23 November 2008


28 November 2008 until 30 November 2008

Venue: Kompleks Budaya, Cherating.
Organiser: Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan
Tel: 09-512 15555/666
Fax: 09 515 8214
Website: www.mpk.gov.my

22 November 2008

International Kedah Golf Border Challenge

29 November 2008 Until 30 December 2008

Venue : Cinta Sayang Golf & Country Club, Sungai Petani
Tourism Malaysia, Kedah Office/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

21 November 2008

Pertandingan Permainan Tradisional Peringkat Negeri Terengganu

29th November 2008

Venue: Dataran Shahbandar, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Organiser: State Museum Board
Website: http://museum.terengganu.gov.my/maxc2020/agensi/index.php?cid=43

20 November 2008

Genting Premium Dining Event

28 November 2008 Until 30 November 2008

Most recognised and influential Michelin star chefs from Europe will compete in cooking for an unforgettable gastronomic experience!

Venue:Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang
Phone: 603- 6101 1118
Fax: 603-2718 1118

19 November 2008

Genting International Magic Festival

28 November 2008 Until 30 November 2008

The event will showcase the largest gathering of the best international magicians and illusionists in Malaysia!

Venue:Genting Highlands, Pahang
Phone: 603 6101 1118 / 2718 1118
Website: www.genting.com.my
Organiser:Genting – City of Entertainment

18 November 2008

Islanders Music Dance Festival Langkawi 2008

28 November 2008 Until 30 November 2008

Catch all the dynamic and enthralling performances from various island musical troupes and dances to the pulsating rhythms you would not easily forget!

Venue:Langkawi, Kedah
Phone: 604 969 8080
Email: info@tourismlangkawi.gov.my
Organiser:Ministry of Tourism Malaysia

17 November 2008

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport

22 November 2008 Until 23 November 2008

The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport is a new sporting event, pitting driver against driver and country against country for the first time in history. A1GP brings together 25 nations representing 80 per cent of the world's population to actively compete on a level playing field. Watch A1 team Malaysia in action!

Venue:Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
Phone: +60 (0)3 2332 7156
Fax: +60 (0)3 2332 7222

16 November 2008

The International Off-Road Challenge of Malaysia 2008 (Rainforest Challenge)

21 November 2008 Until 2 December 2008

Venue : Alor Star
Kedah Communication & Event (KCE)/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957
Email: info@tourismlangkawi.gov.my

15 November 2008

World Scrabble Team Johor Bahru 2008

21 November 2008 until 23 November 2008

Venue : The Zone Regency HotelJohor
Phone : +6072234935
Fax : +6072237554
Email : info@johortourism.com.my

14 November 2008

Pesta Kobis (Cabbage Festival)

15 November 2008

Home to the freshest vegetables in Sabah, come and join the folks of Kundasang in their effort to promote their vegetables-cabbage being the main produce to visitors. Fresh vegetables and exciting activities complemented with cool and refreshing weather makes your way to Kundasang this month for the Pesta Kobis.

Further Information
Organiser : District Council of Ranau Contact
Person : Siriman Basir (District Office), Suatin Mayor (Organising Secretary)
Telephone : +60 88 875253, 013 8771666, 019 8411435
Fax : +60 88 876754

Showdown of Champions 2008

18 November 2008 Until 18 November 2008

Witness Roger Federer, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and James Blake in action at the Showdown of Champions, Kuala Lumpur 2008.

Venue:Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +(603) 2093 0658, 2093 1658, 2093 6658
Fax: +(603) 2093 2658
Website: http://www.showdownkl2008.com/
Organiser:LD Sports & IMG

13 November 2008

Bornean Sun Bear Trust Fund

14 November 2008

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) is holding ‘BEAR NECESSITIES'-a fundraiser for the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, which is to be held at the Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu on Friday the 14th of November, 2008 at 6.30pm.
This grand scale fundraising event aims to bring together government heads, NGOs, corporate leaders, some of Malaysia's best musicians, and TV personalities to raise RM1 million for the construction of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sepilok, Sandakan.

It will be an evening for good music, comedy, bear stories, film, art, and images presentations. Top artistes will be performing songs and sketches with an environmental theme and compelling presentations of Sun Bears and the rainforest. Among the featured celebrities are Daphne Iking, Lina Teoh, Roger Wang, Elaine Daly and Amir Yussof.

There will also be a live auction of specially commissioned or donated Sun Bear themed artwork. An MoU signing by Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Forestry Department and LEAP will also take place during the event. This will be witnessed by guest of honor, the Chief Minister of Sabah.

Other interesting highlights include carbon emissions calculations for the event and offset by credits, as well as the acknowledgment of the corporate table sponsors.Come and help turn this vision into a reality. The Sun Bears need you!

Further Information
Organiser : The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Venue : Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
Telephone : +6088 270705 / 012 8281705
Email Contact : info@leapspiral

19th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta

14 November 2008 Until 22 November 2008

The Raja Muda is also one of the very few true offshore passage racing regattas in the region. The Regatta take place each November over the course of 9 days and is timed to finish a week prior to the Phuket King's Cup as many yacht compete in both events.

