This year, September is a month that celebrates the fostering of friendships, from Malaysia’s formation in 1965, all the way to the ASEAN Para Games of 2017. Here are several events to get a taste of the different interests and cultures that unite Malaysians, as well as people from around the world.
Port Dickson International Bike Fest 2017
If you’re a fan of motorbikes, this bike fest might be revving right up your alley. Every year, motorbike enthusiasts head to Port Dickson for three days of exhibitions, games, lucky draws and more.
DATE: 8 – 10 September 2017
VENUE: Mayang Sari Resort, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
16 September celebrates the momentous event in which Sabah and Sarawak officially join the peninsular states to form the Malaysia we know today. This is a public holiday, so you can expect shopping malls to be full of grand offers, cultural exhibitions, and plenty of other happenings.
DATE: 16 September 2017
VENUE: All over Malaysia.
ASEAN Para Games
This is the third time Malaysia is hosting the ASEAN Para Games – a multi-sport championship for physically-challenged athletes. This year, there will be 479 events in 16 sports held to hopes of integrating para athletes into the ASEAN society. Show our para athletes some love!
DATE: 17 – 23 September 2017
VENUE: Kuala Lumpur
Borneo International Orchid Show (BIOS)
This annual orchid show features a collection of this attractive flower of all shapes, sizes and colors. It is no wonder so many people love keeping these orchids! Passionate orchid lovers and experts from around the globe gather in a showcase of different orchid species and hybrids.
DATE: 22 – 24 September 2017
VENUE: Likas Sports Complex, Sabah
Rompin’s biggest annual carnival is filled with sporting events, exhibitions, stage shows and other exciting activities. Held in conjunction with the Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge, the week-long event is one of the more festive initiatives by Visit Pahang Year 2017.
DATE: 22 – 30 September 2017
VENUE: Pantai Hiburan, Kuala Rompin
Borneo Arts Festival
Borneo Arts Festival is set to bring the arts scene into the spotlight once again. From dance performances to ethnic music, fashion shows and exhibitions, it’s time to get your dose of art in East Malaysia!
DATE: 29 September – 1 October 2017
VENUE: Financial Park, Labuan
International Borneo Kite Festival
Watch kite lovers from all walks of life battle it out with their hand-made kites in this festival annual celebration. Held across three days in Bintulu, the festival also showcases Malaysian food, culture and performances.
DATE: 28 September – 2 October 2017
VENUE: Bintulu Airport, Bintulu, Sarawak