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April 2011 Hot Event Guide

April 1st, 2011 by

The Lion King
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
March 3 – April 30

The Lion King is a Broadway musical adaptation of the hit Disney film, which features a smooth combination of exceptional talent and impressive production.  Join Simba and his friends in this all-in-one entertainment spectacular.

Buddha’s Footprint Parade Festival
Ta-Porn District Cultural Centre, Kloong, Chantaburi, Thailand
April 1-30

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This activity in Thailand involves the important ceremony of pouring water in order to ask for blessings from a family’s esteemed leader. Another essential ritual is what the Thais refer to as the Praying for Ghosts Ceremony. Basically during this time, the people make it a point to pay their respects to Buddha’s footprint and ashes.

Cherry Blossoms
Tokyo, Japan

The Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo started to bloom a few days ago. Given that full bloom is usually reached within 6 to 10 days, the best time to view them will be from the 4th until the 14th of April.  Of course, dates are only approximations given that the blooming is greatly affected by weather conditions.

Petronas Malaysia Formula 1 Grand Prix
Sepang International Circuit, Selangor, Malaysia
April 8-10

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur will surely be fully booked during this highly-anticipated event. The track, Sepang International Circuit, is known to challenge the best drivers in the world. Definitely a spectacle best experienced live!

Songkran Festival
Royal Temples, Bangkok, Thailand
April 9-17

A lot of people will head to Thailand this month to take part in the famous Songkran Festival.  Festivities are not only centralized in Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital, but distributed in other regions like Chiang Mai, where the festival is known to last much longer than other areas.

Enjoy a round of exciting activities like the cleansing of Buddha images with fragrant water, watching culture-enriched shows at the parks, and sampling scrumptious local dishes.  Still, the most notable characteristic of the celebration involves the raucous water fights.

Taiwan Poker Tour
On Tap Pub – Lane 216, Alley 11, #21 ZhongXiao East Road Section 4, Taipei, Taiwan
April 14

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On Tap, an English pub operated and owned by British expatriates, hosts the 16th leg of the Taiwan Poker Tour Season 3 mid-April.

Chinese Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit
April 15-17

F1 takes the most prestigious road show on the planet to Shanghai in mid-April. The venue, Shanghai International Circuit, cost about USD 450 million to build and is a new gold standard in the sport.

Justin Bieber: My World Tour Concert
Singapore Indoor Stadium
April 19

The reigning world teen idol takes his inoffensive pop stylings to Singapore Indoor Stadium on April 19.

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Sabah Adventure Challenge
Sabah, Malaysia
April 22-24

The 12th Sabah Adventure Challenge is a 3-day event that attracts participants from all over The event features several unique challenges like mountain biking, bamboo rafting, tire tubing, among others. Participants face the ultimate test when they push themselves to conquer an uphill hike that runs 120 kilometres.

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