The great heavyweights of Malaysian comedy and entertainment will come together at The Platform for a no-holds-barred show that’s guaranteed to have you in stitches! Laugh-A-Mania will feature 11 comedians, including Joanne Kam, Vince Chong, Hirzi, Brian Tan, Farah Rani, Tapai Faisal of Projek Disko Baldi and Prakash Daniel plus Sherry Al-Hadad. Get ready to have your funny bones tickled by these laughter specialists!
Craving a stellar weekend experience? Then it’s time to head to the hills! Light up your weekend with a variety of fun activities under the stars during the Starlight Carnival Genting Highlands, open for four consecutive weeks only! Don’t miss the outdoor festivities such as free outdoor night movie screenings by the lake; music by tribute acts and other live performances; colourful funfair games; after-dark street dining experiences featuring gourmet food trucks by Genting-exclusive restaurateurs; and more!
The second edition of Art in the City kicks off on October 17 as an imperative effort to promote the local arts community, showcase the amazing talents of the nation. It will feature activities such as public sculpture and installation works at River of Life and Kuala Lumpur City Pocket Park, an online video competition and creative marketplace at Jalan Raja. A series of talks and forums will be specially organised around the city centre to discuss the role of arts and culture in public spaces to share best practices and experiences within the country, regionally and internationally.
Returning for the 11th time is the Borneo Bird Festival, a celebration of the feathered beauties of Borneo. The two-day fest, sponsored by Sabah Tourism Board and jointly organised by the Sabah Forestry Department and Sandakan Borneo Bird Club, is aimed at creating public awareness on conservation efforts while promoting birdwatching and eco-tourism activities. There will be guided bird walks, talks, photography contests, workshops, booth exhibitions, various children’s activities and more!
Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta, a significant watersports event in the Sarawak tourism calendar of events, returns in October. Taking part in the 2019 regatta will be 12 countries represented by 29 teams – vying for a chunk of the total prize money. The Dragon Boat Race will have five categories, namely the International Open’s 20 crew, International Open’s 12 crew, International Mixed 12 crew, International Ladies 12 crew, and International Master 12 crew. Apart from the race, spectators can also look forward to local food and handicraft exhibitions.
Ironman Malaysia will draw inspiring athletes to the island of Langkawi, starting with the ocean swim from Pantai Kok with a triangle out and back course. It’s followed by a one-loop bike course to the hills of Datai and the fringes of Kuah town. Athletes will then return from the bike into a unique indoor air-conditioned transition. The race culminates with an amazing run course beside the Langkawi International Airport towards the finish line at the stunning Cenang beach.
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