Tour East Malaysia
Tour East Malaysia was established in 1972 and after being bought over by JTB in 2009, it has risen to become one of Asia Pacific’s leading Destination Management Company under the Global Network DMC brand. Here at Tour East Malaysia, our goal is to continually improve and develop the best holiday programs in the Industry.
- International Air Transport Association (IATA)
- Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA)
- Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)
- Malaysian Inbound Tourism Association (MITA)
Private cars, vans, minibusses and coaches, over 100 vehicles
Bank Name: Citibank Bhd
Address: Level 43, 165 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Account Number: 0114648019
Swift Code: CITIMYKL
- Kuala Lumpur
Welcome to Malaysia
To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia – a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly. Malaysia is also noted as a “Food Paradise” where you can taste a diversity of delectable food at reasonable prices. Be it Malay, Chinese, or Indian cuisine, Malaysia is home to a distinctive palette and a tapestry of flavours. In view of the historic influence of Islam and European culture from its colonized period, Malaysia stands out as the centre of diversity that is unique in Asia.
JAN - Thaipusam
Thaipusam is an annual festival in which millions of Hindu devotees across the world take part in one of the world’s most passionate spiritual celebrations. Thaipusam traditionally falls on a full moon. The celebration is held as a tribute to the Hindu god of war, Lord Muragan, honoured in sacred lore for slaying three evil demons in the name of good virtue. On the first day of Thaipusam, there is a procession along the streets of Kuala Lumpur led by a chariot that presents a statue of Lord Muragan. On the second day, there is a long barefoot walk to the Batu Caves for the purpose of vow fulfillment.
FEB - Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is also called “Spring Festival” and “Lunar New Year” because it comes in the springtime and is dated based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Each Chinese New Year is designated as “the year of“ one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, which animal is supposed to characterize that year and all those born in it.
Chinese New Year is the most important annually recurring festival for people of Chinese ancestry all over the world. It has been celebrated for over 1,000 years – possibly much longer, and the traditions involved are deeply ingrained in Chinese culture. For many, it is also a religious holiday, full of prayers, offerings, and other acts of devotion. You can see how Malaysians welcome in the Year of the Rooster with joyful celebrations, lion dances, fireworks and lots of food.
MAY - Wesak Day
Wesak Day is a holiday observed traditionally by the devout worshipers of Lord Buddha, the Enlightened One. Wesak Day is celebrated by Buddhists throughout the world especially in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Bangladesh and South East Asian countries which include Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia. Wesak Day, or sometimes known as Wesakha, is informally referred to as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’, with the special day being commemorated in honoring the birth, enlightenment (nirvana) as well as passing away (Parinirvana) of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha.
JUN - Hari Raya Puasa
Hari Raya is one of the biggest holidays in Malaysia, and many Muslims (and even non-Muslims) return to their family home (balik kampong) driving or flying home for a couple of days before the day to be with their families and loved ones.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri sees families and friends seeking forgiveness from each other, visiting ancestors’ graves, saying prayers at the mosque and visiting relatives and friends to feast traditional Malay delicacies like ketupat, rendang, satay, lemang and curry.
AUG - Merdeka Day
This day is also known as Hari Merdeka in the Malay language and that is why the celebration of Independence Day is incomplete without the seven shouts of “Merdeka!”. This gesture was initiated by the First Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman back in 1957 at Dataran Merdeka.
During this whole month of August, also known as the Merdeka month, you will see most Malaysians express their patriotism and love towards their culturally unique country by raising the Malaysian flag on their vehicles, a balcony of their homes and even along the streets! It is also during this time that government buildings all over Kuala Lumpur and most shopping malls are hoisted with the Malaysian flag, Jalur Gemilang.
NOV - Deepavali
Deepavali in Malaysia is celebrated by the local Hindu community in commemoration of Lord Rama and his wife, Sita’s return to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile, signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also called ‘Diwali’ or Festival of Lights, the religious event falls on the day before the new moon according to the lunar calendar so this year’s Deepavali takes place on 6th November 2018.
