Underlining the country’s growing influence in the regional economy, the spotlight will turn to Indonesia this April as the 24th World Economic Forum on East Asia takes place from 19th to 21st April 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel in the capital city of Jakarta.
Locally known as Pesta Kesenian Bali, the Bali Arts Festival, which takes place from every second Saturday of June to the second Saturday of July, is a yearly celebration of the arts in all its forms – from music and dance, to art, photography, cuisine and literature.
The shin Pyu or novitiation ceremony, where young male Buddhists become novice monks, dates back to the time of the Buddha, some 2,500 years ago, when the Buddha granted His son the heritage of becoming a novice.
The Elephant Race Festival takes place in springtime, normally in the third lunar month. In preparation for the festive day, people take their elephants to places where they can eat their fill.
The Mid-Autumn Festival of Tet Trung Thu is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month – usually in September or early October – coinciding with the full moon.
The Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival is by far the most elaborate of the traditional candle procession ceremonies in Thailand that mark Asanha Bucha day, the start of the Buddhist Lent.
The queens of tennis held court at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, where they served up some top tennis action.