All Events

1st January 2014
VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR 2014 CELEBRATION
(Welcome Garlanding at Labuan International Ferry Terminal)

Visit Malaysia Year welcome garlanding will kick start the year full of joys and celebrations. With the theme “Celebrating 1 Malaysia Truly Asia”, this 4th Visit Malaysia Year targeted 28 million arrivals with RM76 billions of tourism receipts.
Date : 1st January 2014
Venue : Labuan International Ferry Terminal
Organiser : TOURISM MALAYSIA / MINISTRY OF TOURISM & CULTURE
/ LABUAN CORPORATION (W) www.tourism.gov.my / www.motac.gov.my / www.pl.gov.my
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4th January 2014

GREEN CAMPUS DAY
Green Campus Day was held as a sign of commitment to the slogan and culture of UMSKAL eco-campus of University Malaysia Sabah for the care and conservation of the environment. The activities include cleaning, tree planting, talk by personalities and distribution of brochures to the residents of Labuan.
Date : 4th January 2014
Venue : University Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus
Organiser : UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH, LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
Ms. Khatijah Hj. Ayub
(T) +60 87 640 473
(F) +60 87 460 474
(E) khaty@ums.edu.my

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14 January

PONGAL FESTIVAL

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Pongal literally means “boiling over” and is celebrated by Tamils all over the world as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. The main celebration is to let the rice boil over with milk, in a clay pot.  It is believed that watching the rice boils and foams out of the pot, is a good omen, as it means good blessing and prosperity.

VENUE:
Labuan Square

ORGANISER:
LABUAN HINDU ASSOCIATION

Mr. R. Ramasamy
(T) 012 827 1979 / 087 422 194
(E) rsamy_mmm@yahoo.com

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EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS FOR LABUAN FEDERAL TERRITORY (FT) DAY
Together with the sister territories in the Peninsular, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, Labuan celebrate Federal Territory Day every year beginning January to February. Labuan was enlisted as Federal Territory on 16 April 1984. This year marked the 30th Birthday of Labuan as Federal Territories of Malaysia.
1) The FT Flag Waving Campaign and Competition
Categories involved Government Offices, Private Sectors, Primary & Secondary Schools, Kindergartens and Villages
Date : 11th January 2014 (campaign start)
15th January to 15 February 2014 (competition and evaluation)
Venue : Labuan Square / Around Labuan
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 408 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
Co-Organiser : LABUAN DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION

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14 January

PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (MAULIDUR RASUL)
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Muslims all over the world celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birthday today according to the Islamic calendar.

VENUE:
Labuan Square

ORGANISER:
JABATAN AGAMA ISLAM WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN LABUAN

Ms. Nur Aida Mohammad
(T) 087 415 311
(E) nur.aida@jawi.gov.my

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18th to 19th January 2014

LABUAN OPEN POCKETBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 (FIRST ROUND)
20131215_132101This event has recently become popular in this island. It has attracted the organiser to hold several series of competition throughout the year.
Date : 18th to 19th January 2014
Venue : Parking Area (in front of Labuan International Lawn Bowl Arena)
Organiser : VICTORIA MINI MOTOR CLUB
Mr. Suply Khamis
(T) +60 13 558 8559
(E) nabilasayyes@gmail.com
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26th January 2014

SUNRISE FIESTA
Newly introduce by Labuan Department of National Unity and Integration, this event seeks to promote unity through the beauty of nature. There will be a sunrise photo taking competition, preparation of breakfast in a creative way, rhythmic gymnastics and many more interesting events for the locals and visitors.
Date : 26th January 2014
Venue : Tanjung Aru Beach
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION
Madam Mimi D. Selvakumar (T) +60 87 413 366 / +60 19 830 1571 (F) +60 87 413 664 (E) mimie.d@jpnin.gov.my

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27 January

THAIPUSAM

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Thaipusam is a Hindu event recognized mostly by the Tamil group on the complete moon in the Tamil calendar.  Thaipusam event commemorates the day Goddess Parvati conferred upon her son the lance to overcome Sooraapadam, the wicked devil.

VENUE:
Thirumurugan TempleLabuan

ORGANISER:
LABUAN HINDU ASSOCIATION

Mr. R. Ramasamy
(T) 012 827 1979 / 087 422 194
(E) rsamy_mmm@yahoo.com

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30th January 2014

FT Day Special ~ Yassin and Tahlil Recitation Ceremony
Date : 30th January 2014
Venue : Labuan An-Nur Mosque
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 600
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
Co-Organiser : FEDERAL TERRITORY ISLAMIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

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31st January 2014

FT Day Special ~ Friday Sermons (Khutbah Jumaat)
Date : 31st January 2014
Venue : All mosques and surau around Labuan
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 600
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
Co-Organiser : FEDERAL TERRITORY ISLAMIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
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1st to 2nd February 2014

