Flower festival in Dalat

August 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News, Vietnam

LAM DONG, 1 August 2017: Vietnam Lam Dong People’s Committee plans to organise the seventh edition of the Dalat Flower Festival, 23 to 27 December, this year.

Local media reported the event would feature 15 major programmes.

They include a Dalat wine festival, a flower and ornamental exhibition, and a vegetables fair and tea culture festival. Read more

Clock winds back to river life

July 26, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 26 July 2017: The upcoming Bangkok River Fair: From Strangers to Neighbours, hosted 5 August, at Pipit Banglamphu, Phra Sumen Road, Bangkok, gains the promotional spotlight in the latest Tourism Authority of Thailand events update.

The fair takes visitors and residents back in time to the era when Bangkok’s city life was lived out on the Chao Phraya River and nearby canals rather than on the congested highways and streets we see today.

Just a few pockets of canal life and communities have survived and the TAT promotion encourages visitors to catch the nostalgic mood for the day-long fair. Read more

Rainforest festival spotlights Welsh music

July 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, Malaysia, News

KUCHING, 7 July 2017: Music lovers attending the 20th Rainforest World Music Festival will be entertained by a Welsh music legend.

The annual festival, considered the top World Music event in Asia, will be staged on the weekend  14 to 16 July.

The 2016 Rainforest World Music Festival recorded a staggering 18,340 people in attendance over the festival’s three days. The gate tally represented an increase of 2% over the previous year. Ticket sales for the festival also increased 14%. Read more

Singapore Food Festival 14 to 30 July

June 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 28 June 2017: The Singapore Food Festival 2017 is back for its 24th edition.

Taking place from 14 to 30 July, locals and visitors alike can look forward to a spread of both traditional and contemporary Singaporean flavours, interpreted through the palates of  home-grown culinary heroes.

Themed “Savour Singapore in Every Bite”, the festival will feature up to 20 gastronomic experiences that celebrate heritage and flavours, and honour the people who work passionately to keep local culinary traditions alive. Read more

Rainy season festivals and events

June 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 26 June 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand is grouping events and activities into four categories to open up travel to secondary destinations and improve travel options during the rainy season.

TAT said it will concentrate on promoting food & music festivals; cultural & art festivals; creative events and recreation & sports events.

This July, activities start with the Kaeng Song Coffee Sipping and Khek River Rafting Festival to be held 1 July to 31 October at the Khek River. Read more

Race for flood hit farmers

June 8, 2017 by  
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PHATTHALUNG, 8 June 2017: Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports joins hands with Phatthalung province to organise the Thale-Noi Roi Run marathon 23 July in Phatthalung  to promote sports tourism.

The activity is expected to draw around 2,000 participants, who will run along the country’s longest bridge connecting Khuan Khanun district in Phatthalung to Ranot district in Songkhla province.

The campaign is part of a project aimed at developing sports and food tourism, as well as generating income for flood-hit farmers and residents. Read more

Nha Trang hosts colourful festival

June 1, 2017 by  
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KHANH HOA, 1 June 2017: The 2017 Nha Trang Sea Festival will be held in the central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam, from 10 to 13 June, with 50 arts, cultural and sporting activities.

Themed ‘Extending the Circle of Friendship’, the event will include a street festival, lion and dragon dances, a fishing competition, and cooking contests.

Chefs from Nha Trang Tourism College will also attempt to make the largest ever seafood hotpot in Vietnam. Read more

Hong Kong hosts boat races

May 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Festivals, News, North Asia

HONG KONG, 30 May 2017: Hong Kong’s annual Dragon Boat Festival gets underway 2 June for three days of boat races on the famous harbour as well as carnival celebrations along the Central Habourfront.

Traditionally known as Tuen Ng Festival, it pays tribute to Qu Yuan, a great poet in the Zhou Dynasty on the 5th day of the fifth month on Lunar calendar. Read more

TAT promotes festivals

May 12, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 12 May 2017: Tourism Authority of Thailand gives the heads up on popular festivals that will attract local and international tourists.

The government agency’s advance list of festivals will encourage visitors to extend their stay and enjoy the country’s way of life during June to July this year. Read more

Visakha Bucha Day 10 May

May 9, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 9 May 2017: Visakha Bucha Day, 10 May, is an important religious festival in the Buddhist calendar, falling usually in May on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month.

When a year has an extra eighth lunar month –Adhikamasa (13 full moons in the year) – Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month (June).

This year, the religious holiday will be celebrated Wednesday, 10 May. Buddhists in many ASEAN countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Singapore) observe the holiday even if it is not officially a national holiday. Read more

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