Langkawi is a perfect example of serene beauty and peace on the earth. There are plenty of things to do in Langkawi & this highly preferred destination of tourists also celebrates the cultural and religious events every year. Apart from them, Langkawi also hosts sporting events and other festivals as well and celebrates everything to the fullest. You shall find a large number of events and festivals taking place all over Malaysia and thus, Langkawi is also lucky enough to host some of the best ones every year.
Langkawi Festivals and Events in 2016
If you happen to be in Langkawi on your vacation or whether a local living there, this year planner of Langkawi festivals and events in 2016, will not let you miss out some interesting happenings on the island. Read on to know about the events that are going to be held on this island in 2016:
14th Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) 2016
Since 2003, Royal Langkawi International Regatta is held every year. It’s a yacht racing event organized each year by the Royal Langkawi Yacht club on the southeast side of Langkawi island. In 2016, it will be held from 11 January 2016-16 January 2016. As per the official news, approximately 32-yachts have been registered up till now, among much some are new and rest are the previous expert sailors.
The team will be competing for different trophies like the Racing Class yachts will compete for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy, Club-Registered cruisers for the Commodore’s Challenge Cup, IRC1 Class participants for LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy, Sports Boat Class for Langkawi Sports Trophy and Multihull category participants copy for the Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup. It is, thus, one of the most awaited Langkawi Festivals and Events in 2016.
Le Tour De Langkawi
One of the most awaited events of every year includes Le Tour De Langkawi. In 2016, it will be its 21st edition, which will be held from 24th February 2016-2nd March 2016. Everyone will witness the grandest finish of this race in Melaka city. Another fierce challenge awaits on the West Coast of Malaysia on the 8th stage race format.
This year this exemplary race will redefine Le Tour De Langkawi as “Asia’s Ultimate Challenge” and will serve as a battle place for the best 11 teams from Europe and top 11 of Asia. The race will start from Kangur and will end in Melaka.
Tuba Trail Run 2016
Tuba Trail Run is a 30KM trail run that shall be held on 2nd April 2016 at Pulau Tuba & Pulau Dayang Bunting, Langkawi. In this race there is no gender restriction, anyone can participate who is above 18 years. It is a highly challenging mixed trail race, having roads passing through Kampong village, mangrove flats and cliffs.
There are 6 categories that will be assigned on the day of the event as per Nationality, Gender and Age, which will be Men’s International Open, Women’s International Open, Men’s Local 18-39, Women’s Local 18-39, Men’s Local Veteran 40+, Women’s Local Veteran 40+. Those who are not from the Malaysian region will be added in the Open Categories.
The participants who are able to complete the race within a short span are considered winners in their respective categories. They are awarded Finisher’s Medal and a Finisher’s Tee, rest participants who have completed the race within 6 hours can request an e-Certificate of participation only.
Kelab Amal Wanita Langkawi
Kelab Amal Wanita Langkawi is a Charity Club of women, which is since 1991 conducting different events to raise funds and help the underprivileged people. It is a non-government body, working for the sake of Langkawians. In 2016, they have organized a Charity Silver Jubilee Gala Dinner to celebrate its 25 years of charitable work on the 15th of April 2016. This type of event will be the first of Langkawi festivals and events in 2016.
2016 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Off Road Triathlon Series
The XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour finale will be held this year on 7th May 2016 in Langkawi. This time the tour competitors that will include Asian-elite, top 15 amateur and professional racers will be offered double points. The racers will be held champions in each division on the basis of their best 3 scores.
It is one of the grand Langkawi festivals and events in 2016, which features exclusively a 10k trail run, 1.5k ocean swims and 34k mountain bike. The event organizers have received a certified stamped approval from the “Caverman”Stoltz. Top five pro men and women will be awarded $10,000 USD, i.e. 1st will receive $2000, 2nd $1500, 3rd $800, 4th $400 and 5th $300. The points earned by the competitors will be accumulated till 2017 XTERRA Malaysia Grand Finale.
Langkawi Art Biennale 2016
This event was first held in which a large number of artists participated from 38 countries and created their masterpieces on the theme of Migration. Langkawi Art Biennale 2016 will be focusing this on the “Exploration”. The artists participating in this event will explore and experience Langkawi deeply. Artists will discover new things about Langwai’s mixed cultures and the religions being followed here. It is going to be one of the superb Langkawi festivals and events in 2016.
They shall go through the limitless range of the island’s special food, different lifestyle of the dwellers and will also study about there serene nature and beautiful beaches. The Langkawi Art Biennale 2016 EXPLORATION will be held from 16th November 2016-23rd November 2016. The study of artists will not only help in presenting the bestest piece of art, but in also drawing attention of people and other authorities towards the betterment.
These are some of the events of 2016 that will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia. As soon as we shall get more news about the festivals and events, we shall update them here for your ease. So stay tuned with us.