Head over to the southernmost state of Malaysia, Johor to explore the exquisite and elegant art of kite-flying in this area of the country. The 25th anniversary of the Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival will be up and flying from 26 February until 1 March, exhibiting the world’s finest kite-flyers and kite-makers in action.
Brace yourselves for a sky full of vibrantly coloured kites of various shapes and sizes, and join in for a wonderful time where creative culture soars!
The renowned “Chou Style” of Jay Chou is set to make its long-awaited return to Malaysia this February! This time, the Mandopop King of Asia is poised to charm his fans in a bigger venue, securing the National Bukit Jalil Stadium for an extravagant setting to commemorate his 20th year in the music business.
For you Mandopop lovers out there, make sure to save the date and get your tickets now!
Attention to all Carats, Malaysia is set to be the venue for Seventeen’s “Ode To You” Tour this February. The year 2020 will be the third time the South Korean group will be making their presence felt in Malaysia. Organized by iMe MY, the concert will be their first in an arena and the tickets are up for sale at Atria Shopping Gallery and online. Grab your tickets now to see your favourite idols in Malaysia!
The annual Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) race is set to excite Malaysia’s cycling enthusiasts yet again this February. Conceived by Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir in 1996, the race celebrates its 25th anniversary this 2020 with cyclists from all over the globe raring to claim the title as the king of Asia’s most prestigious multi-stage cycling event. The Petronas Le Tour de Langkawi sees Kota Kinabalu and Kuching hosting races again this year, after last playing hosts in 1997. Other major landmarks and destinations include Genting Highlands, Dataran Merdeka and Dataran Lang in Langkawi, Kedah.
The vibrant colours and exceptional sights of Thaipusam are best appreciated at Batu Caves, located just about 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. Said to be the largest festival in the world dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan, Thaipusam celebrations at Batu Caves often see thousands of devotees walking on foot from faraway suburbs, all congregating at the limestone hill hosting the famed 272 steps and series of caves-turned-into-shrines at the top. While the celebration is very much a religious event, onlookers are welcome to witness the acts of devotions on display, including the gallant act of the devotees carrying kavadis while braving the stairs of Batu Caves, some with hooks and pins embedded in their skin.
Surfers from around the world including the Maldives, Australia, France, the United Kingdom, the USA and many more will gather on the beautiful island of Tioman for this popular surf festival. Apart from surfing competitions, there will be many other interesting activities that even non-surfers can enjoy, including beach clean-ups, conservation talks and related projects, tugs-of-war, cultural performances and exhibitions, and even cooking classes emphasizing on local food and traditional delicacies.
* All information on events are subject to change.