Category Archives: Malaysia

The Harvest Festival of Malaysia

The well-known Kaamatan is the harvest festival of this country and is observed in May every single year to show gratitude to their beloved Rice God. The residents of this area use the name of “Tadau ka’amatan” when referring to … Continue reading

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Chap Goh Mei Festival in Malaysia

Chap Goh Mei is a Chinese festival that falls in the 15 day after the Chinese New Year, and it is the Chinese version of Valentine’s Day. Chap Goh Mei is an important celebration in Penang and it dates back … Continue reading

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AWAL MUHARRAM (MAAL HIJRAH) Festival, Malaysia

In accordance with the Islamic calendar, Awal Muharram, also known as Maal Hijrah, represents the New Year celebration. This is one of the most important national holidays commemorated in Malaysia (a national holiday is celebrated by the entire country, whereas … Continue reading

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Make sure you holiday in Malaysia during Diwali

Anyone contemplating a holiday in Malaysia should try and time it for during the colourful Hindu Diwali festival. In a country that is praised for its diversity and tolerance and respect for other religions, Diwali is celebrated by people of … Continue reading

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Experience the delight of the Moon Cake Festival in Malaysia

If you holiday in Malaysia during the Mooncake Festival, you will be privy to a special time dedicated to traditional celebrations of unity. Also known as the Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival, it is always celebrated on 15th day of … Continue reading

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A Traditional Malaysian Dish to Tempt Taste Buds

The succulent and tender spiciness of beef rendang is often the highlight of anyone’s foray into experiencing Malaysian cuisine when taking a holiday in Malaysia. A spicy meat dish, rendang is sometimes referred to as a ‘curry’. In Malaysia particularly, … Continue reading

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Malaysia celebrates Hindu festival Thaipusam

One of the most photographed and a dramatic religious festival in Malaysia is the colorful Hindu Thaipusam festival. Held during January or February, this is the perfect time to holiday in Malaysia and soak up the atmosphere of this exciting … Continue reading

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Indulging in multicultural potpourri of Malaysian Asam Laksa

The Peranakan or Baba-Nyonya – descendents of 15th and 16th century Chinese immigrants to the Malay Peninsula – are known for their unique culture, which merges elements of Chinese and Malay customs. While many aspects of Peranakan culture are disappearing … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Explodes in a Riot of Color in Malaysia

With roughly 30 percent of Malaysia’s population being Chinese, it comes as no surprise that one of the most important multi-racial festivals celebrated in Malaysia in Chinese New Year. Celebrated on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar in … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Flavor Explosion with Malaysian Satay

Anyone planning a visit to Malaysia will enjoy a culinary journey like no other where a melting pot of cultures including Malay, Chinese and Indian fuse together to create a mouth-watering gourmet treat. Of particular Malaysian cuisine infamy is the … Continue reading

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