- Celebrate Malaysia Day on Langkawi

August 12, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can reveal that Malaysia Day is celebrated throughout the country mid-way through next month and one of the best places to soak up the atmosphere is Langkawi.

The annual festivities take place on September 16th and, for the first time this year, the date will be marked by a public holiday. The locals are sure to welcome the time off work and get in to the spirit of things even more than usual as a result of this decision.

It is held to celebrate the establishment of the Malaysian federation back in 1963, when North Borneo, Sarawak, Malaya and Singapore were all united.

September 16th is slightly later than the date that this unification was meant to take place. Initially, officials had planned to go ahead with the move on June 1st, but this was delayed to coincide with the August 31st Hari Merdeka celebrations - which are another period of revelry throughout the country.

Another delay came about as a result of the Philippines and Indonesia objecting to the formation of Malaysia, which pushed the occasion back until September 16th.

These festivities could be the perfect opportunity for people to book their Langkawi hotels and visit the archipelago, which attracts more than two million tourists every year, according to Tourism Malaysia. recommends an array of Langkawi accommodation, including the Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi.

Posted by Charlotte Springer

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