EVENTS from June 2002
| Labuan International
25 June 2002 - 26 June 2002
|Water-sport enthusiasts converge
upon the beautiful island of Labuan, off the coast of the state of
Sabah, to take part in three exciting competitions in the surrounding
pristine waters. Participants from around the world compete keenly
in the Underwater Treasure Hunt, Big Game Fishing Tournament and Jetsport
Challenge. Held over ten sun-soaked days, the Labuan International
Sea Challenge provides participants and spectators alike with fun
and excitement, not to mention the attractive prizes.
||Kotamas Flora Fest 2002
1 July 2002 - 30 July 2002
A time to revel in flower splendour! Catch the many and colourful
floral- themed presentations and also the varied fun-filled events.
||Genting World Lion Dance Championship
1 July 2002 - 30 July 2002
Genting-City of Entertainment hosted the Genting World Lion Dance
Championship at the Arena of Stars. Audience will be treated to
an extravagant performance of skills,spectacular acrobats and hearts-stopping
stunts on stilts three meters high above the ground.
||Food and Fruits Fiesta-nationwide
6 July 2002 - 4 August 2002
Food and Fruits Fiesta-nationwide Malaysian culinary fare is a delightful
mix of flavours and sensations, reflecting the influences of the many
races and ethnic groups in the country. Locals and visitors are spoilt
for choice when it comes to food and fruits. During this fiesta, there
is plenty of opportunity to try out the fabulous range of Asian and
international cuisine, as well as sample a variety of fruits, from
tropical to temperate. The launching will be held in Kuantan, Pahang
||Merdeka Month Celebration
17 August 2002 - 16 September 2002
National Day or Merdeka Day falls on the 31st of August but is
celebrated by Malaysians over a period of one month. A highlight
of the celebration is the enthusiastic flying of the Malaysia flag
everywhere on vehicles, buildings and homes to demonstrate
the spirit of patriotism of Malaysians to the country. Among the
various activities organized include historical and patriotic exhibitions
in shopping centers; cultural shows highlighting the diversity of
the Malaysian people; parades involving various groups from schools,
the government and business sectors, as well as voluntary organization.
||Malacca Mountain Bike Championship 2002
13 July 2002 - 14 July 2002
See the true grit, sheer endorance and the competitive spirit prevail
as bikers go through thier paces in this international sporting
Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival
01 Aug- 31Aug
01 Dec 02- 05 January 2003
Local and international emporiums,
designer boutiques and stores all particiapte in the creation of
a fantastic shopping extravaganza. Extraordinary discounts at retail
outlets throughout the country offer bargains galore for both local
and overseas shoppers. Highlights of the carnival include a Made
in Malaysia Exhibition and Malaysian Fashion Week, where local designers,
from the rapidly burgeoning fashion industry, display their latest
creations. Many shopping malls also host midnight sales and specialist
stores offer excellent promotions in gold, jewellery, watches and
|Lantern & Moon Cake Festival
21 September 2002
Also known as the Mid-Autumn festival, the Lantern and Moon Cake
Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the
lunar calendar. It marks a successful rebellion against the Mongol
rulers during the 14th century in China, during which the secret
about a plot against the Mongols was hidden inside moon cakes and
lanterns were used at night as signals from higher grounds and hilltops.
These days,lantern competitions and processions are held and moon
cakes of various flavours are eaten.
|Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon
5 October 2002 - 6 October 2002
Mount Kinabalu Sabah Malaysias highest mountain, Mt Kinabalu,
provides a challenging venue for this grueling international climbathon,
considered one of the worlds toughest mountain races. The
race, from the starting point to the summit and back, covers 21km.
It starts at an altitude of 1,800m, ascends to the summit at 4,000m
and return to base. The attractive prizes however, make the challenge
a worthwhile one.
||Langkawi International Festival of Arts (LFA)
5 October 2002 - 19 October 2002
Langkawi, the island of myths and legends, plays host during the
International Cultural Month from 5 October to 3 November 2002.
The beauty and variety of Malaysian art and culture are presented
to local and visiting lovers of the arts in a visitor-friendly
fashion. Artists, sculptors, musicians, dancers and poets from Malaysia
, Europe, the Americas and other parts of Asia converge upon this
beautiful island to enthral everyone with their creativity and talent.
Take time off to enjoy the scenic beauty of this tropical island
paradise and to pick up some shopping bargains.
Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Sepang International Circuit
18 October 2002 - 20 October 2002
The Sepang International Circuit in Selangor, an increasingly popular
venue for world class motor sport meets, plays host to this premier
event in inter- national motorcycle racing. Fans will have the opportunity
to watch the worlds top bikers and to cheer on their idols
as they pit their riding skill on high powered machines.