What’s happening around Asia this May.


For the first time, electronic music festival Creamfields is going down-under. From 1-8 May, artists such as mixing maestro Steve Angello will be rousing crowds in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sidney.

Guangzhou Arts Festival (China)

Starting May 10, Guangzhou will host over 100 shows- including an Italian opera -in the ninth China Arts Festival. Chinese culture will be on display in the National Exhibition of Outstanding Fine Art Works.

Pulilan Carabao Festival (Phillipines)

Watch as villagers parade their Carabao through the streets in a sea of flowers, fruits and vegetables. The water buffalos are shaved and massaged with scented oil for the occasion.

Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan (Thailand)

Join 20,000 party-goers for the most notorious beach bash in the world. Visitors bask in a full moon before things heat up with fire-eaters and thumping dance beats.

Boun Bang Fai (Laos)

It may sound like the remix for a  Black Eyed Peas’ song, but this rocket festival is smoking. In a prayer for rain, locals compete for prizes such as the highest-flying rocket.

The Hijiras Eunuch Festival (India)

Starting May 3rd, this 15-day festival sees transsexuals from over India reenact the religious epic of Mahabharata. A tale about a Lord who dressed as a female to marry the eunuch, Rajakumaran.