Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2017
31 December 2017
End the year with a bang – literally – at the climax of the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown.

Thailand’s New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017
31 December 2017
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.

Cherating Point Cup
From 30 December 2017 – 31 December 2017
A surfing tournament with participants from Malaysia and overseas. This event supports the local surfing community and attracts international tourists to Cherating.

Malaysia Christmas Open House Celebration 2017
25 December 2017
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. The Portuguese Settlement, Melaka is one of the top places to experience Christmas in Malaysia.

Christmas 2017
25 December 2017
Christmas in Singapore is a big celebration that gives the locals another excuse to do what they love most: eat and shop.

Beserah Tengkujuh Ride
17 December 2017
A unique event held for the first time in Pahang. Participants will enjoy the experience of riding in the rain all along the race route.

Pasko – Christmas in the Philippines 2017
From 16 December 2017 – 06 January 2018
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!

Cherating Night Surfing
From 16 December 2017 – 17 December 2017
The first night surfing event held in Malaysia. Spectators can enjoy watching the professionals surf while enjoying beach games, stage performances and much more.

Cherating International Surfing
From 16 December 2017 – 17 December 2017
Watch the experts take on the waves at the beautiful Cherating beach, a favourite spot among surfing enthusiasts from around the world.

The Rungus Photography & Art Exhibition 2017
From 07 December 2017 – 09 December 2017
Learn about the Rungus culture and heritage in this exhibition. Enjoy an array of activities including a traditional Rungus fashion show, traditional handicraft exhibition and musical shows.

Lao National Day 2017
02 December 2017
This celebrates the 1975 victory of the people over the monarchy. However, it is mainly a day for government events and public participation is limited to flying the Lao and Communist flags.

Christmas Wonderland
From 02 December 2017 – 01 January 2018
Fancy sipping on a warm mug of glühwein (mulled wine) or wolfing down gingerbread treats at the famed European Christmas markets? Good news — you won’t have to travel to find yourself in a Winter Wonderland.

Baa Lets Go to the Park 2017
From 02 December 2017 – 03 December 2017
This is the perfect opportunity to explore Sabah Agriculture Park, home to a variety of gardens, blooms and all things green.

Bamboo Music Festival
29 November 2017
A day filled with cultural activities and traditional musical performances by the Bamboo Orchestra as well as traditional sports, bamboo product exhibits and sales.

Higantes Festival 2017
From 22 November 2017 – 23 November 2017
Angono’s joyous fiesta in honor of San Clemente whose image, resplendent in papal investment, is borne by male devotees during a procession accompanied by parehadoras devotees dressed in colorful local costumes, wooden shoes and carrying boat paddles and higantes, giant paper mache effigies.

Surin Elephant Round-Up and Elephant Show 2017
From 18 November 2017 – 19 November 2017
Surin province is well-known for its domestic elephant village where it holds ‘Surin Elephant Round-Up’ every year to show various performance by elephants. This event also promotes tourism and preserves the local way of life of a profound bond among people and elephants in this province.

Festival Gendang Sarawak (Sarawak Drum Fest)
From 18 November 2017 – 19 November 2017
Drums echo the rhythm of life and are an important part of our heritage. The gendang of Sarawak will be featured as an integral part of the Malay lifestyle as well as the traditions of the different ethnicities of Sarawak.

Kuala Perlis Water Festival
17 November 2017
Watch longboat and traditional sports in this water festival.

Panggung Seni Tradisional 2017
From 17 November 2017 – 18 November 2017
The traditional arts theatre presents classical masterpieces synonymous with the Malaysian culture. It will be a true cultural journey.

Remembrance Day
12 November 2017
Also known as “Poppy Day”, this event brings war veterans from the Commonwealth Countries as well as locals and visitors from around the world to pay tribute to the fallen heroes.

Malaysia Deepavali Open House Celebration
11 November 2017
Experience the Deepavali festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country’s various festivals.

Semarak Bangsawan Malaysia
From 10 November 2017 – 12 November 2017
‘Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.

Borneo Divers Celebration of Sea Turtles
From 06 November 2017 – 09 November 2017
This event aims to bring awareness to preserve and conserve the marine life, especially the endangered sea turtles.

Sail Malaysia – Passage to Langkawi Yacht Rally
From 05 November 2017 – 09 December 2017
Sail Malaysia is held to introduce yatching activities and to encourage marine tourism in Malaysia.

Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone 2017
04 November 2017
After the rains, the monks would need new robes and on the full moon day, the offering of new robes for the monks are held. It is called the Khahtein ceremony. Sets of new robes and other offerings such as slippers, umbrellas, alms bowls, food, towels, soap and other necessities are presented to monks. Cash offerings for monasteries are also collected and displayed on wooden frames built in the shape of a tree.

Loi Krathong Festival 2017
04 November 2017
The Loi (or Loy) Krathong festival is celebrated nationwide as the full moon of the 12th lunar month – usually in November – lights up the night sky.

Teluk Chempedak Downhill Challenge
From 04 November 2017 – 05 November 2017
A mountain bike event crossing the hilly roads at Teluk Chempedak. The adventurous trails and narrow roads challenge every rider while the beautiful beaches provide a tranquil backdrop.

Konsert Koir Kebangsaan (National Concert Choir)
From 04 November 2017 – 05 November 2017
A platform for young talents in the professional singing arena to expand their wings globally in line with their musical advancement.

Bon Om Touk Cambodian Water Festival
03 November 2017
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.

Festival of Light (Tazaungdaing)
From 03 November 2017 – 05 November 2017
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.

1Malaysia Year End Sale 2017
From 01 November 2017 – 31 December 2017
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

Shwezigon Pagoda Festival 2017
From 31 October 2017 – 03 November 2017
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.

Melaka International Century Ride 2017 (MICR)
29 October 2017
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.

27th Borneo Safari International off-Road Challenge
From 29 October 2017 – 05 November 2017
The much anticipated eight-day event is one of the ultimate gruelling yet exciting off-road challenges traversing the rugged terrain of Sabah.

Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017
From 28 October 2017 – 03 November 2017
The most spectacular event of the year is the Hot Air Balloon Festival held every November in Taunggyi commonly called the Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival.

Festival Topeng Antarabangsa (Malaysia International Mask Festival)
From 28 October 2017 – 29 October 2017
This festival will feature cultural shows, exhibitions, mask painting demonstrations, face painting, masks & face painting contests and masquerade walks.

Tamu Besar Kota Belud
From 28 October 2017 – 29 October 2017
Organised annually in Kota Belud, Tamu Besar is the biggest traditional open-air market in the state.

Matunggong Gong Festival
From 28 October 2017 – 29 October 2017
See how gongs are made and played. It is the backbone of almost any ethnic musical ensemble in the state.

Festival Kesenian Rakyat Perak (Perak Folk Festival)
From 28 October 2017 – 29 October 2017
An excellent chance for visitors to learn about Perak’s folk arts such as dance, music, singing, traditional theatre, fashion, martial arts, crafts, folk games, traditions and food.

Boun That Luang – That Luang Stupa Festival
From 26 October 2017 – 03 November 2017
The Golden Stupa or Pha That Luang is the national symbol and most important religious monument in Laos and Vientiane’s most important Buddhist festival is Boun That Luang. The That Luang festival is held over three-seven days during the full moon of the twenty-fifth lunar month (November, but sometimes October).

Masskara Festival 2017
21 October 2017
Held every third weekend of October or on the closest weekend to October 19, it dramatizes the steadfast character of the Negrenses and symbolizes what the people of the City of Smiles do best: putting on a happy face when confronted with challenges.

Lanzones Festival 2017
From 21 October 2017 – 22 October 2017
Lanzones Festival is held every third week of October and it is a four day grand celebration of the lanzones fruit. The most important livelihood in Camiguin is lanzones. It is when a lot of tourists come to witness the joyous Lanzones festival.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2017
20 October 2017
The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is an annual event held during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar which lasts for 9 days.

Deepavali Festival of Lights 2017
18 October 2017
Deepavali or the ‘Festival of Lights’ is celebrated by Hindus with prayers, family gatherings and festivities. (From Tourism Malaysia website) For the Hindus, Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, signifies the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Oil lamps are lit in homes to symbolize this victory. Celebrated during the 7th month of the Hindu calendar, a traditional oil bath precedes the festivities. Hindu families will then visit temples and offer prayers at household altars.

Deepavali
18 October 2017
Celebrated by Hindus across the world to mark the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, the symbolism of Deepavali is aptly summed up in the simple act of lighting an oil lamp.

Cameron Ultra Marathon
From 14 October 2017 – 15 October 2017
Held in Cameron Highlands at an altitude between 1,135m to 2,031m above sea level, this race takes participants along tea plantations, vegetable farms and an Orang Asli Village.

Joget @ Melaka
From 14 October 2017 – 15 October 2017
Joget@Melaka showcases one of the most recognisable of Malay dances, known to all generations of Malaysians.

Semarak Bangsawan 2017
From 13 October 2017 – 15 October 2017
‘Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.

KL Fabulous Food Hunt 2017
07 October 2017
Kuala Lumpur Fabulous Food Hunt (KLFFH) is a food-explorace program. Its objective is to promote Food Tourism in Kuala Lumpur.

