Happenings

Held in Esala around July or August, the grand Esala Perahera is a Buddhist festival celebrated in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The celebration is accompanied by dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers and elephants decorated lavishly. The month of the festival was honoured in order to remember the first teaching given by Buddha

Onam Kerala, India’s ten-day harvest festival marks the homecoming of King Mahabali, a mythical figure. Rich in culture and heritage, the festival is celebrated at the beginning of the Chingam month, which is the first month of the Malayalam Calendar, also known as Kollavarsham. The most important day of Onam

 The Dragon Boat Festival, otherwise also known as Duan-Wu Festival, is a celebration that originates from China. It is celebrated in remembrance of the life and death of a Chinese scholar named Qu Yuan. This festival occurs on the fifth day and fifth month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar and

Harbin is well known for its cold artic-like climate which provides more than enough snow and ice. Also labelled as the “Ice City”, Harbin is also famous for its ice and snow art plus its amazing ice sculptures and ice lanterns. This fascinating international ice and snow sculpture festival would

In Japanese culture, life after death is believed to exist. As such, Japanese people honour the dead by praying for the spirits of their ancestors to be privileged in obtaining Buddhahood without having to endure any anguish during Bon Odori as the people believe the spirits would visit their homes

The tradition of Loy Krathong is believed to have started in Sukhothai, northern Bangkok around 800 years ago. The Thai word, ‘Loy’ means ‘to float’ while ‘krathong’ means a lotus-shaped vessel, usually made from banana leaves. The festival is celebrated after the main rice harvest season where the Thai people

10th December 2016, Legar Putra, PWTC, Malaysia

8th December 2016, Menara TH Uptown, Damansara Utama, Malaysia

March 2016, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore