Thailand will accept any excuse to party, and even the Western New Year of 2011 is good enough for clubs, malls and hotels to break out into festival mode, enticing both local and foreign celebrants to cheer on the incoming year with music, food and merriment. If you find yourself in Thailand on the eve of December 31 this year, you can party at one of these events.
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If you like reading, then you’ll love BookFest@Singapore, the island’s biggest annual book fair. Reading material from all over will gather in one massive ten day-long event which are bookended by the weekends, just in time to give you something to read during the coming holidays.
Photo courtesy of Eustaquio Santimano.
Lying near the Pacific Ocean, Malaysia sees its share of monsoons, vast tropical storms that whip the seas and land with torrential rains and powerful winds. In an act that makes lemonades out of lemons, the Malaysian government launched the Monsoon Cup, a sailing event that pits the will of man versus the awesome forces of nature.
Photo courtesy of Foto Ilustrativa.
While many view Macau as either a Portuguese colonial heritage site or casino paradise, creative residents have joined forces to expose a delightful, artistic side of the island enclave. Every year, the Macau Fringe Festival celebrates the best of alternative theatre, with dozens of performances erupting in out-of-the-way spots and non-traditional venues.
Photo courtesy of fifikins.
Made famous by the 1957 war movie The Bridge on the River Kwai, the actual bridge built by World War II Allied prisoners is a memorial to the Death Railway of the Japanese empire. Located in Thailand’s third biggest province of Kanchanaburi, this bridge is now the center of a series of festivities that highlights the history surrounding this landmark.
Photo courtesy of moohaha.
The popular Hong Kong party street Lan Kwai Fong will rock harder than usual during the Lan Kwai Fong Street Carnival. Two days of Mardi Gras-style fun and excitement mark this pre-eminent Hong Kong event. While it does celebrate special events throughout the year, from Chinese New Year to Christmas, the Street Carnival is a supreme attraction.
Photo courtesy of chika.
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From the 1st to the 31st of October, 2010 Kuala Lumpur will celebrate its food culture with the 10th Malaysia International Gourmet Festival. With this year’s theme being “Magic Chefs”, you can guarantee a month of food fantasy as 30 of Malaysia’s top restaurants send their best chefs to present their wondrous cuisine.
Photo courtesy of giselleai.
Loy Krathong is a nationwide festival in Thailand, and is celebrated by floating constructs of leaves, candles and offerings along rivers, streams and waterways. Learn more about “The Festival of Lights” before heading out to float your own water lantern.
Photo courtesy by Back to Nothing.
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