan fasting month may take place in July or August, and this is when visitors can indulge in the local food bazaars all over Malaysia.

Long lines 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 in most cities and towns throughout the nation and is a sunset shopping and fasting experience for all.

Date:  Fasting Month
Time: 4.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Venue: Nationwide

Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration

The trail is back with the anniversary of the historical city of Melaka being declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008.

This is celebrated with a host of delectable traditional cuisine and cultural performances by the Baba and Nyonya, the Portuguese, and the Chitty.

As the celebration takes place, the historical significance of the city is being highlighted through the conservation of places such as the A’ Famosa, St John’s Hill and numerous museums.

Organiser: Melaka Historical City Council / Melaka Museums Corporation (PERZIM)
Date: 7 July
Venue: Bandar Hilir Melaka, Melaka
Contact: +6 06 232 6411

Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia

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 on 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 favorites such as ketupat, rendang, and satay!

Date: Midyear
Venue: Nationwide

Penang UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration 2014
Penang UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration 2014
George Town Festival and Penang UNESCO World Heritage City Celebration

Similar to Melaka, but the annual celebration of George Town’s inscription as UNESCO World Heritage Site welcomes a brand new date this year, which coincides with the national month of August.

This community-centered festival-within-a-festival features a diverse range of acts, from traditional dances and martial arts demonstrations to exhibitions and street performances.

You will find re-enactment of street life in the 1900s, to food fests and special tours and talks; all devised and conducted by members of the communities of historic George Town.

Organizer: George Town Festival Secretariat
Date: 1 August to 31 August 
Venue: Esplanade, Pulau Pinang
Contact: +6 04 261 6308
Website: www.georgetownfestival.com

Malaysia Premium Travel Fair 2014
Malaysia Premium Travel Fair 2014
Malaysia Premium Travel Fair and Global Cruise Tourism Conference

Endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia, the Malaysia Premium Travel Fair (MPTF) and the Global Cruise Tourism Conference (GCTC) are two niche events specially catered for high-end tourism products and service providers.

MPTF is the first travel fair in Malaysia targeted at the luxury segment. It will feature business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) components.

The fair exhibitors are comprised of premium and boutique airlines, cruise liners and yacht clubs, helicopter tour service providers, luxury hotels and resorts, NTOs and MICE event organizers. GCTC is targeted at the emerging cruise tourism sector.

Experts in the cruise industry will be presenting on the theme “Advancing the Growth in Cruise Tourism.”

Organizer: WiTM Events Sdn. Bhd.
Date: GCTC
Website: www.mptf.com.my 
Contact: +6 03 9201 1201
Email: nurshaidah@witmevents.com 

Sibu Borneo Cultural Festival 2014
Sibu Borneo Cultural Festival
Sibu Borneo Cultural Festival

The biggest tourism event in Sibu, the Borneo Cultural Festival is an annual week-long celebration that no visitor to Sibu should miss.

With a variety of dances, food, folklore, music and traditional games on display, the event is a showcase of the rich and diverse cultural background of the Sibu community such as Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu (Dayak Pavilion), Malay, Melanau, and Chinese.

Organized by Sibu Municipal Council, Sibu Borneo Cultural Festival aims to promote the ‘beauty in ethnic diversity’ within Borneo Island to the world.

Organizer: Sibu Municipal Council
Date: August
Venue: Sibu Town Square
Contact: Ms. Teng Ming Min, +6 084 332 392
Website: http://www.smc.gov.my/

Najib Razak during the Merdeka Celebrations in Malaysia
Najib Razak during the Merdeka Celebrations in Malaysia
Merdeka Day Celebration

Hari Kemerdekaan or Merdeka Day (Independence Day for Malaysia) 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 colorful 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 57th anniversary of Malaysia’s independence.

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

Final Thoughts to Events in Malaysia for July August

The above are the various major events and celebrations held in both months and there are many other smaller festivals and events which are listed on the Tourism Malaysia Website.

For anyone who is visiting Malaysia during these months, and depending on where you go, you should double check the dates of the many events in Malaysia for July and August from the tourism offices or information centers. 

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