Southeast Asia agenda: Malaysia-International Fashion Week, World Film Festival

This week Kuala Lumpur hosts Malaysia-International Fashion Week and Bangkok's World Film Festival kicks off.

2010 World Adventure Challenge
November 1-12
East Timor

Part of a series of new events to attract tourism described by the nation's president Jose Ramos-Horta as "reassur[ance to] people that the situation in East Timor is peaceful, that it is safe." The challenge is a six-day multi-stage multi-discipline race that combines adventure sports (cross-country running, sea kayaking, mountain-biking, rock climbing, abseiling/ rappelling, canyoning and ocean swimming. The aim is to test the world's best trekkers, and extreme athletes throughout East Timor's rugged terrain and raw nature and have it broadcast globally.
http://turismotimorleste.com/en/page/event


M-IFA 2010
November 2-6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 8th annual Malaysia-International Fashion Week is a celebration of Malaysian talent with both Malaysia's Who's Next: top designer and model being announced. Considered the pulse of Malaysia's fashion industry, this trade event will also focus on digitizing content and globalizing Malaysian talent. Sponsors include Maxis, MAC, Tiffany's & Co., Roxy and Yoda. Various shows will take place including the Islamic Fashion Festival Beauty in Modesty, Fashion Gives Back and a host of after parties.
http://www.mifa.com.my



World Film Festival

November 5-14
Bangkok, Thailand

Over 150 of the world's award-winning films and new premieres ( Eternity, Red Dragonflies, A Film Unfinished, Cold Water of the Sea, Curling, Insects in the Backyard) are part of the 8th annual World Film Festival. This year's films fall into one of nine categories: Asian Contemporary, Cinema Beat, Cine Latino, Doc Feast, Short Wave, Guts Nouveau, Music & Dance A la Carte, New Turkish Cinema and Retrospective. This year's prestigious Lotus Award goes to Nuri Bilge Ceylan, an influential Turkish filmmaker. Tickets are TBH 100 (€2.40) and 50 percent off for students. All films are shown at Paragon Cineplex and Major Cineplex Sukhumvit.
http://www.WorldFilmBKK.com

 

A Taste of the World's Oldest Whisky
November 12
The Ritz Carlton Millenia Hotel, Singapore

Only eight people in Southeast Asia will be able to taste the rare Mortlach 70 Year Old, the world's oldest bottled Single Malt Scotch Whisky. There exists just over 200 bottles and only one is coming to the region by La Maison du Whisky. In celebration of its arrival, La Maison du Whisky Singapore is hosting an exclusive whisky pairing experience and will also include tastings of Mortlach 30 yo and Mortlach 50 yo. The tasting and dinner cost S$888/€493 however only eight guests will have the opportunity to taste the oldest whisky.
http://www.whisky.sg

 

Malaysian Waterski and Wakeboard Championship
November 12-14
Putrajaya, Malaysia

Extreme watersport athletes compete in round four of the Malaysian Waterski and Wakeboard Championship, supported by the Olympic Council of Malaysia, in Putrajaya. This Asian invitational event includes participants from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taipei, Korea, China, Japan, India, Kuwait, Australia and New Zealand to compete in over 18 and under 10 groups as well as male- and female-only contests.
http://www.waterski.com.my


7th Annual International Feng Shui Convention (IFSC) 2010
November 20-21
Resorts World Convention Center, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Feng Shui practitioners and experts from all over the world are available to offer insights on how to 'transform' your way of life for greater balance and peace both professionally and personally. Also the "Feng Shui-related insights and forecasts about 2011" are to be revealed. Tickets are S$128 (€71).
http://fengshuiconvention.com/


Angkor Photo Festival
November 20-27
Siem Reap, Cambodia

The 6th annual festival was the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. Over 100 photographers will be exhibiting their images and half represent Asia. The 14 indoor and outdoor shows and nightly slideshows are curated by renowned Yumi Goto, Antoine d'Agata and the festival's director Françoise Callier. In addition to admiring the works, free workshops are available for the next generation of Asian photographers. The first Anjali Photo Book: "Cambodia, Our Vision," a collection of photos taken by children will be released during the event.
http://www.photographyforchange.net



