Events in Malaysia April 2015

Events in Malaysia April 2015

Events in Malaysia for April 2015 will suit the adventurer, culture and heritage lover as events are spread all over the country from west Malaysia to East Malaysia. The variety of events include an international music festival, a traditional silat festival, shopping events, a bird race, a water festival and even a very unique regatta in Sabah. 

One of the best times to visit Malaysia is also in April as the weather would be perfect as the rainy season has ended while each state in Malaysia prepares for the many other events to come throughout the year. The list of events are;

Penang World Music Festival 2015

Penang World Music Festival 2015

The Penang World Music Festival 2015 has moved to a new venue this year and features a colourful assortment of performances ranging from traditional to fusion. Experience mind-blowing performances by international musicians from Spain, Germany, South Africa, India and more. Marvel at the fusion of historic and contemporary attractions, right in our UNESCO Heritage City. We invite you to experience food that will exhilarate your taste buds while indulging yourself in this all-in-one music and culture trip.

Date  : 11 to 12 April, 2015
Venue  : Esplanade, Penang
Organiser : Penang  State Tourism
Website : www.penangworldmusic.gov.my
Contact :+604-650 5136

Labuan National Water Festival 2015

Labuan Water Festival 2015

This water-splashing event invites visitors to come and enjoy, relax, eat, play and compete in numerous water-related activities such as fishing, round-island kayaking, cross-channel swimming, and shore fishing. Take part in a beach tug-of-war competition, test your agility in climbing a slippery pole or take out the competition in a fun pillow fight! Visitors are also welcome to join the Labuan International Sea Challenge which is part of the annual Malaysia Water Festival; it is among the biggest and popular water sports events in the country. If you are a water sports lover, then Labuan is the place for you.

Date: 24 to 26 April 2015
Venue: Federal Territory of Labuan
Organiser: Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia
Website: www.motour-labuan.com / www.lisc.com.my
Contact: +6087-422622

1Malaysia Grand Prix Sale

1Malaysia Grand Prix Sale

The 1Malaysia Grand Prix Sale, held in conjunction with the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, is a highly-anticipated sale in which shoppers can expect to buy fabulous products at a bargain. Tourists coming to enjoy the F1 race can later experience the Truly Malaysian shopping thrill off-circuit which not only offers the best prices with the best varieties of items but also offers an array of dining choices that will ignite your senses. From seductive culinary temptations and fun and recreation to relaxation and entertainment, experience it all at the 1Malaysia Grand Prix Sale.

Date: 14 March to 5 April, 2015
Venue: Participating malls throughout the country
Organiser: Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Website: www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my
Contact: +603-8891 8000

Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya

Ironman 70.3

The Ironman 70.3 event is not for the faint-hearted. If you have the iron will and determination to swim for 1.9 km, cycle for 90 km, and run for 21.1 km, then you might just cross that finish line with bragging rights. But if you do not succeed, it is still great to watch the sheer physical and mental strength of man from the sidelines. For any running or marathoner out there, this is a must-attend event in Putrajaya. 

Date: 5 April, 2015
Venue: Millennium Monument, Precinct 2, Putrajaya
Organiser: World Triathlon Corporation
Website: http://www.ironman.com/
Contact: +603-7491 0591

Selangor Bird Race 2015

Wings of Kuala Kubu Bharu - Selangor Bird Race 2015

A Bird Watching Festival in Malaysia, Wings of Kuala Kubu Bharu is a great opportunity for birders to come together to enjoy nature and expand their knowledge of the different species of birds and their habitats. Participants will go through 10 different checkpoints starting from the charming town of Kuala Kubu Baru, past the Kalumpung Hot Springs and ending at the Genting Highlands Awana Resort. 

The area is part of the Important Bird Area and has gems such as the Marbled Wren Babbler, Pygmy Wren Babbler, Large Niltava, Silver-Breasted Broadbills and three hornbills namely Rhinoceros, Great and Bushy Crested. Experience the green side of Malaysia here at the Wings of KKB Selangor Bird Race event. A must-attend event for any bird-watchers as Bird Watching in Malaysia is now a growing hobby and sport. 

