Until August 26, Denpasar
This exhibition organised by Cush Cush Gallery brings together 17 youth artists – from a fashion designer to a muralist – who will each showcase works that depict local market, or pasar, culture. After getting your fill of art, hop on the bemo (local open-air minibus) to experience the markets in the flesh.
The Lo & Behold Group Festival
Until June 25, Singapore
Take a break for the summer holidays at this festival, which is specifically designed to help adults let off some steam. There will be seven events held at the hospitality group’s different venues, such as Extra Virgin Pizza and Tanjong Beach Club, over four weeks. Look forward to bottomless brunches, culinary workshops and even a Riverdale costume party inspired by the popular TV show.
Penang Durian Festival
June 1 to July 31, Penang
This two-month festival is every durian enthusiast’s idea of heaven. Savour award-winning durians at five locations across the city, including Jalan Macalister and Bao Sheng Durian Farm. If you’ve never sampled the King of Fruits before, we suggest going for the Mao Shan Wang, a premium varietal with a bittersweet taste and creamy texture.
Ghost Nets of the Ocean
Date June 1 to August 6, Singapore
Held at the Asian Civilisations Museum, this exhibition aims to raise awareness of marine conservation through Australian indigenous art. On display are more than 80 vibrant sculptures of deep-water creatures, woven with traditional methods such as coiling and felting. The programme also includes storytelling sessions, talks and a craft workshop.
Harajuku Fashion Walk
June 3, Singapore
Dress up in your favourite Japanese ensemble and strut from Merlion Park to ION Orchard among like-minded fashionistas. Inspired by the iconic event in Harajuku, the three-hour walk gives fashion-forward individuals the opportunity to showcase their style.
Laguna Phuket Marathon
June 3 to 4, Phuket
The biggest marathon in South-East Asia, Phuket’s annual race attracts at least 6,000 runners from over 60 countries every year. The race course cuts through local villages and plantations, enabling both participants and spectators alike to enjoy the picturesque scenery. There are different categories available, from a 2km dash to a full marathon, so there’s something for all fitness levels.
Bangalore Sports Carnival
June 3 to 25, Bangalore
Watch over 2,000 athletes battle it out in six championships – including table tennis, cricket and football – at the largest sports festival in India. Held at the Gopalan Sports Centre, the event will also feature several food stalls, where you can refuel with snacks and drinks.
Mission Beach Community Cassowary Festival
June 4, Cairns
Participate in fun-filled beach activities at this event, which is held to raise awareness of endangered cassowaries. Expect nature-themed performances, market stalls and appearances by celebrities. Creative artworks by local students will be on display, too.
Ramadan Shopping Festival 2017
June 17 to 18, Colombo
Don’t miss out on the country’s biggest Ramadan shopping sale. From clothes to furniture and electronics, 150 local and international brands will have products on sale at discounted prices. Activities for children, such as go kart racing, a play area and magic shows, will also be available.
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