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 October 02, 2013
Malaysia's October Events Highlights

 Visitors traveling to Malaysia during the month of October will be presented with an array of events comprising of food, sports, and culture to choose from. Below are some of the highlights:

Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2013

Get ready to enjoy a delectable feast as the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) is back for the 13th year! Thirty of the country's finest restaurants will serve up special menus at special prices, along with a host of attractive offers. The Festival is an integral part of Tourism Malaysia's "Fabulous Food 1Malaysia" initiative. Themed "Cool Chefs!", this year's MIGF will continue to promote truly global cuisines including Western, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and, of course, multi-cultural fare from Malaysia.

Date: October 1-31, 2013
Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013 Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

It is Malaysia's turn again to host the 2013 Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix -- the 15th round of a total of 18 races in the Moto GP World Championship season. As the season draws near and it might be the last chance for the riders to claim the 2013 Moto GP title, fans from all over the world are expecting another thrilling showcase of skills and engineering brilliance on the sizzling track.

Date: October 11-13, 2013
Venue: Sepang International Circuit

27th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2013

The 'World's Toughest Mountain Race' is back to challenge those who are game enough to run up and down Mount Kinabalu in a few hours. (Best time recorded was 2:33:56 in 2010). The two race courses in this year's Climbathon are: the Summit Race (33km, 19th October) for elite runners and the Adventure Race (23km, 20th October) for non-elite runners. Towards the end of the race, all runners will be greeted by the locals, dressed in traditional costumes.

Date: October 19 -- 20, 2013
Venue: Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah

Rhythm Of Kinabalu (ROK) 2013

In conjunction with the Climbathon race in Kundasang, a musical performance event -- Rhythms of Kinabalu (ROK) 2013 will be held to showcase local music ensembles such as bamboo, gong, angklung and gambus. Get into the rhythmic groove and be serenaded by the mellifluous voices of Malaysia's contemporary entertainers, from internationally known artists to new acts.

Date: October 20, 2013
Venue: Kinabalu Park, Kundasang, Sabah

Tamu Besar Kota Belud 2013

Make your way to the biggest traditional open-air market in Sabah as the annual Tamu Besar Kota Belud 2013 is back! The main highlights of the event include the famous 'Cowboys of the East' -- Bajau Horsemen parade, Ratu Sarimpak beauty pageant and water buffalo race. Haggle your way to great bargains and enjoy a spectacle of wonderful cultural presentations!

Date: October 26 - 27, 2013
Venue: Tamu Pekan Kota Belud, Kota Belud, Sabah

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board or Tourism Malaysia is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia's objective is to promote Malaysia as an outstanding tourist destination and aims to showcase Malaysia's unique wonders, attractions and cultures. In 2014, Malaysia will celebrate its fourth Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) with the theme "Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia." The VMY 2014 promotional campaign has started this year with a series of year-long special events and activities leading to VMY 2014.