The Songkran Festival in Celebrations – The Biggest Festivals During the Traditional Eastern New Year

Malaysia is one of the most colourful nations in the world where culture is concerned, and the nation is at it’s most beautiful around the time of the traditional new year, known as Songkran.

The Songkran Festival| Img by: JJ Harrison via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0

What is Songkran?
Songkran is the traditional new year that is celebrated through most of Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, North-East India, Sri Lanka, and parts of China. This period commences when the sun moves through the Aries constellation.

This state is situated towards the northwestern coast of the Malaysian Peninsular and consists of parts. It’s one of the best places to be during this time because of two particular festivals.

Penang International Food Festival
The food culture of this state is quite famous, and this is why the Penang International Food Festival attracts hordes of devoted attendees. This festival brings together the finest street food Penang has to offer, along with the cuisine of the most elite fine-dining establishments.

Penang Songkran Water Festival
This is one of the most widely recognised festivals in the world, where everyone takes to the streets to engage in a nation-wide water fight. All kinds of travel entities, such as tour agents In Sri Lanka along the likes of My Prime Trip Powered by Hemas Travels would experience an influx of Thai travel during this time.



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Yas Marina Grand Prix – Home to Formula One

The Yas Marina Grand Prix, located in the busiest and one of the most advancing cities in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi attracts the world’s best racers every year to race on this world-class track.


Yas Marina Grand Prix | Img by: Rob Alter via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0

The Race

The Yas Marina Grand Prix is held every November where popular sporting stars such as Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastien Vettel and others head over to the track to race and try their luck at this circuit. As there are a number of tour packages to Dubai, do check how you can attend this star-studded sporting event.

Yas Island

Yas Island is a manmade island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The Yas Marina Circuit is the second in the Middle East that was constructed for Formula One.

About the track

The track measures a length of 5.554 km, with an area of 161.9 ha. The longest straight measures 1140 m.

Other attractions

If your trip is organized by a tour provider such as My Prime Trip Powered by Hemas Travels, some of the other attractions you can visit is Ferrari World; home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.





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