Venue:Port Klang-Pangkor-Penang-Langkawi-Selangor
Organiser:The Royal Selangor Yacht Club (RSYC), Jalan Limbongan, 42000 Port Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Phone: +603-3168 6964
Fax: +603-3168 8650
Email: info@rmir.com
Website: http://www.rmsir.com/

Trans Johore 4x4

14 November 2008 until 16 November 2008

Venue : Desaru Golden Beach Hotel, Johor
Phone : +6078221101
Fax : +6078221480
Email : desaruh@po.jaring.my
Website : www.desaruresort.com

12 November 2008

Paintball World Cup Series Asia 2008

14 November 2008 Until 16 November 2008

The event is a world class paintball championship endorsed by key paintball organizations from the US and Europe, as well as other great teams from Asia.

Venue:Xtion Paintball Park, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 7710 3960
Fax: +603 7710 1961
Organiser:Xtion Paintball
PALS Portal : http://www.palseries.org/ / http://www.palsevents.com/
PALS Forum : http://www.xtionpaintball.com/forum

05 November 2008

Kedah State Children’s Art Festival

8 November 2008 Until 9 November 2008

Venue:Alor Star
Organiser: Kedah Culture & Art Department/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

Powerman Malaysia 2008

9 November 2008

An extreme international multi-sports event that incorporates cycling, running and swimming in a duration of 5 hours during the day. Attractive prices to be won by those who has the fastest time recorded. There are chances of new records to be made as well so do not miss the chance to be there.

Venue : Lumut, Perak
Organiser : Malakoff Berhad
Phone : +603 2263 3388
Fax : +603 2263 3399

04 November 2008

Taman Negara Eco-Challenge

8 November 2008 Until 9 November 2008

The world's top runners compete in this challenging event which requires participants to ascend the 2,187 metre high Gunung Tahan. Attractive prizes await winners as well as recognition for all contestants.

Venue:Gunung Tahan, Pahang
Phone: 609 517 1111 / 517 1112
Fax: 609 514 6900
Website: http://www.pahangtourism.com.my/
Organiser:Pahang Tourism Action Council

Langkawi Mackerel Run

8 November 2008 Until 9 November 2008

Langkawi Mackerel Run is a fishing competition, where participants have to use a difficult fishing technique to fish for mackerel. This is the second time the event is being held.

Phone: 604-9698080/9698084
Fax: 604-9698081
Email: info@tourismlangkawi.gov.my
Organiser:Langkawi Tourism Action Council

Putrajaya Waterski World Cup 2008

7 November 2008 Until 9 November 2008

Putrajaya will host the fifth stop of the six-stop 2008 calendar from the 7th to the 9th of November at the state-of-the-art Putrajaya Water Sports Centre at Precinct 6 overlooked by the imposing Putrajaya International Convention Centre. The events involved will be Slalom, Shortboard and Jump and will feature the world's top ranked men and women elite competitors.

Venue:Putrajaya Water Sports Centre Percint 6, Putrajaya
Phone: 03 - 8926 1054 / +6012 272 1948
Email: office@waterski.com.my
Website: http://www.waterski.com.my/

03 November 2008

Jerai International Mountainbike Challenge

7 November 2008 Until 9 November 2008

Catch the international mountainbike action at Gunung Jerai!

Venue:Gunung Jerai, Kedah
Phone: 604-730 1957
Email: upen@kedah.gov.my
Organiser:Kedah Sports Council/ Yan District Office/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council

10 October 2008

FEI World Championship Challenge 2008

5 November 2008 Until 9 November 2008

After months of non-stop hoping and waiting, the FEI World Endurance Championship 2008 Organising Committee has finally confirmed the definite entries for the most awaited championship of the Endurance Sport!

142 horses and their riders from 34 countries are set to battle to become World Champion for the FEI World Endurance Championship 2008 that will be held from 6 - 9 November 2008 at the Terengganu International Endurance Park.

Now that the entries are definite, the Organising Committee is set to move to the next level, which is accomodating the horses that will be arriving to TIEP starting from the 17th till 22nd November 2008. The Organising Committee is excited and thrilled to recieve the horses coming from all parts of the world!

With participations and support from the world’s main endurance nations, Malaysia is set to host the best ever FEI WEC 2008.

Venue:Setiu, Terengganu
Phone: 609 623 1957/ 603 7713 5585
Fax: 609 622 1957/ 603 7713 5584
Email: info@arifsolutions.com
Website: http://www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my/ , http://www.malaysia-wec.com/index2.html
Organiser:Terengganu State Government/Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation/ Arif Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

09 October 2008

ASTEX 08 (Adventure Sports and Travel Expo 2008)

31 October until 2 November 2008

Malaysia to showcase world class adventure sport, wellness and travel opportunities for businesses, consumers and travellers.

