Eid al-Adha, worldwide
On this day, Muslims all around the world will gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha. Also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, it honours Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to give up his son, Ishmael, as a supreme act of devotion to Allah. During the festival, Muslims dress in their finest to perform morning prayers, before partaking in sumptuous meals and exchanging gifts. A sheep or a goat is also sacrificed.
Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
15 to 17 September
The 10th edition of the Singapore Grand Prix is all set to race into the city. Top drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel will battle it out on the street track; there’ll also be live performances from Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris and Duran Duran.
Singapore GP website
Bali International Film Festival
24 to 30 September
Rub shoulders with other movie aficionados at the 11th Bali International Film Festival. Dubbed Balinale, the annual event celebrates the best of Indonesian cinema through screenings, workshops and more.
Durga Puja, India
26 to 30 September
As its name suggests, this annual festival celebrates the goddess Durga. Observed across India and Nepal – though particularly impressive in Kolkata – it is characterised by elaborate temple decorations and colourful street processions.
30 September to 1 October
Unleash your inner hippie at this music festival, which is an offshoot of the well-respected UK event. Mercury prize winners Alt-J and veteran US hip-hop trio De La Soul are the standout acts, but there’s also the promise of craft cocktails and plenty of street food. The festival’s location in the picturesque Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in the island’s south is also a major draw.
Bestival Bali website
Malak Marketplace, Darwin
Ongoing, till end October
Embrace the art of organic living at this weekly market. Back for a second year, it looks to champion the best in local food, with over 70 stalls offering everything from artisanal ice cream to South African curries. You’ll also find art and craft stalls, live music, and workshops covering slow-cooking and yoga. Open from 4pm to 9pm every Saturday, until the end of October.
Malak Marketplace website