Your Weekly Guide to Asia

If you’re in Southeast Asia this weekend and looking for activities to do and events to attend, don’t fret. We’ve compiled them right here for you.

Bangkok

The 4th Silent Film Festival in Thailand

One of the silent movies that will be featured in the festival.

One of the silent movies that will be featured in the festival.

Film aficionados can look forward to this event, organized by Thai Film Archive in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Thailand and Japan Foundation. Watch silent movies such as Destiny, Underground, and Faust at Scala Theater and Lido Multiplex. Indulge your inner Fellini until June 14.

Hong Kong

Close to Black

One of the works of Regis Gonzalez.

One of the works of Regis Gonzalez.

Head over to Charbon Art Space on Wong Chuk Hang Street, where you’ll find a mind-boggling art display featuring the works of Regis Gonzalez as part of Le French May, an annual cultural festival. The French visual artist is renowned for his dramatic and intense ink works, and will be showcasing his most recent self-portraits that explore madness and fear. There will be a series of his landscape works that are equally dramatic. The exhibition will last until June 10.

Negroni Week 2017

Order yourself a Negroni and donate to charity.

Order yourself a Negroni and donate to charity.

Your drinking habit can now be used for a good cause. More than 60 bars and restaurants throughout Hong Kong are participating in this year’s Negroni Week, which will last until June 11. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to different charities. Head over to bars like Felix, Le Boudoir, Zuma, and Potato Head to kick start this weekend with a bang!

Jakarta

Jakarta Fair 2017

Join in on the fun at Jakarta Fair 2017.

Join in on the fun at Jakarta Fair 2017.

Celebrating its 50th year of existence, this long-awaited annual affair at JI Expo Kemayoran is finally back, and it’s better than ever. Expect to see rows of stalls selling traditional food, local arts, and crafts. Whether you’re with family or friends, make sure to carve some time in your calendar and head over to the fair, which will last until June 16.

Kuala Lumpur

Pet World Malaysia

Expect to meet adorable new friends at the exhibition!

Expect to meet adorable new friends at the exhibition!

Enjoy a furry-filled weekend at the city’s largest pet exhibition, which will happen until June 11. This annual three-day event at Mid Valley Megamall will have a variety of activities that include cat and dog shows, grooming sessions, and educational talks for pet owners. Pet lovers will also find a wide selection of booths selling accessories and food for your beloved furry friends.

Pelita Hati Aidilfitri Market

Head over to Pelita Hati Aidilfitri Market this weekend.

Head over to Pelita Hati Aidilfitri Market this weekend.

Drop by the market at KL Journal on Jalan Beremi where you can buy local brands such as Frankitas, Batika by Hudaa, and Bingka. Happening until Sunday, June 11, the market is a good place to find the perfect gifts for your family.

Seoul

Britney Spears Summer Concert

Britney Spears performing in Seoul this weekend.

Britney Spears will perform in Seoul this weekend.

Fans of pop princess Britney Spears will have a fun-filled night on June 10 at the Gocheok Sky Dome. The star’s summer tour will also include shows in Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. So don your flight attendant costume and sing “Toxic” or grab your schoolgirl uniform and dance when she performs “Oops I did It Again!”

Singapore

Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

Yayoi Kusama's Life is the Heart of a Rainbow.

Yayoi Kusama’s “Life is the Heart of a Rainbow.”

Renowned for her iconic dots, nets, pumpkins and infinity rooms, Yayoi Kusama has captured the hearts of millions of art lovers from all over the world. Visit the National Gallery Singapore and discover her first major exhibition in Southeast Asia, which will feature paintings dating back to the 1950s until the present. Open until September 9, the show will also have sculptures, collages, and installations.

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