Some key points about our Adventure Sports & Travel Expo 2008
• Pioneer status in the region. A Regional event.
• Brought to you by Adventure Community, an award winning business plan, and recognized World-wide by the Sports Tourism International Council, Ottawa, Canada in 2003.
• Paximej is a member of Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
• A total of 200 booths available.
• Experts and consultants will be engaged to provide service on collaboration efforts and smart
• Opportunity to seek information, buy products or travel to destinations and lift your spirit of
discovery and exploration to your true potential limit.
• An event endorsed by the Malaysia Sports Tourism Council (MSTC), Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur

For further information and enquiries, please contact:
87A Jalan Snuker, Tadisma Business Park,
Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Tel: 03 5512 0733/ 5512 8552
H/P: 013-2783 155 (Mr. Akit) or 016-7570 339 (Ms. Aishah)
Fax: 03 5510 6414
Email: paximej@gmail.com , kamil_paximej@yahoo.com

Langkawi International Fishing Tournament (LIFT)

1 November 2008 Until 4 November 2008

A most challenging event held in the deep blue waters off the enchanting and mysterious Tukun Perak Island, southwest of Langkawi. Avid anglers compete for three days and two nights in the open sea, braving all the harsh natural elements in their bid to haul the prized catch that wins the day.

Tourism Langkawi
Tel : 604-9698080

Penang International Lantern Festival

1 November 2008 Until 31 December 2008

Phone: 604-2620202
Fax: 604-2631020
Organiser:Penang Tourism Action Council

read also http://www.penang-vacations.com/lantern-festivals.html

08 October 2008

Eco Film Fest 2008

1 November 2008 Until 2 November 2008

Eco Film Fest is KL's first free green festival and the place for people to come together to win the race against climate change. There will be foreign eco film screenings, eco bazaars and also feature more than 20 performances by local artists, celebrities and students from ASWARA.

Venue:National Arts Culture and Heritage Academy (ASWARA), Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-77276563
Website: http://www.ecoknights.com/
Organiser:Eco Knights Sdn Bhd

Darwin-Bali PD-Langkawi Yacht Rally 2008

1 November 2008 Until 8 November 2008

Phone: 606 647 0888
Fax: 606 647 0889
Website: http://www.admiralmarina.com.my/
Organiser:Admiral Marina & Leisure Club

Malaysia International Gourmet Festival

1 November 2008 Until 30 November 2008

Savour an array of exquisite meals in this month-long festival!Touted as Malaysia's premier gastronomic event, this festival showcases Malaysia's finest restaurants and the exclusive menus they offer. It also brings to the limelight some of the world's best chefs.

Phone: 603-22284 2388/22282 8028
Fax: 603-22284 5788
Website: www.migf.com

20 September 2008

World Tourism Day 2008

27 September 2008

Every 27 September has been declared as World Tourism Day by the World Tourism Organization (WTO) under United Nations. Langkawi celebrates by organizing various fun activities and competitions according to the theme aet by WTO for each year.

Tourism Langkawi
Tel : 604-9698080

19 September 2008

'Moh, Balik Kampung!' to Homestay Bagan Datoh

BAGAN DATOH, 9 August 2008 – It was like going back to your hometown after being away working in the city for too long. It is a place where time seems to stand still, and everyday’s life in the village is an easy and relaxing one.

Bagan Datoh, developed more than 100 years ago, is a beautiful traditional village surrounded by a picturesque coconut farm with a rich and proud ethnics heritage. Malays, Chinese and Indians create the social fabrics of Bagan Datoh society, where the traditional practice in culture is still very much alive, all sharing the outgoing and warm hospitality Bagan Datoh is well known for.

This is immediately evident upon the visitors’ arrival as they are greeted by the welcoming beats of rebana (small kompangs, Malay drums) and singing along to Pukul Lekun. Even the excited makciks and pakciks (literal Malay translation for 'aunties' and 'uncles') will come up and bersalam (greet) with the visitors, who will soon be their foster children.

Visitors will also get to enjoy an interesting line up of cultural dance performances to keep everyone entertained: Tarian Dabus, an extreme form of dance where dancers use sharp objects to stab themselves without feeling any pain; Tarian Lenggok, a dance with delicate moves that was performed once upon a time to entertain the kings; and Tarian Zapin, which is complemented with traditional instruments like gong, rebana and gendang.

If you are lucky, you will also get to witness the famous Tarian Bubu, a traditional dance hailing from Perak about 120 years ago. Although this dance is famous since olden times as a mere entertainment to the tired workers, it is hard to turn away from the mystical myths that shadow the dance. Such myths include that of the mermaids, the spirit of a mother who died during childbirth, the fisherman who lost his daughter, and three youngsters who got lost in the jungle.

Bagan Datoh is also known as the ‘Coconut Paradise’, the heart of Perak’s coconut industry, and noted as the nation’s highest quality coconut producer. With that, they are known for their Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO), which is said to possess a wide range of health benefits, such as reducing health diseases like stroke, stomach ulcers and diabetes, improving digestions, increasing the metabolism rate that promotes weight loss, and many more.

