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Grand Launching of

Visit Malaysia 2020

31 Dec 2019

Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square), Kuala Lumpur

The biggest tourism event in the country kicks off in

a glittering and colourful ceremony. As the country

prepares for Visit Malaysia 2020, the Ministry of

Tourism, Arts and Culture will launch the campaign

in style at one of the country’s most significant

locations, Merdeka Square. The programme will

be in harmony with other national events, and the

VIP for the occasion will be none other than Tun

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister.

The transformed façade of Merdeka Square will be

the main destination for the countdown as well as

other activities in conjunction with the New Year’s

eve. The venue will be abuzz with cultural activities,

performances by artists, fireworks and an array of

other pocket shows to make tourists feel welcomed

and entertained. But wait, the merriment does not

end there. There will be more celebrations on the

following day at all 19 entry points in Malaysia. Don’t

miss this grand moment!

Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC)

T: 603 8891 7540 • W:

Penang Grand Parade

1 Jan • Gurney to The Esplanade, Penang

Penang Grand Parade is held to celebrate the state’s vibrant

diversity. Enjoy a kaleidoscope of cultures and ethnicities in

this parade.

Penang State Exco Office for Tourism, Arts, Culture and

Heritage (PETACH)

T: 604 650 5133 • W:

‘Feel the Heal’ Charity Concert by

Ani Choying Drolma

4 Jan • Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur

Carrying the theme ‘Feel the Heal’, this charity concert will

showcase Ani Choying Drolma, the internationally-renowned

artist from Nepal. The performance will focus on rhythm and

melody to heal the spiritual essence.

Istana Budaya

T: 603 4026 5555 • W:

Royal Langkawi International Regatta

6 - 11 Jan • Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Langkawi,


Adrenalin is set to soar at the 18th Royal Langkawi

International Regatta (RLIR) 2020 as sailing enthusiasts

prepare to sail their boats and endure challenging wind


Royal Langkawi International Regatta

T: 604 966 4078 • W:

The 17th LADA - KFC Langkawi International Regatta


15 - 19 Jan • National Sailing Centre, Langkawi, Kedah

Aimed to nurture new and young talents in sailing, this

event exposes young sailors to various sailing conditions in

Langkawi. The valuable experience and important lessons will

help them excel at international youth competitions.

Kedah Sailing Association

T: 6019 229 6316 • W:

Kedah International Motor Week

21 - 23 Jan • Taman Jubli Emas, Alor Setar, Kedah

This international event gathers motor enthusiasts from

all over the region and the world. The event also helps to

promote Kedah to international visitors.

Kedah Tourism

T: 604 773 3664 • W:

Festival Kraf Tekstil Pantai Timur

(East Coast Craft Textile Festival)

(Kelantan, Terengganu & Pahang)

23 Jan - 2 Feb • Kota Sultan Ismail Petra, Kelantan

A large-scale craft promotion in line with the 101st anniversary

of the Batik craft industry in Kelantan. There will be traditional

food stalls as well as Batik-painting and Songket-weaving


Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation -

Kelantan Branch

T: 609 712 6266 • W:

A Radiant Red Celebration

24 Jan - 8 Feb • Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

Head to Central Market and experience exciting activities

to mark the beginning of the new Lunar Year. Be greeted by

the God of Prosperity while you shop. There will be endless

selections of cheongsams, antique jewellery and so much


Central Market Management

T: 603 2031 0399 / 5399 / 7399