Deepavali Carnival
From 07 October 2017 – 18 October 2017
Deepavali Carnival brings together the best of Indian ethnic diversities in a single venue with lots of shopping and entertainment.

Festival Bendang (Bendang Fest)
From 06 October 2017 – 07 October 2017
Kedah Darul Aman is the nation’s rice bowl and in this festival, the rhythm of the pestle and mortar, known as Lesung, acts as a key element.

Boun Ork Phan Sa (End of Buddhist Lent) 2017
05 October 2017
Held on the full moon, this marks the end of the rainy season period for monastic seclusion. Monks who were ordained for the phansa period leave the Vat to reunite with their families. This festival also involves launching candle-lit offerings on the river at night.

Boun Lhai Heua Fai
05 October 2017
Lhai Heua Fai means “floating boats of light downstream”. This festival is celebrated on the night of the End of Lent. It is held all over Laos, especially where there is a river. The festival in Vientiane attracts big crowds of devotee and tourists but the one in Luang Prabang is even more spectacular. Every family makes a small round container, using banana leaves on a section of banana trunk. They put flowers, incense sticks, candles, betel nuts and other condiments for chewing and sometimes food and money. At the bank of the river, they light the candles, say prayers and send the boat of light floating away. The spectacle of thousands of boats of light with their twinkling candles on the Mekong River is most moving.

Full Moon of Thadingyut (End of Buddhist Lent) 2017
05 October 2017
This festival commemorates the time when the Buddha returned to earth after preaching in the abode of celestials during the three months of Lent. He descended at night and devotees greeted Him with lamps and lanterns. People decorate their houses with candles and coloured lanterns to symbolize this event. The festival of Light marks the end of Lent.

Perfect Livin 2017
From 05 October 2017 – 08 October 2017
A lifestyle home furnishing exhibition under one roof providing a complete range of technologies and products.

Kyaukse Dancing Elephant Festival
From 04 October 2017 – 06 October 2017
Visitors to Myanmar looking for something very out of the ordinary should attend the Dancing Elephant Festival held in Kyaukse, near Mandalay. However these marvelous performances are not the work of actual elephants, but teams of 2 men each in huge elephant costumes – made from bamboo and paper – who dance together in rhythm to the accompaniment of dobat and drums.

Mid Autumn Festival 2017
04 October 2017
Marking the end of the autumn harvest, the Mid-Autumn Festival was traditionally a time to give thanks to the gods.

Tet Trung Thu 2017
04 October 2017
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.

Lab Asia
From 03 October 2017 – 05 October 2017
The leading exhibition and conference for scientific instruments and laboratory equipment in Malaysia and the ASEAN region.

My Enduro Challenge
From 30 September 2017 – 01 October 2017
The Piala Tengku Amir-45 Enduro Challenge draws hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country and overseas in a motocross endure

Grand Prix Season Singapore
From 29 September 2017 – 01 October 2017
With blazing hot track action and a whole slew of island-wide concerts and parties, the city got all revved up for the Grand Prix Season Singapore.

Borneo Arts Festival 2017
From 29 September 2017 – 01 October 2017
Borneo Arts Festival is here again to set the arts scene ablaze with visual arts, ethnic music, cultural and contemporary performances, recitals and many more.

KL Tower International Jump Malaysia 2017
From 29 September 2017 – 02 October 2017
Every year, more than 100 daredevils make repeated jumps from the tower and make three second free falls before opening their chutes, leaving spectators breathless.

Culinaire Malaysia 2017
From 26 September 2017 – 29 September 2017
Malaysia’s largest culinary competition gathers international chefs and culinary artists from more than 14 countries including Europe and the Middle East.

Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge
From 22 September 2017 – 24 September 2017
Held at Rompin, this challenge is based on a catch and release concept. The competition is an annual event for fishing enthusiasts to pit their skills in catching bill fish.

Borneo International Orchid Show (BIOS)
From 22 September 2017 – 24 September 2017
Orchid enthusiasts and experts from around the world will share their love and passion for this enchanting flower during this annual show.

Rompin Festival
From 22 September 2017 – 30 September 2017
Rompin’s biggest event features a week-long carnival with sports activities, culture, arts, stage shows, exhibitions as well as food & beverages.

1st Day of Hijra Islamic New Year
21 September 2017
The first day of Hijra, or Islamic New Year, coincides with the first day of Muharram, which is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival
From 21 September 2017 – 08 October 2017
Set in and around the stilted villages of inle Lake, the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival is one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Myanmar, held from the 1st day of the waxing moon to the 3rd day after the full moon of Thadingyut (usually in September or October).

Phchum Ben Day All Soul Day
From 19 September 2017 – 21 September 2017
Running for 15 days, the Phchum Ben Day Festival is dedicated to blessing the spirits of the dead. This is one of the most culturally significant in Cambodia, culminating in celebrations on the 15th day of the tenth month in the Khmer lunar calendar, at the end of the Buddhist lent (usually late September or early to mid-October).

Bay Nui Bull Racing Festival 2017
19 September 2017
The event is a traditional ritual in which the Khmer ethnic minority celebrates the Dolta Ceremony to commemorate the merits of their ancestors and wish for happiness and peace for their souls.

Program Kuala Lumpur Biennale 2017 (KLB 2017)
From 19 September 2017 – 28 February 2018
The theme is Kuala Lumpur Belas (KLBelas / Be Loved) which showcases the socio-cultural practices inspired by a caring attitude and mercy to ensure the well-being of mankind.

ASEAN Para Games
From 17 September 2017 – 23 September 2017
The ASEAN Para Games were first held in Malaysia in 2001. This biennial championship for the physically-challenged athletes is aimed at promoting friendship, development of sports and integrating para athletes into the ASEAN society.

Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix 2017
From 15 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
This is the ultimate test of speed and thrills as top racers from around the world converge in Malaysia.

Malay Opera 2017
From 15 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
‘Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.

Feast of Santa Cruz
From 14 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
The finding of a ‘special‘ cross that draws devotees to pray and worship at the small chapel led to a wider spectrum of believes and faith.

The 11th Melaka Food Festival
From 11 September 2017 – 15 September 2017
This three-day Melaka food festival features celebrity chefs, famous hotels, homestays and restaurants across the nation dishing out local delicacies and cuisines.

Merapoh Forest Run
09 September 2017
The run takes place in Taman Negara, Malaysia’s premier national park, to raise awareness of our natural resources.

Rhythm of Kinabalu
From 09 September 2017 – 10 September 2017
Sabah’s ethnic sounds blend together to offer a combination of modern and traditional music unlikely to be found anywhere else on earth.

Penafrancia Viva La Virgen 2017
From 08 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
A religious festival honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region. The festivity begins on the second Friday of September when the image of the Virgin of Peñafrancia is carried by hundreds of male devotees from her shrine to Naga Cathedral. Main highlight is the fluvial procession along the Naga River.

MATTA Fair 2017
From 08 September 2017 – 10 September 2017
MATTA Fair will provide visitors with a host of exciting and value-for money travel options and excellent business and travel opportunities.

Global Gourmet Festival
From 08 September 2017 – 17 September 2017
Savour gastronomic delights from around the world in this festival.

International Travel Expo HCMC 2017
From 07 September 2017 – 09 September 2017
ITE HCMC has established itself as an important annual international travel event in Vietnam. It is a place where both international and regional buyers, suppliers, trade professionals and media partners from the tourism and travel organizations meet and exchange the latest and new developments in the industry.

Boun Khao Salak (Ancestor Festival Day) 2017
06 September 2017
In this festival, offerings are made for dead ancestors to obtain merit. Popular and exciting longboat-racing competitions are held to celebrate the river. This festival is held during the tenth full moon of the lunar calendar.

Vu Lan Festival (Holiday of the dead) 2017
05 September 2017
On the 15th day of the seventh lunar month, the Vietnamese believe the gates of hell open, allowing the souls of the dead to visit their family back on earth. Thus their descendants create lavish offerings to serve on ancestral altars, or gather in pagodas to hear monks lecture about the value of family. At night, families set lit lanterns afloat down the river.

Brunei Darussalam’s Hari Raya Aidil Adha
02 September 2017
The holier of the two major holidays in the Islamic calendar (Hari Raya Puasa is the other one), Aidil Adha commemorates Ibrahim’s obedience to Allah’s commandment to sacrifice his son. At the last minute, the Angel Jibra’il replaced the sacrifice with a sheep. To celebrate Hari Raya Aidil Adha, families sacrifice a sheep, dividing the meat between the family, relatives, and the poor and needy.

Singapore’s Hari Raya Haji 2017
01 September 2017
Lasting four days, Hari Raya Haji commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) complete faith and trust in God.

Malaysia’s Independence Day
31 August 2017
A carnival-like atmosphere pervades on the eve of Malaysia’s Independence Day celebration, as a night of mesmerizing dances, dazzling fireworks displays, and stunning performances by local artists all culminate to the Hari Merdeka countdown. At the stroke of midnight, the Jalur Gemilang (Malaysian flag) is raised, amidst the hearty shouts of “merdeka”, which means “independence” in Malay.

International Indian Shopping Festival
From 30 August 2017 – 03 September 2017
The 7th International Indian Shopping Festival 2017 or IISF showcases the best products and services in Indian culture and arts.

