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Events in Malaysia for September 2015

Events Festivals in Malaysia for September 2015

Those visiting Malaysia in September would be please to know that there are numerous events and festivals happening all over Malaysia. Here is a list of Events in Malaysia for September 2015 for everyone. 

Among the highlights, Malaysia Day falls on 16 September and Hari Raya Aidil Adha on 24 and 25 September therefore,  this is a perfect opportunity for locals to plan your holidays around Malaysia, while international tourists will appreciate the different ways that we celebrate these occasions.

One of the interesting festivals is the Crafts International Festival 2015 that takes place from 10-13 September at the PWTC in Kuala Lumpur. For sports lovers, there is the Regatta Sarawak, Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge, World Armwrestling Championship and Port Dickson Bikefest to look forward to. Below is the list of Events in Malaysia for September 2015 according to dates. 

Sarawak Regatta 2015
The Sarawak Dragon Boat Race and Sarawak Regatta 2015 - Image from Michael Lu
Regatta Sarawak and Dragon Boat Regatta 2015

This is a remarkable traditional longboat race that happens on a yearly basis and for the Sarawak Regatta and Dragon Boat Race 2015, visitors can witness teams of up to 30 paddlers battling it out in the Sarawak River on decorated longboats, in the quest for the title, “King of the River.” 

Various departments will be taking part, where some of them are boat operators, the general public, private and government sectors as well other countries such as Brunei and Indonesia. Secure a spot along the 1.3 km Kuching Waterfront to get the best view of the action along the Sarawak River. 

Organiser : Sarawak Tourism  
Date : 1 – 30 September 2015
Venue : Kuching, Sarawak
Contact : +6082 507 051 / 055 / 048
Website : www.sarawakregatta.com

The Malay Heritage Museum

The Malay Heritage Museum

The Malay Heritage Museum features the uniqueness of Malay heritage with its fantastic collection of textiles, apparel, weapons and household equipment. Some interesting things to discover: the Malays had used the footnoting system in their manuscripts more than 300 years ago; a mind-mapping concept similar to Tony Buzan’s was already in use by the Malays for more than 200 years; the cindai cloth infused with healing herbs had probably saved Hang Jebat during his scuffle with Hang Tuah; and the Malay invention of the gobek api, a device that combines concepts of physics, chemistry, and biology, pressure, compression and friction, which was in use about 100 years before the creation of matches in the West. 

The Malay Heritage Museum, within the compounds of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), also has four traditional Malay houses aged about 100 years old which can be explored to learn about Malay craftsmanship and architecture. 

Overall, the museum promises visitors many more interesting finds about the history and heritage of the Malays, and is a great way to spend an afternoon back in time! Tours in English by the curator can be arranged upon request. Tickets are RM2/person and the museum opens daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and is closed on Sundays.

Location : Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor
Contact : +603 8946 6000 / +603 8946 8939
Website : www.upm.edu.my

2015 Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge
The Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge - Image from Lensamassa.wordpress
Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge

The Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge 2015 is an annual offshore deep sea fishing competition under the auspices of the Pahang State Government. It is jointly organized by Tioman Development Authority Culture Malaysia, in collaboration with the Malaysian Angling Association.

The competition is only for catches of sailfish and marlin, and contestants are guided by the rules of conduct based on international standards set by the Billfish Foundation and The International Game Fish Association. “Catch and Release” is compulsory whereby after capture, the fish is unhooked, photographed and returned to the sea before it experiences exhaustion or injury.

The event is held at Lanjut, Kuala Rompin, about 125 kilometres south of Kuantan in the state of Pahang. The area is known as the “Billfish Capital of Asia’’ where sailfish and marlin spend much of their time cruising the seas off Kuala Rompin during their active migration season in the months of March through September each year.

Organiser : Pahang Tourism & Culture Office & Tioman Development Authority
Date : 11 - 13 September 2015  
Venue : Pantai Bernas, Kuala Rompin, Pahang
Contact : +6 019 336 6862 / 012 220 7618
Email : tda@tioman.gov.my
Website : www.rpbic.com.my

Saturday Night Fever the Musical Malaysia

Saturday Night Fever the Musical

This brand new production of Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love? Saturday Night Fever was more than an entertaining, cult favourite film; it became the very definition of how music, dance and pop culture can come together and redefine an era even in the passing of time. 

Years later, it premiered at London’s West End in 1998 and New York’s Broadway in 1999 but this time around, the 2015 production will be imbued with a slight contemporary edge while retaining the film’s grittiness and realistic portrayal of the disco era and the entertainment value of its music and dance moves. Are you ready to go back in time with this musical? 