FT Day Beach Carnival
Enjoy a great beach and water activities which include traditional shore fishing, beach tele-matches, treasure hunts, cooking competition, street basketball, beach volleyball, stage performances and many more.
Date : 1st to 2nd February 2014
Venue : Labuan International Sea Sports Complex
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740 / 635 / 600
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
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8th to 9th February 2014

Let’s get Healthy (Jom Sihat) 1Labuan Program
The events involved are such as futsal tournament, cycling around the island, Zumba fitness, blood donation campaign and many more. This program attracted local people to live a healthy life and to create awareness about the importance of health
Date : 8th to 9th February 2014
Venue : Labuan Square / Futsal Court / Around Labuan
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740 / 635 / 600
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
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15th February 2014

Integration of Sports between Federal Territories
Sport activities involved Tug of War and Lawn Bowl Tournament
Date : 15th February 2014
Venue : Labuan Square / Labuan International Lawn Bowl Arena
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 600
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
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15th February 2014

Royal Golf Tournament
Date : 15th February 2014
Venue : Labuan International Golf Club
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 600
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
Co-Organiser : LABUAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB

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23 February 2013

FEDERAL TERRITORY  DAY CELEBRATION

Official Federal Territories Closing Ceremony

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Together with the sister Territories in the Peninsular, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, Labuan will celebrate the Federal Territory Day every year in February. Labuan was enlisted as Federal Territory on 16 April 1984

VENUE:
Labuan Square

ORGANISER:
LABUAN CORPORATION

Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my

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1 – 4 February

VICTORIA MIXED TRIPLES INTERNATIONAL LAWN BALL TOURNAMENT

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This event is organised in conjunction with the celebration of Federal Territory of Malaysia

VENUE:
Labuan International Lawn Ball Arena

ORGANISER:
LABUAN LAWN BALL ASSOCIATION

Ms. Aisah Alias (Hon. Sec. Gen)
(T) 014 937 1763 / 017 858 7299
(F) 087 415 345
(E) shasuria88@yahoo.com

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01 February

CHINESE NEW YEAR

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The most important festive season for all Chinese counterparts around the world, as they celebrate the coming spring and the New Year which often falls in the month of January or February. Everyone cloths themselves in brand new outfits for the day and pay their respect to the elderly. In return, they receive red pockets called ”Ang Pow” with money inside. There will also be loud and explosive firecrackers complementing auspicious lion dances to welcome luck and prosperity in the coming year.

VENUE:

Throughout Malaysia  Labuan

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15th to 16th February 2014

DUATHLON
The inaugural sport event which will showcase the best Labuan’s natural landscape and tourist attractions. Live the excitement of a cycle and run race route that passes the iconic city landmarks and cheering supporters.
Date : 15th to 16th February 2014
Venue : Around Labuan
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
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16th February 2014

FT DAY CONCERT
An outdoor concert with fascinating lights and beautiful stage arrangement. This event expected to attract visitors from Labuan and neighboring Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam to encourage them to travel to Labuan for an exciting performing arts experiences and holiday on the island.
Date : 16th February 2014
Venue : Labuan Square
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my

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22nd February 2014

1Wilayah Feast (Kenduri 1Wilayah)
Fun filled activities which include auto show, pocket bike show, singing and dancing competition, photography exhibition, craft showcase and many more. This event is organised simultaneously with 1Wilayah Feast held in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
Date : 22nd February 2014
Venue : Labuan Square
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 600
(E) explore@labuantourism.my

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24 February

CHAP GOH MEI

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Chap Goh Mei, which is Hokkien for “15th night”, symbolizes the end of the Chinese New Year.  People celebrated the anniversary of the 15th lunar day every year by carrying lanterns on the street and setting off firecrackers.  To some, Chap Goh Mei is known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day.

VENUE:
Sin Ong Kong Temple,
Sg. Keling Village

ORGANISER:
Mr Tan
(T) 013 851 1999

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March

3 March

LANDSCAPE DAY

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VENUE
Around Labuan

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Town Services Department (Landscape)

(T) 087 408 600 / 601
(F) 087 581 823
(W) www.pl.gov.my

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March
EARTH HOUR

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Earth Hour is celebrated worldwide as a way to encourage households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

VENUE
Labuan Square

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Town Services Department
(T) 087 408 600 / 601
(F) 087 581 823
(W) www.pl.gov.my

In collaboration with Labuan Scout Association

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15th March 2014

IRONMAN COMPETITION WITHIN MALAYSIA INSTITUTE OF HIGHER LEARNING
The competition involve students from various Universities in Malaysia including Negara Brunei Darussalam that covers a number of disciplines adventure sports like cycling, running, swimming, kayaking and weightlifting.
Date : 15th March 2014
Venue : Around Labuan
Organiser : UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH, LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
Ms. Khatijah Hj. Ayub
(T) +60 87 640 473
(F) +60 87 460 474
(E) khaty@ums.edu.my

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9th to 12th April 2014

THE 4TH MALAYSIAN TRADITIONAL DANCE VILLAGE
This program aims to expose Secondary school students to the basics of traditional dance and its disciplines. The program also promotes national integration among the participants, understand the culture and beliefs of various races in Malaysia as well as provide the opportunities for all participants to show their talents through performing arts.
Date : 9th to 12th April 2014
Venue : S.M. Sains Labuan
Organiser : S.M. SAINS LABUAN
Ms. Maziah Yusop
(T) +60 87 461 525
(F) +60 87 462 835
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April
13 April
VAISAKHI

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Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) is the festival which celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa. Vaisakhi processions and traditional performances are the highlights of the day.

