Matta Fair 2016
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; Bintang Megamall Miri, Sarawak; Batu Pahat, Johor (www. mattafair.org.my). Malaysia’s popular travel roadshow goes down south and to East Malaysia these next few months. Be on the lookout for exclusive itineraries, discounted flights, family packages and more. Just be sure to keep an eye on your children and your belongings; it’s easy to get lost in the crowd and pickpockets are known to roam the event. (Kota Kinabalu & Miri) May 6-8; (Batu Pahat) Jul 30-31.
Royal Floria Putrajaya
Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya (03 88931967 / www.floriaputrajaya.com.my). Conveniently held during the upcoming school holidays, this year’s edition of the annual flower festival Royal FLORIA Putrajaya is featuring the chrysanthemum as the theme flower. Bring the kids to see full flowers in bloom, beautifully landscaped gardens, exhibitions on terrariums, bonsais and the suiseki (a type of naturally shaped rock), even a Cat Pavilion. There will also be fun activities like flower arrangement demonstrations, gardening workshops, watercolour contests, arts and crafts, and more. Kids will love the Magical Gardens, outfitted with different sections like the Mystical Forest, Chrysanthemum Garden, Mermaid’s World and Candy Courtyard. If you or the kids get hungry, the festival also includes FLORIA Flavours, the food hub which will feature dishes from states all over the country. May 27-Jun 4. Adults, RM22; Children, disabled, elderly, RM11; (With MyKad) Adults, RM7.50; Children, disabled, elderly, RM3.50. Entry to Magical Gardens, Adults, RM10.50; Children, disabled, elderly, RM5.50.