The Best Time to Visit Malaysia 2015

Looking for the best time to visit Malaysia in 2015? Kindly spend few minutes read about Malaysia Public Holiday 2015 articles to understand how its will affect your holiday in Malaysia. As multi-culture country and family orientated society, the religious festival is one of the important events for Malaysian to gathering with family and friends. List of Malaysia Public Holiday 2015 had not intended to give a bad impression about any festival in Malaysia. The main objective is to provide a piece of information for tourist to make a better decisions before visiting Malaysia in 2015.

 

 What happen during Malaysia Public Holiday?

  1. Hotel rates much more expensive
  2. Restaurant not able to provide the best service
  3. The road heading to main attraction will be congested
  4. Tourist will have to wait longer
  5. All attraction in Malaysia will be too crowded
  6. Domestic flight ticket much more expensive
  7. Travel time by lands will be much longer

List of Malaysia Public Holiday and The Best Month Visit Malaysia 2015

Malaysia public holiday comes with two categories known as

  1. National Holiday – involve all the 13 states and federal territory in Malaysia
  2. State Holiday – only applicable to a specific state or few states

 1. Month of January

 Month of January
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
1 Jan (Thu) New Year All states except Kelantan, Terengganu, Perlis and Kedah Super-peak
 3 Jan (Sat) Prophet Muhammad Birthday National Holiday Super-peak
 14 Jan (Wed)  Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Besar Birthday  Negeri Sembilan State only Nil
18 Jan (Sun) Sultan of Kedah Birthday Kedah State only Nil

If tourist visit Malaysia in the month of January 2015, two public holidays that will disrupt your trip especially if tourist visiting Cameron Highlands, Malacca, Penang, Ipoh and Langkawi Island.

Two Malaysia National Holiday very close to each others

  1. 1st January (Thursday) – New Year
  2. 3rd January (Saturday) – Prophet Muhammad Birthday

Most of Malaysian will take this opportunity to extended their holiday on Friday to bring their family for last minutes holiday before new season school open on 5th January. Expecting all the road from Kuala Lumpur to East Coast, North and South will be congested. The worst things when all Malaysian start travel back to the city after a long weekend on 3rd and 4th January. The best time to visit Malaysia on month January is after school reopen on 5th January onwards.

Weather Condition in January 2015: Some of states in Peninsular Malaysia such Kelantan, Terengganu, Kedah, Perlis and Pahang towards to the end Monsoon Season.

2. Month of February – Thaipusam and Chinese New Year Festival

Malaysia Public Holiday
Thaipusam Festival in Batu Caves
Month of February
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 1 Feb (Sun)  Federal Territory Day Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan only Nil
 3 Feb (Tue) Thaipusam Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang & Selangor only Shoulder-peak
 19 Feb (Thu) Chinese New Year (1st Day) National Holiday Super-peak
20 Feb (Fri) Chinese New Year (2nd Day) National Holiday Super-peak

If a tourist visiting Malaysia during the Month of February 2015. Two major Malaysia religious festival need to give attention.
Thaipusam festival falls on Tuesday 3rd February; some local people from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Johor states will take additional leave on Monday to get a three days weekend. Expecting Malacca, Cameron Highlands, Frazer Hills, Penang and Langkawi Island will be crowded.

Chinese New Year falls on 19th February (Thursday) and 20th February (Friday). Very common during a major festival such Chinese New Year the school in Malaysia will be closed for the whole weeks starting from Monday 17th February until 23rd February to allow the Chinese Buddhist plan they’re traveling to a hometown. During Chinese New Year festival, almost all the Hotel and attractions in Malaysia will be congested.
The best suggestion I can give if tourist visit Malaysia on Month February 2015, comes and complete your tour before or after Chinese New Year festival.

Malaysia weather forecast in Month of January 2015: Expecting hot and sunny with heavy thunderstorm in the late afternoon

3. Month of March

Month of March 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
4 Mar (Wed) Anniversary of Installation of Sultan of Terengganu Terengganu State only Nil

Month of March 2015 is considered a very quiet month except one week’s Malaysia school holiday from 14th March till 22nd March. March is the best month to visit Malaysia in 2015 because monsoon just over and most of the Islands in Malaysia such Perhentian Island and Tioman Island will start operating again.

Malaysia weather forecast in Month of March 2015: Hot and sunny with heavy rain in the late afternoon.

 

4. Month of April

Month of April 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 3 Apr (Fri) Good Friday Sabah and Sarawak Only Nil
 15 Apr (Wed) Declaration of Malacca as a Historical City  Malacca Only Nil
26 Apr ((Sun) Sultan Terengganu Birthday  Terengganu State only Nil

For month of April 2015, no major national holiday and school holiday in Malaysia. Month of March and April, is the best month to visit Malaysia 2015

Malaysia weather forecast in Month of April 2015: Hot and sunny with heavy rain in the late afternoon.

5. Month of May – Labour Day and Wesak Day Festival

Month of May 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 1 May (Fri) Labour Day National Super-peak
3 May (Sun) Vesak Day National Super-peak
7 May (Thu) Hari Hol Pahang Pahang State only Nil
 16 May (Sat) Israk & Mikraj Kedah, Negeri Sembilan & Perlis only  Nil
17 May (Sun) Raja Perlis’ Birthday Perlis State only Nil
30 May (Sat) Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only Nil
31 May (Sun) Harvest Festival Sabah and Labuan only Nil

As stated on the table above, month of May is the most busy month on Malaysia Public Holiday 2015 list. As usual if any Malaysia National Holiday fall on Friday, most of the attractions in Malaysia will be congested especially in Cameron Highlands, Malacca, Penang, Fraser Hills. If tourist visit Malaysia during month of May, try make some adjustment on your tour itinerary.

 Malaysia Weather forecast in Month of May 2015: Hot and sunny with heavy rain in the late afternoon.

6. Month of June – King Birthday

Month of June 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
1 Jun (Mon) Hari Gawai Sarawak State only Nil
2 Jun (Tue) Hari Gawai Sarawak State only Nil
6 Jun (Sat) King Birthday National Nil
18 Jun (Thu) Awal Ramadan Johor, Kedah & Malacca only  Nil

Expecting early of the month of June 2015 will busy due the two weeks mid-year school holiday. The parents will take this opportunity to bring their children for a short holiday or visiting their family in hometown before fasting month start on 18 June. If tourist plan to visit Malaysia on Month of June 2015, tourist can come towards to end of School Holiday on 14 June.

Fasting month in Malaysia expecting start on 18 June, this is a slower month for Malaysia. While fasting, Muslim people will limit their travel and busy preparing an Eid Fitri festival.
Month of June considered the best month to visit Malaysia in 2015.

Malaysia weather forecast in Month of June 2015: Hot and sunny with thunderstorm in the late afternoon.

Mid Year Malaysia School Holiday
Start End Status
30 May 2015 14 June 2015 Shoulder-peak

 

7. Month of July – Eid Mubarak Festival

Month of July 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 4 Jul (Sat) Nuzul Quran All states except Johor, Sabah, Sarawak, Malacca and N.Sembilan Nil
 7 Jul (Tue) World Heritage City Day Penang State only Nil
11 Jul (Sat)  Penang Governor’s Birthday Penang State only Nil
 17 Jul (Fri) Eid Fitri National Holiday Super-peak
18 Jul (Sat) Eid Fitri National Holiday Super-peak

If tourist plan to visit Malaysia on July 2015 comes and complete all the tour before 15 July. As stated on Malaysia Public Holiday 2015 table above, a major Malaysia National Holiday Eid Fitri expecting started on 17 July will last for one week. All the major road heading to North, South and East will start congested from 14 July when Muslim people travel to theirs hometown. Another round of congested will happen when Malaysian Muslim starts return to the city from 24 July till 26 July.

Malaysia weather forecast in Month of July 2015: Hot and sunny with thunderstorm in the late afternoon

8. Month of August – Malaysia National Day

Visit Malaysia 2015
Malaysia National Day Parade
    Month of August 2015
 Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 31 Aug (Mon) Malaysia National Day National Holiday Super-peak

If tourist plan to visit Malaysia for summer holiday, month of August is the best month because only one public holiday known as National Holiday on 31st August. Avoid doing day trips from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands and Malacca from 29th August (Friday) to 31st August (Monday). From year 2014 experienced, most of the main islands in Malaysia such Perhentian Island, Tioman and Langkawi will fully book on August.

