Islam has embedded its beliefs and daily practices in Indonesia for centuries, creating a culture and a way of life that is diversified with local wisdom; these ways of life are also deeply rooted in the city of Bengkulu. The Tabot ceremony in Bengkulu is a mourning commemoration for the death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. Although it is a part of acculturation with India, the Bengkulu people proudly carry it as one of their own beloved ceremonies.
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 event is a traditional ritual in which the Khmer ethnic minority celebrates the Dolta Ceremony to commemorate the merits of their ancestors and wish for happiness and peace for their souls.
The theme is Kuala Lumpur Belas (KLBelas / Be Loved) which showcases the socio-cultural practices inspired by a caring attitude and mercy to ensure the well-being of mankind.
The ASEAN Para Games were first held in Malaysia in 2001. This biennial championship for the physically-challenged athletes is aimed at promoting friendship, development of sports and integrating para athletes into the ASEAN society.
This is the ultimate test of speed and thrills as top racers from around the world converge in Malaysia.
‘Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.
The finding of a ‘special‘ cross that draws devotees to pray and worship at the small chapel led to a wider spectrum of believes and faith.
This three-day Melaka food festival features celebrity chefs, famous hotels, homestays and restaurants across the nation dishing out local delicacies and cuisines.
The run takes place in Taman Negara, Malaysia’s premier national park, to raise awareness of our natural resources.