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The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a Chinese harvest festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. It is generally celebrated during the last week of September or early October and includes a multitude of colorful cultural celebrations which can also be experienced on Bangkok cruises, such as those offered by Anantara Cruises, Thailand. The Moon Festival is celebrated in Thailand as well, and one of the fascinating features about the celebrations is the culinary delights. Mooncakes You can’t celebrate the Moon Festival without making Mooncakes – at least that’s what Thai tradition dictates. Thus, Mooncakes are considered to be one of the main culinary creations during the Moon Festival. Mooncakes are essentially thin-crust pastries wrapped around a sweet …

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The tantalizing scents of this year’s festival seem to be growing more intense, as preparations are being made for Indonesia’s most celebrated food bonanza which will take place from the 14th to the 16th of August 2015. The Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre will sizzle, as the culinary skills of Indonesia’s 5 star hotels and street vendors will be displayed. The festival is an incredible opening for burgeoning food businesses and similarlywould not fail to entice the taste buds of food lovers. It would certainly be a pity if you miss the irresistible thrills of the festival. Book your stay at InterContinental Bali Resort and indulge in the luxuries offered by this premium Bali resort while giving into your wildest food fantasies. Indonesia boasts a …

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Now in its 8th year, the Thailand Retail Food & Hospitality Services TRAFS for short is an annual hospitality industry event held over four days in mid July at BITEC Bangkok. It is promoted as one of the ‘must attend’ regional events for anyone engaged in the hospitality industry. As equipment and supplies for hotels, restaurants, catering, bakery and retail businesses are exhibited this is where more than 30,000 visitors and participants from 50 regional and other countries come to get in touch with the latest trends in key areas of the hospitality industry. It is the best regional platform for kitchen, Bakery and coffee equipment manufacturers and distributors, manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages, ice cream and dairy products, laundry, cleaning equipment and bedding, …

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Sample a fusion of mouth watering flavours at the popular Samui Fine Dining Festival. Stay at a Samui hotel or even a Samui resort such as Anantara Bophut, Koh Samui from where you could delight in such festivities you are not bound to come across anywhere else in the world. Some of the best restaurants in the area host leading names in the culinary trade as they cook up your favourite dishes you would love to have throughout your stay. From tasty starters, sorbets, succulent meat courses to extravagant desserts, the special six course menus are sure to entice your taste buds on a whole new level. Discover the best of what Samui has to offer discerning travellers by experiencing the Samui Fine Dining Festival bathed in all its …

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Festivals are used as a tool to gather communities in a city, village, district or a country towards a common goal. Learning and being a part of festivals that are held around the world or even at your own village is both entertaining and educating. Among many festivals in the world the Cheung Chau Island Bun Festival is truly unique and is a definite attention grabber. The festival which was originated in the 18th century was initially started when the Cheung Chau Island was destroyed by a plague and invaded by pirates. Following this the people of the island started parading the picture of God Pak Tai throughout the villages with the belief that the deity drove off evil spirits and bringing the locals protection …

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Tucked away along the South Coast of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa offers an idyllic getaway by the sea and features a range of dining venues where one can introduce your taste buds to some exotic flavours and aromas. Look to stay at Sri Lanka villas on the South Coast that are within easy reach of Hikkaduwa. One such option is Safforon and Blue by Jetwing, a Sri Lanka luxury villa which also features its own delectable dining options. Make sure to head to Hikkaduwa where apart from its sun-kissed beach and idyllic setting also offers plenty of eateries, restaurants and cafes, mostly near the shore. Seafood is served in many places letting you enjoy fresh dishes featuring prawns, crabs and more. Beachside cafes are ideal spots to unwind and enjoy …

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Indonesia is undoubtedly a top-notch destination in terms of culture, outdoor activities and holiday retreats that one would always want to be a part of. The festivals and events play a major role in showcasing the country’s rich cultural influences of which some go back in time. If one is searching for luxury hotels, Indonesia affords plenty of opportunities to select one that will suit your budget. Starwood Indonesia which features amongst Indonesia 5 star hotels will entice you with a truly memorable experience that will give you the time and space to discover a host of all the upcoming festivals in the country. October sees the ever popular and engaging Kuta Karnival Bali Food Festival which sees foodies the world over commune in Bali for a true taste …

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The island of Langkawi is fast gaining popularity as a charming tourist destination, and its quaint offering of local festivals and traditions is an excellent way to mingle with the locals and learn more about Malaysia’s customs and society. When you’re in Langkawi, check into a luxury Langkawi beach resort that will enable full enjoyment of this unique location. The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is one of the finest options for a 5 star hotel in Langkawi with its gracious accommodation and friendly hospitality. When you’re here, make the most o f the local culture by participating in the various events happening throughout the year, especially during the month of December. The Langkawi Harvest Festival is one such even, where you can take part …

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The vegetarian festival in Thailand held in the month of October is an event of spirituality together with astounding religious acts that are carried out as devotions to the gods for obtaining blessings. The festival which has its origin from the Chinese immigrants who visited Thailand some time back, has today developed into a fully fledged ceremony with street shows of people in trances as well as religious rituals performed in the temples, in exclusive culinary preparations and people observing certain precepts in view of the event. Spanning over a nine day period in the ninth month of the Chinese calendar, the festival is the result of the belief that the Chinese immigrants who fell ill with Malaria, recovered due to a religious ritual they …

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Eastern Asia is one part of the world etched with rich culture and tradition. From festivities to rituals to food, each occasion, activity and cuisine is both colorful, interesting and has a symbolic history behind. Visitors to countries like Thailand never fail to be awed by the meticulous detail and fascinating stories that govern each event in the country. It is no different for the famous Hungry Ghost Festival whose name in itself is quite the crowd puller. The ‘Hungry Ghost’ festival is one interesting event that makes its way into the calendars of the Thai’s Singaporeans and the Chinese. The Chinese pay great importance to the satisfaction of their dead ancestors. They believe that their good fortune in this life rests on this deed. …

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