National Day Youth Carnival
30 August 2017
Held in conjunction with the National Day, the event features poem recitals, orchestra as well as musical and cultural performances.

Pesta Bunga Taman Pertanian, Tenom
From 26 August 2017 – 27 August 2017
Sabah’s rich floral heritage is celebrated with a flower sale, competitions, games and the Ratu Bunga (Flower Queen) beauty pageant.

The Rungus Photography & Art Exhibition
From 25 August 2017 – 26 August 2017
An event to honour the contributions of Rungus photographers. It features competitions, exhibitions, a Rungus fashion show, traditional dances, handicrafts and more.

Creative Dance Festival / Inspitari
From 25 August 2017 – 26 August 2017
A platform to create new dance forms and showcase the richness of Malaysian culture, brought to the Malaysian community and the world at large.

Panggung Seni Tradisional (Traditional Arts Showcase) 2017
From 25 August 2017 – 26 August 2017
The traditional arts theatre presents classical masterpieces synonymous with the Malaysian culture. It will be a true cultural journey.

Merdeka Day Open Regatta
From 25 August 2017 – 27 August 2017
An annual regatta held to celebrate Malaysia’s National Day and to promote sailing as a sporting event in Sabah.

World Gamelan Festival
From 25 August 2017 – 27 August 2017
Gamelan musicians gather in Kuala Terengganu to discuss and explore the finer nuances of this remarkable musical instrument. It also features a two-day workshop by professionals.

Asia Mountain Bike Series
From 25 August 2017 – 27 August 2017
The Asia Mountain Bike Series in Sabah has entered its fourth year. Catch the excitement as riders race downhill to the finishing line and win the champion’s jersey.

Boun Suang Heua – Boat Racing Festival 2017
24 August 2017
In Luang Prabang, Boun Suang Heua, or the Boat Racing Festival is held on Khao Padapdin, the Day of the Commemoration of the Dead (in August).

Home Love-2017
From 24 August 2017 – 27 August 2017
Home Love is the platform to obtain your dream home; from simple decorations, to furnishing, or an elaborate total makeover of the entire house.

Start In Tioman
From 24 August 2017 – 27 August 2017
This event encourages diving enthusiasts to choose Tioman as their diving destination and obtain their diving license at affordable prices.

Hungry Ghost Festival 2017
From 22 August 2017 – 19 September 2017
Just as the Americans have Halloween, the Chinese have the Hungry Ghost Festival (also known as Zhong Yuan Jie in Chinese), when the souls of the dead are believed to roam the earth.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2017
From 19 August 2017 – 20 August 2017
Kadayawan Festival is an annual celebration in the City of Davao during the third (3rd) week of August. It is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living.

Permainan Tradisional Malaysia (Malaysian Traditional Games)
From 19 August 2017 – 20 August 2017
Our traditional games are part of an intangible heritage and a symbol of unity and cultural diversity.

29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017
From 19 August 2017 – 31 August 2017
After 16 years, Malaysia is once again hosting the SEA Games. The 29th chapter of the SEA Games will be a landmark occasion and a source of pride to all Malaysians.

Boria@Penang
From 18 August 2017 – 19 August 2017
This event aims to highlight Boria as one of Penang’s traditional arts, advocating unity and interracial harmony. Cultural Arts Development Division, JKKN

Launch of Kibar Jalur Gemilang Campaign
16 August 2017
A combination of exhibitions and cultural performances in conjunction with the National Day.

Panggung Seni Extravaganza (Art Extravaganza Theatre Programme)
From 11 August 2017 – 13 August 2017
Enjoy musicals and theater performances in this superb festival.

Semarak Bangsawan (Malay Opera) 2017
From 11 August 2017 – 13 August 2017
‘Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.

Singapore’s National Day 2017
09 August 2017
You know you are witnessing the lead-up to the country’s National Day when the island starts turning a particular shade of red and white – largely from the flags fluttering from buildings, houses and even cars.

Tomohon Flower Festival
From 08 August 2017 – 12 August 2017
The formerly invisible culture of Papuan Indonesia takes center stage in this festival that celebrates Baliem Valley’s tribes. Participating villagers stage a mock battle in full regalia, followed by traditional Papuan dances, Papuan music, pig racing, and spear throwing contests.

Baliem Valley Festival 2017
From 08 August 2017 – 10 August 2017
The formerly invisible culture of Papuan Indonesia takes center stage in this festival that celebrates Baliem Valley’s tribes. Participating villagers stage a mock battle in full regalia, followed by traditional Papuan dances, Papuan music, pig racing, and spear throwing contests.

Cameron Highlands 18 Celcius Fun Run
06 August 2017
A fun non-competitive run in the vicinity of Kea Farm and Tringkap, taking you through the mountainous terrain of Cameron Highlands.

Fellowship Ride to the Center of Peninsular Malaysia
06 August 2017
A road race that starts in Temerloh and ends at the central point of Peninsular Malaysia. The ride takes participants through scenic routes and tourist attractions.

Dieng Cultural Festival 2017
From 05 August 2017 – 07 August 2017
The beautiful highlands of Dieng Plateau in Central Java will be animated with festivity when the Dieng Cultural Festival gets underway. Held annually as a community celebration, the festival presents a variety of art and cultural performances, Dieng’s finest products exhibition, and to top it all is the unique dreadlock kids’ ritual ceremony (or Ruwatan anak gembel/gimbal).

Pesta Air Chenor (Water Fest @ Chenor)
From 29 July 2017 – 30 July 2017
Experience the thrill and excitement of rafting down the historic and beautiful Pahang River.

Panggung Seni Tradisional
From 28 July 2017 – 29 July 2017
The traditional arts theater presents classical masterpieces synonymous with the Malaysian culture.

World Youth Folk Dance Festival
From 25 July 2017 – 30 July 2017
The World Youth Folk Dance Festival is a platform for youths to showcase their talents. Our friends from BMP-EAGA nations will be displaying their folk dances.

Sandugo Festival 2017
21 July 2017
The Sandugo Festival is an annual celebration every july, here in the island of Bohol, Tagbilaran City. And the biggest activities is the Miss Bohol Sandugo Beauty Pageant and Sandugo Street Dancing Competition usually held on the 3rd and 4th day of sunday of july.

Semarak Bangsawan (Malay Opera) 2017
From 21 July 2017 – 23 July 2017
‘Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.

His Majesty the Sultan’s Birthday 2017
15 July 2017
A birthday party for the Sultan of Brunei, one of the richest men in the world, is bound to be a lavish occasion. This royal birthday rolls around every July 15th and is one of the most important events in the Brunei national calendar, with activities and events held nationwide.

Malaysia Aidilfitri Open House Celebration 2017
15 July 2017
Experience the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities in an open house celebration,a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country’s various festivals.

Sabah Museum Day
From 15 July 2017 – 31 December 2017
Sabah Museum opens its doors to visitors and invites you to participate in the many activities held in conjunction with the museum’s 52nd anniversary.

Kudat Festival
From 14 July 2017 – 16 July 2017
Kudat Festival showcases the uniqueness of the culture and tourist attractions in Kudat. Enjoy a talent competition, cultural show, dragon boat race, tug of war and fireworks displays.

Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival 2017
11 July 2017
Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival is the traditional well-known festival in I-San and the largest religious ceremony in Ubon Ratchathani, which is held on Asalha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa Day every year.

Full Moon of Waso (Beginning of Buddhist Lent) 2017
09 July 2017
The Myanmar month of Waso is the beginning of the monsoon rains. It is also the start of the Buddhist Lent. Monks are prohibited to travel overnight from their monasteries. According to the monks’ code of conduct, they are still obligated to make the rounds for their daily food whether it is raining or not. As it is, they need spare robes. Therefore there is a ceremony to offer robes to the monks for use during the wet season.

Kuantan Century Ride (Kuantan 160)
09 July 2017
An open road cycling event covering 160km. It takes participants around the city of Kuantan including tourist spots. The event attracts more than 2,000 riders.

Boun Asalahaboucha and Boun Khao Pansa 2017
08 July 2017
This marks the beginning of the Buddhist Lent. During the next three-month period, monks spend most of their time in prayer and meditation are restricted from spending nights in temples other than their own.

The Gimpuhut Foundation Festival
From 07 July 2017 – 08 July 2017
Travel north to Kudat for the Gimpuhut Foundation Festival. The highlight is the charity dinner with the appearance of Rungus Gimpuhut (Beauty Queens) in traditional costumes.

Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE)
From 07 July 2017 – 09 July 2017
MIDE is the premier show that is designed to build a high-end exhibition platform to expand the dive market.

KK International Film Festival (KKIFF)
From 07 July 2017 – 16 July 2017
Filmmakers are invited to join the filmmakers’ competition, the Sabah Film Academy or the Sabah Pitching Training & Awards.

Agnes Keith Day
From 06 July 2017 – 07 July 2017
Spend the day getting to know Agnes Keith, the renowned author who wrote ‘Land Below the Wind’ which chronicles her life in Sandakan from 1934 to 1952.

9th KL International Gifts, Premium & Stationery Fair 2017 (9th KLIGP 2017)
From 05 July 2017 – 07 July 2017
The KLIGP Fair is the most innovative and biggest gifts, premium and stationery fair in Malaysia.

