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Events in Malaysia for September

Events in Malaysia for September 2014

This September, visitors to Malaysia can find a balanced mix of art, cultural, sports, nature and international fashion events the wrap up the third quarter of 2014.

Most of the events and festivals take place around Peninsular Malaysia and also over at Malaysia Borneo in the states of Sabah and Sarawak.

Events in Malaysia for September 2014

For the visitor to Malaysia, please take note of the dates so that you can plan your visits. Here are some of the highlights of September 2014;

MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur

MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur

Witness the story of Kuala Lumpur unfold on stage as three best friends – Mamat, Meng and Muthiah head to the capital city to seek their fortune during the 1880s.

The show promises to be a colorful and entertaining multi-cultural experience for all – a lively musical showcasing the rich diversity of the people who built Kuala Lumpur.

It is an inspiring tale of friendship, perseverance and finding joys in a simple cup of teh tarik.

Organizer: Enfiniti Vision Media
Date: Ongoing
Time: Twice Daily: 3pm – 6pm and 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Panggung Bandaraya, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur
Price: RM45 – RM60
Contact: +6 03 6142 9877

Sarawak Regatta

The renowned Sarawak Regatta 2014 is back in Kuching! Started from the Brooke era, the traditional longboats race aimed to stop racial wars among local tribes where headhunting was largely practiced.

The colorfully designed and decorated longboats can accommodate up to 30 paddlers on the boat. Aside from boat races, highlights of the event include “Brooke Swim”, kayaking and duck catching competitions.

Organizer: Resident Office Kuching Division 
Date: 4 – 7 September 2014
Venue: Kuching Waterfront, Kuching, Sarawak
Contact: +6 082 507 051/ 055

7th World Summit on Media for Children (WSMC) 2014

7th World Summit on Media for Children (WSMC)

For the first time, a global summit on media in the development, education and well being of children is taking place in Asia.

The 7th World Summit on Media for Children (WSMC) 2014 aims to improve the quality of media for children through networking, debates, and workshops on content creation from more than 2,000 producers, broadcasters, media regulators, educators, and community leaders.

If you are someone who works in the field of childhood development with an interest in media, this Summit is for you!

Organizer: Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)
Date: 8 – 10 September 2014
Venue: The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6 03 2282 3592

Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge 2014

Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge

The largest fishing competition in Malaysia is here! The Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge (RPBIC) 2014 is an annual offshore fishing competition that practices the “Catch and Release” method.

RPBIC takes advantage of the active migration season of the billfish, such as marlin and sailfish which pass through the Rompin area from the northern hemisphere to Australia, between March and September.

Loaded with dynamic bursts of excitement for the experienced angler, it is a highly anticipated event especially for those who seek adventure and eco-friendly sports.

Organizer: Pahang State Government, Tioman Development Authority & Pahang Tourism
Date: 12 – 14 September 2014
Venue: Pantai Lanjut, Rompin, Pahang
Contact: +6 09 514 1206

Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur 2014

Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur

The ‘Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur 2014’ will play host to the best line up of players in its young history.

Nick Kyrgios, the 19-year-old Australian player who won the 2013 Australian Open Boys’ Singles event will be making his Malaysian professional debut this year.

Other than world-class tennis action, highlights of the event include the signature catch-the-ball promotions with prizes, the on-court coin toss and also daily autograph sessions with the players. Come and support them!

Organizer: Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia
Date: Qualifying Weekend, 20 – 21 September 2014, Main Draw, 22 – 28 September 2014
Venue: Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6 03 9222 8881

Borneo International Kite Festival 2014

Borneo International Kite Festival

Kite enthusiasts from all across the globe will bring their new creations and fly these magnificent art pieces at the 10th Borneo International Kite Festival 2014.

Highlights of the festival include the Stunt Kite/ Revolution Kite performances, the 1st Asia Pacific Sport Kite (dual-line) Championship, Creative Kites Display, ‘wau’ making workshop, and cultural night performances.

Organizer: Borneo International Kite Festival Secretariat, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA)
Date: 24 – 28 September 2014
Venue: Old Bintulu Airport, Bintulu, Sarawak
Contact: +6 086 332 011

Africa Malaysia International Fashion Show 2014

Africa Malaysia International Fashion Show

Nineteen celebrated fashion designers from across the Africa continent including Tina Lobondi, Taibo Bacar and Mina Evans are invited to present their “Fall 2014” collections in Malaysia.

AMIFS 2014 is a platform to celebrate the work of Africans and African inspired designers by promoting their rich cultural heritage especially in the Asia Pacific continent.

Organizer: Standard Pacific Global Sdn. Bhd. & Astral Skyline (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Date: 24 – 28 September 2014
Venue: Avenue K Shopping Mall
Contact: +6 017 6434 912 (Puan Zainun)

Borneo Bird Festival 2014

Borneo Bird Festival

Calling all birding enthusiasts; grab the chance to see vibrant-colored birds from Kingfishers to the elusive Borneo Bristlehead at the 6th Borneo Bird Festival 2014.

Spread over 3 days, the event offers various activities such as bird photography, guided bird walks, a bird race, and a bird-watching competition.

The event aims to raise awareness of over 568 bird species in Sabah, four of which are found nowhere else in the world. This birding event also leads to the special and unique Borneo Bird Race

Organizer: Sabah Tourism Board
Date: 26 – 28 September 2014
Venue: Rainforest Discovery Center (RDC) Sandakan, Sabah
Contact: +6 088 212 121 (Noredah Othman)

Asia Pacific Ironman Langkawi 2014

Ironman Langkawi

Missed the 3-in-1 sports challenge in Desaru? Upcoming is the Asia Pacific Ironman Langkawi 2014 for you to prove your mettle as a triathlete again.

Ironman is triathlon’s marquee challenge and this ultimate endurance race requires the completion of 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.2 km of running, all three in a single day.

Take a truly Malaysian cultural journey through tropical, hilly and demanding terrain! 

Organiser: Ironman Malaysia
Date: 27 September 2014
Venue: Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: +6 03 7491 0505


For anyone visiting Malaysia in September, you should take note of the events that take place all over Malaysia. Some of the dates may change over the years, and you can contact the organizer for more details.

Book your accommodations in advance as some of the events will see a large turn out where hotels will most likely be fully booked. But in any case, you should double check your transportation and also rooms in advance. 

There are some smaller level events and festivals taking place throughout Malaysia so it is best to check with the tourism offices or tourist information at each state too as it is the Visit Malaysia Year this year.

We welcome you to our beautiful country and hope you manage to catch some of the Events in Malaysia for September.

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