Date: 24 to 26 April, 2015
Venue: Kuala Kubu Bharu and Awana Resort, Genting Highlands
Organiser:  Hulu Selangor District Council
Website: wingsofkkb.blogspot.com
Contact: +603-60641331

Nasi Ambeng Festival
Johor's Nasi Ambeng - Pix from JohorKaki
Nasi Ambeng Carnival

Nasi Ambeng or Nasi Ambang is a popular Johor fragrant rice dish consisting of white rice served with chicken curry or chicken cooked in soy sauce, vegetables, fried noodles, some salted fish, fried coconut flesh, and so on. 

It is cooked during important celebrations and served in a tray to be shared by four to five people. Come and experience the unique, communal dining style and delicious food of the Javanese-Malay people at the Nasi Ambang Carnival. A must-try experience for any food lover or foodie. 

Date: 17 to 18 April, 2015
Venue: Banghuris Homestay, Sg. Pelek, Sepang, Selangor
Organiser: National Department for Culture and Arts
Website: www.jkkn.gov.my
Contact: +603-5510 2664

UNESCO World Heritage Exhibition 2015

UNESCO World Heritage Exhibition

The UNESCO World Heritage Exhibition is being held at Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur. This exhibition features the four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Malaysia namely the cities of Melaka and George Town, the Archaeological Heritage of Lembah Lenggong, Gunung Mulu National Park and Kinabalu Park. 

Though small, the exhibition is packed with many interesting exhibits and information about each UNESCO site, and is a great stop before tourists decide to visit any of the actual destinations. The UNESCO World Heritage Exhibition runs until 31 December 2015. Admission is free.

Date: Until 31 December 2015
Venue: Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur
Organiser:  Department of National Heritage
Website: www.facebook.com/jabatanwarisannegara
Contact: +603 2260 9000

Regatta Lepa 2015 Sabah

Regatta Lepa 2015

The Regatta Lepa 2015 traditional boat race occurs annually in April and this very special, unique and vibrant festival pays homage to the lepa, which is a traditional single-mast sailing boat of the Bajau people of Semporna, Sabah. 

Witness a fleet of colourful lepas decorating the coast of Semporna during the annual Regatta Lepa event. Enjoy unique cultural performances, the Lepa Beauty Pageant, the Most Beautiful Lepa competition, fireworks displays and so much more. Semporna is also the main gateway to the beautiful islands of Mabul, Mataking and Sipadan. See this article for photos of the Regatta Lepa in Semporna Sabah

Date: 24 to 26 April, 2015
Venue: Regatta Lepa Square, Semporna
Organiser: Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd
Website: www.sabahtourism.com
Contact: +6088-232121 / +6013-850 4007

Kelantan Nusantara Silat Carnival 2015

The Nusantara Silat Carnival 2015

The Nusantara Silat Carnival 2015 is organised by the Kelantan Tourism Information Centre. This event brings silat practitioners all the way from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei and is perfect for any martial art lover. Kelantan is proud to be the birthplace of the silat jatuh which is a very unique form of martial arts. Visitors are welcome to learn about the unique martial art culture of silat in the beautiful and culture-rich state of Kelantan. 

Date: 5 to 7 April, 2015
Venue: Kota Bharu City Hall Council, Kelantan
Organiser:  TIC Kelantan
Website: tic.kelantan.gov.my
Contact: +609-748 5534/+609-748 3543

Kaul Mukah Festival 2015

Kaul Mukah Festival 2015

One of the more interesting festivals in Sarawak, visitors are invited to experience the lifestyle of the Melanau community living along the coastal areas of Sarawak, and celebrate one of their highly cherished traditional festivals. The Kaul Mukah is celebrated as a religious ceremony to appease spirits of the sea, land, forest and farm, making it the most important festival in the Melanau traditional calendar. 

The festival site is on the banks of the Mukah river estuary where visitors can relax, soak in the culture and participate in the activities, traditional games (a major highlight is the giant traditional swing called “Tibow”) as well as savour their unique delicacies. The Kaul Mukah festival provides an amazing opportunity for visitors to experience the Truly Malaysia cultural heritage that in its essence is what makes Malaysia a diversified and culturally rich country.

Date: 25 to 26 April, 2015
Venue: Mukah Festival Ground
Organiser: Kaul Mukah Festival Committee
Website: www.kaulmukah.com
Contact: +6016-5781945 (Mrs Jennifer)

The list of events in Malaysia for April 2015 is compiled by tourism Malaysia and for anyone planning to visit Malaysia during April, you are advised to check on accommodation and transport to the various events around Malaysia. 

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