The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

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Jalan Pantai Dato Syed Omar, Kedah, Langkawi, 07000, Malaysia   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 60-4-9608888  

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Naturally Langkawi Events

Events

LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL JET SKI ENDURANCE RACE

Organizer: Mega Water Sport Sdn Bhd
Date: 18 - 20 August 2017

An action-packed event with daredevil jet ski racers battling it out in the uncertain waters of Langkawi in their quest to complete an arduous 100km race.

Phone: +012-389 0801

 

LANGKAWI FEST 2017

Organizer: LADA (Langkawi Development Authority)
Date: 26 - 31 August

A vibrant showcase of live music with entralling multi-cultural performances, enticing food markets and colourful decorations will be held as part of the Pantai Chenang Street Parade; one of the highlights of the Kedah Art & Cultural Month in conjunction with Malaysia's 60th Independence Day.

Phone: +604-9600 600
Website: www.lada.gov.my

 

F3 FORMULA POWERBOAT RACE

Organizer: W. S. Event Management Services Sdn Bhd
Date: 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2017

For the first time ever, this exciting, high-speed and extreme sporting event will be held in Langkawi. Don't miss the explosive action, hairpin turns and adrenalin-fuelled manoeuvres from participating powerboat racers/

Phone: 06-315 5212
Email: seafarerexplorer1516@gmail.com

 

LANGKAWI WORLD KITES FESTIVAL

Organizer: LADA & Persatuan Belia
Date: 16 September 2017

Kites of all shapes and sizes soar to the sky, ensuring lovers of the great outdoors and avid shutterbugs an unforgettable day out. See some of the world's largest and most unique kites being flown and remember to take lots of photos!

Telephone: 604-960 0600
Website: www.lada.gov.my

 

KEDAH ROYAL MUAY THAI INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Organizer: Kelab Muay Thai Belia Kedah
Date: 5 October 2017

The ring is set in October for the Kedah Royal Muay Thai International Championship which returns to Langkawi for another thrilling year. Muay Thai or Thai Kickboxing is a combat sport which utilizes the stand-up striking and various clinching techniques. This physical and mental discipline includes combat on shins known as "the art of eight limbs". The combined usage of fists, elbows, knees, shins with adequate physical preparation is what makes a fighter efficient.

Venue: MIEC Hall

 

Significant Holidays

Chinese New Year: (28 - 29 January 2017)
Chinese New Year is a time for celebration and prosperity. Family reunion feasts and open houses are a common feature and children receive 'ang pows' or little red money packets from the elders. Don't miss the exciting lion and dragon dance performances at shopping malls and homes!

 

Wesak Day: 10 May 2017
Wesak Day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Gautama Buddha. Buddhists all over the country celebrate this day with religious offerings and rituals which are usually held at Buddhist temples. Be awed by the grand processions that take place at night.

 

Hari Raya Aidilfitri: 25 - 26 June 2017
After fasting from dawn to dusk for a month, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a day that signifies victory for Muslims everywhere. On this special day, Muslims attend special morning prayers in mosques and visit the cemeteries of their loved ones. Decked in their traditional finery, friends and family from near and far come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. There will be lots of tasty delicacies to make the celebration memorable!

 

Independence Day (Hari Merdeka): 31 Aug 2017
Hari Merdeka (Independence Day) commemorates the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957. It is celebrated on August 31 each year.

 

Malaysia Day Celebration: 16 Sep 2017
Malaysia Day is held on September 16 yearly to commemorate the establishment of the Malaysian federation

 

Hari Raya Aidiladha: 22 September 2017

Also known as Hari Raya Haji, this festival marks the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca which is performed by millions of Muslims annually. It is also known as Hari Raya Qurban. Muslims in the country celebrate the festival with prayers and the sacrifice of cattle.

 

Deepavali Festival of Lights: 18 October 2017
Deepavali or the 'Festival of Lights' is celebrated by Hindus with prayers, family gatherings and festivities. Open houses are held where family and friends visit each other and enjoy delicious traditional goodies (except Labuan and Sarawak).

 

Christmas: 25 Dec 2017
The Christmas spirit is made merrier with Malaysia's tropical weather and friendly people. Visitors will be spoilt for choice as there are many restaurants, bistros, shopping malls and hotels that offer great promotions planned specially for the occasion. Join in the celebration and have a sunny Christmas in Malaysia!