Derived from Isen (Abstinence) and Mulang (Surrender), Isen Mulang means to ‘never give up and strive to achieve.’ The festival contains a series of competitions in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, displaying distinct Dayak Cultures through a ride down the river with whimsically decorated boats.
A great platform to empower the Jawi script. The event brings calligraphy experts from Southeast Asia to share their artwork and experiences. There will be poetry as well as Islamic art competitions and recitals.
May 18th is designated as the World Museum Day by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Entry to Sabah Museum is free and special collections can be viewed too.
The royal Ploughing ceremony marks the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season, and is usually held at the start of the rainy season in late May.
One of the country’s biggest, and most colorful harvest festival every May 15th, along with the harvest festivals of certain towns in Quezon Province. These are the Philippines best known harvest festivals to honor the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro de Labrador. Known as the “Pahiyas”, the festival is deeply rooted in the traditional celebration of the townsfolk in thanksgiving for bounty harvest. Decorations called “Kiping”, leaf-shaped and multi-colored rice paste wafers which are used to decorate the facades of the homes along with fruits and flowers from nature. The visual and culinary feast has gained national and international recognition. The Lucban town center, about 130 kilometers south of Manila, is a permanent facility for merchandising local hand-made crafts and delicacies including special events that showcase the lifestyle of its environs.
This staircase run has gained much popularity among local and international sports enthusiasts, young and old. Participants must complete an 800-metre run uphill before conquering 2,058 steps and reaching the top level at 283 meters.
An eco-tourism and adventure racing event that tests the endurance of participants while promoting the breathtaking sights of Tioman Island.
Organised in conjunction with the Duan Wu Festival, this Chinese tradition has evolved throughout the years into one of the main sporting events in Sabah.
The Khau Pha Paragliding Festival will be held on May 13th and 14th around Khau Pha Mountain Pass as part of the 2017 Yen Bai Tourism Year.
Bun Bang Fai Festival is an ancient local festival, which is associated with traditional Thai beliefs in the supernatural powers that help promote the production of rice crops for the coming planting season. In the rainy season, the local people believe that the God would hear the entreaties that they create or "Bang Fai" to send to heaven and bless them with plentiful rain for rice cultivation. So, the celebration is entirely to the God of rain.
22 - 26 January 2018