Experience the Christmas festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country’s various festivals.
As a melting pot of different religions and cultures, with people from every country residing in this metropolitan city-state, it is not surprising that Christmas has become one of the key celebrations in Singapore.
The lengthy 450-kilometre Cambodian coastline covers the provinces of Sihanoukville, Koh Kong, Kampot, and Kep. The Sea Festival rotates between these four provinces, heralding several days of beach and watersports activities. The festival occurs in early December, coinciding with Cambodia's monsoon-free cool months.
The Filipinos take pride in celebrating the world’s longest Christmas season or Pasko, derived from the Spanish word “pascua”. The four months that end with the syllable –ber are considered Christmas months, which is why department stores and households start playing carols on the first day of September! And the holiday season does not end until the Feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings which falls around January 6.
This important Islamic holiday does not have a fixed date, but the celebrations of Mawlid, or the Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, usually take place in January or February – celebrated during the 3rd month of the Islamic calendar, the Rabi’ al-awwal. On this date the Sultan and the rest of the royal Brunei family typically lead a procession throughout Bandar Seri Begawan to mark the occasion.
A three-day fiesta featuring an incredible range of indoor and outdoor activities such as futsal, street soccer, etc.
The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon runs a 21-kilometer course that begins and ends at the historic Angkor Wat temple complex. Over 7,800 runners from all over the world joined the last marathon, with even more signing up year after year! For more information, visit their website: angkormarathon.org.
Watch the experts take on the waves in the beautiful Cherating beach. Participation will include surfers from Singapore, Australia, Maldives and France.
The KL Tower Hunt takes participants on a 300 km journey, from KL Tower in the capital city, to KOMTAR in the northern state of Penang, in a quest to complete challenges and clues relating to Malaysia’s heritage.
Whip out your cameras and smartphones, and get ready to snap some seriously stunning shots as you experience Christmas on A Great Street at Orchard Road.
22 - 26 January 2018