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Malaysia Holidays 2015

A country inSoutheast Asia,Malaysiais shares land borders with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The multi-cultural society (Malaysiais a blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours) ofMalaysiawith their number of exciting festivals and cultural events draws a number of visitors to the country.

The wild jungles, rain-forests, mangroves, and granite peaks ofMalaysia add to the scenery of the country. To add to the wonderful experience, there are a number of calm, powdery beaches in thePerhentianIslands.

The major places of tourist interest in Malaysia are:

Cameroon Highlands: One of Malaysia's most extensive hill stations, the Cameroon Islands is the highest point in Malaysia. Tea plantations along the rolling green hills, and a network of jungle trails are the major highlights of this hill station. The Highlands provide a panoramic view of the three rose estates in Malaysia: Robinson Rose Garden, Rose Centre and Rose Valley. One very interesting thing to see in the hill station is the Butterfly Garden which displays many butterfly and insect species.

Kinabalu National Park: Home to the one of the biggest tourist attraction - Mount Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park is one of the most stunning places in Malaysia. One can witness a diverse array of flora and fauna in the park. The major attraction of the place is Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in South East Asia. The indigenous people believe that the mountain is sacred and spirits of their ancestors inhabit the top of the mountain.

Penang: Located off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Penang is an island known for its pristine, clear beaches that include Pantai Kerachut, Muka Head, and Teluk Kampi. The rich multi-cultural history of the island draws the interest of many a travellers who come exploring the country's cultural roots. Toy Museum, Penang Durian Farm, Penang Bird Park, War Museum, and the Snake Temple are some of the other major tourist attractions in Penang. The Penang Floral Festival held at the Penang Botanic Gardens every year makes for a beautiful sight and draws a number of tourists.

The island is also well known for being the "food paradise" of Malaysia.

Redang: Lying off the coast of Terengganu state in Malaysia, Redang is a popular island destination for scuba divers. The major highlights of the place are the white sandy beaches, clear waters, and a number of reefs. Snorkeling is another major activity after scuba diving that the tourists engross themselves in.

Tioman: One of the most beautiful islands in the world, Tioman is situated off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. The island is home to a number of monitor lizards and domestic cats. The jungle treks are organised very often and are a great adventure. The beaches along the island provide myriad recreational opportunities including scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing.

Perhentian Islands: Located off the coast of northeastern Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands are a group of beautiful, coral-fringed islands. Home to coral and fish, the Pernentians also comprise sea turtles and species of shark. The islands provide some great opportunities for diving and excellent snorkeling. The peninsular western coast of Malaysia has one of the best collections of delicious cuisines in the world.Malaysiais indeed one of the most beautiful holiday destinations leaving the tourist enchanted.

List of National Holidays in Malaysia 2015
ThursdayJanuary 01New Years Day
SaturdayJanuary 03Maulidur Rasul
WednesdayJanuary 14Birthday of The Sultan of Negeri Sembilan
SundayJanuary 18Sultan of Kedahs Birthday
MondayFebruary 02Federal Territory Day (observed)
TuesdayFebruary 03Thaipusam
ThursdayFebruary 19Chinese New Year
FridayFebruary 20Chinese New Year Holiday
WednesdayMarch 04Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu
FridayApril 03Good Friday
WednesdayApril 15Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City
SundayApril 26Birthday of the Sultan of Terengganu
FridayMay 01Labour Day
SundayMay 03Wesak Day
ThursdayMay 07Hari Hol of Pahang
SundayMay 10Mothers Day
SaturdayMay 16Israk and Mikraj
SundayMay 17Birthday of the Raja of Perlis
SaturdayMay 30Harvest Festival
SundayMay 31Harvest Festival
MondayJune 01Harvest Festival
TuesdayJune 02Harvest Festival
SaturdayJune 06Birthday of SPB Yang di Pertuan Agong
ThursdayJune 18Awal Ramadan
SaturdayJuly 04Nuzul Al-Quran
TuesdayJuly 07Georgetown Heritage Day
SaturdayJuly 11Birthday of the Governor of Penang
FridayJuly 17Hari Raya Puasa
SaturdayJuly 18Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
MondayAugust 31National Day
SaturdaySeptember 12Birthday of the Governor of Sarawak
WednesdaySeptember 16Malaysia Day
ThursdaySeptember 24Hari Raya Haji
FridaySeptember 25Hari Raya Haji Holiday
SaturdayOctober 03Birthday of the Governor of Sabah
FridayOctober 09Malacca Governors Birthday
WednesdayOctober 14Awal Muharram
SaturdayOctober 24Birthday of The Sultan of Pahang
TuesdayNovember 10Deepavali
WednesdayNovember 11Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan
ThursdayNovember 12Birthday of the Sultan of Kelantan
WednesdayNovember 18Hari Hol Sultan Johor
SundayNovember 22Birthday of the Sultan of Johor
FridayNovember 27Birthday of the Sultan of Perak
FridayDecember 11Birthday of The Sultan of Selangor
ThursdayDecember 24Maulidur Rasul
FridayDecember 25Christmas Holiday

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