Tourism Malaysia : Event in January 2019

Event in January 2019

17th Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Royal Langkawi International Regatta is one of the most popular and significant sailing regattas in the whole of South East Asia.


Sun Life Malaysia Resolution Run 2019

Sun Life Malaysia SHiNE Resolution Run (“the Event”) is organised by Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad and Sun Life Malaysia Takaful Berhad (“the Organiser”) in accordance with the Rules and Regulations that are applicable to all participants.

  • Date: 12 January 2019
  • Venue: Perdana Botanical Garden Kuala Lumpur

Ponggal Festival

The Hindu celebrations of Deepavali and Thaipusam often steal the limelight from Ponggal festival. Pongal is a Hindu thanksgiving festival traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya to thank the solar deity for a bountiful harvest. It is usually celebrated in mid-January and is considered an important date to mark the harvest festival. 

The word “Ponggal” is derived from the Tamil word “pongu”, which literally means “boil over”. In Ponggal celebrations, rice is the staple dish during this three-day festivity. Rice with milk is cooked over firewood in traditional clay pots until the rice bubbles over – a symbol of abundance, peace and happiness. 

On the second day, better known as Mattu ponggal, cows are worshiped and garlanded with fresh flowers. Kanni ponggal, which is the third day of celebrations, involves single adults scouting for potential partners. Many young people will find their match at this sacred time. 

Many Hindu temples nationwide will hold their own commemoration of the day. 

  • Date: 15 January 2019
  • Venue: At Hindu Temples Nationwide 

Fairy Doll Comes Alive

For a perfect night out with the whole family, experience the exquisite ballet performance of Fairy Doll, which premiered at the Vienna Court in 1888, and long entertained crowds all over the world since. This time around, the two-act ballet is in the hands of Janis Liu, faculty member of Vladimir Issaev School Of Classical Ballet, U.S.A. and Asia Ballet Academy, Malaysia; with Taiyu He, who joined Joffrey Ballet Studio Company and Tulsa Ballet Second Company; and Kevin Zong, who is now with Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. 

Fairy Doll, tells the story of a beautiful and magical doll at a toy shop, who puts all adults to sleep before embarking on journey with children around the world. Their journey brings them to meet enchanting dolls from France, Spain, China, Japan, Russia and Korea, where they find great joy and adventure. 

The renowned international ballet performance is brought to you by Asia Ballet Academy and Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida at the majestic Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, from 18 to 19 January 2019. Tickets are priced from RM88 to RM198. 



Image via Tourism Malaysia official blog

Thaipusam is celebrated during the full moon of the 10th month in the Hindu calendar and signifies the victory of good over evil. During this celebration, a pilgrimage procession takes place to bring the statue of Lord Muruga on a chariot led by more than 60 kavadis from Little India to the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani hilltop temple at Waterfall Road. 

  • Date: 21 January 2019
  • Venue:Little India to Waterfall (Jln Kebun Bunga) via Jln Dato Keramat