There are all sorts of VCO products for your everyday needs: food supplements, massage oil, lotion, night cream, cleansing soap and hair tonic.

Take up some new skills while you are with the residents of Bagan Datoh by learning how to weave ketupat pouches and serunai (whistles made solely from banana leaves), make ropes from the trunks of banana trees, and scrape coconut skins from the shells. Who knows? It could be a gateway to start a new business of your own.

Homestay Bagan Datoh was established by YB Datuk Seri Dr Hj Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Bagan Datoh’s Member of Parliament and officially opened by YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Deputy Prime Minister on January 26, 2006. Made up of 13 villages in the districts of Hilir Perak, Homestay Bagan Datoh is the biggest homestay in Malaysia. At Homestay Bagan Datoh, there are 100 homes/families available facilitated with hospitality, food, activities and village (kampung) tours.

If you get the chance, spend a night or two at Encik Daim’s house in Kampung Sungai Haji Muhammad. His is an authentic traditional Malay house, which has been around for a hundred years! Though seasoned, the house is still neatly kept with ample space and rooms to house many guests willing to experience the authentic kampung lifestyle. Other than that, Encik Daim has a few persevered artefacts hidden under his sleeves – or under his roof, in this case: a 100-year-old iron-framed bed, a pair of spears from the olden days, gambus, gong, and a vintage radio made in the 1960s, which is still working! See if you have any luck tuning into airwaves from yesteryear.

Bagan Datoh is located about 150KM from Kuala Lumpur. The village is accessible by any means of road transport, such as taxi and bus services from Kuala Lumpur. The three-hour journey is an enjoyable experience in local flavours, sights and sounds.

For further information, please contact:
Homestay Bagan Datoh
d/a, Pejabat Penghulu Mukim Bagan Datoh,
36100 Bagan Datoh, Perak
Tel: +6 05 646 6829
Fax: +6 05 646 8461

KL Marketing Officer:
En. Osman Hamzah
HP: +6 019 226 0748 / +6 019 549 9777 / +6 019 526 5564 / +6 019 460 8115
Email saedbagandatoh@yahoo.com


12 September 2008

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

1 October 2008 Until 2 October 2008

A day to rejoice after a month long fast, Muslims nationwide celebrate in colourful traditional attire, having open houses offering an array of delicious food fare and cookies. Everyone is welcomed to join in the harmonious celebration and revel in the joyous mood.

Phone: 603 2612 7600
Fax: 603 2693 5114
Website: http://www.heritage.gov.my/
Organiser:Ministry of Culture, Arts & Heritage, Malaysia

10 September 2008

Times Bookstores Pavillion KL 1st Year Anniversary Celebration

20 - 28 September 2008

Events & Activities in Time bookstore, Pavilion KL

Date: 20 September 2008, Saturday
2.00 pm Story Telling for Children at Children's Corner
3.30 pm Arts and Crafts for Children at Children's Corner
3.30 pm Healthy Skin and Aesop by Dr. Rohi at Events Area
4.30 pm Experience Aesop: The Luxurious Sensory Hand Massage at Members' Louge

Date: 21 September 2008, Sunday
1.30 pm Story Telling for Children at Children's Corner
3.00 pm Arts and Crafts for Children at Children's Corner
3.30 pm Experience Aesop: The Luxurious Sensory Hand Massage

Date: 27 September 2008, Saturday
12 noon Arts and Crafts for Children at Children's Corner
3.30 pm Muhibbah Deserts Demonstration by Taylor's School of Hospitality and Tourism at Events Area

Date: 28 September 2008, Sunday
12 noon Arts and Crafts for Children at Children's Corner

Limited seats available for all the events stated above. Please email us at times_event@tpg.com.my for registration or call us at 03-5628 6999/ 6963 for enquiries.

Time/Venue: Times bookstore, Pavilion KL

ATMAH Motor Treasure Hunt

20 - 21 September 2008

ATMAH stands for Action To Mobilise All Humanity, which is a non-profit organisation that began in August 2001 to overcome the urgent social problems affecting the urban hard-core poor amongst all Malaysians.
These problems include youth’s involvement in crime and juvenile delinquency such as petty theft, drug abuse, alcoholism and dropping out of school at an early age.
As part of their fundraising drive, ATMAH, with the cooperation of Wire & Wire Products will be having the Wire & Wire - ATMAH Motor Treasure Hunt on 20 - 21 September.
The starting point will be Bandar Sunway and will end in Penang. Entry fee is only RM165 per person, which includes hotel, dinner and breakfast. Plus, each car/team will received a RM50 petrol voucher sponsored by Shell Malaysia.
For further details, please call 017 313 1136 or visit website.

