Experience the Deepavali festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country’s various festivals.
‘Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.
This event aims to bring awareness to preserve and conserve the marine life, especially the endangered sea turtles.
Sail Malaysia is held to introduce yatching activities and to encourage marine tourism in Malaysia.
After the rains, the monks would need new robes and on the full moon day, the offering of new robes for the monks are held. It is called the Khahtein ceremony. Sets of new robes and other offerings such as slippers, umbrellas, alms bowls, food, towels, soap and other necessities are presented to monks. Cash offerings for monasteries are also collected and displayed on wooden frames built in the shape of a tree.
The Loi (or Loy) Krathong festival is celebrated nationwide as the full moon of the 12th lunar month – usually in November – lights up the night sky.
A mountain bike event crossing the hilly roads at Teluk Chempedak. The adventurous trails and narrow roads challenge every rider while the beautiful beaches provide a tranquil backdrop.
A platform for young talents in the professional singing arena to expand their wings globally in line with their musical advancement.
Celebrated during the full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk (usually in November), the Cambodian Water Festival known as Bon Om Touk heralds the reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap river, a major focus of life for many Cambodians. The festival also commemorates the end of the country’s rainy season, and its origins date back to the 12th century.
One month later the Tazaungdine Festival of Lights is celebrated, held on the full moon day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar (Tazaungmon). This is a national holiday in Myanmar, and marks the end of the rainy season. In Shan State, particularly in Taunggyi, hot air balloons lit with candles are released to celebrate the full moon day, while alms giving and charity are undertaken as a means of merit-making.
22 - 26 January 2018