Dinosaurs, Alive in Kuala Lumpur
From 01 July 2017 – 31 December 2017
A fun-filled, immersive and interactive family experience under a massive, air-conditioned Big Top populated with over 30 live-size moving, roaring creatures from the Jurassic Age.

Craft Exotica
From 01 July 2017 – 26 July 2017
Crafts Exotica is a 4-week programme highlighting the cultural heritage of Sabah through handicraft-making clinics and workshops as well as a showcase of traditional games.

Moginakan Nunuk Ragang Festival
From 01 July 2017 – 02 July 2017
Moginakan is a combination of two Kadazandusun words, that translates to ‘feasting’. Find great bargains at the Tamu (open air market) or enjoy traditional sports and cultural performances.

Pintados Festival 2017
29 June 2017
Held every June, the festival pays homage to Tacloban’s patron saint, Señor Santo Niño de Tacloban, through merrymaking and a display of the rich cultural heritage of Leyte and Samar. It also depicts how their ancestors came to accept Christianity.

Indonesia’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri
From 25 June 2017 – 26 June 2017
The end of Ramadan is marked with feasting, family reunions, and open houses in the Muslim-majority countries of Indonesia and Malaysia; Eid is also a public holiday in Singapore, which has a vibrant Malay community.

Malaysia’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri
From 25 June 2017 – 26 June 2017
After fasting from dawn to dusk for a month, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a day that signifies victory for Muslims everywhere. On this special day, Muslims attend special morning prayers in mosques and visit the cemeteries of their loved ones. Decked in their traditional finery, friends and family from near and far come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. There will be lots of tasty delicacies to make the celebration memorable! (From Tourism Malaysia website)

Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2017
25 June 2017
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is recognized as a public holiday, falling on the 1st day of Syawal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar – the exact date varies each year.

Brunei Darussalam’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri
From 25 June 2017 – 26 June 2017
To mark the end of Ramadhan, Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The day begins with morning prayers at the mosques, followed by a hearty meal of ketupat (rice cakes), lontong, rendang, satay and cookies. The highlight will definitely be the”open house” at the palace, whereby the Sultan and the royal family will welcome the public to enjoy the celebration in one of the largest residential palace in the world.

Singapore’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2017
25 June 2017
Marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is the festival of Eid, known in Singapore as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa. Ramadan is a period of sober repentance for Muslims, with approximately 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting. Adherents of the faith also devote much of the month to worship, charitable deeds and acts of compassion.

Bun Luang & Phi Ta Khon
23 June 2017
Phi Ta Khon is the common name for a variety of festivities held in Dan Sai, Loei province (in Thailand’s northeastern Isaan region), which take place during the first week after the 6th full moon of the year, usually in June.

Tambunan Strongfit Challenge
23 June 2017
This is an extreme quadrathlon event that includes a 5km run, 4km kayaking, 2km cycling and a series of strongman sports such as Military Press, Dead Lift and even a Rampanau (bamboo stilts) walk to the finish line.

Tug of War Tambunan Open
From 23 June 2017 – 24 June 2017
Hailing all strong men out there! Tug of War Tambunan Open is here to determine the band of strongest men in the state. Don’t miss out on all the action happening here!

Penang International Indian Shopping Festival
From 23 June 2017 – 27 June 2017
Penang Island’s finest Indian community-based festival that celebrates music, dance, arts, shopping and island culture.

Fiesta San Pedro 2017
From 23 June 2017 – 29 June 2017
The Fiesta of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen is celebrated by the Portuguese community. Highlights include decorated boats, food and fun fair.

The Reef Day
17 June 2017
This annual event focuses on education, protection and rehabilitation in order to develop greener consciousness among both the local population and visitors.

Minduk Sirung Trail Challenge
17 June 2017
The Minduk Sirung Trail Challenge is a 12km downhill trekking race which starts at the Gunung Alab Substation and ends in the Mahua Waterfall Substation.

1Malaysia Mega Sale Shopping Carnival 2017
From 16 June 2017 – 31 August 2017
The country’s biggest shopping event offers mega shopping excitement and great entertainment.

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2017
From 15 June 2017 – 15 August 2017
During the event of Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, participants can experience and enjoy discounts of 10-80%, and many other privileges at participating department stores, shopping malls, King Power Duty Free, jewelry shops, golf courses, Thai products, spa and massages, hospitals as well as from the leading airlines and online travel agencies.

1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival
From 15 June 2017 – 31 August 2017
1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 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

Nha Trang Sea Festival 2017
From 10 June 2017 – 13 June 2017
Organize light festival, bird nest festival, coffee festival towards Vietnamese sea and islands and many other exhibitions, arts activities.

Tambunan 4×4 Challenge
From 08 June 2017 – 11 June 2017
Test your extreme road driving skills and try out four-wheel drive machines in the Tambunan 4×4 Challenge. There’s no shortage of dirt road and rivers to drive through!

Remembering Double Six
06 June 2017
An event to commemorate the ‘Double Six’ tragedy, a plane crash on 6 June 1976, which took the lives of some of the state’s top leaders.

Pakokku Thiho Shin Pagoda Festival 2017
From 04 June 2017 – 09 June 2017
Pakokku is an old traditional town on the western bank of the Ayeyawady River. This pagoda festival is the most important for all towns west of the Ayeyawady and products from the region, such as dried chili, homespun baskets and tobacco are sold every year at this huge country fair. The best thanakha trees, the bark of which is pounded to make the purely organic make-up cream used by many Myanmar women, grow in this area.

Laguna Phuket International Marathon 2017
From 03 June 2017 – 04 June 2017
Laguna Phuket International Marathon is one of the biggest marathon in Phuket where there would be more than 6000 participants from over 50 countries. The race is divided into 5 running divisions and all routes will lead the participants to various sight-seeing places of Phuket including beautiful beaches.

Malaysia Gawai Dayak Open House Celebration
03 June 2017
Experience the Gawai Dayak festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country’s various festivals.

Tambunan Strongman Competition
From 03 June 2017 – 04 June 2017
This is Tambunan’s first-ever Strongman Competition, open to participants from all over the state. See these “Hulks” battle it out in the ultimate test of human strength.

IFTAR KL
From 03 June 2017 – 18 June 2017
Celebrate Ramadan and savour the experience of ‘iftar’ (breaking the fast) against the backdrop of historic monuments. This Islamic-themed festival will also feature a bazaar and religious activities.

Gawai Dayak Festival
From 01 June 2017 – 02 June 2017
The Gawai Dayak Festival is celebrated annually, held on the 1st of June in Sarawak, in West Kalimantan. Gawai means ritual or festival while Dayak is a collective name for the tribes of Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit, Murut and many others.

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day 2017
31 May 2017
This is a day which pays tribute to the services of the land, air and navy forces. The celebration includes parachute shows and exhibitions, battle demonstrations, military parades and artillery displays.

Global Indian Festival 2017
From 31 May 2017 – 04 June 2017
The Global Indian Festival is in its fifteenth year of operation, having successfully grown both in reputation and impact as a significant event in the Malaysian calendar of flagship events.

Tadau Kaamatan
From 30 May 2017 – 31 May 2017
Tadau Kaamatan is a joyous occasion celebrated by the Kadazandusun community in Sabah – held on 30th and 31st May – and it is a festival of thanksgiving, commemorating a bountiful harvest. Festivities include traditional sports such as buffalo racing, as well as a tapai (rice wine) competition, and the Unduk Ngadau (beauty pageant). Other interesting activities include cultural dances, and rituals culminating in the thanksgiving ceremony performed by the Bobohizan, or high priestess.

Dragon Boat Festival 2017
30 May 2017
An ancient Chinese legend accounts for the mainstays of the Dragon Boat Festival, the dragonboat races and the dumplings. The stories have fused well with the tradition of Chinese fishermen using dragon-shaped boats to appease river ‘dragons’, which evolved into a sport during the Han dynasty.

Ihya Ramadan
From 27 May 2017 – 24 June 2017
The programme is organised to promote Islamic tourism products and Islamic-oriented activities while celebrating Ramadan in Kelantan.

Bazar Ramadan
From 27 May 2017 – 25 June 2017
The biggest Ramadan Bazaar in Pahang brings together a variety of delicacies from all corners of the country.

Harvest Festival Open Regatta
From 27 May 2017 – 28 May 2017
The Kinabalu Yacht Club takes the opportunity of the holiday season to organise this annual event that aims to promote sports tourism in Sabah.

Festival Peranakan Terengganu 2017
From 27 May 2017 – 04 June 2017
This is a cultural extravaganza where visitors can see and experience the rich heritage of the Peranakan community. They are fondly addressed as Awang and Mek in Terengganu.

Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2017
From 26 May 2017 – 28 May 2017
One of Thailand’s best-established music festivals, the Hua Hin Jazz Festival presents a dazzling lineup of both local and international jazz artists free of charge to the music-loving public.

Promosi Kraf Malaysia 2017
From 25 May 2017 – 04 June 2017
‘Enjoy a journey into the world of traditional Kelantan handicraft through craft sales, exhibitions, demonstration, cultural performances and many more. Meet renowned handicraft designers and get the latest creations. To be held at KB Mall, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Promosi Kraf Malaysia
From 25 May 2017 – 04 June 2017
Enjoy a journey into the world of traditional Kelantan handicraft through craft sales, exhibitions, demonstrations, cultural performances and many more. Meet renowned handicraft designers and get the latest creations.

