Asia and the Pacific

Explore Asia through our guides to the best the continent offers.

SUMIDA RIVER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2014

  JULY 26, 2014 Japanese hanaibi (fireworks) displays are more extravagant than most of those in Western cultures and this event is the highlight of the summer. The oldest fireworks festival on record, dating back to the 18th century, it […]

SINGAPORE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2014

  JULY 5 – 6, 2014 Introduced to Singapore in 1978, this ancient Chinese sport has grown into a worldwide event that features teams from the four corners of the globe. Watch as these humanpowered boats race against one another. […]

SINGAPORE ARTS FESTIVAL 2014

  ANNUALLY IN MAY Organised by the National Arts Council, the annual Singapore Arts Festival is one of the most significant events in the regional arts scene, combining theater arts, dance, music, visual arts and other media. The festival has […]

ART BEIJING 2014

  APRIL 30 – MAY 3, 2014 Collectors, critics and art lovers convene at the China World Trade Center for this annual fair, known as Contemporary Beijing for short. Admire world-class pieces from top Asian, European and American galleries. Apply […]

Contemporary Art Beijing
Contemporary Art Beijing
Contemporary Art Beijing

What’s New in Macau? Old Macau!

Most news about Macau is about its ascent to a world gaming capital.  Billions of dollars invested into reclaimed land, a new airport and huge casinos that attract gamblers and endless arcades of high-end boutiques to spend winnings or a […]

BEIJING INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014

  APRIL 23 – 28, 2014 The Beijing Independent Film Festival, a private initiative founded by well-known arts critic Li Xianting, is currently in its sixth year. Held every year at the Songzhuang Art Center in the trendy, buzzing Songzhuang […]

SONGKRAN 2014

  APRIL 13, 2014 Songkran is a national holiday marking the Thai New Year. Traditionally Thais pay tribute to their elders and also visit Wats to pray and give alms to monks. Fragranced water is poured over Buddha images to […]

The Peninsula Manila Launches Academy Programs Collection

Guests at The Peninsula Manila can experience a taste of Philippine culture with eight new adventures from heritage walks through colonial towns to afternoon tea with a bespoke jeweler. Just in time for the last quarter of the year, The Peninsula Manila […]

Manila Pen Pinto
Manila Pen Pinto
Manila Pen Pinto

TOKYO’S CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2014

APRIL, ANNUALLY Cherry blossom is Japan’s national flower and symbolizes the arrival of spring and the beginning of the new school and financial year. The cherry blossom of Tokyo’s trees is a truly spectacular sight and one of the best […]

HONG KONG SEVENS 2014

  MARCH 28 – 30, 2014 Annually held during the end of March, the Hong Kong leg of the international rugby world sevens circuit is always hotly anticipated by rugby fans and non-fans alike. Rugby stalwarts from across the world […]

Hong Kong Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens
Hong Kong Sevens

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