If you are a culture enthusiast, Malaysia promises to be the perfect travel destination that will fascinate you with its various festivities. The range of celebrations in Malaysia reflects its vibrant cultural diversity and religious tolerance. Malays, Indians and Chinese along with indigenous people make up the demographics, and each has their own customs, traditions and celebrations. Festivals often result in a public holiday at either the state or national level, making Malaysia the only Southeast Asian country with the most number of public holidays. If you total them all up, it’s 50! Here are some of the widely celebrated festivals in Malaysia! 01 Hari Raya Aidilfitri With more than half of the country being Muslims, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is one of the biggest celebrations in Malaysia. It marks the end of Ramadhan, a fasting month for the Muslims. Celebrated as a two-day nationwide holiday in Malaysia, it is customary for some Muslim families to host an open house where they welcome neighbours and members of the community into their house to join in the celebrations. Signature foods for this celebration include ketupat, lemang, rending and a variety of Raya cookies! 02 Chinese New Year Chinese New Year marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese lunar calendar and it lasts for 15 days. Celebrated by Chinese, this is the time of the year to expect fireworks, the prominence of red, open houses with delicious Chinese meals to relish in and lion dances or people dressing in costumes to perform ritualistic dances for good luck and to chase evil spirits away. Dong Dong Chiang! Lion dance and Hakka Heritage Celebration at Sunway Pyramid, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. 03 Deepavali Also commonly referred to as Diwali or Festival of Lights, the festival is significant to all Hindus as it symbolises the triumph of good over evil. Oil lamps are lit to ward off darkness and evil. The ‘Garden of Lights’ at Sunway Pyramid during Deepavali last year – featuring a relaxing green environment anchored by a beautiful kolam (a floor drawing made from coloured flour) and colourful lights. 04 Christmas What do you love most about Christmas? For us, it’s the decorations and crazy shopping deals for all! Celebrate this season of joy at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur! 05 Mid Autumn Festival Fondly known as the Tanglung (Lantern) Festival or the Mooncake Festival, it is celebrated by the Chinese to mark the end of the harvesting season. Mooncakes are a must as it also commemorates Chang Er, the moon goddess. Come celebrate and explore Sunway City Kuala Lumpur! Before you leave Also check out What’s happening? Check out events happening in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur!
01 By car Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is easily accessed via: New Pantai Expressway (NPE)Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP)Lebuhraya Shah Alam (KESAS)Federal Highway Cars from KL or Subang-bound can enter and exit the city via several ingresses and egresses. View / Navigate To: Find out the parking in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur: Sunway Pyramid Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa The Pinnacle Sunway Sunway Geo Sunway University BRT park 02 By Plane Grab or other Chauffeur Services - Common drop-off point: Sunway Pyramid HotelSunway Resort Hotel & SpaClio Hotel LobbySunway Medical CentreSunway GEO Avenue Airport Train Services:From KLIA/KLIA2 to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur KLIA Express to KL CentralTransit to Light Rapid Transit(LRT) KL Central- USJ7 LRT using KELANA JAYA LRT LINEInterchange USJ7 LRT to BRT stationDrop off at Sunway Lagoon BRT station or KLIA Express to KL CentralTransit to Commuter Rail Station(KTM) KL Central- Setia Jaya KTM using PORT KLANG KTM LINEInterchange Setia Jaya KTM to BRT stationDrop off at Sunway Lagoon BRT station 03 By train Via LRT and BRT Use LRT- KELANA JAYA LINE, get off at USJ7 LRT station, switch to BRT –Setia Jaya Line, later get off at BRT Sunway Lagoon station. Via KTM and BRT Use KTM- PORT KLANG LINE, get off at Setia Jaya KTM station, switch to BRT- Sun U Monash Line, later get off at BRT Sunway Lagoon station 04 BRT Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is serviced by the BRT Sunway Line, which is interconnected with the Kelana Jaya Line and the KTM Line. BRT operating time Operating hours (Peak and off-peak period)WeekdaysSaturdaySunday & public holidayFirst bus6.00am6.00am6.00amLast bus12.00am12.00am12.00am Weekdays: 5 minutes interval during peak-hours and 10 minutes interval during off peak-hours Weekends: 8 minutes interval during peak-hours and off-peak hours 05 By bus Bus routes a) From Klang Bus operator Bus No. Routes Rapid KL U 708 Klang Utara → Sunway Pyramid b) From Puchong Bus operator Bus No. Routes Mini Bus68Bandar Seri Puchong, Tesco → Sunway Pyramid c) From Kelana Jaya Bus operator Bus No. Routes Rapid KL 783 LRT Kelana Jaya → Sunway Pyramid → AEON Big Subang → Subang Parade (Full Route) d) From Subang Jaya Bus OperatorBus No.RoutesRapid KLU 770USJ 1 → Sunway Pyramid → Fed H/way → KL Sentral → Pasar Seni(Full Route) U 771USJ 8 → Sunway Pyramid → Fed H/way → KL Sentral → Pasar Seni 641AEON Big → Sunway Pyramid → Bt 3 Jln Klg Lama(Full Route) Metro Bus10, 13, 13a AEON Big → Sunway Pyramid → Kota Raya Mini Bus66, 99, 9 AEON Big → Sunway Pyramid Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Free Shuttle Bus Persiaran LagoonSunway Metro Commercial CentreBRT Sunway Lagoon, Platform 2Bayrocks Garden Waterfront VillasA’Marine / NauticaLacosta CondominiumSunway Monash ResidenceBRT SUN-U MonashSUN-U ResidenceSunway Medical Centre EntranceSunway Lagoon ClubPersiaran Lagoon Before you leave Also check out What’s happening? Check out events happening in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur!