Metaltech / Automex
From 24 May 2017 – 27 May 2017
Metaltech is Malaysia’s largest exhibition for the metalworking and machine tool industries for over two decades.

Konsert Cak Lempong Extravaganza
From 20 May 2017 – 21 May 2017
‘This concert features an orchestra consisting of about 100 musicians playing the Cak Lempong’, a traditional musical instrument in a variety of traditional and modern genre. To be held at Auditorium D’Sury Kompleks JKKN, Negeri Sembilan.

Malaysia Tadau Kaamatan Open House Celebration
20 May 2017
Experience the Tadau Ka’amatan festivities in an open house celebration, a programme that brings people together to celebrate the country’s various festivals.

Konsert Cak Lempong Extravaganza
From 20 May 2017 – 21 May 2017
This concert features an orchestra consisting of about 100 musicians playing the Cak Lempong, a traditional musical instrument, in a variety of traditional and modern genre.

Penampang 4×4 Kaamatan Challenge (5th Edition)
From 20 May 2017 – 21 May 2017
Held in conjunction with the Harvest Festival, the 2-day Ka’amatan Challenge caters to the novice and amateur categories in the 4×4 off road competition.

Moh Ngemping
From 19 May 2017 – 21 May 2017
Mengemping Padi’ is a traditional ritual carried out by farmers in the olden days to offer thanks after the harvesting season.

Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival 2017
From 18 May 2017 – 22 May 2017
Ba Chua Xu Temple Festival takes place every year on Sam Mountain. The ceremony, also called the Via Ba ceremony, attracts a great number of visitors who come to light incense sticks for good health, luck and better crops and participate in the many folkloric activities.

6th Mahrajan Literature and Islamic Art Festival
17 May 2017
A great platform to empower the Jawi script. The event brings calligraphy experts from Southeast Asia to share their artwork and experiences. There will be poetry as well as Islamic art competitions and recitals.

International Museum Day
From 15 May 2017 – 18 May 2017
May 18th is designated as the World Museum Day by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Entry to Sabah Museum is free and special collections can be viewed too.

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony
14 May 2017
The royal Ploughing ceremony marks the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season, and is usually held at the start of the rainy season in late May.

Pahiyas Festival 2017
From 14 May 2017 – 15 May 2017
One of the country’s biggest, and most colorful harvest festival every May 15th, along with the harvest festivals of certain towns in Quezon Province. These are the Philippines best known harvest festivals to honor the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro de Labrador. Known as the “Pahiyas”, the festival is deeply rooted in the traditional celebration of the townsfolk in thanksgiving for bounty harvest. Decorations called “Kiping”, leaf-shaped and multi-colored rice paste wafers which are used to decorate the facades of the homes along with fruits and flowers from nature. The visual and culinary feast has gained national and international recognition. The Lucban town center, about 130 kilometers south of Manila, is a permanent facility for merchandising local hand-made crafts and delicacies including special events that showcase the lifestyle of its environs.

KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2017
14 May 2017
This staircase run has gained much popularity among local and international sports enthusiasts, young and old. Participants must complete an 800-metre run uphill before conquering 2,058 steps and reaching the top level at 283 meters.

SAS International Eco Challenge
13 May 2017
An eco-tourism and adventure racing event that tests the endurance of participants while promoting the breathtaking sights of Tioman Island.

4th Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race
From 13 May 2017 – 14 May 2017
Organised in conjunction with the Duan Wu Festival, this Chinese tradition has evolved throughout the years into one of the main sporting events in Sabah.

Borneo Jazz Festival 2017
From 12 May 2017 – 13 May 2017
The festival aims to be the leading tourism-driven music festival in the region, while promoting the city of Miri. To be held at ParkCity Everly Hotel Miri, Sarawak.

Thailand’s Yasothon Bun Bang Fai Festival 2017
From 12 May 2017 – 14 May 2017
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.

Borneo Jazz Festival
From 12 May 2017 – 13 May 2017
The festival aims to be the leading tourism-driven music festival in the region, while promoting the city of Miri.

Semarak Bangsawan
From 12 May 2017 – 14 May 2017
Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.

28th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2017 (ITEX 2017)
From 11 May 2017 – 13 May 2017
ITEX is an international platform for local and international inventors and research scientists to present their inventions and innovations.

Vesak Festival
10 May 2017
The magnificent temple of Borobudur is worth visiting anytime of year, but in the month of May, during the purnama sidhi, or full moon, this ancient landmark hosts the holy Vesak festival, attracting thousands of Buddhist pilgrims and other travelers.

Boun Visakha Boucha Day 2017
10 May 2017
This festival is held during the sixth full moon of the lunar calendar for the Buddha. Candlelight processions are held in temples to mark the birth date of Buddha.

Full Moon of Kason 2017
10 May 2017
This ritual commemorates the date 2500 years ago when the Buddha gained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi tree. Pilgrims pour water on the Bodhi trees in pagoda compounds to keep them fresh in the summer heat of May.

Singapore’s Vesak Day
10 May 2017
Festivities for Vesak Day begin at the crack of dawn in Singapore, as devout Buddhists congregate at temples for a ceremony. This is when the Buddhist flag is hoisted, and hymns are sung in praise of the Buddha, the Dharma (his teachings), and the Sangha (his disciples).

Mabul World Turtle Day
From 08 May 2017 – 11 May 2017
Come and volunteer in this unique Outreach Programme as the dive team’s Turtle Spotters or Research Assistants on board a research vessel in Mabul Island.

Borneo International Marathon 2017
07 May 2017
The Borneo International Marathon will be held along the scenic coastal roads of Kota Kinabalu with three main categories-10km, 21.1km (half marathon) and 42.2km (full marathon).

Karak Crusher
From 06 May 2017 – 07 May 2017
An exciting endurance race that includes the ‘MTB Jamboree’ and a ‘Goat Run’.The challenge takes participants through river crossings, forest trails and rocky roads.

Boun Bang Fai – Rocket Festival 2017
From 05 May 2017 – 09 May 2017
This festival consists of a variety of activities. A traditional dance is performed in circle. In addition to this, men will wear traditional Lao women’s clothes and cosmetics, as people tie the clothes on each other. In the afternoon, people take artificial elephant and horse mock-ups around the host village. Furthermore, each village will prepare rockets for the rocket competition. The village that is able to launch its rocket the highest up in the sky, wins. The rocket competition is held in order to demonstrate appreciation to “Payathene” who provides people with the rains necessary for agriculture.

Malaysia Coffee Fest
From 05 May 2017 – 07 May 2017
Kicking off at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), the inaugural Malaysia Coffee Fest will be the idea platform for coffee lovers to come together to appreciate the best in coffee as well as to learn the latest trends.

Program Merakyatkan Seni Dan Budaya (PMS) : Festival Kelate Kito
From 05 May 2017 – 06 May 2017
“Festival Kelate Kito” is a programme showcasing Kelantan’s folk arts, crafts and traditions such as the well-known Mak Yong, Menora, Wayang Kulit and Rebana Ubi.

Indian Wedding Fair 2017
From 05 May 2017 – 07 May 2017
Malaysia’s premier Indian wedding fair showcasing 100 booths ranging from fashion accessories, bridal make-up, bridal gowns and sarees, to reception venues, entertainment, florists etc.

Malaysia Coffee Fest
From 05 May 2017 – 07 May 2017
The inaugural Malaysia Coffee Fest will be the ideal platform for coffee lovers to come together to appreciate the best in coffee as well as to learn the latest trends.

Jom Makan Pahang Food Fest
From 05 May 2017 – 07 May 2017
Come and enjoy varieties of delicious food from all over Malaysia including traditional and contemporary dishes as well as western cuisine.

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2017
From 04 May 2017 – 08 May 2017
The annual Top of the Gulf Regatta takes place at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien Beach, which has grown to become the largest by boat number and become the center of boat racing in Asia. Besides that, this event helps to promote the tourism of Pattaya.

Perak Fest Parade
30 April 2017
A festival unlike any other to promote and showcase the attractions in this state.

Perlis Marathon 2017
30 April 2017
An international marathon programme organised annually by the Perlis State Government.

MyVaisakhi Fest 2017
29 April 2017
The Sikh feast marks the harvest festival and the religious Khalsa Janam Divas. Held at MaTic, Kuala Lumpur.

My Vaisakhi Fest 2017
29 April 2017
This national-level festival gives a glimpse into the colorful culture and traditions of the Sikh community. Join in the festivities with energetic performances and irresistible gastronomic delights.

Traditional Arts Showcase
From 28 April 2017 – 29 April 2017
The traditional arts theatre presents classical masterpieces synonymous with the Malaysian culture. It will be a true cultural journey.

Hue Traditional Craft Festival
From 28 April 2017 – 02 May 2017
Introduce and display Hue traditional craft products and cuisine, visit typical traditional craft villages in Hue City, organize craft village tours.

Panggung Seni Tradisional (Traditional Arts Showcase)
From 28 April 2017 – 29 April 2017
The traditional arts theater presents classical masterpieces synonymous with the Malaysian culture. It will be a true cultural journey.

World Harvest Festival
From 28 April 2017 – 30 April 2017
World Harvest Festival helps to steer and commemorate the unique Hari Gawai or Harvest Festival.

