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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.
In the evening of the Full Moon Day, teams of weavers compete to finish a monk’s rube during the night, to be offered to Buddha images at dawn the next day. It is a major event at the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Initiated as an exhibition that represents the dynamic art practice in Jogjakarta in 1988, Biennale Jogja immediately became one of the most powerful and faithful visual arts events in Indonesia. Widely known as a flagship of contemporary exhibitions, Biennale Jogja has shown a great deal of contribution to the local and regional art scene in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
Like other pagoda festivals with the usual entertainment provided. Myanmar thanaka, sandalwood and woven textiles (cotton blankets and longyis mainly) can be bought at the various stalls around the pagoda area.
1Malaysia Year End Sale is part of the country’s thrice yearly nationwide sales campaign to promote Malaysia as a world-class shopping destination to domestic and international tourists. Shopping Secretariat Malaysia, Domestic Promotion Division, Malaysia
Shwe Dagon Pagoda is the most well known pagoda in Myanmar and this Pagoda Festival is one of the most visited festivals for pilgrims all over the country. There is a competition to weave the holy robes using traditional looms to be offered to the Buddha Images at the four corners of the pagoda before dawn. Monks recite the Holy Scriptures 24 hours continuously throughout the duration of the festival, Buddhist devotees pay homage every day and their donations go towards the preservation of the Pagoda.
This is an annual event which brings cycling enthusiasts from Malaysia and around the world such as Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia etc, to the historical town of Melaka.
The much anticipated eight-day event is one of the ultimate gruelling yet exciting off-road challenges traversing the rugged terrain of Sabah.
22 - 26 January 2018