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

 

  1.  8Th Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

11 March 2016 -13 March 2016

The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will return from March 11-13. Pic courtesy of MyBalloonFiesta, February 20, 2016.

The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will return from March 11-13.
Pic courtesy of MyBalloonFiesta, February 20, 2016.

 Venue
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 

Raptor watch week Image courtesy- Malaysia travel

Raptor watch week
Image courtesy Malaysia travel

Venue
Tanjung Tuan, Malacca

Image courtesy-malaysia.travel

Image courtesy-malaysia.travel

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

Thai New Year celebration Image courtesy- www.songkranwaterfightfestival.com

Thai New Year celebration
Image courtesy www.songkranwaterfightfestival.com

Venue
Thailand

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

Semporna Sabah Regatta Lepa

Semporna Sabah Regatta Lepa

Venue
Semporna, Sabah

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 image courtesy- event-carnival.com

Labuan International Sea Sport Complex
image courtesy event-carnival.com

Venue
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

Nasi ambang/ambeng is a Javanese rice dish made up of spiced/fried/gravy chicken, chilli paste, serunding (Malaysian meat floss), vermicelli, tempe (Indonesian fermented soybean cake) and salted fish. It is really popular in Johor but not common in KL Image courtesy- Nasi ambang @ Pasar Ramadhan Kelana Jaya

Nasi ambang/ambeng is a Javanese rice dish made up of spiced/fried/gravy chicken, chilli paste, serunding (Malaysian meat floss), vermicelli, tempe (Indonesian fermented soybean cake) and salted fish. It is really popular in Johor but not common in KL
Image courtesy Nasi ambang @ Pasar Ramadhan Kelana Jaya

Venue
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