Bun Bang Fai Festival is an ancient local festival, which is associated with traditional Thai beliefs in the supernatural powers that help promote the production of rice crops for the coming planting season. In the rainy season, the local people believe that the God would hear the entreaties that they create or "Bang Fai" to send to heaven and bless them with plentiful rain for rice cultivation. So, the celebration is entirely to the God of rain. On the festival day, the beautiful rockets in different styles are paraded to the launch site. The local people dress in colourful traditional costumes and dance to accompany the procession. The highlight of the festival is the launch time. The rockets are fired from their launch platforms one by one. Noisy folk music and cheers can be heard for each liftoff and the rocket that reaches the greatest height is declared the winner.
The inaugural Borneo Jazz Festival was held in 2006, with the vision of being the leading music festival in the region while promoting tourism to Miri and Sarawak’s northern regions. Not only would visitors have a fun-filled and entertaining experience, the annual event also showcases Miri as a truly cosmopolitan city with fascinating cultural attractions.
The Royal Ploughing Ceremony, or 'Bon Chroat Preah Nongkoal' in the Khmer language, is solemnly celebrated at the beginning of the sowing and planting season...
The annual international cycling event: the International Tour de Banyuwangi-Mt.Ijen 2015 to be held from 6th to 9th May 2015, will again highlight the Banyuwangi Regency in East Java province. Combining the exciting sport of bicycle racing with tourism, this year the event will have the added attraction ofmore booths at the start and finish lines of each stage, featuring top products from small and medium scale businesses in the regency.
16th Borneo Island International Bike Festival (BIIBBF)
XTERRA - Off road version of the triathlon (swim, mountain bike & trail run) has hundreds of events in 14 countries and is still growing. The typical XTERRA comprised of the following discipline: 1.5km swim; 30k mountain bike; 11km trail run. This year XTERRA World Tour includes 23 countries i.e. South Africa, New Zealand, Philippines, Guam, Costa Rica, Saipan, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Greece, Switzerland, Canada, France, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Republic Czech, Japan, England and Denmark.
Flavour of BIMP-EAGA
Indonesia will promote the country's finest features at the World Expo Milano (WEM) 2015 in Milan, Italy, scheduled to take place for a full 6 months from 1st May to 31st October 2015. Held once every five years, the colossal scaled non-commercial international expo will be held at Rho area at the western part of Milan. The expo covers a total area of 110 hectares, involving participation from 146 countries, and is expected to attract around 64 million people.
Come and join one of Sabah’s biggest and most vividly decorated cultural parades that incorporate dance, music, fashion, food and more. The Sabah Fest 2015 presents a wonderful blend of cultural and natural heritage that is richly embedded in folklore prelude to the state-wide Harvest Festival celebration. This superbly entertaining cultural extravaganza is where visitors can expect a slice of the most decadently stuffed cultural activities, shows and delicacies. Whether you are an explorer with a taste for culture or just a tourist looking for new experiences, this 2015 Sabah Fest is the perfect destination for you!
The World Harvest Festival is an ethnic festival that is one of the highlights of the Gawai Dayak celebration and provides an opportunity for visitors with an appetite for culture to learn the cultures, traditions and aspirations of the Dayak community. The main highlight of the World Harvest Festival is the theme play which had received rave reviews from the media in the past. Visitors can also sample traditional food that will surely tickle your taste buds as well as participate in a series of workshops by local cultural troupes. The popular ethnic beauty pageant lends colour and vibrancy to the event as it is one of the most highly-anticipated portion of the festival. Join us at this culturally-packed event at the 2015 World Harvest Festival.
22 - 26 January 2018