ORGANISER
LABUAN SIKH SOCIETY
Mr. Sital Singh
(T) 087 413 689

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19th to 20th April 2014

BUSINESS AND I.T. FESTIVAL (BITFest)
hackasthonThis event is organised by Student Representative Council and Student Welfare Council collaborating with various government and private agencies. The purpose of this event is to expose people about business and IT. This event expected to attract students from other universities locally and internationally.
Date : 19th to 20th April 2014
Venue : University Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus (Opening)
Dorsett Grand Hotel (Closing)
Organiser : UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH, LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
Mr. Iftekhar Amin Chowdhury
Mr. Hadrry bin Rony
(T) +60 16 243 1904 / +60 14 551 3047 / +60 87 460 517
(E) iftekhar.chowdhury@gmail.com / bitfest2014@gmail.com
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19 – 21 April
LABUAN 4 X 4 CHALLENGE 2013

 

VENUE
Kg. Durian Tunjung

ORGANISER
LABUAN FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB
Mr. Jasli Donglah
(T) 012 821 3900
(F) 087 431 679
(E) jasli830@gmail.com

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20 – 21 April
PEDAL FOR PEACE

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A 200km cycling event held over 2 days comprising of 100 cyclists from Kota Kinabalu and 50 cyclists from Labuan. This event is to strengthen the tourism linkage and friendly exchange of sportmanship between cycling enthusiasts in Sabah and Labuan. The date choosen is to coincide with Anzac Day to be observed on 25 April.

VENUE
Kota Kinabalu & Labuan

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my

BORNEO’S HIDDEN TREASURES
Pamela Fletcher
Tel: +6013 545 3623
Email: goeasytravel@ymail.com

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25th to 27th April 2014

MALAYSIA WATER FESTIVAL
LABUAN INTERNATIONAL SEA CHALLENGE (LISC)
This event is to promote water activities as a yearly event for the selected location around Malaysia. Its a great splashing time in Labuan with lots of water and beach activities / events. LISC’14 will once again feature its successfully and established international events such as the Labuan International Game Fishing Tournament, Round Island Kayak Challenge and Cross Channel Swimming Challenge.
Date : 25th to 27th April 2014
Venue : Labuan International Sea Sports Complex
Organiser : MINISTRY OF TOURISM & CULTURE (LABUAN OFFICE) (T) +60 87 422 622

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May
5 May
LABUAN KAAMATAN FESTIVAL (HARVEST FESTIVAL)

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Harvest Festival is the largest festival for the Kadazans, Dusuns and other ethnic tribes of Sabah. Held on the 30th and 31st of May every year, it marks the coming together of the tribes of Borneo in celebration. Labuan also recognises the Harvest Festival as a meaningful occasion that gives thanks for the bountiful rice harvest.

VENUE
Blessed Sacrament Labuan Church Hall

ORGANISER : KADAZAN DUSUN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
Mr. Paul Ipoh Leokin
Mr. Jerome Mijin
(T) 019 882 2558 / 019 822 2899

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RUKUN TETANGGA CARNIVAL
Women from the neighborhood get together to exhibit, craft demonstration and selling of local products and crafts. There are also competition for women entrepreneurs, Grassroots Product Innovation and a Symposium of Women Entrepreneurs.
Date : 11th May 2014
Venue : Labuan Walk
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION
Madam Mimi D. Selvakumar (T) +60 87 413 366 / +60 19 830 1571 (F) +60 87 413 664 (E) mimie.d@jpnin.gov.my

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24th to 25th May 2014

PUSATKO PAINTBALL OPEN 2014
An annual event for the Labuan Education Department’s Co-Curriculum Centre mark as one of the prestigious event in Labuan which will be attended by international players. The participants are from Brunei Darussalam, Philippines and from the Asia region. This activity proves that paintball event also has become one of the popular extreme sports which able to attract participation from foreign countries and started to gain popularity among local communities.
Date : 24th to 25th May 2014
Venue : Labuan Co-Curriculum Centre
Organiser : LABUAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Mr. Saiful Nazri bin Nordin (T) +60 17 628 5538
Mr. Zaccaria Walter Rudarf (T) +60 12 803 2365
(E) saiful_puskowila@yahoo.com / afuza23@gmail.com

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June

AQUA ZUMBA DANCE
Zumba / workout in the water
Date : June 2014
Venue : Billion Waterfront Hotel
Organiser : BILLION WATERFRONT HOTEL
(T) +60 87 418 111
(F) +60 87 413 468
(E) sale@billionpavilion.com
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5 June
WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY (WED)

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World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5th June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It was initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

VENUE
Around Labuan

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my www.labuantourism.com.my

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17 – 23 June
BORNEO ARTS FESTIVAL

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The most anticipated Borneo Arts Festival will be here again to set varieties of arts scene ablaze over one week at Labuan Island. There are lots to expect like visual arts, ethnic music, cultural and contemporary performances, recitals and many more.

