Posts Tagged with "festival"

WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

This summer we’ve teamed up with Bali Unite to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime South East Asia festival experience! We are offering YOU the chance to win two VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival along with tent accommodation for two people for two nights. Read on to find out more...

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Event Review: Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, January 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Event Review: Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, January 2014

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival of ceremonial offerings, devotional piercings, and a variety of ritual cleansing celebrated by the Tamil Indian communities. This year, S.E.A. Ambassador, Ben Turland was lucky enough to land in Malaysia right in time for Thaipusam. He took in the sights with his wife and gives us the low down on what it was like to experience this spectacular event.

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Event of the Month: Don’t Miss! The Bali Spirit Festival, 20th-24th March

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Event of the Month: Don’t Miss! The Bali Spirit Festival, 20th-24th March

Let’s face it – everyone loves a good festival. Live music, culture, yummy food stalls, blazing hot weather (unless we’re talking Glastonbury, of course… but hey, we’re in South East Asia!). Karen Farini, Deputy Editor of S.E.A Backpacker find out all about the tantalizing BaliSpirit Festival...

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Party Hotspots: Koh Phangan – Don’t Miss Rhythm & Sands Festival, 24th January

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Party Hotspots: Koh Phangan – Don’t Miss Rhythm & Sands Festival, 24th January

Spending the festive season on Koh Phangan was never going to be your average chill-out affair, but even for party-fiends like us, the mere thought of a massive three-stage rave-up on the January 2nd (yes, the second of January) seemed… well. A bit… much? Could we handle it? Well, just a tiny peek at the lineup of Rhythm and Sands gave us our answer pretty sharpish: Hell, yes – we could. And was it worth it? Travel writer, Karen Farini finds out...

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Top 10 Things to do in the Philippines

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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So how do you sum up the Philippines? Here is our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines that we reckon backpackers just can't miss!

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Don’t Miss! Culture ONE 2012: Bangkok’s International Outdoor Dance Music Festival

Sunday, September 30, 2012

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Culture One 2012 - Bangkok's Outdoor Dance Music Festival

Here at S.E.A Backpacker, we love to tell backpackers about events and festivals that you won't find in your Guide Book. Events that your average tourist can only dream about! Far away from the noodle stalls and tuk tuks, witness an ultra modern edge of Thai culture where the new generation of music lovers are expressing themselves. Forget your phrase book. All nationalities mingle here through the universal language of music and dance. With more than 30 artists in the line-up, blasting out everything from House to Trance, Electro to Dubstep, Indie Pop to Rock, this festival is not to be missed...

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Event of the Month: Not just the Full Moon! Rhythm & Sands Festival, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Event of the Month: Not just the Full Moon! Rhythm & Sands Festival, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Those awesome people who brought us Rhythm & Vines and Rhythm & Alps of New Zealand, now in their 10th year of mega success, have extended their arms into Thailand bringing with them the international dance scene and some of the planet's biggest acts! Set in a secluded yet accessible beach venue amidst the palms of Baan Tai, three days before the full moon party, Rhythm & Sands brings you the next level of the Thai Beach Party Experience…

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Event of the Month: Rainforest World Music Festival 2012, Sarawak, Borneo (13th – 15th July)

Friday, July 6, 2012

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Next weekend the only place to be is deep in the heart of the Borneo jungles. A place of exotic mystery, the thrill of adventure; the land of ancient virgin rainforests, hornbills, orangutans and the fabled white Rajahs. As well as being home to 27 ethnic groups, between 13th - 15th July it houses the mother of all global music festivals...

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Event of the Month: Bali Arts Festival 2012, Indonesia (11th June – 9th July)

Friday, June 1, 2012

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Event of the Month: Bali Arts Festival 2012, Indonesia (11th June – 9th July)

Taking place over an entire month from mid June to mid July, the Bali Arts Festival is a unique extravaganza of arts, music, dance and history celebrating passion and pride in Balinese culture. Amongst other performances, famous masked dances originating from tribal villages are showcased and ancient classic stories retold. There's a vibrant atmosphere all across the island as celebrations are enjoyed by locals and travellers alike. For first time travellers to Bali, it's a fantastic introduction to the rich heritage of the spirited destination...

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Event of the Month: Songkran, New Year in Thailand, 13 – 15 April

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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Event of the Month: Songkran, New Year in Thailand, 13 – 15 April

Buddhist new year in Thailand is a time for renewal, spiritual cleansing and super soakers… what!? Yes that's right folks, if you happen to be in Thailand between the 13-15 April, you can't fail to get involved in what has to be the world's biggest water fight! So where are the best places to enjoy the festivities? And what are some tips for staying dry? Here's a hint... there are none! Be prepared to get wet, VERY wet... Sawasdee P'Mai (Happy New Year) everyone!

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