Malaysia Tourism Events for April 2013
The month of April will be celebrated with a combination of water splashing, flashing jewellery and culture enrichment events in Malaysia. Some of the events will be held at different states therefore please take note of the travel planning and hotel bookings before hand. Highlights of the month include:
MALAYSIA WATER FESTIVAL PORT DICKSON 2013
It’s the month of water splashing again as the Malaysia Water Festival is back to Port Dickson as its first station! Activities like International Jet Ski Challenge and beach soccer competitions will be there to cool down the tropical heat
As one of the most anticipated events in Port Dickson, it is expected to draw more than 130,000 tourists. So, get ready to join the party!
Organiser: Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia
Date: 3 – 5 April 2013
Venue: Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Contact: +6 03 8891 7000
KELANTAN STATE’S CULTURAL CARNIVAL 2013
The annual 2013 Kelantan State’s Cultural Carnival is back to promote the uniqueness of Kelantanese culture that differs from most of the Malay cultures. It is initially an event to promote Kelantan as a tourist destination with rich culture, natural attractions and delicious food.
Highlights of the event include the cultural practices of dikir barat, mak yong, and wau bulan (kite-flying). Besides that, handicraft products such as songket, silverware and mengkuang will be introduced to the visitors as well.
Organiser: Tourism Information Centre Kelantan
Date: 5 – 8 April 2013
Venue: Compound of Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium, Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Contact: +6 09 748 6652
REGATTA LEPA 2013
Regatta Lepa, one of the most unique and colourful cultural events in Malaysia, is celebrated annually to honour the Bajau tradition of building beautiful ‘lepa’, a traditional single-mast sailing boat.
Highlights of the event include the grand regatta which features colourful ‘Lepas’ parade with dancing women in traditional costume, the ‘lepa’- tug of war, duck catching competition and other cultural performances.
Organiser: Semporna District Office
Date: 26 – 28 April 2013
Venue: Semporna, Sabah
Contact: +6 089 781 (518) / (663)
ARCHIPELAGO DRUM FESTIVAL 2013
Prepare to get into the rhythm of percussion and drum music from all over the world! The Archipelago Drum Festival 2013 will be displaying a variety of percussion and drum music as one of the uniqueness of Malay Archipelago cultural traditions.
Performers from Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea and other countries are invited to present their art. It is an event initially held to raise awareness among the younger generation to engage with their heritage.
Organiser: Melaka Historical City Council
Date: 9 – 17 April 2013
Venue: Dataran MBMB, Melaka
Contact: +6 06 232 6411
20TH MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY FESTIVAL 2013 (SPRING EDITION)
Malaysia largest international jewellery show is coming to town! The 20th Malaysia International Jewellery Festival 2013 (Spring Edition) invites quality international jewellers from Italy, India, Myanmar and other countries to present their latest collections.
Held twice annually, the four-day exhibition is expected to attract a large crowd as jewellery export-import trades in Malaysia are now tax free! Watches, as well as equipment for jewellery production will be on display too.
Organiser: MIJ Exhibition Sdn. Bhd.
Date: 19 – 22 April 2013
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6 03 2171 2564
MALAYSIA WATER FESTIVAL LABUAN (LABUAN INTERNATIONAL SEA CHALLENGE) 2013
Miss the earlier Malaysia Water Festival in Port Dickson? Now it’s Labuan’s turn to have its very own water festival – the 2013 Labuan International Sea Challenge!
Highlights of the event include the exciting Cross Channel Swimming Challenge, Labuan International Fishing Tournament, and Kayak Sprint Challenge. The event promises all participants an enjoyable experience.
Organiser: Ministry of Tourism, Labuan
Date: 26 – 28 April 2013
Venue: Labuan International Sea Sport Complex
Contact: +6 087 422 622