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4 - 12 DOING THE SIGHTS

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14 - 17 TROPICAL ENCLAVES

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18 - 22 Treasure Troves

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23 - 25 Relax and Rejuvenate

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26 - 28 Enthralling Performances

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29 - 31 Celebrations Galore

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33 - 37 Entertainment and Excitement

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28 - 44 Sensational Shopping

45 - 49 Eating Out

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52 - 55 Beyond the City

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Celebrations Galore

In multiracial KL, colourful festivals and cultural celebrations abound all year round. Major events to look out for are the Federal Territory Day, National Day, The Birthday of His Majesty The King of Malaysia and national Open House celebrations. 

Religious Festivals

Hari Raya Aidiladha

Also known as Hari Raya Haji or Korban, this Muslim festival is celebrated to mark the completion of the pilgrimage in Mekah. Special morning prayers are held in mosques all over the country. It is common for cattle, goats or ram to be sacrificed and the meat distributed to the poor.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

This is the biggest festival in Malaysia, celebrated at the end of Ramadan, the fasting month. A joyous mood and festive atmosphere prevails especially at night, when houses and gardens are decorated with lights. On the morning of Hari Raya, special prayers are held in mosques and families visit graves of departed loved ones.

Chinese Lunar New Year

The first day of the Lunar New Year is an exciting occasion full of revelry and merriment. Decorations of little red ang pow packets, pretty plum blossoms and tangerines fill the streets while lion dances take the celebrations to a whole new level.

Christmas

Wonder how Christmas is celebrated in the tropics? Well, Christmas in KL is a colourful, merry affair with lots of decorations at shopping malls, hotels and tourist hubs. The city’s Christian community celebrates the occasion by carolling, attending Christmas masses and home visits.

Wesak Day

Wesak Day falls in the month of May and commemorates Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing. Devotees participate in rituals and prayers at temples around the country. Highlights include the release of doves at temples and a colourful float procession at night.

Thaipusam

This colourful and mesmerising Hindu festival is celebrated in honour of Lord Muruga. An elaborately decorated chariot makes its procession from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Jalan Tun H.S.Lee all the way to Batu Caves, situated outside of the city. It is accompanied by thousands of devotees.

Mid-Autumn Festival (Lantern & Mooncake Festival)​

Although it had its origins in China, this festival has come to symbolise peace and shared prosperity. Colourful lantern processions and a delectable variety of mooncakes are highlights of the festival.

Events & Celebrations

New Year’s Eve

Join Malaysians in the countdown to usher in the New Year. Open-air celebrations and concerts are held at various locations in the city such as Dataran Merdeka and KLCC.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

Citrawarna

Citrawarna is the biggest cultural extravaganza in the country. It showcases Malaysia’s cultural diversity. Enjoy stunning and colourful performances that include parades, traditional dances and musical performances.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

Federal Territory Day

Celebrated annually on 1 February, this day commemorates Kuala Lumpur’s declaration as a Federal Territory in 1974. Also known as City Day, this public holiday is celebrated with exciting parades, firework displays, exhibitions and cultural shows.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

National Day

On 31st August, Malaysians from all walks of life come together to celebrate the National Day to mark Malaysia’s independence. Major activities include exhibitions, parades and fireworks. The proud display of Malaysian flags is a sight to behold.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

Birthday of His Majesty The King of Malaysia

The official birthday of His Majesty The King of Malaysia is celebrated on the first Saturday of June. This auspicious occasion is marked by the bestowal of state honours and awards upon those who have rendered exceptional service to the country.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

KL Car Free Morning

Jump-start the first and third Sunday of each month with cycling, jogging, walking or even skating on major streets of Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle along with thousands of others. The monthly event was mooted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall to promote a healthy lifestyle and a greener city of Kuala Lumpur.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

Buy Malaysian Campaign

Looking for quality items at reasonable prices? Malaysia has an extensive range of home-grown brands including names that have gained a strong footing on the global market. The Buy Malaysian Campaign is an ongoing programme that aims to boost the economy and support the local manufacturers. Get everything you need from apparel, footwear, timepieces, eyewear, cosmetics, lifestyle products to foodstuff at shopping malls or specialty outlets. For a safer option, use the online platforms where you can shop at your own convenience. 

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Malaysia Community Art Tourism

Malaysian contemporary art is unique, innovative and exceptional, with a diversity of cultural and ethnic elements. Featuring exhibitions, talks and seminars, this festival showcases the brilliant works of internationally-acclaimed home-grown artists.Visitors are invited to delight in this visual feast.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear

Get a preview of the newest and trendiest designs from leading designer in this fabulous, stylish event. Entering its third year, the KL Fashion Week presents and exciting line-up of fashion wear that dazzles an international crowd. Visitors can also enjoy additional programmes in conjunction with the event.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge

This annual event enables participants to test their physical and mental endurance and to challenge themselves to conquer the KL Tower. This race will start at KL Tower’s Open Parking area, where the participants run up the 800-meter hill to the tower’s lobby.  From there, they climb 2,058 steps up to the Megaview Banquet Hall located at 288 metres above ground level.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

CIMB Classic

This is one of the richest professional golf tournaments in this region, bringing together the world’s best players to compete for the prize purse of USD7 million. Limited to a 78-player field, the action-packed tournament has attracted audience from around the world. The CIMB Classic combines the best of golf and hospitality in one captivating event.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival

Food, glorious food. Savour a delicious and diverse range of local cuisine with friends and family. This programme showcases the diversity of Malaysian food, from local delicacies, street food to delectable delights specially prepared by renowned chefs. During this time, selected hotels will hold special promotions and packages.

Note: Events and celebrations are not held temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please look out for updates on event listings and announcements on current SOPs from time to time.

Tourist Map of Malaysia

There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.

Perlis

Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.

Kedah

Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.

Penang

The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.

Perak

A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.

Kelantan

Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.

TERENGGANU

Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.

Pahang

The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.

Selangor

Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.

Putrajaya

Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.

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Sarawak

Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.

Labuan

Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.

Melaka

The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

Negeri Sembilan

Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.

Johor

Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

Birdwatching Paradise

Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

Cool Highland Resorts

Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.

Dining & Entertainment

Find the coolest, trendy spaces to hang out while you tickle your tastebuds with the best delights.

Fun & Fantasy

Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!

Great Fishing Great Country

Get your rod ready to reel in the best catch in Malaysian waters.

Malaysia - A World of Luxury

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Malaysia is the place to indulge in sheer comfort and sophistication. Luxe Malaysia takes you beyond your expectations.

Dive in Paradise

Enjoy exploring the South China Sea, Andaman Sea, Celebes and Sulu seas for incredible sights from pelagic species, sea turtles to reefs, wrecks and more.

Homestay Experience

The best way to engage with the locals, a homestay programme gives a peek into the lifestyles, customs, cultures and pastimes of a local family.

Culinary Delights

What better way to explore Malaysia than  through its food! Follow the aroma to track down lip-smacking delights found around the country, together with interesting snippets on its culture and origins.

Malaysia a Preferred Cruise Destination

Get your complete info on cruising, yachting, anchorage facilities and land excursions around the country.

National and Marine Parks

Blessed with year-round sunshine and rain, Malaysia has a wealth of tropical flora and fauna. Visit its national and marine parks to enjoy the captivating sights both on land and underwater!

Malaysia Exotic Ethnic Heritage

Get a glimpse into Malaysia’s rich mosaic of ethnic communities and indigenous people.