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Manta Ray Fest, August 2016, Yap – special prices

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

To celebrate this year’s Manta Fest Event that takes place from 27 August to 11 September - right in the middle of Manta Ray Bay’s 30th Anniversary Year - We are delighted to be able offer a 20% discount across the board on all Hotel/Dive-packages* at Manta Ray Bay, Yap. Where ...

Mount Hagen Show, PNG, Aug 2014

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Spaces are running out on this year's Mt. Hagen "Sing Sing" Cultural Show tours in Papua New Guinea. The Mt Hagen Show will be held on the weekend of 16th & 17th August 2014. We have 4 tour variations or 10 to 12 days duration to coincide with this highly colourful ...

Bali’s Day of Silence

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Nyepi is a “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every New Year according to the Balinese calendar and this year it falls on March 31. It is a Hindu celebration that is mainly celebrated on the Indonesian island of Bali, and it is marked with strict silence, fasting and meditation. ...

Hua Hin Jazz Festival, Thailand

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The next edition of the Hua Hin Jazz Festival will take place between 20-22 June 2014, though the exact dates have yet to be officially confirmed by the organiser. In the Kingdom of Thailand’s Jazz scene, the Hua Hin Jazz Festival is one of the most recognised and established jazz festivals, ...

A few Spaces left on Mt Hagen Festival tour, PNG, Aug 13

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Perhaps the most famous cultural show in Papua New Guinea, the Mount Hagen Show brings together sing-sing groups from all over the country in an amazing conglomeration of colour, beauty and culture. The Hagen show is held in August every year - and we are be offering three escorted programs ...

Honouring the Spirits of Kelimutu, Flores, Indonesia

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

The Indonesian island of Flores will offer visitors a spectacular religious and cultural festival on August 14 when residents honour their ancestors at the Pati Ka Du’a Bapu Ata Mata ceremony. The event is centred on the stunning, multi-coloured Kelimutu Crater Lake which is considered to be a final resting place ...

Cambodia: Phnom Penh’s beer scene is chugging away

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Microbreweries and beer gardens are making inroads in Phnom Penh as the taste for hops keeps growing. Cambodia might not rank among the world's brewery or beer garden capitals, but change is coming. From its setting on the banks of the Tonle Sap river, Kingdom Breweries, Phnom Penh's newest boutique producer, opened ...

Phnom Penh Water Festival cancelled due to floods

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, yesterday announced that the Water Festival festivities scheduled for November 9 to 13 will be cancelled to preserve fund for the cleanup effort after this summer's record floods. The highlight of the annual Water Festival is the boat races that take place on the Tonle Sap ...

Celebrate the Sea: Photo & Video shootout, Sept, N Sulawesi

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Calling filmmakers, photographers & journalists to the biggest underwater imagery festival in the Asia Pacific! Dust off your cameras and take to the water with 5 Star IDC Centre Thalassa, located in the heart of Bunaken National Park. CTS participants get a head start in the Shoot Out competition with our ...

Hua Hin Ballooning Festival, Feb/Mar 2011

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

How about celebrating Valentine's Day (or a few days afterwards) with a romantic hot air balloon flight in Southern Thailand? The 2011 Hua Hin Ballooning Festival will be taking place from 12 February to 6 March and you can join in if you wish. Flights will float off just ...

Cambodia’s Pchum Ben Festival gets under way, Oct 2010

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Feeding the Ancestors: The Cambodian Pchum Ben Festival The fifteenth day, of the tenth month, of the Khmer calendar marks the Pchum Ben festival. This is a time when the spirits of the dead ancestors walk the Earth. And the living can ease their suffering by offering them food to eat. At ...

Sabah Birdwatching Festival, 15-17 Oct 2010

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Borneo has amazing birdlife, and the inaugural Sabah Birdwatching Festival would be a great opportunity to learn something about them. Contact Symbiosis Expedition Planning about making a trip to attend the show next month and perhaps trekking into the forests to look for some birds yourself! See poster below:

The Bintan Triathlon, Indonesia, May 21-22

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

will take place the weekend of 21 and 22 May 2010 at the Nirwana Gardens on Bintan Island in Indonesia's Riau Islands, just south of Singapore. Triathletes of all levels and countries can join the weekend of fun-filled activities and participate in one of the region’s most festive and vibrant ...

Mt Hagen Cultural Show, PNG, Aug 2010

Friday, April 16th, 2010

We have had some additional places open up on some of our tours for the 2010 Mount Hagen Cultural Festival in August this year. This is a highly sought after Papua New Guinea experience - the famous Mount Hagen Cultural festival. A must for people interested in photographing people. In addition to ...