Welcome back to the Borneo Arts Festival, it’s simply Magic!

VENUE
Labuan Square
Labuan Walk
Throughout Labuan

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my
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20th to 22nd June 2014

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION WEEK
This event is organised to co-inside with Borneo Arts Festival. Lots of activity which involved creativity and innovation especially on craft making will be demonstrated. Items used are from debris, jungle remaining and recycle items.
Date : 20th to 22nd June 2014
Venue : Labuan Walk
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION
Madam Mimi D. Selvakumar (T) +60 87 413 366 / +60 19 830 1571 (F) +60 87 413 664 (E) mimie.d@jpnin.gov.my
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27 – 29 June
THE 11TH BORNEO – KALIMANTAN DIALOGUE

VENUE
Labuan Corporation’s Multipurpose Hall

ORGANISER
PERSATUAN PENULIS WP LABUAN
Leader 1 : 016 583 0232
Leader 2 : 012 912 8609
Secretary : 013 851 1234
Treasurer : 016 815 6101

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28 – 30 June
Labuan Tourism Sports Carnival
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The concept of this event is “sport and entertainment”. Variety of activities such as futsal competition, tug of war, paintball, basketball, arm wrestling, rollerblade and skateboard will be held. The 1MG1MC campaign will also be held in conjunction with this event to increase the spirit of unity and keeping tourist areas clean and well maintained.

VENUE
LDA Field and Jalan Tanjung Purun

ORGANISER
MOTOUR LABUAN OFFICE
(T) 087 422 622
(F) 087 419 622
(W) www.motour.gov.my

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20th to 22nd June 2014

BORNEO ARTS FESTIVAL
EVENT 039It’s simply Magic! This event showcases the diversity of artistic nature of traditional and contemporary arts. Its aims to attract more domestic and international visitors to Labuan, emphasizing on artistic activities, this festival also aspires to introduce the myriad arts of Malaysia particularly in Borneo to both local and foreigners. This event focused on showcasing the traditional elements of culture and arts of the ethnic Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei.
Date : 20th to 22nd June 2014
Venue : Around Labuan
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
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20th to 22nd June 2014

VISIT MALAYSIA YEAR TRAVEL FAIR 2014
The event will be held in Dataran Labuan in-conjunction with Borneo Arts Festival 2014. The event will comprise with all the 14 states of Malaysia, who will be selling holiday packages for the domestic markets. This tailor made special packages are for the people and the expatriates residing in Labuan. There will be a lot of activities and holiday vouchers will be given away for free. The event will be organised in close co-operation between Global Exhibition Organisers with Labuan Corporation and Tourism Malaysia.
Date : 20th to 22nd June 2014
Venue : Labuan Square
Organiser : GLOBAL EXHIBITION ORGANISERS
Mr Subra (T) +60 3 9200 1175 / +60 10 221 6265
(E) globalex.sb@gmail.com
Co-Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my

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28th to 29th Jun 2014

LABUAN OPEN POCKETBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 (SECOND ROUND)
20131215_132101This event has recently become popular in this island. It has attracted the organiser to hold several series of competition throughout the year.
Date : 28th to 29th Jun 2014
Venue : Parking Area (in front of Labuan International Lawn Bowl Arena)
Organiser : VICTORIA MINI MOTOR CLUB
Mr. Suply Khamis
(T) +60 13 558 8559
(E) nabilasayyes@gmail.com
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29 June
Labuan Run 2013

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Formerly known as “LFSA Run”, this event is one of the social contributions to the community. The event is also intended to enhance the spirit of sportsmanship and strengthen the unity between the organizers, sponsors and other government agencies as well as the communities in Labuan. The fund raised for this run will be donated to selected Labuan Charitable Organizations.

