7 events in Asia you shouldn’t miss this October

This month’s events will generate enough excitement to stimulate all your senses

Busan Fireworks Festival

Busan Fireworks Festival

Sculpture by the Sea (Photo: Clyde Yee)

Sculpture by the Sea (Photo: Clyde Yee)

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival

When: Ongoing
Where: Zamboanga
Inhale the full fragrance of the City of Flowers at the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, where parades, pageants and other events are adorned with gorgeous blooms. Catch flower shows, live concerts, and street parties, and don’t miss the Regatta de Zamboanga on October 9, when the colorful sails of vintas will race across the water. facebook.com/ZamboHermosaFestival2014

Bali Vegan Festival

When: October 7 to 9
Where: Bali
Celebrate pure eating at Bali Vegan Festival, where you’ll get to try delicious organic, macrobiotic, raw and vegan food prepared by local restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy outdoor musical performances and learn more about concepts like non-violent nutrition and conscious consumption, which are central to the vegan commitment. baliveganfestival.com

Chung Yeung Festival

When: October 9
Where: Hong Kong
The Chinese honor their ancestors during the Chung Yeung Festival, and families in Hong Kong flock to cemeteries to pay their respects to relatives who have passed on. They also go on picnics, usually heading for the highest points of the city. The festival is also considered a day of luck, and special ko cakes are eaten to improve one’s station in life. discoverhongkong.com

Sculpture by the Sea

When: October 20 to November 6
Where: Sydney
Indulge in a tactile reverie at the 20th anniversary of Sculpture by the Sea, the largest sculpture exhibition in the world. Visitors can take the Bondi-to-Tamarama coastal walk in Sydney to see and feel each work of art up close. sculpturebythesea.com

Busan Fireworks Festival

When: October 22
Where: Busan
Feast your eyes on colorful pyrotechnics at the Busan Fireworks Festival. Watch from the beach, or get a spectacular view from Hwangnyeongsan Mountain. Cultural presentations and high-tech laser light shows will add to the visual spectacle. www.bff.or.kr

Tokyo Ramen Show

When: October 27 to November 6
Where: Tokyo
Go noodle-crazy at the Tokyo Ramen Show, which features bowls and bowls of all types of ramen all in one festival. Slurp gotochi (local) ramen from different regions of Japan and try special collaborative creations that can only be found here. www.ramenshow.com/english.html


When: October 29
Where: Singapore
Little India in Singapore lights up with color for the Hindu festival of Deepavali, with braided flower garlands and lamps decorating the streets. yoursingapore.com

Also read: 10 things to do in Singapore in October 2016

Written by

Selena Salang

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