An important Hindu festival featuring kavadis or ornate frames carried by devotees. The festival attracts over one million people at Batu Caves, a world-renowned Hindu cave temple.
A signicant international-level sailing competition featuring 50 sailing boats from around the world and top teams from the Asia Pacific.
The Thailand New Year Countdown Celebrations will carry the hallmarks of fun and genuine hospitality that make the kingdom such a rewarding destination to visit. The celebrations to greet the New Year in Thailand are always full of fun activities, including concerts, stage performances, fireworks displays and a mass countdown to welcome New Year in a traditional Thai way by visiting a temple. Thai people believe that paying a homage to the Buddha image ensures a good start to a New Year and favourable prospects of happiness and good luck.
Celebrate Christmas in the tropics with the Prime Minister of Malaysia! Experience the festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country’s various festivals in line with the spirit of 1Malaysia. Guests will be enthralled by cultural performances and traditional delicacies.
The ISAF Youth Worlds has seen a whole host of star studded names compete and take honours across its 44 -year history. Over 300 of the world's top youth sailors are expected to compete in Langkawi in a bid to add their name to the star studded list that includes Olympic and America's Cup stars such as Russell Coutts (NZL), Alessandra Sensini (ITA) and Ben Ainslie (GBR). The 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds, the 45th edition of the regatta, will see the addition of the Girl's Skiff - 29er where the winner will be awarded with a brand new ISAF perpetual trophy, the Malaysia Sailing Association President's Trophy.
The Christmas spirit is made merrier with Malaysia's tropical weather and friendly people. Visitors will be spoilt for choice as there are many restaurants, bistros, shopping malls and hotels that offer great promotions planned specially for the occasion. Join in the celebration and have a sunny Christmas in Malaysia!
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, in collaboration with the relevant government agencies, private sector and people of Ayutthaya, have organised the fair to celebrate the "World Heritage City" every year. The fair features activities that include the Buddha's relic to the merit making ceremony called Thaksinanupathan, light and sound presentation and the reproduced atmosphere of Ayutthaya, shows and performances on main stage of cultural shows, ancient markets, local music, beauty contests and a lot more activities. OTOP product fairs, local good fair and a wide variety of delicious Thai dishes and local dishes are also offered at the festival.
The Festival International Sport Extreme (FISE) was created in 1997 and is now the biggest action sports festival worldwide for sport professionals and amateurs in skateboard, BMX, wakeboard, inline skate and mountain bike. For nailing-biting action and to see the latest stunts and tricks in this extreme sports, head on to beautiful Langkawi island for front-row seats.
The festival finds its root in Bacolor where a much simpler activity was held...
Cheer on your favourite rowing teams featuring 20 to 22 sturdy men and urge them on to cross the finish line first and gain the ultimate victory at the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival. Watch as traditional dragon-headed boats decorated in flamboyant décor and painted in multi colours glide across the waters to the rhythm of pounding drumbeats. The event also gives you the chance to witness a host of ancient religious and cultural rites including those featuring rice dumplings, performed at Teluk Bahang Dam.
22 - 26 January 2018