If you enjoyed the earlier post on Fascinating Malaysia, then the following events happening in Malaysia are not worth missing out.
Events happening in Malaysia during March and April 2016
8Th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016
11 March 2016 -13 March 2016
Millennium Monument, Precinct 2, Putrajaya
View colourful hot air balloons from around the world. The fiesta features balloons in various shapes and sizes resembling a teardrop, clown, elephant and even Darth Vader.
2. Raptor Watch Week 2016
12 March 2016
Tanjung Tuan, Malacca
Birdwatchers converge in Port Dickson to watch the annual migration of these birds of prey, on their journey back to the northern hemisphere.
3. Thai Water Festival Songkran
13 April 2016-15 April 2016
The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. The word “Songkran” comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti literally “astrological passage”, meaning transformation or change. The Songkran Festival is also known as the Thai New year or Thailand Water Festival, originally celebrated as a way for the Thai people to sprinkle water on their family members and elders for good fortune and pay their respects to images of the beloved Buddha.
4. Regatta Lepa
22 April 2016 – 24 April 2016
A colourful festival that pays homepage to the lepa, a traditional single-mast sailing boat of the Bajaus of Semporna. Witness the crowning of the most beautiful lepa, the Lepa Beauty Pageant, cultural performances, fireworks display and much more.
5. Pesta Air Labuan
29 April 2016 – 01 May 2016
Labuan International Sea Sport Complex, Labuan
This is the biggest annual event in Labuan. Major competitions include the Labuan International Deep Sea Fishing Tournament, Cross Channel Swimming Challenge and Round Island Kayak Challenge.
6. Nasi Ambeng Carnival
15 April 2016- 17 April 2016
Homestay Banghuris, Sepang Selangor
The aroma of ‘Ambeng Rice Festival’ is guaranteed to beckon visitors, both local and international to enjoy the uniqueness of this dish.
So, mark your calendars and head to Malaysia, truly Asia.
References: Songkran 2016 Festival