The festival aims to be the leading tourism-driven music festival in the region, while promoting the city of Miri.
Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.
One of the most celebrated new three-day gastronomic events, Ubud Food Festival will spice up your culinary adventure. It does not stop at outstanding chefs and innovative cuisine.
The Hoa Phuong Do (red flamboyant) Festival 2017 will be held in the northern port city of Hai Phong, from May 12-14. The theme of the festival this year is “Hai Phong vuon ra bien lon” (Hai Phong reaching out to the sea).
ITEX is an international platform for local and international inventors and research scientists to present their inventions and innovations.
Every year, thousands of Buddhist monks gather in Borobudur Temple to perform a blissful ceremony called Praksadina. As a tribute to birth, death, and the enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama (known to most of us as Buddha), Vesak Day is one of the most popular rituals in Indonesia.
This festival is held during the sixth full moon of the lunar calendar for the Buddha. Candlelight processions are held in temples to mark the birth date of Buddha.
This ritual commemorates the date 2500 years ago when the Buddha gained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi tree. Pilgrims pour water on the Bodhi trees in pagoda compounds to keep them fresh in the summer heat of May.
Festivities for Vesak Day begin at the crack of dawn in Singapore, as devout Buddhists congregate at temples for a ceremony. This is when the Buddhist flag is hoisted, and hymns are sung in praise of the Buddha, the Dharma (his teachings), and the Sangha (his disciples).
Come and volunteer in this unique Outreach Programme as the dive team’s Turtle Spotters or Research Assistants on board a research vessel in Mabul Island.
22 - 26 January 2018