Mega Fam

Mega Familiarisation Programme or Mega Fam is Tourism Malaysia campaign trail for global media audiences. Malaysia invited over 1000 participants from international print, television and the internet media companies to its events since its inception.

The Mega Fam programme is organised with the support from local and foreign airlines, Malaysian hotels and state governments. Established in the year 2000, it is part of Tourism Malaysia's promotional strategy to create greater awareness of Malaysia as a tourist destination. Its main objective is to offer participants a personal experience of the myriad attractions, tourist destinations, and products and services in Malaysia in order to help develop tour packages and generate publicity on the country as a preferred destination for leisure and business.

As a result of the Mega Fam Programme, Malaysia received positive publicity of RM172 million in 2013 from 1,259 international media and tour operator participants.

MALAYSIA MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

The Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) will be held from 28 to 30 October 2016 at the Sepang International Circuit. This year, fans can expect an even bigger and better Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, with passionate rivalry on the track and a spectacular motocarnival for passionate two-wheel motorsports enthusiasts off the track, which has more than 100 booths.

INTERNATIONAL ABORIGINES ARTS FESTIVAL

The International Aborigines Arts Festival will be held for the second time from 21 to 23 October 2016 at Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur. The festival, which aims to uphold the uniqueness of aborigines from all over the world, will see natives and indigenous people from seven countries (Ghana, Indonesia, New Zealand, Canada, China, the Philippines, Thailand) showcasing their rich culture and heritage, along with unique presentations of dance, music, traditional attire and manifestations.

F1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

The Formula 1 Malaysia Grand Prix, which was previously held in March annually, will take place from 30 Sept to 2 Oct this year. It marks the first time the event has been moved in the F1 calendar for many years.

KL BIG KITCHEN & FOOD TRAIL 2016

The KL Big Kitchen Festival 2016 is a 3-day festival where food lovers can enjoy a wide variety of food such as street food, fine dining, food trucks, and desserts at Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur. There will also be cultural performances, exciting competitions, cooking workshops and demonstrations, and gastronomic talks.

1MALAYSIA YEAR-END SALE

The 1Malaysia Year-End Sale (1MYES) will be held from 1 Nov to 31 Dec 2016 throughout the country. This year’s 1MYES promises to be bigger and better, with huge bargains and fantastic deals at participating shopping malls and retail outlets nationwide, for nearly two months.

MAGIC OF THE NIGHT & ROYAL FLORIA 2016

Magic of the Night features decorated and lighted boats that sail along the Putrajaya Lake. It is a dazzling combination of lights, colours, and beautiful architecture that symbolises the icons, tourism products, and cultures of the respective states. Organised for the sixth time this year, the annual boat parade is held in conjunction with the Royal Floria Putrajaya.

ECO FAM TRIP

Being one of the 12 mega biodiversity countries in the world, Malaysia is a well-known destination for ecotourism and nature-based activities. The country is rich in flora and fauna and home to the world’s oldest rainforest.

LAUNCHING OF SHOPPING CAMPAIGN

The Grand Launch of the country’s thrice yearly nationwide sales – the 1Malaysia Super Sale (1–31 March), 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival (15 June–31 Aug) and 1Malaysia Year-End Sale (1 Nov–31 Dec) was held on 1 March to entice Malaysians and tourists to shop, dine, and unwind, during the best shopping seasons of the year.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE (MRTM)

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!

DEEPAVALI OPEN HOUSE

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).