According to its organisers, the festival is a great experience for people to take their family and friends to, and provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about biotechnology in a "fun-filled manner".
They have predicted that it will go on to become a "landmark event" in the coming years and said it should help to raise awareness of the scientific field across the country.
Scientists, academics, students, policymakers and members of the media are all expected to attend, with the organisers forecasting that more than 100,000 people will check out the various displays and exhibitions, which include biotechnology-based interactive games.
With the level of interest expected to be so high, tourists would be wise to book nearby accommodation - such as Langkawi hotels - in the run-up to the carnival.
Travellers can catch a ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Kedah, located just a short distance from Alor Setar, for 36 Malaysian ringgits (£7.35) for a return journey.
For more information on this event, visit the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre website.
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