Apr 21, 2014

Tourism and event May 2014

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Sabah Fest - A Cultural Extravaganza

02 May 2014 – 04 May 2014

 

Be mesmerised by the poetry of music, song and dance at a cultural extravaganza which showcases Sabah at its absolute best. This expression of the local spirit will relay stories about the diversity of a land which is rich in unique traditions and beliefs. Besides engaging in theatre production, visitors can also observe the distinctive are of producing handicrafts such as wooden carvings and hand-woven cloth by some of the most talented local artisans.

Venue
Auditorium, Kompleks JKKN Sabah

Phone
+6088-232 121

Fax
+6088-265 540


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XTERRA World Tour Championship Race Malaysia

03 May 2014 – 04 May 2014

 

XTERRA- Off road version of the triathlon (swim, mountain bike & trail run) has hundreds of events in 14 countries and is still growing. The typical XTERRA comprised of the following discipline: 1.5km swim; 30k mountain bike; 11km trail run. This year XTERRA World Tour includes 23 countries i.e. South Africa, New Zealand, Philippines, Guam, Costa Rica, Saipan, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Greece, Switzerland, Canada, France, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Republic Czech, Japan, England and Denmark. 

Thea races are open to both pro and amateur competitors. Top- ranking amateurs are awarded an XTERRA title and entries to the XTERRA World Championship in Maui. This is the 2nd year XTERRA in Malaysia and second country in South East Asia to host this event. 


Venue
Putrajaya

Organiser
Radius Exhibits & Interiors Sdn.Bhd.
Unit 3A07 & 507,Block G Phileo Damansara 1,
9 Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara,
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Phone
+603-7968 2002

Fax
+603-7968 8844

Contact Person
Rebecca Lam

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Borneo Jazz Festival

09 May 2014 – 11 May 2014

 

The inaugural Borneo Jazz Festival was held in 2006, with the vision of being the leading music festival in the region while promoting tourism to Miri and Sarawak’s northern regions. Not only would visitors have a fun-filled and entertaining experience, the annual event also showcases Miri as a truly cosmopolitan city with fascinating cultural attractions. 

Venue
ParkCity Everly Hotel, Miri, Sarawak

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Wesak Day

13 May 2014

 

Wesak Day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Gautama Buddha. Buddhists all over the country celebrate this day with religious offerings and rituals which are usually held at Buddhist temples. Be awed by the grand processions that take place at night.

Venue
Nationwide
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Red Bull Air Race

17 May 2014 – 18 May 2014

 

The third race on the 2014 World Championship calendar will see the pilots descend on Putrajaya. Built in the early 1990s, the city is located 25km south of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. At the heart of the city is the 600-hectare man-made Putrajaya Lake which will host the aerial action and that is sure to draw a huge crowd.

Venue
Putrajaya, Malaysia

Phone
+603 7969 1045/6

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Jeff Dunham Live in Malaysia

20 May 2014

 

Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian with over 25 years of experience in comedy. He began his career in comedy in 1986, appearing in local clubs. Jeff Dunham has appeared in multiple television shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With A Chance. His style has been described as “a dressed-down, more digestible version of Don Rickles with multiple personality disorder”, and has been credited with reviving ventriloquism. 

As of November 2009, he has sold over four million DVD’s and received more than 350million hits on YouTube (as of October 2009). Forbes.com has ranked Dunham as the third highest paid comedian in the United States behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, with reported earnings of approximately USD 30million from June 2008 to June 2009. Jeff Dunham has over 320,000 followers on social networking site Twitter

Venue
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Organiser
LOL Events Sdn Bhd
AddressC3-5-16,
Solaris Dutamas Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Phone
+603 6205 5350 / +6019 3055 288

Contact Person
Mr. Rizal Kamal, CEO

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Colours of 1Malaysia

24 May 2014

 


Delight your senses with Malaysia’s diverse cultures and natural attractions through an array of colourful performances. Have fun and be part of the flashmob at main tourist spots and go viral at social network sites. Go jamming with fusion rock and traditional music and enjoy the taste of fabulous food while you shop to your heart’s content.

Venue
Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur

Phone
+603-2693 7111

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Melaka River Fiesta

24 May 2014 – 23 Jun 2014

 

Inspired by the San Antonio River Festival in USA, Melaka International River Festival 2013 is back for the whole month of June! The festival aims to promote Melaka in general, particularly the Melaka River and monorail that travels from Spice Garden to Dataran Hang Tuah.

Among the highlights include water sports fiesta, dragon boat competitions and decorative floats parade. With more than 100 events prepared, this well-known state tourism product is expected to draw not less than 800,000 tourists this year.

Venue
Melaka

Organiser
Melaka River and Beach Development Corporation

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Pesta Wau Antarabangsa Kelantan

28 May 2014 – 31 May 2014

The sky's the limit at the annual 5-day Kelantan International Wau Festival. Colourful 'Wau' (giant kites) of various shapes and sizes will paint the sky while fabulous food will whet your appetite. There will be an assortment of crafts for souvenir hunters. Visitors can also enjoy cultural shows and 'dikir barat' competitions that spice up the festival. With over 120 local and 47 international participants from 18 countries as well as exciting activities, this will be a great festival! Be wowed by the 'wau'!

Venue
Geting Beach, Tumpat, Kelantan

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Tadau Kaamatan

30 May 2014 – 31 May 2014


 

This month-long Harvest Festival celebrates the cultural lifestyle of the Kadazandusun community of Sabah. It is held to welcome the new Harvest Season and to offer gratitude for the good harvest. The grand finale will be held in Hongkod Koisaan, the KDCA Hall in Penampang, with the final round of Unduk Ngadau (Harvest Beauty Pageant). About 5,000 people are expected to attend this event to enjoy folk song, dances and traditional games.


Venue
Throughout Sabah and Labuan

Organiser
Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture

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