Home Decor and Design Exhibition 2017 (HOMEDEC 2017)
From 28 April 2017 – 01 May 2017
First organised in Kuala Lumpur in 2003, the award-winning HOMEDEC is now a household name in the industry.

Lest We Forget Run
24 April 2017
This annual event starts with a 2km symbolic run around the city centre. A wreath-laying ceremony is then held to commemorate the fallen war heroes.

Regatta Lepa Semporna
From 21 April 2017 – 23 April 2017
This regatta pays homage to the lepa, a traditional single-mast sailing boat of the Bajau community of Semporna. Held at Semporna Town, Sabah.

Wings of KKB 2017: Selangor International Bird Race
From 21 April 2017 – 23 April 2017
Enjoy this outdoor event that is a favorite among birdwatchers.

Regatta Lepa Semporna
From 21 April 2017 – 23 April 2017
This regatta pays homage to the lepa, a traditional single-mast sailing boat of the Bajau community of Semporna.

Home Decor and Design Exhibition 2017 (HOMEDEC 2017)
From 21 April 2017 – 23 April 2017
First organised in Kuala Lumpur in 2003, the award-winning HOMEDEC is now a household name in the industry.

The Rungus Kiansamung Festival
From 20 April 2017 – 22 April 2017
Head to the village of Tinangol in Kudat in search of the Rungus strongman. This festival showcases various traditional sports, activities and rituals.

Open Tagal Day (Fish Harvesting Day)
16 April 2017
Open once a year, this event gives visitors a glimpse into the traditional fishing system using sustainable methods to prevent over fishing.

Nasi Ambeng Festival
From 15 April 2017 – 16 April 2017
Visitors will be able to experience the traditional way of enjoying ‘Nasi Ambeng’ a specialty of Selangor. This festival also promotes the Sepang district and Banghuris Homestay.

Festival Nasi Ambeng (Nasi Ambeng Festival)
From 15 April 2017 – 16 April 2017
Visitors will be able to experience the traditional way of enjoying ‘Nasi Ambeng’ a specialty of Selangor. This festival also promotes the Sepang district and Banghuris Homestay.

Boun Pi Mai Lao – Lao New Year 2017
From 14 April 2017 – 16 April 2017
Boun Pimai New Year festival, begins in mid – April and lasts for three days. Held before the onset of the rainy season, it recognizes the importance of water in people’s lives. It’s also a purification festival during which the Buddha images in the household and the temples are ritually cleaned with sacred water.

Sabah Adventure Challenge (SAC) 2017
From 14 April 2017 – 16 April 2017
Founded in 1998, this is an award-winning multi-day challenge taking runners into the heart of Borneo and camping out in remote villages at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu.

Semarak Bangsawan (Malay Opera)
From 14 April 2017 – 16 April 2017
‘Bangsawan’ which means nobleman, depicts the legends and stories of Malay nobles in the palaces of the olden days.

Pesta Pantai Terengganu (Terengganu Beach Fiesta)
From 14 April 2017 – 16 April 2017
Ocean waves crashing against the shore – this natural backdrop is the main attraction of this festival. Activities include beach sports, games, traditional cuisine and cultural performances.

Susdei Chnam Thmei – Cambodian New Year
From 13 April 2017 – 15 April 2017
New Year’s Day in Cambodia is a huge event, and is usually celebrated on the 13th of April, although sometimes the solar calendar denotes it as the 14th of the month. Referred to as Sus’dei Chnam Thmei in the Khmer language – translated as “enter new year” – the holiday lasts for 3 days.

Water Festival and Myanmar New Year 2017
From 13 April 2017 – 21 April 2017
Thingyan (The Water Festival) is the most interesting and greatest occasion for merry–making with the largest number of people taking part in it throughout the country.

Songkran – New Year’s Water Festival 2017
From 13 April 2017 – 15 April 2017
Of all the festivals in Thailand the Songkran Festival is definitely the rowdiest. Astrologically it is a celebration of the vernal equinox, and from the 13th to the 15th of April the entire nation goes into party mode and everyone joins in.

Ecobuild Southeast Asia 2017
From 12 April 2017 – 14 April 2017
Ecobuild Southeast Asia is the leading event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. It is held in conjunction with International Construction Week (ICW) hosted by CIDB Malaysia.

The 20th SE-Asian Healthcare + Pharma Show 2017 (SEACare 2017)
From 11 April 2017 – 13 April 2017
SEACare is an exhibition for the healthcare, pharma and beauty sector professionals from around the globe.

Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2017
From 10 April 2017 – 16 April 2017
This annual event brings the media on an adventurous squid jigging trip. Participants will be assisted by experienced and skilled fishermen.

Semana Santa in Larantuka, East Flores
From 09 April 2017 – 15 April 2017
Each year, the week before Easter Sunday, the town of Larantuka, East Flores, solemnly celebrates the Holy Week, popularly known here as “Semana Santa”.

Moriones Festival 2017
From 09 April 2017 – 15 April 2017
The festival re-enacts the seven-day search for Longinus. Men and women wearing mask and costumes replicating the looks of a Roman Centurion are called Moriones/Morions.

Gerbang Budaya Selatan (South Cultural Gateway)
From 07 April 2017 – 08 April 2017
The “Southern Cultural Gateway” has the potential of becoming the new attraction to showcase the diversity of Johor.

Home Decor and Design Exhibition 2017
From 07 April 2017 – 09 April 2017
First organised in Kuala Lumpur in 2003, the award-winning HOMEDEC is now a household name in the industry.

Viet Nam International Travel Mart, VITM Ha Noi 2017
From 06 April 2017 – 09 April 2017
For National Tourism Year 2017, VITM Ha Noi will use the theme: “Ha Noi – The destination of Viet Nam in 2017”. As the capital of Viet Nam for almost a millennium, Ha Noi ranks among the world’s most attractive and interesting cities.

Hung Temple Festival 2017
06 April 2017
The festival worshiping Kings Hung is the ancestors’ death anniversary of the whole nation. At the same time with incense-offering ceremony at Hung Temple in Phu Tho Province, sacrifice-offering ceremonies at Hung Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and other provinces are also celebrated.

Home Love 2017
From 06 April 2017 – 09 April 2017
Home Love is the platform to attain your dream home, be it simple decorations and furnishing or an elaborate total makeover of the entire house.

Galungan 2017
From 05 April 2017 – 15 April 2017
Every 120 day cycle, the Balinese celebrate the victory of virtue over evil with the ten-day feast called Galungan. During Galungan, the Balinese believe that all the gods descend on earth to celebrate, and the spirits of ancestors visit their homes. Thus Galungan rituals and offerings are meant to welcome these otherworldly spirits to the material realm.

Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival 2017
From 04 April 2017 – 11 April 2017
The most famous Pagoda Festival in Bago. Classical theatre troupes perform their best here so they will be booked by agents for the next pagoda festival season.

Sail Malaysia – Passage to the East Yacht Rally
From 03 April 2017 – 15 August 2017
Sail Malaysia is held to introduce yachting activities and to encourage marine tourism in Malaysia.

Thay Pagoda Festival
From 01 April 2017 – 03 April 2017
Set in a pagoda that enshrines the ashes of a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, the Thay Pagoda Festival honors a man who bequeathed many gifts to his people. His merits included wise propagation of religion, treatment of illnesses and the invention of water puppetry. Dying after an extended meditative trance, the monk was honored with a pagoda built on top of his ashes.

Karnival Jambatan Sultan Ismail
From 01 April 2017 – 02 April 2017
Enjoy a host of activities on the Sultan Ismail Bridge in Muar. The event will be graced by HRH the Sultan of Johor.

Kalimaran Festival
From 01 April 2017 – 30 April 2017
The Kalimaran Festival is a celebration of the arts and customs of the Murut people – one of the largest ethnic groups in Sabah.

Tambunan Food and Cuisine Festival
29 March 2017
Tambunan Food and Cuisine Festival is a one-day event that will whet your appetite with traditional and fusion cuisine.

Nyepi
28 March 2017
Nyepi: Bali’s New Year Day of Absolute Silence, and its preceding Rituals

Phu Giay Festival
From 28 March 2017 – 06 April 2017
One of Vietnam’s five biggest national festivals, the Phu Day Festival at Nam Dinh Province’s Vu Ban District expresses spiritual life and the Holy Mother worship custom.

Terengganu Bike Week 2017
From 27 March 2017 – 02 April 2017
An annual event that gathers bikers from around the country and brings them to Terengganu.

Badi Ultra Challenge
25 March 2017
A challenging run at the most spectacular location – the Crocker Range Park – the route includes bitumen, gravel roads and lush trails through primary and secondary jungle.

Putrajaya Bridge Night Ride 2017
25 March 2017
Putrajaya Bridge Night Ride (PBNR) is a fun and relaxing bicycle ride tour around the bridges of Putrajaya during the night time.

Sabah Agriculture Park 16th Anniversary Carnival
From 25 March 2017 – 26 March 2017
Join us at the Sabah Agriculture Park, home to a myriad of ferns, blooms and all things green, to celebrate its anniversary with interesting competitions and games.

12th International Sabah Open Dart Tournament
From 24 March 2017 – 26 March 2017
An annual event held in conjunction with the City’s 17th anniversary. Participants include local and international dart enthusiasts.

