September

Celebration Time

Mid-Autumn festival is celebrated in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam to signal the new harvest and worship the moon on the role it plays. Celebrations include eating moon cakes, carrying bright lanterns and watching lively dragon dances.

The Zhengzhou International Shaolin Martial Arts Festival reveals a collection of martial arts, tourism and cultural exchanges in one large festival. During the event there are numerous martial arts performances and contests to watch.

International events

Formula 1 Grand Prix is one of Singapore’s most highly anticipated events each year and arrives in the city from September 14 - 16.

Thailand’s River Kwai Marathon also takes place this month; and the Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.

Don’t miss the eccentric Red Dress Run on 14 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia!

Weather Patterns

September is one of the best months to visit Indonesia as you get peak season weather without the crowds! The weather this time of year is also at its most amiable in Hong Kong. However, in Japan at this time of year, typhoons are most likely – and in Southeast Asia, you can expect some rain.

Now is the best time to embark on a cruise between Mandalay and Bagan. It is also the only period when you can sail up the Chindwin River to the northern tip of the Irrawaddy River to see villages lost in time from the teak trade era.