So much in Asia depends on the calendar. In February in Beijing, more than 20 million people all set off fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year. In Nagaland in India, tribes from all over the region meet to compete, dance, and celebrate. In Thailand, spectators look on as celebrants perform bizarre rituals at the Nine Emperor Gods Festival.
With an intimate and unique knowledge of Asian culture, Remote Lands knows the importance of experiencing culture the right way. Whether you want an up-close view of the Sing-Sing festival in the Asaro Valley of Papua New Guinea or a quiet walk through the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan, Remote Lands can give travelers the best possible experience on their celebrations throughout Asia.
Kalimaran Festival

Kalimaran Festival

April 1-30

This festival celebrates the culture, traditions and craftsmanship of the Murut people. There are exhibitions and displays about their many sub-ethnic groups including dance and music performances and hut-building demonstrations. Visitors from all over Malaysia flock to Tenom to enjoy the festivities and buy beautiful Murut crafts.

Location Tenom, Malaysia

Borneo Marathon

Borneo Marathon


Known as "the beautiful run," the Borneo marathon takes place along the palm-fringed, coastal roads of the island of Kinabalu in Sabah. Participants can take part in the full marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1 miles) or the 10 km run (just over 6 miles). Spectators line the route, creating a festive atmosphere.

Location Kinabalu, Malaysia

Regatta Lepa

Regatta Lepa

March - April

This festival is a celebration for the Bajaus tribe as they pay homage to their traditional sailing boat. The boats are decorated and sailed out in a flotilla to compete for the prize of most beautiful. There are cultural dance and music performances, a beauty pageant and grand firework displays at night.

Location Sabah, Malaysia

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