The gong is one of the quintessential musical instruments of Sabah and is produced by craft makers in Matunggong, Kudat. See how they are made and played to produce the unique sounds of ethnic Sabah music.
This festival commemorates the time when the Buddha returned to earth after preaching in the abode of celestials during the three months of Lent.
The annual Keo Pagoda Festival lasts three days during which lots of religious and traditional rituals and customs are held in celebration of the Buddhist monk who rendered great merits to the people and the country.
The WTA Finals Singapore brings together the greatest women in the tennis world to compete for the coveted championship titles and USD$ 7 million over eight smashing days.
The Borneo Bird Festival celebrates the feathered beauties of Borneo, creating public awareness in conservation efforts while promoting birdwatching and eco-tourism activities.
Running for 15 days, the Phchum Ben Day Festival is dedicated to blessing the spirits of the dead. This is one of the most culturally significant in Cambodia, culminating in celebrations on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer lunar calendar, at the end of the Buddhist lent (usually late September or early to mid-October).
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival has its origin around 180 years ago when a Chinese opera company travelled to the area. On the 6th day of the festival, a religious procession takes place around the city. Part of this procession involves acts of face and body piercing. Throughout this period, many of the locals wear white clothes to represent purity.
The first MotoGP in Thailand will be taking place in Chang International Circuit, Buri Ram Province. World’s famous riders, Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, will lead more than 90 talented drivers, including the one and only Thai to participate in the Moto3 World Championship throughout the season, Honda Team Asia’s Nakarin Atiratphuvapat, alongside wild card Thai riders to excite motorsport fans in Thailand.
The cluster monuments of Tran Temple is located in the surbub of Nam Dinh in a large area of more than 10 hecta with many communal houses, pagodas, temples, tombs, stone shrines which were errected at the place where the old palaces used to stand.
As one of the homes for the most abundant and expertly created handicrafts, Indonesia has been exhibiting their finest craftsmen in several events; one of the largest is the Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair (INACRAFT).