Art Extravaganza Theatre Programme
From 24 March 2017 – 26 March 2017
Done in collaboration with Istana Budaya, this programme brings a splendid Musical: Hikayat Hang Tuah.

Langkawi International Maritime And Aerospace Exhibition 2017 LIMA
From 21 March 2017 – 25 March 2017
Held at Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), LIMA’17 is the world’s only maritime and aerospace show of its kind, featuring some of the most impressive aircrafts and vessels.

Bali Spirit Festival
From 19 March 2017 – 26 March 2017
The tranquil town of Ubud in the cultural heart of Bali will once again be filled with worldwide spirituality as the Bali Spirit Festival 2015 gets underway. As the event celebrates its eight year of existence, news of its magic has reached around the world. Not only does the Festival bring together celebrated musicians, yogis and dancers from every continent, but it has also become a magnet for fans, students and followers of every calling.

Ipoh Picnic Day
18 March 2017
This event showcases an array of over 160 food and merchandise stalls including celebrity vendors, stage entertainment, busking and the classical ‘wayang pacak’.

MATTA Fair 2017
From 17 March 2017 – 19 March 2017
Malaysia’s premier travel extravaganza providing global exposure and endless business opportunities, held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

Wai Kru Muay Thai 2017
17 March 2017
During the month of March, hundreds of Muay Thai boxers from around the world return to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya to pay respect to their teachers, and/or pay homage to the legendary Muay Thai folk hero Nai Khanom Tom.

Thai Elephant Day
13 March 2017
Exhibitions from many organizations, drawing activities, essays from the students at KuiBuri National Park, Prachuapkhirikhan.

Pahang International Marathon 2017
12 March 2017
This marathon kicks off from Taman Gelora, Kuantan, Pahang; it aims to encourage Malaysians to adopt a healthy lifestyle as well as to promote Kuantan as a tourist destination.

Viet Nam’s Elephant Race Festival 2017
From 12 March 2017 – 14 March 2017
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. Apart from grass their food also includes bananas, papayas, sugar canes, corns, sweet potatoes. The elephants are free from hard work to preserve their strength.

Raptor Watch 2017
From 11 March 2017 – 17 March 2017
Raptor Watch is an exciting event for birdwatchers. Enthusiasts coverge in Port Dickson, Tanjung Tuan, Melaka to watch the annual migration of these birds of prey, on their journey back to the northern hemisphere.

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festivals 2017
From 10 March 2017 – 12 March 2017
The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is the first international music and arts festival of its calibre in the Asia-Pacific. It is set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines; truly one of the world’s most enchanting backdrops for a festival.

Export Furniture Exhibition 2017 (EFE)
From 08 March 2017 – 11 March 2017
A one-stop platform that offers competitive rates to exhibitors and buyers. Held at the KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, this is a trade platform to source for furniture and accessories of good value and quality.

Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2017
From 08 March 2017 – 11 March 2017
MIFF is an export-oriented furniture trade show held annually in Kuala Lumpur. It is also a globally leading trade show approved by UFI, The Global Association for Exhibition Industry. Held at the Putra World Trade Centre & MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Chu Dong Tu Festival
From 07 March 2017 – 09 March 2017
This festival honors one of four immortal gods in the Vietnamese pantheon. Chu Dong Tu takes place annually between the 10th to the 12th day of the second lunar month at two temples, Da Hoa and Da Trach, in Khoai Chau District, Hung Yen Province.

Slide the City
From 04 March 2017 – 05 March 2017
Slide down a 1,000 foot slip and slide down the city streets of Kuantan. This family-friendly slip and slide water event is a lot of fun!

East Wind Festival
From 04 March 2017 – 05 March 2017
Immerse yourself in an experience like no other – against a backdrop of a serene village setting and the everyday lives of paddy farmers. Held at Kampung Alu Pauh, Arau, Perlis.

Java Jazz Festival
From 03 March 2017 – 05 March 2017
This 4-day musical event, which takes over the city of Jakarta sometime in late February and/or early March, has become one of the most prestigious jazz gatherings in Southeast Asia.

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival
From 03 March 2017 – 05 March 2017
The world’s biggest jazz festival: the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, – more popularly known as Java Jazz Festival, – will highlight the capital city Jakarta with the grandest celebration of music from 6th to 8th March 2015, to be held at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center, Kemayoran

Taman Negara Bird Count 2017
From 03 March 2017 – 05 March 2017
An event to spot and count the various bird species that inhabit Malaysia’s premier National Park, Taman Negara. Participants will be able to observe rarely seen birds and learn about their habitat. Held at Taman Negara, Jerantut, Pahang.

1Malaysia Super Sale
From 01 March 2017 – 31 March 2017
1Malaysia Super 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.

Inflatable Amazing Run
26 February 2017
The inflatable Amazing Run is The Malaysia Book Of Records with longest inflatable used – is a 5KM run length distance fun run with more than 8 Dry & Wet Inflatable Obstacles. Held at the Kepong Metropolitan Park, Kuala Lumpur, this run is the one like you’ve never experienced in any other run or race.

City Day Open Regatta
From 25 February 2017 – 26 February 2017
The event is held annually at Kinabalu Yacht Club, Tanjung Aru, Sabah, with the main objective of promoting sports tourism in Sabah state.

Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race
From 25 February 2017 – 26 February 2017
A fun event for participants and nature lovers alike to sight, identify and record the most number of bird species.

Miri Country Music Fest
From 25 February 2017 – 26 February 2017
The first country music festival in Malaysia, showcasing both local and international bands . Introduced in 2014, this annual event has grown in popularity in Malaysia and the region. Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri, Sarawak.

National Day
23 February 2017
The entire nation of Brunei participates in this joyous occasion, which many citizens prepare for months in advance. Schoolchildren, private sector representatives and civil servants work hand-in-hand rehearsing their parts in flash-card displays and other colourful public gatherings and celebrations, all culminating each year on the 23rd of February.

22nd Edition Le Tour de Langkawi 2017
From 22 February 2017 – 01 March 2017
The biggest cycling race in the region, held against the backdrop of the scenic island.

National Craft Day 2017
From 22 February 2017 – 06 March 2017
Do you like handicrafts? Or are you a craftsperson, yourself? Visit the 15th annual National Craft Day this February, a two week event comprising craft sales, craft exhibitions, craft demonstrations, cultural performances and many more.

International Bamboo Organ Festival
18 February 2017
The International Bamboo Organ Festival began in 1976, one year after the inaugural post-restoration concert on the world’s only Bamboo Organ – an instrument that is almost 200 years old and crafted almost entirely of bamboo. This 10-day musical and cultural event features brilliant performances from homegrown talents such as the Las Piñas Boys Choir, as well as Music Professor Armando Salarza, a prominent figure in the festival as recitalist, ensemble player, harpsichordist, and conductor. The year 2015 marks the 40th Anniversary of the landmark 1975 concert, and celebrations get underway on February 19th at a gala concert.

KL Rush Amazing Race 2017
18 February 2017
This event will be held in conjunction with the Federal Territory Day with the aim of making KL Tower a hub for tourists with various annual events.

Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon 2017 BUTM
From 18 February 2017 – 19 February 2017
A serious introduction to the world of trail running, the BUTM is a challenging ultra-trail marathon with a 100k, 50k, and shorter 30k and 12k trail run categories to choose from. Held at Kiulu Village Tuaran, Sabah.

KL Saracens International 10s Rugby
From 18 February 2017 – 19 February 2017
The KL Saracens Rugby Club was originally fathers and son getting together at a weekend to train and play rugby, this was back in 2003 and was held at the Astaka Ground in Petaling Jaya.

Boun Xang – Elephant Festival
From 17 February 2017 – 19 February 2017
As a living icon with important symbolic connotations and historical associations in Laos, the elephant is an animal dear to the hearts of the Lao people. The Elephant Festival is a celebration of culture and traditional ties between Lao communities and elephant, as well as drawing attention to the endangered status of this charismatic Species.

Balok Wind Challenge
From 17 February 2017 – 19 February 2017
Held at Pantai Balok, Kuantan, Pahang, this event features wind surfing & kite surfing competitions. Enjoy the atmosphere with competitors and supporters from various nations.

Chingay Festival
17 February 2017
This is a special Chinese New Year Celebration when devotees take the five deities from Johor Bahru old temple on their annual ‘tour’.

Wedding Ceremonies on Elephants Back 2017
14 February 2017
Wedding Registration on Elephants is held on Valentine’s day at Elephant Study Center, Tah Toom District, Surin Province. The ceremony known as “Sud Tae Ceremony”, is the traditional wedding of the local tribe called “Guay”.

Meak Bochea Day
11 February 2017
The full moon of the 3rd lunar month marks the celebration of Meak Bochea Day, an important Buddhist holiday which usually falls in late February or early March. Historically, this day commemorates the ordainment of Buddha’s first 1,250 disciples, who spontaneously came to see him and to listen to his sermon 2,500 years ago.

Cap Goh Meh Festival
11 February 2017
While you may not immediately think of Indonesia when it comes to Chinese New Year celebrations, the 15th day of the Lunar New Year – usually in mid-February – is heartily celebrated in areas of Indonesia with large ethnic Chinese populations (where it is known as “Cap Go Meh”).