VENUE
Labuan Square

ORGANISER
AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
(Persatuan Olahraga Amatur WP Labuan – POAL)
(T) 087 408 662 / 019 882 0526
(F) 087 413 328

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29th June to 27th July 2014

RAMADHAN BAZAAR
A month before Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Muslims observe the Ramadhan by fasting. The fasting meant to teach Muslims about being patience, sacrifice and humility. In Labuan, the community looks forward to the Ramadhan Bazaar along Labuan Walk. During this time, local folks will set up stalls displaying an array of savory Brunei-Malay fares, tasty home cooked food and assortment of traditional Malay kueh and puddings. Tourist may try out local affairs like punjung, lamban, jelurut and many more.
Date : 29th June to 27th July 2014
Venue : Labuan Walk
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF ENFORCEMENT & LICENCING,
LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 625 / 692
(E) aziz@pl.gov.my

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July

1 – 7 July
BORNEO INTERNATIONAL YACHTING CHALLENGE (BIYC)
3 – 4 July 2013
LABUAN HARBOUR RACE

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The Borneo International Yachting Challenge (BIYC), the first truly international yachting event in the waters off Borneo. BIYC is a joint effort of the Malaysian Borneo States, Sarawak, Sabah and Federal Territory of Labuan, organised under the umbrellas of Ministry of Tourism & Heritage Sarawak, Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Environment Sabah and Labuan Corporation.

VENUE
Miri ~ Labuan (Labuan Marina) ~ Kota Kinabalu

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my
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August

NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION
EVENT 054A month long activities to celebrate the country’s independence and to promote national unity among the various races in Malaysia. Highlights of the ceremony include bicycle convey, walk for peace, stage shows and parade. National Parade & Moonlight Cinema
Date : Throughout August 2014
Venue : Around Labuan
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
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8 – 9 August
HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI (EID UL-FITR)

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Eid Ul-Fitr or Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a celebration to mark the end of the Ramadhan, a holy month of fasting. During this festive season, Muslims will return to their hometown to be with their families and relatives for a rowdy celebration. There will visit to their friends and families homes, feasting together on sumptuous spreads that include traditional Raya food like ketupat and rendang. The fairy lights and lantern will keep the entire village glowing during this festive celebration.

VENUE
Throughout Malaysia

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17th August 2014

HIBISCUS FIESTA
This fiesta is organised in conjunction with Malaysia Independence Day. Hibiscus as the national flower will be used as the basis for various activities such as fashion show, drawing contest, kid’s pre-independence day parade and a trial to set a record in Malaysia Book of Records.
Date : 17th August 2014
Venue : Labuan Square
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION
Madam Mimi D. Selvakumar (T) +60 87 413 366 / +60 19 830 1571 (F) +60 87 413 664 (E) mimie.d@jpnin.gov.my
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29 – 31 August
MERDEKA MIXED TRIPLES INTERNATIONAL LAWN BALL TOURNAMENT

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This event is organised in conjunction with the celebration of Malaysia’s National Day

VENUE
Labuan International Lawn Ball Arena

ORGANISER
LABUAN LAWN BALL ASSOCIATION
Ms. Aisah Alias (Hon. Sec. Gen)
(T) 014 937 1763 / 017 858 7299
(F) 087 415 345
(E) shasuria88@yahoo.com

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30 – 31 August
NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

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A month long activities to celebrate the country’s independence and to promote national unity among the various races in Malaysia. Highlights of the ceremony include bicycle convey, walk for peace, stage shows and parade. National Parade & Moonlight Cinema

VENUE
Labuan Square

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my

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September

SPANISH NITE
The assembly of Borneo Wine Testing Association.
Date : September 2014
Venue : Billion Waterfront Hotel
Organiser : BILLION WATERFRONT HOTEL
(T) +60 87 418 111
(F) +60 87 413 468
(E) sale@billionpavilion.com
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CYCLING EXPEDITION AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Knowing your neighbors through cycling expedition is organised in conjunction with the celebration of Malaysia Independence month. The expedition covers the whole route around the island. The national flag will be waved and raised as a mark of respect accompanied by national anthem and other patriotic songs during the convoy.
Date : 1st September 2014
Venue : Labuan Square to Peace Park
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION
Madam Mimi D. Selvakumar (T) +60 87 413 366 / +60 19 830 1571 (F) +60 87 413 664 (E) mimie.d@jpnin.gov.my

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1st September 2014

DAMAI SUNSET MUSICAL CONCERT
Organised for the 3rd time by Department of National Unity and Integration, this event started to gain its popularity among locals and from the neighboring states including Negara Brunei Darussalam. This event gives the platform to the local musicians to show their talents through modern, fusion or traditional music performances.
Date : 1st September 2014
Venue : Labuan Square to Peace Park
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION
Madam Mimi D. Selvakumar (T) +60 87 413 366 / +60 19 830 1571 (F) +60 87 413 664 (E) mimie.d@jpnin.gov.my

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5 – 7 September
LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION RESEARCH (LICER)

EVENT
Conference on Education Research is an annual event which aims to promote research in the field of education. This conference involving all professionals from all over the world. Among the activities are presentation of research papers, exhibition on the innovation in education and knowledge sharing in the field of education.