As with most festivals in Malaysia, Deepavali is a day for people of all races and religions getting together with lively open houses, fireworks displays, and a wide range of Indian delicacies. About a week prior to the celebration, Hindus conduct a massive spring-cleaning of their homes while lit oil lamps are placed around different areas of the house, especially on the porch and balcony.
DEC - Christmas
Christians in Malaysia celebrate Christmas by way of meals with family and friends on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, along with gift-giving, music, singing, church events and prayer.
More broadly, Malaysian society celebrates Christmas with colourful displays in shopping malls for one or two months before Christmas Day and with a public holiday on the 25th December.
Let Us Show You Malaysia
Our Recommended Hotels
- Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
- Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur
- Four Seasons Langkawi
- Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Kota Kinabalu
- Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Penang
- Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson
Address: 2 Conlay Road, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : + 603 2118 2130
Room Amenities: Pillow menu, Mini Bar, TOTO intelligent toilet, Capsule coffee machine, 55-inch Smart LED TV
Facilities: GYM, Open-air pool, Boardroom, Restaurant, Spa
Location: Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur is a 45-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and accessible to key attractions and shopping areas in the city.
Star Rating: Five Stars
Address: 145 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : +1 (800) 819-5053
Room Amenities: Cotton bathrobes and slippers, Hairdryer, 55-inch HDTV, iPad, Nespresso coffee machine, Refrigerated private bar.
Facilities: Swimming Pool, 24-Hour Business Cantre, Restaurant, Yoga Classes
Location: Surrounded by the multicultural energy of Malaysia’s dynamic capital, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur takes centre stage with panache. Combining extraordinary dining, sleek and spacious accommodations and legendary Four Seasons service, the Hotel is the city’s nexus of success and style.
Star Rating: Five Star
Address: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia
Tel : +60 (4) 950 8888
Room Amenities: Refrigerated private bar, Espresso machine with complimentary coffee pods, In-room safe, Hairdryer, LCD TV, iPod docking station
Facilities: 24-Hour fitness centre, Library & business centre, Family pool, Beach football & volleyball
Location: Luxurious living. Extravagant Nature, 91 striking villas, and pavilions emerge from lush, beachfront gardens, steps from ancient natural wonders. Make the most of your exotic nature-filled vacation with dining, a signature spa treatment and a round of golf at the Els Club Teluk Datai.
Star Rating: Five Star
Address: Pantai Dalit, PO Box 600, Tuaran, Sabah, 89208, Malaysia
Tel : (60 88) 797 888
Room Amenities: Television, In-room safe, Pillow menu, Mini Bar, Coffee/tea making facilities
Facilities: Health Club, Swimming pool with children’s pool, Spa, Children’s Club, GYM, Gift Shop
Location: Situated amid the lush tropical vegetation and white sandy beach of Pantai Dalit, the resort is just 40 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and 35 minutes from the city’s shopping and commercial district.
Star Rating: Five Star
Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
Tel : (60 4) 888 8888
Room Amenities: Flat screen television, In-room safe, Coffee/tea making facilities, Mini-bar
Facilities: Business Services, Swimming pool, Indoor playground, Health club facilities, Spa, Gift Shop
Location: Located on the renowned Batu Feringgi Beach, the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa covers 30 acres of lush gardens nestled between the sea and Penang’s emerald green hills. The hotel is approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport and 20 minutes’ drive to George Town, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Star Rating: Five Star
Address: 12th Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson, 71250 Pasir Panjang, Negeri Sembilan
Tel : (606) 660 2626
Room Amenities: Hairdryer, Flat-screen TV, Ironing Facilities, Laptop safe, Wake-up service, Private Pool
Facilities: Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Games Room, GYM, Kidz World
Location: Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson is the epitome of a contemporary and avant-garde resort, architected by a team of award-winning designers.
Star Rating: Five Star
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