Events in Malaysia for June 2015

Events in Malaysia for June 2015

Reaching the half year mark for 2015, here is a list of Events in Malaysia for June 2015 which is filled with all sorts of activities for just about any tourist or even local. Ranging from music festivals, harvest festivals to outdoor and adventure events, they are pretty spread all over Malaysia for the month of June. 

June 2015 will also be the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan where there will be many Ramadhan Bazaars found throughout Malaysia. It is here at these unique food bazaars that you will chance upon some of Malaysia's fascinating foods in one spot. Below are the events and festivals; 

Sunset Music Festival 2015 Sabah

Sunset Music Festival 2015

Embark on a musical journey at Tanjung Simpang Mengayau in Sabah, the northern-most tip of Borneo with the unique Sunset Music Festival 2015. Delight in an evening of classical favourites and contemporary tunes brought to you by a talented line-up of performers as the sun sets over the Sulu and South China Seas. 

You won't want to miss this amazing musical experience. The stage is set for one of the most breathtaking outdoor musical events of the year – right here at the iconic Tip of Borneo. 

Date : 5 to 6 June 2015
Venue : Tip of Borneo, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat, Sabah
Organiser : Sabah Tourism Board/Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd
Contact : +6088-232 121
Website : www.sunsetmusicfest.my

Malaysia Dance Festival KL 2015

Malaysia Dance Festival 2015

The 2015 Malaysian Dance Festival brings together international and local choreographers, dancers and students in an exciting showcase of creative expression. Witness amazing choreography, and colourful set-ups as this event has been known to have crowned over 16 dance groups, eight from each traditional and modern category. 

Contestants will be judged in terms of performance, choreography, creativity and best costume. Come and support some of the finest dance crews battling it out at the DBKL auditorium at the 2015 Malaysian Dance Festival this June.

Date : 4 to 6 June 2015
Venue : City Hall Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur
Organiser : National Department for Culture and Arts
Contact : +603-2614 8200/ 8283/ 8203
Website : www.jkkn.gov.my

1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2015

1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 

The 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival for June makes up one of the three major shopping events in the country, transforming Malaysia into a festive shopping paradise and lasting for more than two months. 

Retail outlets, malls, and shops selling a variety of products ranging from luxurious goods to electronics and souvenirs offer great discounts and bargains during this special time. Enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere of shopping in Malaysia, the events, competitions and retail experiences during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival.

Date : 27 June to 31 Aug
Venue : Throughout Malaysia
Organiser : Shopping Secretariat Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia
Contact : +603-8891 8000
Website : www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my

Gawai Dayak Festival Sarawak 2015

Gawai Dayak Festival 2015

Throughout the years, the Gawai Day has become a symbol of unity, aspiration and hope for the Dayak community. Known as Gawai Dayak, it is a day of giving thanks to the spirits that have bestowed a bountiful harvest to the community, and marks the preparation for a new farming season and life in general. 

The whole community takes part in the celebration which involves a lot of rituals, singing, dancing and sharing of traditional food and drinks such as tuak, a wine made of fermented rice. Enchant yourself by the various cultural performances and traditional delicacies during the Gawai 2015 celebrations here in Sarawak. 

Date : 5 to 6 June 2015
Venue : Sarawak
Organiser : Ministry of Tourism Sarawak
Contact : +6082 246 575
Website : www.mot.sarawak.gov.my

Kuantan160 Century Ride 2015

Kuantan160 Century Ride 2015

Attention to all avid cyclists around, the Kuantan160 Century Ride is back and the race, set in the scenic east coast town of Kuantan, Pahang, will challenge cyclists to complete a gruelling ride over 160 km. The journey is enriched with the culture and architecture of Kuantan. 

However, expect the hot weather and elevations to give you a real challenge. Whether you want to ride with a couple of friends or get a real workout, this event invites you to challenge yourself and take a shot at surviving the 160 km bike ride.

Date : 7 June
Venue : Kuantan, Pahang
Organiser: Pahang Tourism and Culture Office
Contact : +609 517 1111
Website : www.kuantan160.com

Orchard Wellness and Health Resort Malaysia

Orchard Wellness and Health Resort Malaysia

The Orchard Wellness and Health Resort in Melaka is a destination spa which advocates maintaining wellness in a natural green environment where one can seek healthcare treatment in a restful setting. 

Combining modern science and holistic treatments, the resort encourages healthy living in every aspect. Experience a secluded world of nature and serenity located within 100 acres of the world’s largest collection of tropical fruits estate, while you nurture yourself back to health!

Location : Lubok China, Melaka
Contact : +606 5528 999
Website : www.orchardwellness.com

Tadau Kaamatan Harvest Festival Sabah 2015

Tadau Kaamatan Harvest Festival Sabah 2015

The biggest festival in North Borneo is the Tadau Kaamatan Harvest Festival in Sabah where this fascinating month-long Harvest Festival celebrates the cultural lifestyle of the Kadazandusun and also Murut community of Sabah Borneo. This massive event is held to welcome the new Harvest Season and to offer gratitude for the good harvest. 

The event is usually celebrated with general merry-making, cultural performances, traditional sports, and of course, the Unduk Ngadau 2015 (Harvest Festival Queen) pageant. Guests will be enthralled by cultural performances and traditional delicacies. It’s a great opportunity for visitors to experience the hospitality and celebrations of the Sabahan people.

Date : 6 June
Venue : Ranau, Sabah
Organiser : Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia
Contact : +603- 8000 8000
Website : www.motac.gov.my

Penang Bridge Half Marathon 2015

Penang Bridge Half Marathon 2015

The Penang Bridge Half Marathon is a sports event catered to serious runners as well as amateur ones from both local and international grounds. The main attraction is the opportunity to run across the iconic bridge that connects the island to mainland Malaysia. 

Uniting thousands of marathon enthusiasts annually, the run is well known for the captivating sight of the sunrise over a panoramic Penang. Very popular among sportsmen, school-going youngsters, working adults and families in search of good time. If you're looking for a healthier way to spend time with your family; this 21km run is the event you won't want to miss!

Date : 14 June
Venue : Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge, Penang
Organizer : Penang State Tourism Development Committee
Contact : +60 016 411 0000
Website : www.penangmarathon.gov.my

Iftar KL 2015 (Iftar@KL)

Iftar@KL 2015The month of Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims all over the world. Muslims refrain from eating and drinking, but come evening, they prepare to break their fast with special meals, prayers and spiritual gatherings. Experience the breaking of fast right in Kuala Lumpur’s bustling heritage environment with Malaysians of all races at Iftar@KL. 

What can you expect? The Jalan Raja road will be closed to traffic and special mats will be rolled out for the public to “picnic” on the road and enjoy a free meal when the time comes to break the fast at around 7:30 pm. 

Quranic recitations, mass prayers, bubur lambuk (a type of traditional porridge) demonstration, and special talks are scheduled from 5pm to 10pm. This peaceful mass gathering in the city is a great way to reflect on unity, spirituality and the beauty of a diverse population. All are welcome!

Date : 20, 21 and 27, 28 June 2015 (3 to 4 and 10 to 11 Ramadhan)
Venue : Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur
Organiser : National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN)
Contact : +603 2614 8200
Website : www.jkkn.gov.my

The above are just some of the main events which are included in the Malaysia Year of Festivals or MyFest2015 calendar. There are many other events and festivals taking place in each of the individual states of Malaysia and for more information, you can check out the state tourism websites or visit the Tourism Malaysia website for all other Events in Malaysia for June 2015.

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