VENUE
Mini Auditorium, Anjung Budaya, Taman Damai, Kg. Layang-Layangan

ORGANISER
JABATAN PELAJARAN WP LABUAN
Ms. Khaziyati Osman
Ms. Suryana Jalil
(T) 087 423 114 or 583 351 / 353
(F) 087 583 355 / 352
(E) licerlabuan@mail.com

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7 September
VETERAN FOOTBALL FRIENDLY MATCH

VENUE
Labuan Square

ORGANISER
LABUAN VETERAN FOOTBALL CLUB (LAVESTAR)
Mr. Junaidi Tuah
(T) 014 659 2788

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8th September 2014

MOONCAKE FESTIVAL / CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL

The Mid-Autumn or Moon Cake Festival is another interesting celebration for the Chinese community in Malaysia. This festival has come to symbolise a quiet celebration of peace and shared prosperity. Take delight in the colourful lanterns displayed during this time while enjoying the variety of mooncakes available.
Date : 8th September 2014
Venue : Kg. Sungai Keling
Organiser : PERSATUAN BELIA BELIAWANIS TIONG HUA KG. SG. KELING
Mr. Lim Chee Hong (T) +60 12 833 0560
(E) maxwell_limch@yahoo.com

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10th September 2014

LABUAN BOOK FAIR
Labuan Book Fair is organised to foster a culture of reading in the community and as a platform to the authors and publishers to showcase their latest books. This Book Fair will involve companies or the nation’s leading book publishers including from Negara Brunei Darussalam.
Date : 10th September 2014
Venue : Financial Park
Organiser : UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH, LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
Ms. Khatijah Hj. Ayub
(T) +60 87 640 473
(F) +60 87 460 474
(E) khaty@ums.edu.my

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13th to 14th September 2014

LABUAN FISHING FIESTA (IN CONJUNCTION WITH MALAYSIA DAY)
Labuan Corporation affiliated with Media Prima Berhad and NSTP through Berita Harian collaborate to organize the biggest fishing competition in Labuan by offering lucrative prize money to the winners.
Date : 13th to 14th September 2014
Venue : Labuan International Sea Sports Complex
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my

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14 September
LABUAN INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON

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A sport event that takes full advantage of Labuan’s excellent road infrastructure and scenic route around the island. The race route will pass by Labuan’s iconic city landmarks and tourism destinations and give participants and their supporters a glimpse of the island historical, cultural and natural attractions.

VENUE
Tanjung Purun

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my

BORNEO’S HIDDEN TREASURES
PAMELA FLETCHER
Tel: +6013 545 3623
Email: goeasytravel@ymail.com

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16 September
MALAYSIA DAY CELEBRATION

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Offers variety of cultural treat with traditional music competition, performing arts, traditional games and stage shows and fireworks.

VENUE
Labuan Square

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my

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17th to 22nd September 2014

16TH USKU INTERNATIONAL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
With the support from the representatives of seven (7) foreign countries, Universal Shotokan Karate Club (USKU Malaysia) in collaboration with Labuan Karate Association (Affiliated with Malaysia Karate Federation) have been given the mandate to organize this event in Labuan which includes the Club’s Annual General Meeting, Seminars and International Tournament.
Date : 17th to 22nd September 2014
Venue : Labuan Universal Shotokan Karate Club
Organiser : UNIVERSAL SHOTOKAN KARATE UNION OF JAPAN
(T) 81-983-22-2378
(F) 81-983-22-0888
UNIVERSAL SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB (USKU MALAYSIA)
Sensei Aswadee Taba (Chairman)
(T) +60 16 811 6123 / +60 17 811 7123
(E) adee_123@ymail.com
Co-Organiser : LABUAN KARATE ASSOCIATION
Shihan Bryan Tan (USKU Malaysia Chief Instructor)
(E) bktan1960@yahoo.com

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25th to 27th September 2014

LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (LICER)
Conference on Education Research is an annual event which aims to promote research in the field of education. This conference involving all professionals from all over the world. Among the activities are presentation of research papers, exhibition on the innovation in education and knowledge sharing in the field of education.
Date : 25th to 27th September 2014
Venue : Rafflesia Seminar Room, Financial Park
Organiser : LABUAN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Ms. Khaziyati binti Osman / Ms. Suryana binti Jalil
(T) +60 87 423 114 / 583 351 / 353
(F) +60 87 583 355 / 352
(E) licerlabuan@mail.com
(W) www.jpwpl.gov.my/v3

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27 – 29 September
LABUAN ARTS FESTIVAL

EVENT
This event showcases the diversity of artistic nature of traditional and contemporary arts.

