Shwe Dagon Pagoda is the most well known pagoda in Myanmar and this Pagoda Festival is one of the most visited festivals for pilgrims all over the country. There is a competition to weave the holy robes using traditional looms to be offered to the Buddha Images at the four corners of the pagoda before dawn. Monks recite the Holy Scriptures 24 hours continuously throughout the duration of the festival, Buddhist devotees pay homage every day and their donations go towards the preservation of the Pagoda.
This is an annual event which brings cycling enthusiasts from Malaysia and around the world such as Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia etc, to the historical town of Melaka.
The much anticipated eight-day event is one of the ultimate gruelling yet exciting off-road challenges traversing the rugged terrain of Sabah.
Jakarta Marathon is the biggest city marathon in Indonesia, recognized internationally as a world-class marathon throughout Southeast Asia. Every year, the marathon is participated by about 15,000 runners. With a growing number each year, Jakarta Marathon is divided into four categories: 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon. The full marathon offers runners to comb the streets, landmarks, and architecture of Jakarta.
The most spectacular event of the year is the Hot Air Balloon Festival held every November in Taunggyi commonly called the Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival.
This festival will feature cultural shows, exhibitions, mask painting demonstrations, face painting, masks & face painting contests and masquerade walks.
Organised annually in Kota Belud, Tamu Besar is the biggest traditional open-air market in the state.
See how gongs are made and played. It is the backbone of almost any ethnic musical ensemble in the state.
An excellent chance for visitors to learn about Perak’s folk arts such as dance, music, singing, traditional theatre, fashion, martial arts, crafts, folk games, traditions and food.
Located at the Vastenburg Fort, City of Solo, Central Java, Indonesia International Mask Festival (IIMF) showcases unique traditional mask dance performances from every corner of the world, including the iconic mask dances of Indonesia. This event aims to develop Javanese creative industry and to feature the world’s most attractive performance arts for everyone.
22 - 26 January 2018