August 1st, 2011

Time is truly flying past this Summer 2011! We’re settling into the peak season well but for those of you making the trip in September we’re taking the opportunity to showcase some upcoming events and attractions. Dig in and enjoy!

12th September (and Glowing lanterns illuminate the Kuala Lumpur night sky!)

The world famous Lantern & Mooncake Festival brings a glowing and jovial atmosphere to the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market each and every year. We regularly recommend this event to  travelers, particularly those fond of design, art and culture. Special cuisine joins forces with beautiful colors illuminating both day and night skies. The pretty sights bring a sense of warmth and homeliness whilst the visual displays are popular with people of all ages.

Find out more about the festival, and others, on our dedicated festival guide.

15th – 17th September

Sticking near Kuala Lumpur and fans of motorspot will be delighted to know that the 12th edition of the Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race comes to Sepang Circuit mid-month. Named after its inaugural event on the turn of the year 2000, the 12 hour endurance race attracts international teams, drivers and cars for a fiercely competitive race featuring many of the same entrants as the Le Mans and Nurburgring events.

16th September

A little bit of healthy patriotism never goes amiss and this is the tourist’s opportunity to mingle with locals on a day of celebration, Malaysia Day, no less! Malaysia was established on this very date some 48 years ago, and on it communities join together on both sides of the South China Sea to celebrate an inimitable and tight-knit culture. Try Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinabalu for a taste of the event.

20th – 23rd September (a specialist event for those in the food industry!)

Malaysia has often been dubbed a ‘foodie’s paradise’, but in late September comes a special treat for hoteliers and industry buffs above and beyond, Culinaire Malaysia 2011. The event in Kuala Lumpur is a celebration of both global and local cuisine with one criteria inkeeping, usefulness! Those in the food and catering industry will find a showcase of cutting edge tools and machinery designed to enhance the industry.

As always, feel free to contact the MalaysiaExplorer.net for help planning your trip!

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June 5th, 2011
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What better month to resume the MalaysiaExplorer.net travel bulletins than July 2011 – for the duration of which the Kuala Lumpur Festival will bring together diverse cultural displays, performances and activities for the creative delectation of locals and tourists alike. In this edition we’ll pick out the best and leave the rest so you don’t have to. So Summer visitors, get ready for a whirlwind tour of what Malaysia has on offer this July.

1st – 31st July

Get yourself fully immersed in KL Festival 2011 for a quintessentially Malaysian display of traditional and contemporary dance, music and arts performances. Contact the organizers for detailed scheduling or turn up on a day that suits you and go with the flow! Either way we fully recommend making the most of Kuala Lumpur’s foremost creative annual festival.

1st – 3rd July

Diving addict? Sea sport enthusiast? Malaysia has just the thing for you. Already a must-visit destination for the world’s inquisitive,  beauty-seeking divers – KL will also host the International Dive Expo 2011. This is your chance to explore what lies beneath the heartbeat of Malaysia’s coastal tourist industry. Plan for your next trip or simply spend a day or two soaking up displays and exhibits.

8th – 10th July

Sarawak has a well-earned and deserved reputation as a bedrock of traditional and properly preserved culture. Here can you truly surround yourself with the real South East Asia. Between the 8th and the 10th Sarawak stages its Rainforest World Music Festival showcasing talented ethnic and traditional artists against a backdrop of breathtaking rainforest. Everyone knows the festival season is kicking off in the west but why not try an event you’ll remember? Come along to Kuching for a celebration of diversity.

9th – 17th July

Putrajaya is establishing itself as one of South East Asia’s most rapidly flourishing cities. And it is not the only thing that will blossom come July. Putrajaya will stage an equisite range of colorful floral exhibitions complete with ornate decorations and floats across the city’s wetland network. And this isn’t any old celebration of flowers. The entire city is taken over for the duration of the event  so that every nook and cranny looks the part!

As always, feel free to contact the MalaysiaExplorer.net for help planning your trip!

November 5th, 2010
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Hi Explorers!

In this edition we’re aiming to provide a quick summary of November’s events and goings on for you to reference on your trip.

5th – 7th November

If you’re in the east of peninsular Malaysia drop in at the Terengganu Endurance challenge. This is a fascinating annual event where some of the world’s finest riders and horses congregate to compete against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes. All of you who’ve visited Terengganu will know from first hand experience this region is one of the finest when it comes to stunning scenery!

While there make sure you pay a visit to Dungun (Malaysia’s highest waterfall) which is beautiful at this time of year!

Our Terengganu guide!

14th November

This marks Malaysia’s official Remberance Day. Visit the Labuan war cemetry to pay respect to Malaysia’s heroes. A solemn occasion though nonetheless moving.

19th November- 21st November

A true celebration of Malaysia’s diverse and beautiful wildlife – take the time to visit the jewel of Kedah (Langkawi!) between the 19th and 21st. The islands are staging a Birding festival during which there’ll be a photography competition, lectures, workshops and exhibitions ideal of enthusiasts. Make sure you’re there!

And a quick mention to the beginning of December!

This is an exciting event on the foodies calendar, and a must visit for anyone with a taste for fine, local cuisine. Between the 1st and 24th December 1Malaysia will stage a street food festival. Most all tourists leave with a memorable impression of Malaysia’s distinctive yet delectable foods, and this is a great opportunity to enjoy some fine homemade produce from the locals.

See you next month!

May 1st, 2010
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Hello and welcome to the MalaysiaExplorer blog – launching very soon. Here you’ll find news and tips on everything that’s going on right now!