Website: http://atmah-hunt.org/treasure_hunt08/index.html
From:Sat Sep 20, 2008
To:Sun Sep 21, 2008
Address:Start at Bandar Sunway; Secretariat address - No. 1, Jln Awan Kemawan, Taman Yarl, Kuala Lumpur
Tel:017 313 1136
Entry Fees:RM165 per person
Advance Booking:Yes

08 September 2008

Mid-Autumn Lights

2 - 14 September 2008
Date : 2-14th of September 2008
Venue: Sunway Pyramid - Jusco at LG2 Blue Concourse and Yong Sheng at LG2 at East Wing (In Front of Giant)
come and check out great mooncakes promotion @ Jusco at LG2 Blue Concourse and Yong Sheng at LG2 at East Wing (In Front of Giant)

Arts & Crafts with Pelikan at Times

6 - 14 September 2008

Come and join Times Bookstore for a fun and exciting session where your kids get to learn to do their own creative arts and crafts with Pelikan products. This event will be held on 6 - 7 September & 13 - 14 September 2008 (Saturday & Sunday) at 12.00 noon and will be held at the Children Corner, Times Bookstores Pavilion. Entrance is Free.

From:Sat Sep 6, 2008
To:Sun Sep 14, 2008
Time:12.00 noon
Address:Pavilion KL, Lot 6.49, Level 6, Lot 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel:03 2148 8813
Entry Fees:Free
Advance Booking:No

A Taste of Salsa

13 September 2008

Calling all young KL-ites. Looking to learn a wee bit of salsa? No, not the sauce. The dance. If you answered 'Yes' then this is definitely up your alley. The Rotaract Club of Kuala Lumpur is putting together a free salsa class for people ranging between the age of 18 to 30. The session will be led by guest instructor Jeamie Lee, an experienced Latin dancer with the SalsaJay group. So get ready to learn some spins and shake the night away.

From:Sat Sep 13, 2008
To:Sat Sep 13, 2008
Address:Shangri-La Hotel, 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.
Contact :Anuradha, Kavita
Tel:016 254 6995 / 016 259 3818
E-mail:Contact Us
Entry Fees:Free
Advance Booking:Yes

Silverfish Writers' Forum

13 September 2008

The next meeting of the Silverfish Writers' Forum will be on Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 2.30pm (since the first Saturday of September has been taken up by the launch of Matthew Thomas’ book Tales from the Court and other stories). As usual three people will read their works and present them for criticism and comment. This free forum is held on the first Saturday of each month (as long as interest lasts) and is open to all.The intention for this Writers' Forum is for it to become a monthly meeting for aspiring creative writers in English to read their works, request feedback, network, form their own splinter writers' groups, and to share their stories with others having similar interests.

This session is ideal for you if:
1. You write short fiction, biography or travelogues
2. You have unpublished short stories, biographies or travelogues of around 2000-3000 words to share
3. You crave constructive criticism on your writing to help you improve
4. You want to continue writing till you die
5. You are willing to work hard to improve your writing
6. You are passionate about writing
7. You intend to write enough stories for a whole book (not a one-story-in-ten-years writer)
8. You are thick-skinned and resilient and not afraid of criticism

This session may be a waste of time for you if:
1. You want to write mainly to make money
2. You only want to be a writer but you are not interested in the hard work (or you merely intend to be famous for being famous)
3. You are not open to criticism of your writing
4. You are not willing to share your stories.
5. You are not interested in reading many different genres and authors
6. You think being a writer is all about glamour
7. You think your writing is already perfect
8. You have a weak heart
9. You like to dominate events by not allowing anyone else to speak (or present their stuff)
10. You think it's all about you, you, you and you.

From:Sat Sep 13, 2008
To:Sat Sep 13, 2008
Time:2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Address:58-1 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:03 2284 4837
Entry Fees:Free Admission
Advance Booking:No

Embracing the Arts

12 September 2008

Experience an enchanting evening of a musical passage and indulge in the sights and sounds of the night Embracing the Arts. This charity night is in aid of the Tunku Azizah Fertility Foundation (TAFF) and will have two wonderful performances for your enjoyment. The critically acclaimed Samuel J. Dass, will be entrancing audiences with his wonderful sitar playing. He will be followed by Geetha Shankaran Lam, who used to co-dance with the Sutra Dance Company.For further details, contact Jaya 017 6495 796, Veronica 014 6290 512 & Nigel 016 6528 483 or visit website.

Date:Fri Sep 12, 2008
Time:7.30 pm
Address:Civic Centre Auditorium (Dewan Sivik), Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya
Tel:Jaya 017 6495 796, Veronica 014 6290 512 & Nigel 016 6528 483
Entry Fees:RM50, RM100, RM200
Advance Booking:Yes

02 September 2008

Natee Utarit Solo Exhibition

3 September 2008 until 27 September 2008

Thailand leading artist Natee Utarit will be having his solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur at the Valentine Willie Fine Art gallery from 3 - 27 September. Come and see the wonderful artwork of this gifted painter first hand. Entry is free.

