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Malaysia Festivals Abound

Malaysia boasts an exciting year-round calendar of world class and unique local events, ensuring visitors have endless opportunities to enjoy nature-based adventures, enriching cultural experiences or fabulous shopping sprees.

Malaysia has one of the busiest religious calendar of events in the world. With such a colorful mixture of ethnic races Malaysia they together comprise a number of different influences making Malaysia one of the most the unique cultural fusions in the world. If you’re flexible with your Malaysia holidays try to plan your getaway around one of the many festivals for a more comprehensive understanding of the country. A wealth of old world traditions are expressed through colorful and animated festivals in Malaysia.

Here’s a sampling of upcoming Malaysia Events.
3rd Annual Arts Festival@ Starhill Gallery and Lot 10, July 1-September 30
In conjunction with the Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival, Starhill Gallery and Lot 10 will be holding their 3rd Annual Arts Festival in Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur.

This year's theme is: 'From Passion to Now'. Programs lined up for the event are as follows:
  1. Visual Arts Award (VAA), July to September, Starhill Gallery
  2. Tempo At Starhill Gallery, July to September, Starhill Gallery
  3. Starhill Gallery Arts Festival Gala Night, 30 September, Starhill Gallery
  4. Starfish - Charity Art Auction, July to September, Starhill Gallery
  5. Sonic Art, July to August, Lot 10
  6. Faces of Bintang Walk, July to August, Starhill Gallery
Phone: 603 2143 3323 (Starhill Gallery)

Malaysia Contemporary Arts, July 1-September 30
This prestigious event gives an insight into Malaysia's fascinating contemporary art scene. The unique platform promotes both the established and the up-and-coming names in the art scene, with an exciting display of techniques, ideas and inspirations. Exhibitions will be held at premier art galleries around the country.
  1. Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival, July 1-31, Petronas Art Gallery & National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
  2. Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival, August 1-31, Melaka Museums Corporation, Melaka
  3. Malaysia Contemporary Arts Tourism Festival, September 1-30, Danga Bay City Mall, Johor
Phone: 03-2693 7111, Fax: 03-2691 3358, Email:, Website:

Kuala Lumpur Festival, July 1-31
An exciting annual event, the Kuala Lumpur Festival features a colourful line-up of activities and performances. Launched in the year 2006, the event has united Malaysians from all walks of life through the spirit of creativity and solidarity. Join in the fun at various locations in the city, such as Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Istana Budaya, Central Market, Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.

Festival Muzik KL 2010, July 1-3
Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur
Venue: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Istana Budaya, Central Market, Petronas Twin Tower, KL Tower
Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2612 7600, Fax: 03-2693 5114, Website:

Music Fest 2010 at The Tip of Borneo, July 3

Embark on a musical journey at the Tip of Borneo, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau in the northern district of Kudat. Be serenaded with classical favourites and contemporary tunes as the sun sets in the horizon. A musical experience at one of Sabah's most breathtaking locations, this is an event you won't want to miss!
Phone: +60 88 232 121, Fax: + 60 88 265 540, Email:, Website:

Unesco World Heritage City Celebration, July 7
On 7 July 2008, Melaka was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. Its heritage buildings, cultural enclaves and places of worship are visited by history buffs and tourists from around the globe. Participate in the second anniversary celebrations to commemorate the historic occasion.
Venue: Bandar Hilir, Melaka
Phone: 06-232 6411 / (800) 88-8411, Fax: 06-232 5716, Website:
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