National Craft Day 2012

See the arts and crafts at Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex. You may be able to find some souvenir here. Fashion shows and cooking demo will be held here as well.

Date : 22 Feb 2012 - 5 Mar 2012
Tel: +6 03 2162 7459

International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012 Putrajaya

Twelve countries are expected to take part in the 4th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012.
Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said.The countries included Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States.
The fiesta, with the theme “1World, 1Malaysia and 1Fiesta”, will see 25 hot air balloons adorn the sky over Putrajaya.
Khairudin Abdul Rani, chief executive officer of AKA Balloons Sdn Bhd, the main event organiser, said some of the newly introduced activities this year include a street touch rugby tournament for families, a bicycle fest, water sport activities and extreme sports.
“In the 2012 fiesta, we will see the return of the ever highly anticipated “night glow” event where the hot air balloons will participate in a light and sound show on the night of March 17, culminating in a beautiful display of fireworks,” he said.
He said thousands of local and international visitors are expected to attend the four-day fiesta this year compared to about 250,000 visitors in 2011.
Tel : +603 7981 8769


Thaipusam is celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar. It is normally held in the last week of January or the beginning of February, depending on the alignment of the sun, moon and planets.
A pilgrimage procession takes place to bring the statue of Lord Muruga, who represents virtue, youth and power, on a silver chariot led by more then 60 Kavadis adorned with peacock feathers from Little India to the Nattukottai Chettiar Temple atop the hill of Waterfall Road.

Date :7 Feb 2012 

Chinese New Year Open House Celebration

This Malaysia Events 2012 auspicious occasion is celebrated for 15 days by the Chinese of Malaysia. Other races join in the celebration by attending open houses throughout the country. Large scale open houses are organised with plenty of food for everyone to enjoy. Lion dance and angpows are given out during this time. This year's open house will be held in Johor Bahru.

Contact the Ministry of Culture Arts & Heritage, Malaysia for more information.

Tel: +6 03 2612 7600 

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2012

The Regatta organizers wish to mention to all participants that the underlying aim of the event is to provide competitive and enjoyable racing for all crews, irrespective of the design or vintage of their yachts.

Date : 9 January 2012 -  14 January 2012

The Regatta is organized by the RLIR 2012 committee in conjunction with the Malaysian Yachting Association (MYA - National Authority) under the patronage of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club.

Enquiries and entries should be addressed to:

Regatta Secretariat
Royal Langkawi International Regatta,
Jalan Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Kuah, Langkawi,
Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia.
Tel. +60 4 966 4078 Fax. +60 4 966 5078

International Surfing Competition

This is the time of the year when the sea is rough and fishermen are not able to go to the sea. This is a good time for surfers to show their skills. This event is organized by Pahang State Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism

Date : 6 January 2012 - 8 January 2012
Organiser: Majlis Tindakan Pelancongan Negeri Pahang
Venue: Kampung Cherating Lama, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Phone : +6 09 517 1111 or +6 09 517 1112