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    Hari Raya Aidilfitri — which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan — literally means ‘day of celebration after the fast’ and is one of the most important religious festivals in Malaysia.   In the month leading up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Muslims carry out…

Deepavali, or ‘row of lights’ in Sanskrit, is the biggest and brightest festival for Hindus around the world. Celebrated in November this year, the actual date is based on the lunisolar Hindu calendar and marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. Five days and nights of revelry, traditional food,…

When one talks about Thaipusam, the legend foremost associated with its origins involves that of the demon Tharakasuran. After angering the saints one too many times, Lord Shiva and Parvati called upon their son Lord Murugan to destroy the demon and with vel in hand – one of the 12…

Chinese New Year brings families and communities together to welcome the Year of the Monkey. As with any traditional festival, there is plenty to see, do and eat during this period and all across the country, there is a constant feast on show for your senses.   A SEA OF…

Revel in the harvest celebrations as two events in Eastern Malaysia highlight the diverse culture of life on Borneo. Over the weekend of 29 April to 1 May, two massive celebrations will send shockwaves around the island and draw visitors from all over the world.   Sarawak’s globally-renowned World Harvest Festival…

The month-long period of Ramadhan, which sees Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, culminates in Hari Raya Aidilfitri on 6 and 7 July, a festival characterised by forgiveness, open houses and delicious food unique to this celebration. Literally translated as ‘day of celebration after the fast, it is one of…

The month long fasting period culminates with Hari Raya Aidilfitri – a special occasion for family, friends and food All around KL this July you will come across banners and promotions for Hari Raya Aidilfitri – the most important date on the Islamic Calendar. The city’s shopping malls play songs and…

There is more to Sabah and Sarawak other than the majestic forests and beautiful beaches. While you’re in Malaysia, travel to the ‘Land Below the Wind’ and ‘Land of Hornbills’ and enjoy the East Malaysia experience with three different types of festivities that are happening in September. Tambunan District Level…

SoundBridge Festival 2017 is a music festival that presents new compositions from local, Southeast Asian and international artistes. This year, the festival brings 60 illustrative artists and musicians for a multisensorial experience of contemporary music. The first concert of the event Concert I - Connecting Cities II will feature nine…

Shining its bright light on the darkest night of the Kartik month in the Hindu calendar, Deepavali or Diwali, is the most important celebration for followers of Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism – the latter two in different historical contexts, but all with the same inherent message. Celebrations last over a…