June

Celebration Time

In June the Chinese Opera Festival kicks off in Hong-Kong. In Vietnam the Nha Trang Sea Festival incorporating sports contests, seafood cooking competitions, fairs and traditional Vietnamese workshops entertain crowds along with impressive street show events.

Don’t miss the Durian Festival in Malaysia. Lovers of the King of Fruits celebrate the season when one of the most popular fruit in Penang arrives. A must-try for all visitors.

International events

International Yoga Day is a day when people can visit one of three places of Cambodia to practice the art of yoga (in front of Angkor Wat temple, Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville).

Singapore International Festival of Arts is spread over an entire month, celebrating the arts with a smorgasbord of theatre, dance and music performances taking place in the Lion City.

This month also welcomes the Bali Arts Festival with daily performances and handicraft exhibitions taking place. This is the cultural event of the year in Bali.

Idul Fitri (the end of Ramadan) in Indonesia and Malaysia is one of the most important holidays for Indonesian Muslims, usually celebrated for a full week with locals travelling around the country to their hometowns. Roads can become heavily congested and many restaurants and sights will close. If possible, we recommend to avoid the Idul Firti period for travels on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi and Lombok.

Weather Patterns

The monsoon slowly arrives in Southeast Asia but it’s still a good time to explore the Gulf of Thailand; especially Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and Koh Samui - also central Vietnam (Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Nha Trang).

Rain can also be expected in Japan with the exception of Hokkaido. In China now is the ideal time to head West (in particular Tibet and Xinjiang). It’s also a great time to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia while it is dry and sunny in these destinations.