Malaysia in March: Trips, Traditions and Tribal Festival

A mysterious Orang Asli festival, cooking classes and endless opportunities to travel – here are some March events to put on your list!

Hari Moyang Festival 2018 with the Mah Meri (Selangor)

Book an experience at Hari Moyang 2018 on 17 March via LokaLocal.

The Mah Meri is an ancient Orang Asli tribe residing in Carey Island, Selangor. As they are animists, they believe in spirits who protect them and bring them good fortune. On Hari Moyang, or Ancestor’s Day, they honor these spirits with ancient rituals, unusual performances and shaman blessings.

On 17 March 2018 (Sat), they are inviting you to their humble village to experience these rich traditions! Apart from being showcase of Malaysia’s cultural diversity and heritage, this once-a-year event is significant to these Mah Meri, and proceeds will help these villagers.

LokaLocal is the official partner of the Mah Meri Cultural Village this year. At RM75 for adults and RM45 for kids, it includes entrance fees, a welcoming headdress, lunch, refreshments and donation to village elders. Click here to book or find out more about Hari Moyang via LokaLocal.

Date: 17 March 2018
Time: 9am to 4pm
Venue: Mah Meri Cultural Village, Pulau Carey, Selangor
Price: RM75/adult, RM45/child

Majlis Cukur Jambul and Aqiqah with Santika Heritage (Kuala Lumpur)

Book this experience of visiting a Malay baby blessing ceremony at 17 March 2018 on LokaLocal.

There’s a baby shower event happening in Hulu Langat, and you are invited to be part of it. You will see two key elements of these Islamic practices, such as the Cukur Jambul (shaving of the hair) and Bedah Mulut (stimulate the sense of taste).

After the baby shower celebration, you are welcome to enjoy all the Malay traditional cuisines and delicacies. You will have a quick visit to Malay Traditional House for pictures, before heading over to play Malaysian traditional games and pastime favourites! From Congkak, Tarik Upih, Terompah Gergasi, Baling Selipar to Galah Panjang, these are games no longer played by the Malaysian millennial.

Date: 17 March 2018
Time: 9am to 4pm
Venue: Hulu Langat on the outskirts of KL (Transportation from KL provided)
Price: RM193.60 per pax

Book this experience of visiting a Malay baby blessing ceremony on LokaLocal.

MATTA Fair 2018 (Kuala Lumpur)

MATTA fair is the largest travel fair in Malaysia, participated by local and international travel agencies across Malaysia. It’s a good time to get your next deal as you can find out about new destinations, hot packages and more.

Date: 16-18 March 2018
Venue: Wisma MATTA, No.6, Jalan Metro Pudu 2, Fraser Business Park, 55100, Kuala Lumpur

Find out more about MATTA Fair

Le Tour De Langkawi (Kedah)

The 23rd edition of Le Tour de Langkawi takes place from 18-25 March and is set to cover over 1,200km, across 8 stages. 22 teams have been chosen from different continents to participate in this mega cycling event, starting from Kangar on the west coast of the peninsula and ending in Kuala Lumpur.

Date: 18-25 March 2018
Venue: Peninsular Malaysia

Find out more about Le Tour de Langkawi.

Sham’s Traditional Indian Cooking Class (Kuala Lumpur)

Book a traditional Malaysian Indian Cooking Class on 24 March 2018 with Sham!

If you want something a little more hands-on and delicious, why not learn to cook traditional Indian food on 24 March? There’s a cooking class happening in Kuala Lumpur, run by Sham, a passionate home chef.

In 3 hours, you can learn about different local herbs and spices, followed by a private cooking session to prepare 3 dishes. She can adjust the recipes according to your dietary requirements if requested in advance. You are most definitely welcome to stay for lunch afterwards!

Date: 24 March 2018
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: Prima Duta Condo, Kuala Lumpur (exact location disclosed upon booking)
Price: RM181.50 per pax

Book a traditional Malaysian Indian Cooking Class with Sham.

Viet Cooking Class with Mai (Selangor)

Book a Viet Cooking Class on 24 March with Mai!
Have you already fallen in love with Vietnamese food? Then you might want to learn them too. Mai is a Vietnamese living in Malaysia who loves to share her love for cooking meals from her homeland.

She’ll teach you how to make 3 Vietnamese delicacies – Pho bo (Vietnamese beef noodles), Nem Ran (Hanoi fried rolls) and Goi Cuan (Vietnamese spring rolls). Her recipes are all halal and the ingredients are easily purchased in Malaysia, so you can find out where to get them!

Date: 24 March 2018
Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm
Venue: Subang jaya, Selangor (exact location disclosed upon booking)
Price: RM181.50 per pax

Book a Viet Cooking Class on LokaLocal

Earth Hour 2018

All across the world, the lights will go out from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. What started as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, has now become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. Would you be part of it?

Day: 24 March 2018
Time: 8.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Anywhere

Find out more about Earth Hour 2018.

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