Website: http://www.vwfa.net/
Time:12pm - 8pm Monday to Friday, and 12pm - 6pm Saturday. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Address:Valentine Willie Fine Art, 1st Floor, 17 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:03 2284 2348
Entry Fees:Free

51st Merdeka Tea Reception 2008

4 September 2008

A grand tea reception hela at the picturesque Eagle Square as part of the celebration of Malaysia’s Independence Day. Tourist and local folks from all walks of life are all invited to attend and sample many of the local fares served.

Langkawi Municipal Council Office & Langkawi District Office
Tel : 604-9666590

Ramadan Bazaar

1 September 2008 Until 30 September 2008

During the month of Ramadan, bazaars (food stalls) will be set up throughout the whole country. Savour the wonderful smells and sights!


08 August 2008

Yayasan Sultanah Bahiyah Caring Day

22 August 2008 Until 23 August 2008

Yayasan Sultanah Bahiyah (YSB) once again this year manage an event at Alor Star's Stadium called YAS Caring Day. As what we experienced from the past year, you wont be dissapointed for coming to this event.

Sultanah Bahiyah Foundation (YSB)/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Venue : Stadium Darul Aman Alor Star
Tel : 04 - 730 4112/ 7311870

The 51th Merdeka Eve Celebration 2008

30 August 2008

The Eve of Independence day is celebrated with a whole evening of song and dance, poem recitals and sketches to inculcate the patriotic spirit in Malaysians and to nurture from young a love for the nation.

Office of Langkawi Member of Parliament
Tel : 604-9698387

Lata Lembu Emas Adventure

15 August 2008 Until 16 August 2008

Venue : Silk District
Silk District Office/ Kedah Forestry Department/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

Kuala Lumpur International Tower Jump

15 August 2008 Until 16 August 2008

Venue : Alor Star Tower
Alor Star Tower/ Kedah State Government/ kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

International Tomoi Competition

13 August 2008 Until 16 August 2008

Venue : Kulim
Kedah Sports Council/ Kedah StateTourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

Pantai Merdeka Carnival/ Endurance

10 August 2008 Until 12 August 2008

Venue : Pantai Merdeka
Kuala Muda District Office/ Kedah Sports Council/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

International Royal 7’s Rugby

7 August 2008 Until 9 August 2008

Venue : Stadium Darul Aman
The International royal 7’s Rugby is an annual, Club-level tournament that is open to international participation.

Kedah Rugby Association/ Kedah Sports Council/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

Malam Pesta Jiwa

Date : Aug 22, 2008
Time : 9pm
Venue : Rumah Yayasan Kesenian Perak (YKP), Perak

30 July 2008

Borneo International Yachting Challenge (BIYC)

23 August 2008 Until 30 August 2008

This yachting challenge starts from Labuan sailing onwards to Miri. More than 30 yachts will take part in the race. BIYC is divided into 3 main events:

• Labuan Harbour Regatta
• Labuan - Miri Passage Race
• Miri Bay Regatta

Phone: 6087-422622
Fax: 6087-419400
Organiser:Labuan F.T. Tourism Action Council

TM 22nd Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2008

23 August 2008 Until 24 August 2008

Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Mountain Race’, TM 22nd Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2008 is a 21 km run towards the peak of Mt. Kinabalu and descend in three hours for the Men, Women and Veteran Men categories.

Venue:Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Phone: 6088 232 121
Fax: 6088 265 540
Website: http://www.sabahtourism.com/
Organiser:Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd

Tasik Bera and Tasik Chini Expedition

22 August 2008 Until 25 August 2008

This event involves researchers, kayak enthusiasts, and RAMSAR members throughout the world. This 3 day expedition will be held at two of

Venue:Bera and Chini Lakes, Pahang
Phone: 609-5171111
Fax: 609-5171112
Organiser:Pahang Tourism Action Council

Sungai Sedim Eco Challenge

22 August 2008 Until 24 August 2008

This event will test participants' endurance in much anticipated Sungai Sedim Eco Challenge!

Phone: 604-7351030
Fax: 604-7327914
Organiser:Kedah Tourism Action Council

16 July 2008

Desaru Pengerang International Triathlon

16 August 2008 Until 17 August 2008

This ‘multi sport event’ involves three main discipline, Long Distance (swimming 2 km), cycling (40 km/90km) and running (10km/21km). This event attracts participants from USA, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, Thailand as well as professional participants.

Venue:Pantai Desaru, Kota Tinggi, Johor
Phone: 607-2241432
Fax: 607- 2249960
Website: http://www.triathlonmalaysia.com/default.aspx
Organiser:Johor Tourism Action Council

The Science of Aliens 2008

8 August 2008 Until 1 September 2008

This exhibition is about the outer space and its lifeforms. It is divided into 4 zones: Alien Fiction, Alien Science, Alien Worlds and Alien Communications.

