On the 15th day of the seventh lunar month, the Vietnamese believe the gates of hell open, allowing the souls of the dead to visit their family back on earth. Thus their descendants create lavish offerings to serve on ancestral altars, or gather in pagodas to hear monks lecture about the value of family. At night, families set lit lanterns afloat down the river.
The fair is meant to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, who has played a vital role in developing Thai silk and making it known throughout the world. This fair will display the textile manufacturing in the local communities along with the fashion show under the theme of Thai Silk Fashion Week featuring various famous Thai and international designers.
Set in the Riau Islands Province's Bintan Island, the inaugural 2015 Bintan IronMan takes place on August 23; winners compete for prizes totaling US$25,000, as well as 40 age-group qualifying slots in the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Queensland, Australia.
The Bras Basah/Bugis heritage precinct transforms into a midsummer’s night's celebration, with spectacular aerial performances, live music, dances and art installations centered on Armenian Street and spilling into the rest of the district.
S.i.T is a scuba diving programme with a difference. It offers skilled and semi-skilled divers not only an opportunity to enjoy Tioman’s glorious underwater world but also help conserve the island’s majestic reefs, adopt a coral, and clean the beach. For a minimal fee of RM50, participants can take part in the “Adopt-a-Coral” programme which allows them to tag their company or even their own name on the corals. On their next visit to Tioman Island, they can check on the growth progress of their corals.
Kadayawan Festival is an annual celebration in the City of Davao during the third (3rd) week of August...
For the first time ever, Malaysia is hosting a mask festival, which will highlight unique performance arts that use masks as a prop. Visitorsto the festival will be exposed to traditional masksfrom all over the world during the mask parade. Among the participating countries are Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Brazil, Thailand, China, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.
This festival showcases the cultural diversity and heritage of the community in Sibu, which is located in the heart of Sarawak. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Malay, Melanau, Dayak, and Chinese. Enjoy their traditional dances, arts, games, as well as music. This annual festival also welcomes the participation of cultural groups from other countries in Asia. This year, there will be performances by Indonesia Bamboo Community, SWARA-NATYA from India, a traditional percussion quartet and Nanta Performance Team from South Korea, and No Noise Percussion from Peninsular Malaysia.
You know you are witnessing the lead-up to the country’s National Day when the island starts turning a particular shade of red and white – largely from the flags fluttering from buildings, houses and even cars.
One of Thailand's best-established music festivals, the Hua Hin Jazz Festival presents a dazzling lineup of both local and international jazz artists free of charge to the music-loving public.