Surin Elephant Round-Up & Show 2010
November 20-21
Sri Narong Stadium, Surin, Thailand

Originally created by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in 1960, the show continues to draw thousands from the world over to see the strength and grace of nearly 300 trained elephants, a Thai sign of luck and the king's symbol, and 2000 costumed dancers. Also the festivities are reported to include an elephant beauty pageant and elephant football. Tickets range from TBH 300-800 (€7-19).
http://www.tourismthailand.org/home/search/search-result/index.php?id=1179&view=586&L=0



Water Festival

November 20-22
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Over a million people head to the Mekong River in Phnom Penh to experience Cambodia's largest and most outrageous traditional super long boat race. Over 400 boats and 2500 people are battling for the top place. Fireworks and flowered larger boats are part of the festivities. See past festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhNwvYiQitc



Bangkok International Wine Fair
November 25-27

Thailand's first wine trade show. The event is focused solely on the Thai and Southeast Asian market in an effort to connect niche producers and importers. It will also host the first ASEAN Best Sommelier Competition. There will a series of tasting and Thai contemporary cuisine pairings and a session on Wine & Thai: Combining for Health. There is a "smart casual wear" dress code and tickets in advance are TBH 100 (€2.40) and onsite TBH 300 (€7.20). The public is welcomed during the evenings of November 25-26 and all day on the 27.
http://www.bangkokwinefair.com/ 

 

SITEX Singapore 2010
November 25-28
Singapore Expo, Singapore

Singapore's longest-running IT event is a global consumer marketplace and launchpad for new tech innovations. Close to one million visitors are expected and over 500 information communication and consumer electronic product makers.
http://www.sitex.com.sg/index.html



Monsoon Cup Malaysia
November 30 - December 5
Pulau Duyong, Malaysia  

This cup is the last leg of the renowned World Match Racing Tour, a world-class professional sailing tournament that includes nine World Championship events all over the world with participants competing from Australia, South Africa, US, UK, Denmark, Poland and many more nations. The Monsoon Cup has one of the world's largest prizes for a match-racing event (RM1 million/€231,000).
http://www.monsooncup.com.my/


Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Travel
ebookHow to enjoy the perfect short break in 20 great cities
Independent Travel Videos
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Amsterdam
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Giverny
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in St John's
Independent Travel Videos
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Travel

    Recruitment Genius: Assistant Manager - Visitor Fundraising

    £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Visitor Fundraising Team is responsi...

    Recruitment Genius: Developer

    £30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...

    Recruitment Genius: Estates Contracts & Leases Manager

    £30000 - £34000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Estates Team of this group ...

    Guru Careers: Brand Manager / Marketing Campaign Manager

    COMPETITIVE: Guru Careers: A Brand Manager / Marketing Campaign Manager is req...

    Day In a Page

    The Silk Roads that trace civilisation: Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places

    The Silk Roads that trace civilisation

    Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places
    House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

    The honours that shame Britain

    Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled
    When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race

    'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

    Why are black men living the stereotypes and why are we letting them get away with it?
    International Tap Festival: Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic

    International Tap Festival comes to the UK

    Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic
    War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

    Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

    Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
    Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

    'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

    Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
    Big Blue Live: BBC's Springwatch offshoot swaps back gardens for California's Monterey Bay

    BBC heads to the Californian coast

    The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
    Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

    Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

    Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
    Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

    Car hacking scandal

    Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
    10 best placemats

    Take your seat: 10 best placemats

    Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory
    Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

    Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

    Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
    Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

    Can Benitez get the best out of Bale?

    Back at the club he watched as a boy, the pressure is on Benitez to find a winning blend from Real's multiple talents. As La Liga begins, Pete Jenson asks if it will be enough to stop Barcelona
    Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

    Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

    The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
    Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

    Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

    His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
    Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

    Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

    Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future