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Malaysia 2017 events

Tadau Kaamatan Harvest Festival

Date :
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017

The Kadazar, Dusun and Murut ethnic groups celebrate the harvest during thi ......

The Kadazar, Dusun and Murut ethnic groups celebrate the harvest during this month-long festival throughout Sabah, and the 30th and 31st May are public holidays. Events include cultural programmes, buffalo races and a beauty pageant, along with the festive imbibing of much rice wine.

Venue:
Kadazar-Dusun Cultural Association, Kota Kinabulu, Sabah

Address:
Malaysia

Category:
Culture

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Borneo International Marathon

Date :
7 May 2017

An annual event since 2008 that is run on the scenic roads of Kota Kinabalu ......

An annual event since 2008 that is run on the scenic roads of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, with three distances: 10km, 21km (half marathon), 42km. Heat is the biggest challenge here, but the route is staffed with volunteers offering water and energy drinks.

Category:
Sport

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Borneo Jazz Festival

Date :
11 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

Formerly known as the Miri International Jazz Festival, the Borneo Jazz Fes ......

Formerly known as the Miri International Jazz Festival, the Borneo Jazz Festival features a range of jazz styles plus a dash of blues, rock and rhythms from across the globe. The lush tropical setting, fabulous food, stalls selling cultural treasures and concert merchandise all add to the charm of the exotic location and party atmosphere.

Venue:
Parkcity Everly Hotel, Borneo

Address:
Borneo, Malaysia

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Gawai Dayak

Date :
1 June 2017 - 2 June 2017

The annual harvest festival for the Dayak people of Sarawak, with war dance ......

The annual harvest festival for the Dayak people of Sarawak, with war dances, cockfighting, blowpipe competitions and the consumption of copious quantities of tuak (rice wine). Many longhouses open to visitors to coincide with the festival.

Venue:
Kuching, and rural areas of Sarawak

Category:
Culture

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Penang Dragon Boat Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2017

Energetic races in traditional dragon boats are the main event at this popu ......

Energetic races in traditional dragon boats are the main event at this popular festival in Penang. Held every year since 1979, the festival attracts teams of rowers from as far away as Europe and Australia.

Venue:
Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang

Category:
Spectacle

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15th Rainforest World Music Festival

Date :
14 July 2017 - 16 July 2017

Held in the rainforest of Borneo in the Sarawak Cultural Village near Kuchi ......

Held in the rainforest of Borneo in the Sarawak Cultural Village near Kuching this Rainforest World Music Festival is like none other. Performers come from all over the world to participate.

Venue:
Sarawak Cultural Village

Event cost:
Ticket Prices to be confirmed.

Website:

Category:
Music

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Hungry Ghost Festival

Date :
5 September 2017

Celebrated by Buddhists and Taoists, this event - on the 15th day of the se ......

Celebrated by Buddhists and Taoists, this event - on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month - is said to be the day when the realms of Heaven and Hell are opened and the spirits of the dead wander among the living. Respects are paid to deceased family members by the offering of sacrifices, and various entertainment events are held.

Category:
Religion

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Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix

Date :
29 September 2017 - 1 October 2017

The biggest event on the sporting calendar, and a peak time for sales at de ......

The biggest event on the sporting calendar, and a peak time for sales at department stores and shopping malls, the annual Grand Prix is followed avidly by motor enthusiasts and shopaholics.

Venue:
Sebang Circuit, Jalan Pekeliling, Kuala Lumpur

Category:
Sport

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Malaysia 2018 events

Thaipusam Festival

Date :
31 January 2018

Introduced to Malaysia by Tamils from India, this vividly colourful festiva ......

Introduced to Malaysia by Tamils from India, this vividly colourful festival celebrates the defeat of the demon Soorapadam by the Hindu god Murugan. The processions at the Batu Caves can attract upwards of one million devotees, many of whom carry out acts of ritual self-mortification.

Venue:
Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event cost:
N/A

Category:
Entertainment

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Johor Bahru Chingay

Date :
1 February 2018 - 28 February 2018

Taking place from the 20-23rd days in the first month of the lunar calendar ......

Taking place from the 20-23rd days in the first month of the lunar calendar, this festival is considered to be "Chinese New Year celebration past 2" and has run in the capital city of the state of Johor, on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, for over a century. Five deities from the Jodor Bahru Old Chinese temple are taken on a parade around the city, accompanied by dancers and performers.

Address:
Johor, Malaysia

Category:
Culture

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Chinese New Year

Date :
16 February 2018

Chinese residents of Malaysia celebrate the New Year with riotous parades, ......

Chinese residents of Malaysia celebrate the New Year with riotous parades, lion dances, fireworks, the exchanging of gifts and delicious festival foods.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Culture

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