Malaysia is geared up to celebrate the New Year with MYFEST 2015 – Malaysian Year of Festivals. Through this initiative the nation aspires to rejoice 2015 as a year of Endless Celebrations across Peninsular as well as East Malaysia comprising the two states of Sarawak & Sabah on the island of Borneo. The nation is endowed with festivals and events that highlight the richness of culture and heritage embracing the food, dance, music and other exciting elements of this celebrated land. Listed below are some festivals and events planned in the month of MARCH 2015 :
1Malaysia GP Sale
March 2015 – Throughout Malaysia
Held in conjunction with the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, the 1Malaysia GP Sale is especially felt in the Klang Valley where shopping malls and departmental stores hold great bargains. Tourists coming to enjoy the F1 race can arrive a little early or stay on after the race for the added shopping treat.
Chap Goh Meh Celebration
5th March 2015- Esplanade, George Town, Penang
On the fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year, Chap Goh Meh, also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day, attracts singletons who throw oranges into the sea in the hopes of finding true soul mate.
MahMeri Ancestors Day Festival
7 March 2015, MahMeri Cultural Village,Pulau Carey, Selangor
This is an annual festival of the aboriginal MahMeri people, held to honor their ancestors. The festival showcases the unique cultural heritage of the MahMeri such as ancestral legends and sculptures masks which are fashioned out of a local hardwood. At the festival, visitors can see and experience various unique spiritual and cultural celebration ceremonies
Festival Gendang Traditional Antarabangsa- International Drum Festival
14-15 March 2015 – Stadium Sultan Muhamad V1, Kota BahruKelanatan
The international drum festival showcases various drum performances and drum-making workshops to share this art of craft-making to the new generation. This programme does not only help to promote Malaysia’s great culture but is also a platform to hand down drum-making knowledge which are unfamiliar with the younger generation. It is not impossible, and without this effort, Malaysia in general and especially Kelantan may lose the art and knowhow of this craft that is popular amongst tourists. Drums are one of the signature products in Malaysia’s tourism products.
Lima 15 Tourism Carnival
17-21 March 2015- PulauLangkawi, Kedah
This even is organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia and is held in conjunction with the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA 2015), a dedicated exhibition for defense, civil and commercial applications.
Formula One Festival
27- 29 March 2015- KLCC – Kuala Lumpur
A festival poised for extreme pizzazz with spectacular and glamorous events as Kuala Lumpur City Hall continues to welcome a wide range of visitors to fully enjoy their KL experience as the festival revs into full gear. According to the mayor, the Formula One will reflect not only Malaysia’s vast experience in hosting the hottest race on earth but also a mirror to what an exciting and stylish city Kuala Lumpur is and can be.
Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix
27-29 March 2015- Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
Watch adrenaline-pumping action at one of the most awesome tracks in the world. With its extreme hot and wet conditions, Sepang International Circuit is a challenge even for the finest drivers in the world. Don’t miss this race.
Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, popularly known as Tourism Malaysia, was established to promote Malaysia as a top-of-mind tourist destination showcasing Malaysia’s unique wonders, attractions and cultures; develop domestic tourism and enhance Malaysia’s share of the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Tourism Malaysia’s objective is to promote Malaysia as an outstanding tourist destination and make the tourism industry a major contributor to the socio-economic development of the nation. In India, Tourism Malaysia offices are conveniently located in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.
In 2014, Malaysia celebrates its fourth VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR (VMY) with the theme “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia”. The VMY 2014 promotional campaign has started this year with a series of year-long special events and activities leading to VMY 2014. It will contribute to the Government’s target to receive 36 million tourist arrivals and RM168 billion in receipts by 2020, as outlined in the Malaysia Tourism Transformation Plan (MTTP) 2020.