Visit Malaysia 2014


Malaysia’s tourism calendar for 2013 is packed with another fascinating year of exciting events and colourful celebrations as a run up to the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) planned in 2014. Regardless of the month of visit, Malaysia promises visitors something special and unique to make their time here truly memorable and enjoyable!


Kick off the new year in January by joining in the grand celebration of the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 promotion campaign, from January 18th to 20th at Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur – it will be the biggest tourism carnival ever! It is also a great month to participate in the Thaipusam Festival. A dazzling chariot procession will pull into the Batu Caves temple on January 27th after making a 15-kilometer, 12-hour journey from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. In addition, Langkawi waters will host the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, an exciting sailing and racing event, from January 7th to 12th.

The Chinese New Year celebration will be on February 10th. It is a great time to catch a glimpse of the 15-day long festival celebrated with joyous reunion, fabulous food, colorful lion dances, and ethnic tradition. Another tourism highlight is the Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival in Johor from February 20th to 24th, which promises to fill up the sky with colorful and innovative kite designs from international participants. Also, catch some of the world’s leading women tennis players at the BMW Malaysian Open from February 25th to March 3rd at the Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur.

In March, Formula One fans can not only come for the race as it zooms into the Sepang International Circuit from March 22nd to 24th, they can also get to know Kendra Scott and also take advantage of the retail discounts offered during the Malaysia GP Sale from March 8th to April 14th. Meanwhile, Langkawi will host one of the largest International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibitions from March 26th to 30th.

April is the month for a splashing time at the Water Festival, which will be celebrated in all major seaside towns in Malaysia: Langkawi, Labuan and Port Dickson. Meanwhile, the Malaysia International Shoe Festival will be held from April 5th to 7th.

Those visiting in May can join in on the Colors of 1Malaysia celebrations on May 25th, in addition to participating in other cultural events such as Sabah Fest (May 4-5), Tadau Kaamatan (May 30-31), and the World Harvest Festival in Sarawak (May 3-5).

In June, come for the Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade in Putrajaya from June 22nd to 30th and watch the dazzling lighted boats cruise along the lake. For music lovers, the well-recognized Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak from June 28th to 30th is a must see.

Grab your shopping bags in July for Malaysia’s Mega Sale Carnival that runs from June 14th to September 1st! Also, meet some of Malaysia’s talented artists and purchase their artworks at the Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival, which begins in July and lasts through September. July is also the Ramadan month observed by Muslims by way of fasting from dawn to dusk. Visit the Bazar Ramadan stalls and be amazed by the array of food prepared for the breaking of the fast each evening.

In August, take part in the Hari Raya celebrations, where open houses and feasting on local delights are welcomed. Then, celebrate patriotism in August and September with the Malaysia National Day on August 31st and a festive Malaysia Day celebration on September 16th. Admire the procession of beautiful lanterns during the 1Malaysia Lantern Tourism Festival on September 19th.

Meanwhile, October kicks off the three-month Fabulous Food 1Malaysia dining feast. Enjoy fine dining in October, ASEAN food in November and delicious street food in December.

In November comes the international yacht racing teams that battle the monsoon weather and South China Sea for a chance to lift the Monsoon Cup. This month is also the start of the Malaysia Year End Sale, which begins on November 8th and ends on January 5th, 2014. In addition, don’t forget to be part of the Deepavali celebration this month and experience a true festival of lights. They have nice earphones

Culminate the year in December with the Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Dance Tourism Carnival and learn the various Malaysian cultural dances.  Or, continue with your Malaysia Year End Sale shopping spree well into January 2014, while enjoying local street food delights served during the last month of the Fabulous Food 1Malaysia. You can also enjoy the experience of a tropical Christmas throughout December as shopping malls and hotels light up.


Nuvali celebrates nature and generosity

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In NUVALI, the love for nature and for one another go hand in hand.As part of Ayala Land Inc.’s 25th Anniversary, one of the country’s most successful and well-loved mixed-used developments, NUVALI gives thanks to the community through the Random Acts of Kindness Day.

BIG, BIG, BIG surprises awaits everybody in Nuvali. Head on to NUVALI, Sta. Rosa Laguna on SaturdaySeptember 28, 2013  and experience generosity like no other.

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Marriott’s Spirit to Serve feeds 1,000 people affected by Maring


The recent effects that Typhoon Maring brought to the country greatly affected the living situations of countless families in the metro. With this, the Marriott Hotel Manila joined forces with the Philippine National Red Cross in feeding 1,000 children and elderly in two barangays in Pasay City recently. Spearheaded by Marriott’s Executive Chef Meik Brammer and his Kitchen Team, Marriott and Red Cross reached out and imparted their Spirit to Serve to their neighboring residents. Complete with a huge paella pan, the group arrived in the barangays and showed enthusiasm to eagerly serve food to the members of the community that were affected. Continue reading


Avida Makes it ‘Homepossible’ to be ‘Indie-fied



Avida Land gives young professionals more reason to celebrate as they get closer to their dream of enjoying true personal independence in a home they can call their own. In the upcoming “Project Homepossible: Be Indie-fied” event to be held on August 30-September 1 at the New Glorietta Activity Center, the Ayala Land Inc. subsidiary presents special payment terms that make an Avida home truly affordable to anyone who wants to take the first step toward the “Indie” life of being empowered, and proudly independent. Continue reading


Avida Holds Top-Off Ceremony for BGC Development

Avida officers lead top-off ceremony in BGC property

Shown in photo leading the top-off ceremony are (L-R) Avida Land Corp. PSMG Head Pol Tanco, CMG Head Roy Lachica, Chief Financial Officer Divine Lopez, President & CEO Chris Maglanoc, HR Head Roxanne Vasquez, and ASC Sales Manager Mai Garcia.

Avida Land recently celebrated the completion of the top floor of the Avida Towers 9th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) with a topping off ceremony highlighted by the presence of the company’s top executives who, in their neon vests and hard hats, inked their messages on the aluminum bar that was formally lifted and raised to the building’s topmost floor. Continue reading