Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Man in Kampung

Vesak Day

Vesak Day is a Buddhist festival and a public Holiday in Malaysia and Singapore. It is also known as Buddha's Birthday or Buddha Day.

Next / Recent Occurances:
2018: 29 May (Tue)
2019: 19 May (Sun), holiday is moved to Monday except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, NegeriSembilan, Sabah & Sarawak
2020: 7 May (Thu) 

The of Vesak days is based on a lunar calendar and is celebrated on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Buddhist calendar.


list of Public Holidays in Malaysia

 




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Food & Drinks

Milo

beverage | popular beverage in Malaysia with chocolate and malt

Jackfruit

fruit | native fruit, largest tree-borne fruit in the world

» Food & Drink Database Malaysia & South-East Asia