Phone: 603-78045122
Fax: 603-78045166/77
Organiser:WellAd Communications Sdn Bhd

Tasik Bera and Tasik Chini Expedition

7 August 2008 Until 10 August 2008

This event involves researchers, kayak enthusiasts, and RAMSAR members throughout the world. This 3 day expedition will be held at two of

Phone: 609-5171111
Fax: 609-5171112
Organiser:Pahang Tourism Action Council

MTV Asia Awards 2008

2 August 2008 Until 2 August 2008

The highly anticipated pan-regional music event is back for the 6th year running, bringing music excitement to all music fans in over 9 markets in Asia. Hosted by Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) this event will be the most exciting and happening musical event yet!

Venue:Arena of Stars Genting, Genting Highlands, Pahang
Website: www.mtvasiaawards.com
Organiser:Tourism Malaysia, Genting-City of Entertainment, edc by Esprit, Xpax Malaysia, MTV Asia

Malaysia International Fireworks Competition

1 August 2008 Until 31 August 2008

Watch the sky light up with impressive fireworks displays! The competition features various countries vying to create a grand theatre of pyrotechnics. Be part of this magical, glittering evening!

Phone: 603 2693 7111
Fax: 603 2694 1272
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my/
Organiser:Ministry of Tourism Malaysia

Sarawak Regatta

1 August 2008 Until 3 August 2008

The state’s expert boatmen take up their paddles to prove their prowess for the event with jet ski and kayak races to add to the fast paced action.

Venue: Kuching, Sarawak
Phone: 6082 429618
Fax: 6082 082-411045
Organiser: Kuching Resident Office

04 July 2008

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival 2008


Venue:Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang, Malaysia

6th Club Crew World Championships & 8th ADBF Asian Dragon Boat Championships

Organiser: The 2008 CCWC and ADBC are being organized on behalf of the IDBF by the Organizing Committee of the Penang Dragon Boat Association to whom all entries are to be submitted.
Invitation: On behalf of the Executive Committees’ and Councils’ of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) and the Asian Dragon Boat Federation (ADBF), together with the Penang Dragon Boat Association Organizing Committee we cordially invite IDBF Member Associations to participate in the 8th IDBF Club Crew World Championships (2008 CCWC) and ADBF Member Associations to participate in the 8th Asian Dragon Boat Championships (2008 ADBC) to be held at the Teluk Bahang Dam, Penang, Malaysia from Thursday 31st July 2008 to Sunday, 3rd August 2008.
Entry: Entry to the 2008 CCWC is open to all IDBF Member Associations and their sanctioned club crews. Club crews in countries where there is no IDBF Member Associations may apply to the IDBF Executive Committee for permission to compete, through the Championships Director.

IDBF Member Associations may enter up to five club crews in each Competition Class. Each club crew is to consist of a maximum of 26 competitors including drummer and steersperson (Helm). You are reminded that a competitor can only represent one club during the competition and, while the nationality rule does not apply, competitors must be bona fide members of the club crew they represent.
That is, competitors must have been in paid membership of the Club Crew that they represent and trained with that Club, for at least six (6) months before the Championships start. Championships’ races will be held on Friday, August 1 to Sunday August 3, 2008, with July 31st as a Reserve Racing day or Practise Day dependant on the number of crews participating. The watercourse is located on a fresh water reservoir and complies with the IDBF Competition Regulations for a Club Crew World Championship and Continental Championships. The race course will be fully buoyed and there will be platforms for held starts at 200 and 500 metres.
The 2008 CCWC will consist of the following Competition Classes:
Premier, Junior U18, Senior O40, Grand Dragons 050) - 200m, 500m and 2000m.
(Premier,) over 200m, 500m and 2000m)(Junior U18, Senior O40, Grand Dragons 050) - 200m, 500m.
(Premier, Junior, Senior O40, Grand Dragons 050) - 200m, 500m and 2000m.

Please note that it may be necessary to limit the number of crews participating in the 2000m races. Entries will be taken on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

The 2008 ADBC will consist of the following Competition Classes:

Standard Boat (22 crew) over 200m, 500m and 1000m.Small Boat (12 crew) over 200m and 500m

Standard Boat (22 crew) over 200m, 500m and 1000m.Small Boat (12 crew) over 200m and 500m

Standard Boat (22 crew) over 200m, 500m and 1000m.Small Boat (12 crew) over 200m and 500m

For a great selection of places to stay with discount prices visit Penang Hotel for more information.

St. Anne's Feast 2008


Venue:St. Anne's Church

Agenda:A 9 day prayer ritual that draws a congregation of its followers. In conjuction with the annual St. Anne's feast which Night of Candle Light Procession usually follows at the Church grounds.

Hari Pahlawan

Date : 31 July 2008

This day commemorates Malaysian, Australian, British and New Zealand soldiers, past and present, for their bravery and noble work in protecting the nation during the war. It is a day to remember those who died at battle with laying wreaths at memorials in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.

Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall
Contact Person : Syron Tunggolou
Telephone : +60 88 521800
Fax : +60 88 316137
Email Contact : syron@dbkk.sabah.gov.my

Pesta Gambus 2008

Date : 25 - 27 July 2008

The Gambus (lute) is one of the oldest stringed musical instruments made by the Brunei-Malay community in the West Coast of Sabah. It is normally played with other musical instruments such as the biola (violin), rebana and suling/seruling(flute) during joyous celebrations of this community. Join the folks of Sipitang as they celebrate the Gambus with a myriad of events during this two-day celebration.