If tourist staying in Kuala Lumpur on 31st August. Take this opportunity to see Malaysia national day parade in Independent Square.

Malaysia weather during Month of August 2015 should be Hot and sunny with normal tropical rain on the late afternoon.

9. Month of September – Eid Adha Festival

Month of September 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 12 Sept (Sat) Sarawak Governor’s Birthday Sarawak State only Nil
 16 Sept (Wed) Malaysia Day National Holiday  Super-peak
 24 Sept (Wed)  Eid Adha National Holiday Super-peak
 25 Sept  (Thu) Eid Adha National Holiday Super-peak

If tourist visiting Malaysia in September 2015, comes on the early month before 22nd September. For the month of September, Eid Adha celebration falls on 24 and 25 September. There is one week’s school holiday starting on 19th September till 27 September in month of September. The combination National Holiday and School Holiday on same weeks a perfect recipe for massive congested in all leisure center in Malaysia. The best advice I can give, complete all your tour and holiday in Malaysia before Eid Adha festival.

Malaysia weather forecast during Month of September 2015: Hot and sunny with normal tropical rain on the late afternoon.

The Second Mid-term School Holidays
 Start End Status
 19th September 2015 27th September 2015  Super-peak

 

10. Month of October

Month of October 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 3 Oct (Sat)  Sabah Governor’s Birthday Sabah State only Nil
9 Oct (Fri) Malacca Governor’s Birthday  Malacca State only Nil
14 Oct (Wed) Maal Hijrah National Holiday Shoulder-peak
24 Oct (Sat) Sultan of Pahang’s Birthday  Pahang State only Nil

For the month of October 2015, there is only one national holiday that falls on weekdays that are not affecting the vacation spots in Malaysia. Month of October 2015, consider the best time visit Malaysia in 2015.

Malaysia weather forecast in October 2015: Malaysia will experience the transition from the summer season to the rainy season at the end of the month of October. Heavy rain and thunder storm are very common in the afternoon and evening. Tourist are advised to do all the tour in the morning.

 

11. Month of November – Deepavali Festival

Month of November 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 10 Nov (Tue) Deepavali National Holiday Shoulder-peak
 11 Nov (Wed) Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday Kelantan State only Nil
12 Nov (Thus) Sultan of Kelantan’s Birthday  Kelantan State only Nil
 18 Nov (Wed)  Hari Hol Almarhum Sultan Johor  Johor State only Nil
 22 Nov (Sun)  Sultan of Johor’s Birthday Johor State only Nil
 27 Nov (Fri) Sultan of Perak’s Birthday Perak State only Nil

As stated on Malaysia Public Holiday 2015 table above, the month of November is very busy month but only for the state level. Deepavali  or Divali festival falls on 10 November (Tuesday), some Malaysian might take additional leave on Monday to get four days leave. Some area such Cameron Highlands, Malacca, Genting Highlands, Perhentian Island and Tioman Island might slightly crowd. Discuss with local travel agents to plan a trip if tourist is visiting Malaysia within 7 November to 10 November. Malaysia school year end holiday start from 21st November till 3rd January 2015. During the early school holiday, it does not effect any tourist spot in Malaysia.

Year End School Holiday
Start End Status
21st November 2014 3rd January 2016 Shoulder-peak

 

12. Month of December – Maulidur Rasul and Christmas Festival

Month of December 2015
Date List of Public Holiday Category Status
 11 Dec (Fri)  Sultan of Selangor’s Birthday  Selangor State only Shoulder-peak
 24 Dec (Thu) Maulidur Rasul  National Holiday Super-peak
 25 Dec (Fri) Christmas National Holiday Super-peak

For month of December overall most of holiday destination in Malaysia will slightly crowded due of long school holiday. The most crowded is on 24th December till year end.

 Malaysia weather in December 2015: Officially Monsoon season. Expecting few states in East Coast and North  will received heavy rain.

If you have any comment about Malaysia Public Holiday 2015 articles, kindly use comments section below.

Tips the best time to visit Malaysia 2015 based on writer experienced conducting the tour in 2014.

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. Awesome info Anuar! Useful for Malaysians as well 🙂

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