Sabah and Sarawak, as well as the town of Rompin in Pahang, will come alive in the month of September. And bargain hunters can look forward to great travel deals during the upcoming MATTA Fair. Read on for more details!
KUCHING WATERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017
(29–30 September; Kuching, Sarawak)
Jazz up your life at the Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival at the Grand Margherita Hotel in Kuching city, the capital of Sarawak. Performer highlights include two-time Grammy award winner Ernie Watts, Malaysia’s Queen of Jazz Sheila Majid, Indonesia Idol finalist Kunto Aji, and The Shanghai Sisters, a Chinese language jazz setup from Malaysia.
Other notable performers are Jeremy Monteiro (Singapore), Lewis Pragasam (Malaysia), Andy Peterson (Malaysia), John Kaizan Neptune (Japan/USA), Abdul & The Coffee Theory (Indonesia), Sri Hanuraga Trio feat Dira Sugandi (Indonesia), Mellow Motif (Thailand), Baihana (Philippines) and Balawan Magic Fingers (Indonesia). The festival offers fun for all with food and drinks, handicrafts, and the opportunity to jam with the performers!
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook Page.
RHYTHMS OF KINABALU @ RANAU 2017
(9–10 September; Ranau, Sabah)
Come and watch ‘Rhythms of Kinabalu’ to enjoy the cultural traditions of Sabah. Comprising traditional music, songs and dance performances, the event will also include food stalls and traditional craft bazaars.
Venue: Tapak Tamu Liwagu, Ranau
Time: 9.00 am–10.00 pm
For more information, visit the Sabah State Cultural Department Facebook Page.
MATTA FAIR 2017
(8–10 September; Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur)
The 44th edition of the MATTA Fair will have 1,296 booths spread over seven halls at the Putra World Trade Centre. This is your chance to grab the best travel deals, packages, flight tickets and more!
Visit the official website for details.
PETROSAINS SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2017
(15–17 September; Petrosains & Esplanade, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre)
Many exciting activities are in store at Petrosains Science Festival, such as hands-on workshops, interactive sessions and an augmented reality experience. It’ll also feature celebrities and speakers like Dato’ Zainal Abidin, Paperplane Pursuit, Altimet and Claire Sancelot.
Get tickets and merchandise at www.sciencefestival.my.
ROMPIN FEST 2017
(22 September–1 October; Rompin, Pahang)
The Rompin Festival is a fiesta of cultural and entertainment show, fun run, fireworks, cooking competition and fishing competition too. And that’s just for starters! The event is held in conjunction with Visit Pahang Year 2017.
Check out its official Facebook Page for details.
DIVERSECITY 2017 — KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
(Throughout September–1 October; Kuala Lumpur (multiple locations)
The KL International Arts Festival (KLIAF) is building a reputation as a major annual international celebration of the arts. Held in the third quarter of the year, the festival features artistes across a variety of genres in more than a dozen venues across Kuala Lumpur. Festival performances are also complemented by educational workshops and activities.
This year’s KLIAF, billed as DiverseCity 2017, was officially launched on 31 August 2017 and will take place throughout the month of September. The event will feature more than 50 music, dance, theatre, visual arts and literature events in over 12 venues in and around the city of Kuala Lumpur.
Visit KLIAF official website for showtimes and ticketing info.
GRAZROOTZ SKATEFEST 2017
(23–24 September 2017; Anjung Floria, Putrajaya)
Attention all skateboarders and skateboarding fans! Grab the opportunity to experience the skateboarding festival of the year, recognized by the Malaysia Book of Records for having the “Most Number of Skateboarders in an Event”.
Amazing activities await you, from competitions such as Grindbox Battle to sales of merchandise (streetwear and skate brands, to name a few). Food trucks will be on hand to furnish visitors with meals on wheels. Enjoy a line-up of stage performances by local talents, including bands like Tres Empre, Kids on the Move, Cassandra and many more. Admission is free.
For details, contact 0111-2242240 (enquiries/vendor) or 010-4318695 (skate communities/registration). Visit the event’s Facebook Page for exclusive updates.
(Info on this event was compiled by Aida Faghira, our intern from Universiti Putra Malaysia.)