About Sunway Travel Sunway Travel Sdn Bhd was incorporated on 27th December 1986. Before the acquisition by Sunway City Berhad in 1994, the company was known as First Travel & Tours (PJ) Sdn Bhd. Its name was subsequently changed to Sunway Travel Sdn Bhd on 5th August 1994 and it takes pride in being a member of the Sunway Group. Sunway Travel has over the years built a strong and extensive network of industry partners around the world. With this strong business relationship within the travel and tourism industry, it enjoys many benefits such as preferred rates and privileged services, which it extends to its clients. This valuable services is in line with our aspiration of maintaining high service standards to our discerning clients. The strategic global alliance that Sunway Travel has forged with GlobalStar Travel Management is a clear manifestationof its uncompromising standard of service. Sunway Travel's Membership and Affiliation Sunway Travel is an accredited IATA Travel Agent since 1992. Under the Travel Agent and Tour Operators Act, our company is registered and licenced by the Ministry of Tourism. Sunway Travel is an active member of The Malaysia Association of Tour And Travel Agents (MATTA) and has rendered its services in various capacities in the committee. The People Behind The Strength Sunway Travel's objectives, aspirations and directions are chartered by a team of young, experienced and pro-active executives. All staff in the various departments, namely sales & marketing, reservations & ticketing, tour operations and accounts are well trained and focussed in their work areas. Sunway Travel Unit 1.7, Level 1, West Lobby,Menara Sunway Annexe,Jalan Lagoon Timur, Bandar Sunway,47500 Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia +603 5632 5622 [email protected] Before you leave Also check out What’s happening? Check out events happening in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur!
Prepare for your trip to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur? Read our practical tips before you depart. 01 What is the climate in Malaysia? Malaysia’s climate is categorised as equatorial, being hot and humid throughout the year.The average rainfall is 250 centimetres (98 in) a year and the average temperature is 27 °C (80.6 °F) 02 What language is commonly spoken in Malaysia? Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin and Tamil are commonly spoken in Malaysia. 03 Where can I visit in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur? Sunway LagoonSunway PyramidFind out more on our recommended experiences 04 Where can I stay in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur? Sunway Clio HotelSunway Pyramid HotelSunway Resort 05 What currency is used as transactions in Malaysia? Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) 06 Is there a tipping culture in Malaysia? Tipping is not mandatory but appreciated in Malaysia. 07 Which are the top banks in Malaysia? MaybankCIMB BankPublic Bank BerhadRHB BankHong Leong BankAmBank GroupUnited Overseas Bank (Malaysia)Bank RakyatOCBC Bank (Malaysia) BerhadHSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad 08 Where to start? Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC) is a one-stop hub for tourist information, a gift shop and other services. It also serves as a travel agent counter, a money changer, and hosts festivals and music performances regularly. Established by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, MaTiC is open daily from 8am to 10pm. Meanwhile, its tourist information counter is open on weekdays from 8am to 5pm, and is closed on public holidays and weekends. Disclaimer: MaTiC may update its operating hours from time to time. Please visit MaTiC’s website for the latest information. 09 How to get to Malaysia Tourism Centre? The nearest train stations are Bukit Nanas (monorail) and KLCC or Dang Wangi (LRT). Alternatively, it only takes 10 minutes on foot to reach MaTiC from KLCC. View / Navigate to: Malaysia Tourism Centre109, Jalan Ampang,50450, Kuala Lumpur,MALAYSIA. Dial +603 9235 4800 / 4900 Source: Malaysia Tourism Centre While you're here, read our travel guide in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Before you leave Also check out What’s happening? Check out events happening in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur!