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

Semporna Marine Day

Date : 12 July 2008

Held to complement the Mabul Marine Day which aims ro create awareness among the public on cleanliness. The organizer together with the district office, town boards and local residents join hands to make Semporna a better place to live in as well as to protect and conserve the marine environment.

Further Information
Organiser : Sipadan Water Village Resort
Contact Person : Ken Pan (Director)
Telephone : +6089 752996
Fax : +6089 752997
Email Contact : ken.pan@sipadan-village.com.my

Nexus Resort Digital Photography Bootcamp

Date : 12 - 13 July 2008

Learn the finer points of digital photography from award-wining local photographer, Louis Pang before taking part in an exhilarating photo shootout to win fabulous prizes. This first ever digital photography bootcamp will test your photographic ability, creativity and determination to take the best shot under pressure!

Further Information
Organiser : Nexus Resort Karambunai
Venue : Nexus Resort Karambunai
Contact Person : Public Relations & Communications Department
Telephone : +60 88 408104
Fax : +60 88 412028
Email Contact : pamelafletcher@nexusresort.com
Event Website : http://www.nexusresort.com/

KL Samrah Festival 2008

18 July 2008 Until 9 August 2008

The event showcases Arabian music and concerts over at Bintang Walk to welcome the arrival fo Middle Eastern tourists to Malaysia, happening in four weekends and eight nights. Watch out for these dates!18-19 July, 25- 26 July, 1-2 August, 8-9 August

Venue:Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 603 2617 6272
Fax: 603 2698 3819
Email: mtpkl@motour.gov.my
Website: http://www.kualalumpur.gov.my/
Organiser:Kuala Lumpur Tourism Action Council

Genting World Lion Dance Championship

18 July 2008 Until 20 July 2008

The event will be held at the Arena of Stars, venue for the one and only gathering of the world’s best lion dance troupes, competing for the coveted title of “The World Lion King”. Don’t miss the fantastic performances of acrobatics and dance.

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

Malaysia Flora Fest 2008

18 July 2008 Until 3 August 2008

Witness splendid display of Flowers as Putrajaya transforms into a veritable paradise of breathtaking, colourful blossoms. Themed as ‘Colours of Harmony’, the event will feature Floral Parade which showcases beautifully decorated floats from nationwide and the neighbouring countries. Bazaars, competitions, exhibitions and workshops are also available.

20 July: Flora Run (Florathon) - Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur
26 July: Flora Fest Parade - Putrajaya Boulevard, Putrajaya
26–28 July: Static Display of Floats - Putrajaya
28 June - 14 July: Floral Photography Exhibtion

Venue:Putrajaya & Klang Valley
Phone: 603 2693 7111
Fax: 603 2694 1146
Email: events_kpl@motour.gov.my
Website: http://www.malaysiaflorafest.com/
Organiser:Ministry of Tourism Malaysia
Website: http://www.motour.gov.my/

12 June 2008

Triathlon Merbok Endurance Open

11 July 2008 Until 13 July 2008

Venue : Sungai Merbok, Kuala Muda
Kedah State Government/Sungai Petani City Council/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council/Yan District Office/Kedah Sports Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

Pesta Hujung Minggu - Hot & Happening Weekend in Langkawi 2008

4 July 2008 Until 5 July 2008

Four major national event are simultaneously showcased in one sizzling weekend. They are Colours of Malaysia, Flavours of Malaysia, Megasale, Carnival and ‘ Cuti-cuti Malaysia ‘ Tourism fair. Fashion Shows, fun contests, livebands and artistes and Traditional Dance medley are the highlights. Be there or be square.

Tourism Langkawi
Tel : 604-9698080

Colours of Malaysia/ Food and Fruits Festival

7 July 2008 Until 9 July 2008

For the first time ever, Langkawi will host a most unique event featuring the best sand sculptors from all over the world. Come see some of the best 3-dimensional images conjured out of mere sand.

Venue: Pekan Rabu, Dataran Tunku, Alor Star
Kedah State Government/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

Rambutan Trail

4 July 2008 Until 5 July 2008

Anything and everything to do with `Rambutans’ , the unique hairy local fruit, can be found at this event.There will be lots of fruits picking and sampling, fruit carving demonstrations, as well as other fun contest of the fruity kind.

Langkawi Dept. of Agriculture
Tel : 604-9556566

Mu’adzam Shah Trophy Golf Tournament 2008

7 July 2008

An already established golf tournament in Langkawi, the event has had participants from as far as Japan. The Royal Patron is the HRH Sultan of Kedah. It also attracts enthusiasts who are keen to compete. From among the heads of government departments and Malaysia’s corporate movers and shakers.

The Bayview Hotel Langkawi
Tel : 604-9693004

Royal System & Seminar

5 July 2008 Until 6 July 2008

Venue : Holiday Villa Hotel, Alor Star
Kedah Culture & Art Department/ Kedah State Tourism Action Council
Tel : 604-730 1957

Kedah State Farmers, Breeders and Fisherman Day

1 July 2008 Until 5 July 2008

Venue : Stadium Darul Aman, Alor Star
Kedah State Farmer’s Organization Authority/ Kedah State Government
Tel : 604-730 1957

Pesta Nasi 100 Kelantan 2008

12 July 2008 Until 14 July 2008

Pesta Nasi 100 Kelantan 2008 is a yearly event showcasing the unique flavours of Kelantan

Phone: 609 743 2457
Fax: 609 743 2457
Organiser:Kelantan Tourism Association (KTA)/ Ministry of Tourism Malaysia

Rainforest World Music Festival

11 July 2008 Until 13 July 2008

Musicians from around the world gather to perform diverse ethnic music in a living museum known as Sarawak Culture Village. The festival is set to bring ardent fans of music from all corners of the world.