VENUE
Labuan International Sea Sports Complex

ORGANISER
MOTOUR LABUAN OFFICE
(T) 087 422 622
(F) 087 419 622
(W) www.motour.gov.my

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October

NATIONAL LANGUAGE CAMPAIGN (SAMBUTAN BULAN BAHASA KEBANGSAAN)
Labuan Corporation collaborated with The Institute of Language and Literature (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka) to organise various activities such as the following. These programs are part of the awareness campaign on the importance of our national language dan literature.
a) Heritage Poetry Workshop & Competition
b) Drama Script Writing and Directing Workshop
c) Language Visiting Program for business premises such as hotels and restaurants
d) Storytelling Competition
e) Public Speaking
f) “Bermukun” within villages
Date : October 2014
Venue : Labuan International Sea Sports Complex
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my Co-Organiser : DEWAN BAHASA DAN PUSTAKA, NEGERI SABAH & KUALA LUMPUR
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October 2014

LABUAN FOLKLORE THEATRE PERFORMANCE
IMG_0825This performing art highlight the talents of the local artists. They performed on stage and reenact the story of the local people based on myth and legend from the olden days. This program gained its popularity since 2012 when the first time Labuan Corporation introduced it to the public through theatre performance.
Date : October 2014
Venue : Mini Auditorium, Anjung Budaya, Peace Park
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my

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UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH (UMS) TOWN & GOWN

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The graduates robed procession concept was originated from the Western countries. It is commonly known as ”Town & Gown”. This ceremony is a manifestation of the acceptance of the University graduates as citizens of the city. Normally, the City Mayor will hand over the keys of the city to each of the graduates as a symbolic ritual to instill a sense of belonging, friendship and cooperation among the graduates of the university community particularly with local communities.

VENUE
Labuan Square

ORGANISER
UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH (UMS) LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
(T) 087 460 473 / 465
(F) 087 460 474 / 465 248
(W) www.ums.edu.my /
www.kal.ums.edu.my

In collaboration with :
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my
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3 – 6 October
MIXED FOURS INTERNATIONAL LAWN BALL TOURNAMENT

EVENT
This event is an annual event of the association. It is open to the all including the international participants.

VENUE
Labuan International Lawn Ball Arena

ORGANISER
LABUAN LAWN BALL ASSOCIATION
Ms. Aisah Alias (Hon. Sec. Gen)
(T) 014 937 1763 / 017 858 7299
(F) 087 415 345
(E) shasuria88@yahoo.com

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15th October 2014

HACKASTHON MALAYSIA
hackasthonHackasthon Malaysia involves students from various public and private universities across the country including Negara Brunei Darussalam. The competition will showcase and compare the results from student’s invention or innovation in the field of information technology or computer software.
Date : 15th October 2014
Venue : University Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus
Organiser : UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH, LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
Ms. Khatijah Hj. Ayub
(T) +60 87 640 473
(F) +60 87 460 474
(E) khaty@ums.edu.my

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16 October
HARI RAYA QURBAN

EVENT
Eid al-Adha is one of two Islamic Eid festivals that Muslims celebrate. During the celebration, Muslims are also expected to visit their kin, from their parents down to their friends.

VENUE
Throughout Malaysia

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19th October 2014

TABIKARAMA
Offering a wide range of artistic talent group of children age from 4 years to 6 years old.
Date : 19th October 2014
Venue : Labuan Square to Peace Park
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL UNITY AND INTEGRATION
Madam Mimi D. Selvakumar (T) +60 87 413 366 / +60 19 830 1571 (F) +60 87 413 664 (E) mimie.d@jpnin.gov.my

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25th October 2014

AWAL MUHARRAM (MAAL HIJRAH 1435H)

Awal Muharram (also called Maal Hijrah) celebrates the beginning of the Islamic new year, and it is also during this time Muslims gather in mosques to usher in the new Hijrah year.
Date : 25th October 2014
Venue : Indoor Hall (TBA)
Organiser : FEDERAL TERRITORY ISLAMIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT (JAWI) (T) +60 87 415 311

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November

BIMP-EAGA FRIENDSHIP GAMES Labuan Malaysia will be the host of the 8th BIMP-EAGA Friendship Games. It will gather all the amateur athletes from this region for an exciting and fun-filled tournament that aim to promote peace, solidarity and strengthen the friendship among the nations.
Date : November 2014
Venue : Around Labuan
Organiser : LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 635 / 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my
Co-Organiser : LABUAN SPORTS COUNCIL
(T) +60 87 428 331 / 426 331
(E) mkhairulyakop@gmail.com.my / suraney@yahoo.com

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3 November
DEEPAVALI OR DIWALI

EVENT
Deepavali is the “Festival of Lights”, which usually falls on a day towards the end of the year calculated according to the sun and moon. It is a celebration for the Hindus around the world on the triumph of good over evil, when Lord Krishna defeated the evil demon Narakasuram by lighting little oil lamps (Kutte Vileku). During this time of the year, you will also see many kollam, beautiful patterns made up of colourful rice decorating the floor.

VENUE
Throughout Malaysia

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4 – 8 November
AROMA FESTIVAL

EVENT
A unique outdoor food festival featuring a wide range of cuisine which highlights the local favorites, tasty Mediterranean and flavors of the Orient.