Organiser : Milestone Production
Date : 4 to 13 September 2015  
Venue : Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur
Contact : +603 9222 8811
Website : www.milestone-production.com

Rhythm of Kinabalu 2015 Sabah

Rhythm of Kinabalu 2015

Rhythm of Kinabalu 2015 profiles Sabah’s traditional music, performed by musicians from various local ethnic groups. The eclectic mix of ethnic communities from Sabah features unique instruments made from bamboo (gamelan, flute, bungkau, etc.), metal (gamelan, gongs, etc.) and wood (gabang, harp, etc.). Here’s your chance to discover the sounds and rhythms of the rich culture of Sabah and at one amazing festival. 

Organiser : National Department for Culture & Arts
Date : 18-19 September 2015  
Venue : JKKN Sabah Complex Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Contact : +603 2614 8200 / 8283 / 8316

Crafts International Festival 2015

The Crafts International Festival 2015 will showcase the amazing work of talented craftspeople from all over the world. Highlights of the fair include craft demonstrations and cultural performances from various countries, aside from the sale of products at special prices. 

In total, 400 exhibitors are taking part to exhibit and sell traditional and contemporary handicrafts including ceramics, pewter, textiles, bamboo, wood and other natural products. 

Organiser : Malaysian Handicraft Development 
Date : 10-13 September 2015  
Venue : Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala  Lumpur
Contact : +03 2162 7533 / 0869
Email : international@kraftangan.gov.my
Website : www.malaysiacraft.com.my

World Armwrestling Championship 2015 Malaysia

World Armwrestling Championship 2015 Malaysia 

What kids consider as a playful demonstration of their strength is taken seriously by adults in this 37th World Armwrestling Championship 2015 here in Malaysia. The World Armwrestling Federation (WAF), the official body that governs the sport with 67 countries registered as members, organises this world championship annually. 

The event lasts for 10 days with more than 5 categories with different weight classes and is set to attract more than 1,500 participants from all over the world. Malaysia is the host country of the 37th World Arm Wrestling Championship this year and will be the second Asian nation to host (WAF) Championship since 2005.

Organiser : Putrajaya Arm Wrestling Association (PAWA)
Date : 25 September-4 October 2015  
Venue : Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Contact : +603 8893 5488
Website : http://www.waf-armwrestling.com

Port Dickson International Bike Fest 2015

Port Dickson International Bike Fest 2015

Bikers and Bike Lovers, taken note that the Port Dickson International Bike Fest 2015 is back and this annual tourism event unites bikers from around Malaysia and the region. Highlights include high powered motorbike exhibition, bike owners carnivals, arm wrestling competition, exhibition and booths by motorcycle clubs and motorcycle accessories companies. Definitely a must-visit for any biker fan. 

Organiser : Negeri Sembilan Tourism Board
Date :  4-6 September 2015  
Venue :  Nouvelle Hotel, Port Dickson
Contact :  +606 765 9734
Website :  http://www.tourism.ns.gov.my

ATP 250 World Tour 2015 Malaysia

Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur 2015, ATP 250 World Tour

The Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur 2015 celebrates its 7th anniversary this year with international tennis stars such as  Richard Gasquet, David Ferrer, and Grigor Dimitrov going head- to-head with each other right here in Kuala Lumpur. 

This year’s ATP 250 tournament carries a total prize money of USD1,041,540 and will be played from September 26th to October 4th at the indoor hard courts at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil. 

Organiser : IMG Event
Date : 26th September-4th October 2015
Venue : Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil
Contact : +6012 225 4702
Website : http://www.malaysianopentennis.com

The Art Expo Malaysia Plus (2015)
Gear up for the largest, most significant and prestigious international visual art feast in Malaysia – Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2015. This unique art fair will feature 70 established and reputable art galleries and groups from 30 countries, exhibiting 2,000 pieces of artworks (including paintings, sculptures, installation, photography), under one roof. Admission is free. 

Organiser : Art Expo Malaysia
Date : 10 - 13 September 2015  
Venue : Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur
Contact : +603 7728 3677
Email : info@artexpomalaysia.com
Website : www.artexpomalaysia.com


There you go, a list of the main events and festivals taking place all over the country for September where this is included in the Tourism Malaysia calendar for 2015 which is also Malaysia Year of Festivals. Come rain or shine, these events are set to impress and dazzle visitors and more importantly, when you are at these places, make it a point to explore around and try the local food too. 

As usual, locals are advised to make your travel arrangements in advance while for visitors, this list provides you with a rough guide therefore you can also make your bookings for hotels and transportation to the many places in order to catch some of the Events in Malaysia for September 2015. Any questions and comments, please leave them below and welcome to Malaysia! 

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