TRAVEL GUIDE 2017

FESTIVALS

RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, SARAWAK, EAST MALAYSIA: This three-day musical celebration has grown and grown since its inauguration in 1997. Dance along with 20,000 others to anything from local native chants and African dance to American folk music and percussion troupes. 14 TO 16 JULY 2017 BORYEONG MUD FESTIVAL, SOUTH KOREA: Since 1998, visitors have been getting down and dirty at the Boryeong Mud Festival, caking themselves in the nourishing, mineral-rich mud from the Boryeong mud flats while being entertained with bands, mud games, fireworks and more – all for around S$10 a day. 21 TO 30 JULY 2017 MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL: Chinese and Vietnamese families gather in the evening to admire the mid-autumn harvest moon while eating mooncakes and pomelos. 4 OCTOBER 2017

PCHUM BEN, CAMBODIA: Also known as the Festival of the Ancestors; food, flowers, rice and gifts are given to monks, while religious rites are carried out on the streets. 19 TO 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

HARI RAYA HAJI: Marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide. There’ll be bazaars to attend, and mosques and relatives to be visited. 5 SEPTEMBER 2017

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