VENUE
Labuan Walk / Jalan Merdeka

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my

BORNEO’S HIDDEN TREASURES
Pamela Fletcher
Tel: +6013 545 3623
Email: goeasytravel@ymail.com
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9th November 2014

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY
Also known as “Poppy Day”, it is commemorated on Sunday closest to November 11 every year. War veterans from the Commonwealth Countries as well as locals and visitors from all over the world gather in WWII Memorial to pay tribute to the brave souls of yesteryears.
Date : 9th November 2014
Venue : Labuan World War II Memorial
Organiser : DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, LABUAN CORPORATION (T) +60 87 408 740
(E) explore@labuantourism.my

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12 – 14 November
ASEAN OIL & GAS EXPO (AGEX) 2013
ASEAN’S LARGEST OIL & GAS EXPO

EVENT
AGEX LABUAN is the industry event for oil and gas professionals in the region. The international character of AGEX presents unparalleled marketing, education and networking opportunities. AGEX also offers the ideal platform to explore new oil and gas business opportunities, expand your market presence and penetrate emerging markets in this region.

VENUE
Labuan Financial Park

ORGANISER
FIREWORKS EVENTS (M) SB
(T) 03 6148 4688
(F) 03 6148 4088
(E) my@asiafireworks.com
(W) www.asiafireworks.com

In collaboration with :
LABUAN CORPORATION
Investment & Socio-Economy Department
(T) 087 408 600 / 408 601
(F) 087 417 861
(W) www.pl.gov.my

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15th November 2014

LABUAN HOMESTAY CARNIVAL
The inaugural Labuan Homestay Carnival will be held this November at Homestay Sungai Labu, the clean, alluring and fun village. The objective of this carnival is to showcase homestay packages which include the homestay lifestyle and cultures. The activities involved are exhibition of local products, local sports competition, traditional cooking competition and many more.
Date : 15th November 2014
Venue : Homestay Sungai Labu
Organiser : LABUAN HOMESTAY ASSOCIATION
Tuan Haji Hassim Abdullah (T) +60 16 804 1147
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15th to 16th November 2014

LABUAN OPEN POCKETBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 (FINAL ROUND)
20131215_132101This event has recently become popular in this island. It has attracted the organiser to hold several series of competition throughout the year.
Date : 15th to 16th November 2014
Venue : Parking Area (in front of Labuan International Lawn Bowl Arena)
Organiser : VICTORIA MINI MOTOR CLUB
Mr. Suply Khamis
(T) +60 13 558 8559
(E) nabilasayyes@gmail.com

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16th November 2014

UMSKAL TOWN AND GOWN
town_n_gownTown and Gown is an annual event held in conjunction with the Convocation of University Malaysia Sabah. Among the activities during the event include the Town & Gown procession of graduates, handing over plaque and keys and tamu gadang (large sieve).
Date : 16th November 2014
Venue : Labuan Town / UMSKAL
Organiser : UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH, LABUAN INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS
Ms. Khatijah Hj. Ayub
(T) +60 87 640 473
(F) +60 87 460 474
(E) khaty@ums.edu.my

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5 November
AWAL MUHARRAM (MAAL HIJRAH 1435H)

EVENT
Awal Muharram (also called Maal Hijrah) celebrates the beginning of the Islamic new year, and is also the beginning of ten days of remembrance for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn Ali. It is also during this time that Muslims gather in mosques to usher in the new Hijrah year.
VENUE
TBA

ORGANISER
JABATAN AGAMA ISLAM WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN LABUAN
Ms. Nur Aida Mohammad
(T) 087 415 311
(E) nur.aida@jawi.gov.my

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December

AN ENCHANTED EVENING FAIR

EVENT
An outdoor dinner amidst an enchanting setting of sparkling fairy lights, elegant table setting and beautiful floral arrangement. This event will be promoted to diners from Labuan and neighboring Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam to encourage travel to Labuan for an exciting dining experience and holiday on the island.

VENUE
Labuan Square

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Department of Tourism, Culture & Arts
(T) 087 408 741 / 408 744
(F) 087 426 582
(E) explore@labuantourism.com.my
(W) www.pl.gov.my
www.labuantourism.com.my

In collaboration with :
TOURISM MALAYSIA
(T) 087 423 445
(F) 087 423 446
(E) mtpblbu@tourism.gov.my
(W) www.tourism.gov.my

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25 December
LABUAN BOTANICAL MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE

VENUE
Botanical Garden

ORGANISER
LABUAN CORPORATION
Town Services Department (Landscape)
(T) 087 408 600 / 601
(F) 087 581 823
(W) www.pl.gov.my

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25 December
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

EVENT
This celebration celebrated by Christians around the world. However, nowadays, it is a festive season for everyone to take part in to spread the joy. Around this time, Christmas trees will be put up, decorated with colourful lights and ornaments with presents wrapped up nicely under the trees. On the days leading up to Christmas Day, there will Christmas carols everywhere to promote the spirit of Christmas Day and get patrons into the festive mood.

VENUE
Throughout Malaysia

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