Boun Vat Phou Champasak
11 February 2017
This is the largest festival in Champasak province and one of the largest in the entire country. This festival attracts thousands of people each year, who gather at the base of the ancient Vat Phou temple for prayer ceremonies and to enjoy the festivities.

Boun Khao Chi – Makha Boucha Day 2017
11 February 2017
A ceremony is held at the “Vat” (temple) in the morning, when special “bread” made of sticky rice is offered. This festival is held during the third full moon of the lunar calendar.

Huong (Perfume) Pagoda Festival
11 February 2017
Lasting through three spring months, the Huong Pagoda Festival is one of the most important annual festivals in Vietnam. Sightseeing trips to pagodas, temples and caves are the main attractions at the Huong Pagoda Festival, as well as ceremonies to ask favours from Lord Buddha.

Singapore’s Thaipusam 2017
10 February 2017
Anchored by a large, colourful annual procession, Thaipusam sees Hindu devotees in Singapore seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks.

Fairy Tale Carnival – Beauty and the Beast
From 10 February 2017 – 12 February 2017
Do you ever imagine yourself in a world full of fairy tales? Behold, the biggest fairy tale carnival in Malaysia which will evoke your childhood memories this coming February!

Thaipusam 2017
09 February 2017
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. Organised by Batu Caves Hindu Association, tel: +603 6189 6284 (From Tourism Malaysia website)

Hot Air Balloon Fest 2017
From 09 February 2017 – 12 February 2017
The fiesta is an opportunity to share and exchange cultures and traditions with visiting pilots from all over the world. They are given a taste of Filipino hospitality and the fiesta spirit. Also, a big part of the event is the hot air balloon display where in hundreds of hot air balloons will be inflated and flown throughout the Clark Freeport Zone.

Lim Festival
From 09 February 2017 – 12 February 2017
The art of quan ho (love duets) has been recognised as an “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO. The Lim Festival celebrates quan ho in all its forms, with the northern province of Bac Ninh serving as a stage for quan ho singers from all around Viet Nam.

Kek Lok Si Display Of Lights
From 07 February 2017 – 22 February 2017
Enjoy the sights in this annual lighting display which showcases more than 10,000 lights.

Bangkok Marathon
05 February 2017
Bangkok Marathon is the world standard athletic sport of Thailand, which is very popular for Thai and foreign runners around the world. The Bangkok Marathon offers participants more than just a normal marathon experience with happines from the warm welcome and cheerful smiles.

17th City Day Celebration
02 February 2017
Join the city folks as they celebrate KK’s 17th anniversary as a City. The event will be celebrated with activities for all ages.

Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival
From 01 February 2017 – 28 February 2017
World Kite Festival is an annual event held at Bukit Layang-Layang, Pasir Gudang, Johor and gathered almost 230 international kite flyer (participant) from 40 countries.

Panagbenga Festival
From 01 February 2017 – 06 March 2017
Celebrated since 1995, the Panagbenga Festival is a showcase for floral floats and native dances such as the Cañao, wherein the man leads the woman in a circle, accompanied by the beat of sticks and gongs and shouts from the audience. The month-long event, also known as the Baguio Flower Festival, pays homage to the beautiful flowers the city is famous for and also serves as a celebration of Baguio’s re-establishment in the wake of the disastrous 1990 earthquake. Panagbenga is a term for ‘season of blooming’ and in addition to the floral float parades there is also a street dancing parade, a Mr. and Ms. Baguio Flower Festival, a skateboard competition, fun runs, and plenty more.

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
01 February 2017
The only hot air balloon festival in Penang featuring 15 and more hot air balloons by international and local balloonists. To be held at Padang Polo, Penang.

Tioman Surfestival
From 29 January 2017 – 31 January 2017
This surfing competition was first held in 2010 and introduces surfing as a fun form of activity for tourists on Tioman Island.

Chinese New Year 2017
From 28 January 2017 – 29 January 2017
Celebrated over a period of 15 days, beginning from the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, Chinese New Year is the most important festival for the global Chinese community.

Chinese New Year 2017 in Singapore
From 28 January 2017 – 29 January 2017
Soak up the festive atmosphere of Chinese New Year during the 2-week-long celebrations held in Singapore’s Chinatown.

River Hongbao 2017
From 28 January 2017 – 29 January 2017
The River Hongbao has been on Singapore’s festive calendar every year since 1986.

Chingay Parade
From 28 January 2017 – 29 January 2017
If a single event could capture the essence of Singapore’s unique multicultural personality, it would be the Chingay Parade – an annual marvel of dazzling floats, dancing dragons and stilt walkers.

Tet Festival
28 January 2017
Vietnamese New Year is known simply as Tet, and is the most important celebration of the year.

Flower and Book Street Festival
28 January 2017
Display flowers, ornamental plants, books to welcome Lunar New Year. Venue: Ham Nghi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Spring Fair
28 January 2017
Introduce and sell specialties of regions nationwide and arts programs to welcome Lunar New Year. Venue: Viet Nam Exhibition Fair Centre, Ha Noi

Chinese New Year Festival 2017
From 27 January 2017 – 02 February 2017
Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese holidays, which is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations such as Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand.

Melaka International Kites Festival
From 23 January 2017 – 28 January 2017
An event showcasing kite-flying by the world’s best and professional kite makers. Watch kites in various shapes, colours and sizes take to the skies.

Mad Warrior
22 January 2017
The first obstacle race in Pahang, where participants race across a variety of obstacles on land, cross rivers, climb hills and face multiple challenges.

Fallen Heroes of Petagas
21 January 2017
A memorial service held to commemorate those who fought and fell during World War II.

St Jeromes Laneway Festival Singapore
21 January 2017
Kick start the new year with a bang at one of the hottest indie music festivals in the world — the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, right here in Singapore. A highlight on the Southeast Asian music festival calendar, this annual extravaganza is definitely not to be missed.

Amari Watergate and BMW Thailand Charity Midnight Run 2017
21 January 2017
It is the only race in Bangkok to be held at midnight, and offers competitors a choice of 2 distances – 6km or 12km. The city streets will be closed and protected by a police and security contingent of about 400 officers, and supported along the route by local residents, and shop owners together with the management and staff of the Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok.

Dinagyang Festival 2017
From 20 January 2017 – 22 January 2017
Dinagyang is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-Atihan festival widely celebrated not only in Panay Island but also in other parts of the country. It may not be as ancient as the one in Kalibo in Aklan Province, but is definitely impressive in choreography and striking in terms of the various attires worn by participating tribes which reflect the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Ilonggos.

Roi Et Boon Pa Wed Festival
From 20 January 2017 – 05 February 2017
Uppakut Buddha image parade, a thousand pieces of rice, listening to 13 chapters of Mahachart sermon to add prosperity to life, offering foods for 101 monks, Pa Lang festival, watch light and sound show and give away Kao Poon (northeast Kanom Jin) for around Phra Sri Nakarin park, Muang, Roi Et Province.

Bor Sang Umbrella and Sankampaeng Handicraft Festival
From 16 January 2017 – 18 January 2017
Parade of car decorated with umbrella,Miss Bor Sang Umbrella Contest, selling the product of umbrella, fan and Saa paper. Venue: Ban Bor Sang, Sankampaeng District, Chaing Mai Province.

Ati-atihan 2017
15 January 2017
Pounding drums; blackened bodies of dancers; colorful and elaborate costumes—they all paint dramatic, visual stimulation. Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan is held every third week of January, and is one of the Philippines’ most recognizable festivals.

Sinulog 2017
15 January 2017
Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Nino. The dance moves to the sound of the drums and this resembles the current (Sinulog) of what was then known as Cebu’s Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it is Sinulog.

Pongal 2017
From 14 January 2017 – 17 January 2017
Pongal is celebrated mostly in South India over four days, by farmers who give thanks to ‘Surya’, the Sun God and giver of life, for the blessings of a rich harvest.

Cafe Malaysia
From 12 January 2017 – 14 January 2017
Cafe Malaysia 2017 serves as the key platform for industry professionals to source for supplies, discover business opportunities and stay up-to-date with the developments in the industry.

Singapore Art Week 2017
From 11 January 2017 – 22 January 2017
It was a veritable feast for the eyes at the fourth Singapore Art Week, which ran from 16 to 24 January in 2016. With more than 100 events ranging from art fairs, gallery openings to artsy walks around Singapore, there were plenty of activities for art lovers of all ages.

Sedili Kite Boarding
From 09 January 2017 – 10 January 2017
A surf boarding championship that draws participants from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It will be held for the first time in Pantai Sedili, Johor Bahru.

15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta
From 09 January 2017 – 14 January 2017
A significant international-level sailing competition featuring 50 sailing boats from round the world and top teams from the Asia Pacific.

Kachin Manaw Festival
From 09 January 2017 – 10 January 2017
At some point in early January, during the 7 days of the colourful Kachin Manaw Festival, the local Kachin tribes – such as the Kharku, Thaisan, Lacheik, Rawang, Thaikhamt and Lisu – adorn themselves with their best traditional costumes and dance around Manaw poles that have been erected at the center of the festival ground are decorated with folk-art.

Ginawari Tambunan
From 04 January 2017 – 06 January 2017
Derived from the English word “January”, Ginawari Tambunan is a threeday open market extravaganza that is brought back to life after 36 years.