It is the only race in Bangkok to be held at midnight, and offers competitors a choice of 2 distances - 6km or 12km. The city streets will be closed and protected by a police and security contingent of about 400 officers, and supported along the route by local residents, and shop owners together with the management and staff of the Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok. The atmosphere is tremendous, with over 5000 runners, both local people and foreigners. The winners for the best record in 12km of male and female championship will receive the Royal trophy of HRH Princess Sirindhorn. The proceeds from the event will be donated to some very worthy causes such as supporting the education of children whose parents have very tragically passed away due to HIV infection and supporting for a Better Life Project which supports educational opportunities for underprivileged children in poor areas of Thailand.
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar which lasts for 9 days. During this time, local residents of Chinese ancestry strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of cleansing and merit-making. It is believed that the vegetarian festival and its accompanying sacred rituals such as walking barefooted over hot coals and ascending ladders with bladed rungs are performed by entranced devotees known as "Ma Song".
Since the first event held back in 2001, the world renowned Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, MIGF, has established itself as the pinnacle of gastronomic excellence in the region. Into its 14th successive year, the Festival never fails to excite and surprise with both local and international diners eagerly looking forward to see what the Festival has in store.
Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur 2015, ATP 250 World Tour The Malaysian Open Kuala Lumpur celebrates its 7 th anniversary this year with international tennis stars such as Richard Gasquet, David Ferrer, and Grigor Dimitrov going head- to-head with each other. This year’s ATP 250 tournament carries a total prize money of USD1,041,540 and will be played from September 26th to October 4 th at the indoor hard courts at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil.
Arm wrestling is no child’s play! What kids consider as a playful demonstration of their strength is taken seriously by adults in this 37th World Arm Wrestling Championship. The World Arm Wrestling Federation (WAF), the official body that governs the sport with 67 countries registered as members, organises this world championship annually. The event lasts for 10 days with more than 5 categories with different weight classes and is set to attract more than 1,500 participants from all over the world. Malaysia is the host country of the 37th World Arm Wrestling Championship this year and will be the second Asian nation to host (WAF) Championship since 2005.
A religious festival honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region...
Hari Raya Aidil Adha
In this festival, offerings are made for dead ancestors to obtain merit...
Rhythm of Kinabalu profiles Sabah’s traditional music, performed by musicians from various local ethnic groups. The eclectic mix of ethnic communities from Sabah features unique instruments made from bamboo (gamelan, flute, bungkau, etc.), metal (gamelan, gongs, etc.) and wood (gabang, harp, etc.). Here’s your chance to discover the sounds and rhythms of the rich culture of Sabah!
22 - 26 January 2018