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From wrestling in Mongolia through performance art in Malaysia and tennis in China, there’s plenty to do in the region this month and next
September 17 to 18, Gun Galuut Reserve, Mongolia
Nomad’s Day is, as the name suggests, the most important day in the lives of the Mongolian nomads. The major customs of nomadic life including horsemanship, wrestling and folkloric music and dance are demonstrated on these special days, groups then competing with visitors to load gers, the Mongolian tent, on yak carts, assemble the gers in the shortest time, make milk-tea, catch and tame horses and much more. The best of nomadic traditional cuisine is served on the evening of September 18.
Until October 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
DiverseCity is also known as the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival. An ambitious programme of performing and visual arts, it showcases the rich and nuanced diversity of Malaysia and also explores the close ties and deep relationships with the other counries in the Asean bloc. Visit http://www.Diversecity.my.
FESTIVAL OF THE DEAD (BOUN KHAO SALAK)
September 16, Nationwide, Laos
During the festival of the dead, offerings are presented to Buddhist monks. On the last day, which is always the full moon, every family goes to the temple to make offerings to the deceased, especially to those who have passed away over the last year. It is believed that if the spirits do not receive offerings, the living will suffer from bad luck. In Luang Prabang during the festival, the Mekong is jammed with beautifully carved boats with snake-heads for prows. The serpent, or naga, appears in Buddhist literature as the protector of Lord Buddha and that’s the reason why the boats are sacred and kept inside the temple precincts. Every year, 40 men from each temple parish volunteer to race in their temple’s boats.
SEOUL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL
September 30 to October 30, Seoul, South Korea
Contemporary drama, dance, musical theatre and interdisciplinary arts are at leading cultural spaces throughout Seoul next month. The festival features some 40 breathtaking performances from Korean and international companies, which highlight the fundamental elements of performing arts from the past as well as draw attention to the possibilities of the present and the future. Visit Spaf.or.kr.
CHINA OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT
September 25 to October 9, Beijing, China
The China Open was launched in 2004, and is held in Beijing over the National Day holidays. Hosted by the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Centre, this elite ATP tour event attracts many of the world’s best tennis players.
NATIONAL DAY RACE DAY
October 1, Hong Kong
The National Day Race on October 1 has long been one of the highlights of Hong Kong’s horse racing calendar. Every year, the Hong Kong Jockey Club presents various spectacular cultural performances at Sha Tin racecourse to commemorate the founding of the People’s Republic of China, attracting thousands of racing fans and visitors.