Organiser : Persatuan Masyarakat Brunei Sabah
Contact Person : Datuk Haji Yusof bin Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd. Kassim
Telephone : +6088 215732
Fax : +6088 214281
Email Contact : Yusof.Kassim@sabah.gov.my
Event Website : http://pestagambus.sabahtourism.com/

KL World Marching Band Competition (KLWMBC) 2008

30 July 2008 Until 3 August 2008

More than 20 Marching Bands from North America, Europe, Africa, the Asia Pacific region and the Far East are expected to converge in Kuala Lumpur. This international circuit of marching band competitions is sanctioned by the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB).

Venue:Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-9173 3659
Fax: +603 – 9173 3658
Email: presentmalaysia@klwmbc.com
Website: http://www.klmbc.com/ & http://klwmbc-pmp.blogspot.com
Organiser:Present Malaysia Productions Sdn. Bhd

21 June 2008

Penang Bon Odori Carnival 2008


Venue:Esplanade (Padang Kota Lama)

Agenda:A traditional Japanese festival with dance and drum performances held to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits.

MATTA International Travel Fair (MITF) 2008

04/Jul/2008 until 06/Jul/2008

Venue:Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)

Agenda:Fabulous discounts, valued-added tour packages and other great travel incentives are offered in this eagerly anticipated tourism fair.

Layang-Layang Underwater Digital Photo Shootout 2008

Date : 21 - 27 July 2008

Located 300 kilometres off the northeast coast of Sabah, Layang Layang is a 14 sq km atoll rising 2,000 metres from the depths of the South China Sea. Its coral reefs are home to a variety of marine inhabitants, from pelagic life such as schooling hammerheads, barracuda and fusiliers to tiny critters such as nudibranchs, flatworms and crustaceans. Layang Layang is an ideal location for a photo shootout contest.

Prizes over 30,000.00 USD are waiting for you

Participants stand a chance to win more than US$30,000 prizes from world class sponsors such as Nikon, Nautica and Oceanic, as well as dive trips to exotic locations.Plus you'll get a chance to meet and chat with world-renowned underwater photographers and competition judges Settimio Ciprianni, Stephen Wong, Kurt Svrcula and Rod Klein. These leading underwater photographers will also give tips on underwater photography throughout the event.

Winning pictures will be published in FiNS Magazine and the FiNS Online Blog. This is a great way for you to gain recognition in the underwater photography community.There are two categories of entry: wide and macro. Participants must have their own underwater digital cameras during the shootout.

There are limited spaces, so register soon! For more information email layang@pop.jaring.my and visit http://www.layanglayang.com/

Further Information
Organiser : Avillion Layang Layang Island Resort
Venue : Layang Layang Island, Sabah
Contact Person : Avillion Layang Layang
Telephone : +603 2162 2877
Email Contact : layang@pop.jaring.my

Port Dickson International Triathlon (ASIAN Cup Series) 2008

19 July 2008 Until 20 July 2008

The Port Dickson International Triathlon 2008 will feature 1,000 participants from 30 countries to compete in swimming, cycling and marathon.

Venue:Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Phone: 606 765 9871
Fax: 606 762 8540
Website: http://www.admiralmarina.com.my/
Organiser:Negeri Sembilan Tourism Action Council/Admiral Marina & Leisure Club

Perak International Skydive

19 July 2008 Until 20 July 2008

The event will feature local participants from Selangor and Kelantan as well as international professional sky divers from Singapore, Australia and United States.

Venue:Ipoh, Perak
Phone: 605 312 7359
Fax: 605 312 7359
Organiser:Aero Club Perak

18 June 2008

Official Opening of World Martial Arts Gallery Exhibition

Date : Jul 12, 2008

Venue : Kuching, Sarawak
Organiser : Nanyang Wushu Federation of Sarawak

Mabul Marine Day

Date : 13 - 14 July 2008

Marine Mabul Day is a conservation program organised by Sipadan Water Village Resort. A clean-up is held on Mabul Island to raise awareness and appreciate the importance of the marin environment.

Further Information
Organiser : Sipadan Water Village Resort
Contact Person : Ken Pan (Director)
Telephone : +6089 752996
Fax : +6089 752997

Dragon Boat Race, Sandakan

Date : 13 July 2008

Organised in conjunctiong with the Duanwu Festival as a sign of respect for the Dragon spirit, the Sandakan Dragon Boat race will see some of the top teams compete against each other to be crowned champion.

Further Information
Organiser : Persatuan Masyarakat Tionghua Bersekutu Sandakan, Sabah
Contact Person : Organising Chairman
Telephone : +6089 224026
Fax : +6089 217710
Email Contact : Catherin.Chua@sabah.gov.my

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