Venue:Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Sarawak
Phone: 6082 423 600
Fax: 6082 416 700
Website: http://www.sarawaktourism.com/
Organiser:Sarawak Tourism Board

10 June 2008

Ipoh Open International Run

6 July 2008

Venue : Dataran Ipoh, Perak
Organiser : Ipoh City Council
Phone : +605 241 3733
Fax : +605 253 7396

The 21km course is an opportunity for both participants and spectators to enjoy the city's varied landscapes and cultures.

Borneo Highlands Nature Challenge 2008

4 - 6 July 2008

Venue : Borneo Highands Resort, Padawan, Kuching, Sarawak
Organiser : Borneo Highlands Resort Kuching Sales Office

Lok Kawi wildlife Park Open Day

06 July 2008

Just about 25km from Kota Kinabalu, the newly-opened Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is one of the largest wildlife parks in Malaysia. Bringing nature closer to your doorstep, come and see the elusive Rhino, Borneo Pygmy elephants, Orang Utans and colourful birds to name a few. During its open day, entrance to the park its free.

Organiser : Sabah wildlife Department
Contact Person : Laurentius Ambu
Telephone : +6088 215353
Fax : +6088 222476
Email Contact : laurentius.yambu@sabah.gov.my

Agnes Keith Day

06 July 2008

A day to remember Agnes Keith, the famous writer who coined the term ‘Land Below The Wind''''. The book of the same name was written during her time in Sandakan from 1934-1952, excluding her days spent under the Japanese forces during World War II. Her house still stands in Sandakan and is now one of the most visited historical structures in Sabah.

Organiser : Sandakan Municipal Council, Sabah Museum
Contact Person : Catherin Chua, Juanis Ogak
Telephone : +6089 224026, 222679
Fax : +6089 272112, 229593
Email Contact : mailto:Catherin.Chua@sabah.gov.my

Pesta Rumbia (Sago Fest)

04 - 06 July 2008

The annual Sago Fest is held to highlight the district of Kuala Penyu and the traditional use of sago palm. Look out for activities such as the colourful performances by the Dusun Tatana and Bisaya communities of Kuala Penyu, sample local fruits, witness the rumbia atap (roof) making demostration and competition, traditional sago processing display and many more.

Organiser : Kuala Penyu District
Contact Person : Abd.Rahim @ Rosli Yacob / Abd. Rahim Said
Telephone : +6087 884232, 884364, +6013 8832480 (Abd. Rahim Said)
Fax : +6087 884229

Nunuk Ragang Cultural Festival

04 - 05 July 2008

The Nunuk Ragang Cultural Festival is held on the first Saturday of July every year. It is an occasion to provide the opportunity to the KDCA members as well as the Kadazandusun communities to visit the Nunuk Ragang monument. The monument is important to the Kadazandusun as its location is believed to be the place of original settlement of Kadazandusun people before they spread to the other parts of Sabah.

Organiser : KDCA Nunuk Ragang Visit Committee
Contact Person : Dr. Othman Minuddin
Telephone : +6088 713696, 019 8828817
Fax : +6088 713350, 238751
Email Contact : bovis@asia.com

Sandakan Cultural Carnival

04 - 05 July 2008

The Sandakan Cultural Carnival highlights the various aspects of Sandakan''s many ethnic groups through a variety of cultural performances, traditional costumes, mock wedding displays, kenduri adapt (cultural feast), sale and exhibition of handcraft. Visitors can also sample traditional fare and have a go at some traditional sports. The Carnival aims to promote Sandakan as a tourism destination, rich in culture and heritage. A great opportunity to see Sandakan''s many ethnic groups and their traditions in full splendour.

Organiser : Sabah Cultural Board
Contact Person : Mackey Apison
Telephone : +60 88 268812, 268884
Fax : +60 88 264235
Email Contact : Mackey.Apison@sabah.gov.my

Comic and Cartoon Exhibition

03 July - 03 August 2008

Local artists will put together thier wit and humour portraying authentic illustrations of the everyday Sabahan way of life in this annual exhibition.

Organiser : Sabah Art Gallery
Contact Person : Datuk Mohd. Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus
Telephone : +6088 268875
Fax : +6088 210040
Email Contact : gallery_9@msn.com

Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen's Day

01 - 06 July 2008

An annual event held for nine consecutive years, the event acknowledges the contributions of farmers, breeders and fishermen to the community. Activities include the Sabah Seafood Festival, display of machineries used in the industry and singing performances by local artists. Varieties of highland and lowland vegetables, tropical fruits, herbs, flowers and local handicrafts will be available for sale. Everyone is invited!

Organiser : Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry
Contact Person : Jainah Markum
Telephone : +6088 283631, 283636, 2833686
Fax : +6088 234834
Email Contact : Jainah.Markum@sabah.gov.my

Malaysia International Dive Expo 2008

4 July 2008 Until 6 July 2008

Malaysia has been recognised as one of the top ten diving destinations in the world. Thus, MIDE2008 becomes a platform to educate the public on preservation and conservation of corals and marine life. This is to ensure natural sea resources are protected from extinction.

Venue:Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 603 7980 9902
Fax: 603 7980 4902
Email: asiaeven@streamyx.com
Website: http://www.mide.com.my/content.cfm
Organiser:AsiaEvents Exsic Sdn Bhd, 50-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Business Park, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur

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