Holidays in Malaysia - Tourism Highlights for This Year
Foreign and domestic tourists on holidays in Malaysia will have an exciting year to look forward to as the coming months will be filled with exciting tourism events. Below are some of the highlights through the year.
1MALAYSIA MEGA SALES CARNIVAL
For those who enjoy shopping, be prepared for one of the biggest sales event in the country, the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival. Stretching for 11 weeks, the carnival will feature a string of promotions and discounts, from 15 June - 2 September 2012, with the official launch at Sunway Pyramid on 14 June.
Date: 15 June - 2 September 2012
CUTI-CUTI 1MALAYSIA BIKE RIDE SUNDAY @ RAUB
The Minister of Tourism, YB Dato' Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, will lead a cycling tour of Raub on the first Sunday of every month. It is part of the Ministry of Tourism's campaign to promote cycling as a tourism activity during holidays in Malaysia and as a healthy recreation. This June 3, explore Raub on two- wheels with the Minister of Tourism - this free activity is open to all, just bring your bicycles. The route begins at Raub Lake Garden, passing through Jalan Lipis, Kampung Melayu Sempalit, Simpang Felda Krau, Jalan Lipis/Raub, Taman Raub Jaya 5, Jalan Lipis/Raub, Taman Raub Jaya 3, Taman Lee Man, Taman Melati, around Raub town, and ends at Raub Lake Garden. The "Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Sunday Bike Ride @ Raub" is a collaboration between Tourism Malaysia and local organisations, such as the Kelab Berbasikal Reborn Raub and also local residents in Raub.
Date: The first Sunday of June, July, Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec 2012
1MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL TOURISM NIGHT FLORAL PARADE
The Ministry of Tourism is organizing the 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade themed "Magic of the Night." The event showcases a parade of lighted and decorated boats floating across Putrajaya Lake to promote the tourism attractions and icons of holidays in Malaysia and international tourist destinations. A total of thirteen local and international boats will parade across the Putrajaya Lake nightly from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, after which they will be on static display until 11:30 pm to be admired by the public. Held in conjunction with Floria Putrajaya, the event's official launch will be at 8:30 pm on 30 June by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong. Entrance to the event is free.
Date: 30 June to 8 July
1MALAYSIA CONTEMPORARY ART TOURISM FESTIVAL
The 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival will be held over a three-month period to showcase the talents of Malaysian artists around the country. Various art-related events and exhibitions will be held as part of the Ministry of Tourism's effort to promote holidays in Malaysia as an art tourism destination. The launch of the festival will be held at 2:30 pm on 11 July at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre by the Minister of Tourism, YB Dato' Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen. A special exhibition on 1Malaysia and the meaning of unity will be held during the launch, featuring a visual representation of YAB Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak's vision of a 1Malaysia as well as selected art works by primary school students of their interpretation of 1Malaysia.
Date: 1 July to 30 Sep