Your Weekly Guide to Asia

From a disco-inspired Aussie musical hitting Hong Kong’s shores to Kuala Lumpur’s biggest arts event, here’s our weekly round-up of everything to see and do in the always buzzing and exciting Asia Pacific region.


Life in Color

Life in Color in Puerto Rico. All photos are courtesy of the events featured.

Up for some colorful, crazy partying? Check out the Bangkok edition of Life in Color, an EDM party happening on September 23 at Centerpoint Studio on Soi Sukhumvit 105. The event, which began in 2007 in Florida, will feature top DJs such as Andrew Rayel, Bassjackers, and Party Thieves. Prepare to have a great time and get drenched in paint—organizers will bring 50,000 gallons of them.

Tickets start from US$66.

Life in Color

Hong Kong

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Musical

A scene from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

A recipient of the Tony and Laurence Olivier awards, this fabulous, feel-good musical will be staged at the H.K. Academy for Performing Arts Lyric Theatre on Gloucester Road from September 29 to October 22. Based on the film of the same title, it’s about three friends who go on a roadtrip around Australia’s outback to seek love and happiness while dishing and shimmying to their favorite tunes. Listen to pop and disco favorites such as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “I Will Survive,” and “I Love the Nightlife.”

Another scene from the musical

Tickets are priced starting from US$57.

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Kuala Lumpur

KL International Arts Festival

Happening from now until October 1, the festival has more than 50 music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and literature events in different venues. We’re quite excited with “Concert in the Dark” (September 22) at Oasis@Ara Damansara where the public will listen to music in, yes, total darkness! With acts such as Mel & Rani (Singapore), Orion Perez (Philippines), and Flame of the Forest (Singapore), it’s a great way to experience entertainment without distracting smartphones. Tickets start from US$48.

DeafBeat in action

Also worth mentioning is “Inner Voices” (September 22 to 24) where Deaf Beat—a group of eight deaf drummers—will perform at Damansara Performing Arts Center. See their passion for music by getting tickets starting from US$11.


Mid-Autumn@Gardens by the Bay

A rendering of Waters of Prosperity

Head over to Gardens by the Bay’s Mid-Autumn fest where a gigantic lantern display, arts and crafts activities, and food stalls await. Happening from September 22 to October 8, it’s a great time to marvel at their massive Waters of Prosperity, a 1,250-square-meter lantern of a fishing village and carps that’s their biggest ever made. Bring younger members of the family to the Gardens where they can try their hands at lantern decorating and umbrella painting. Or head over to Supertree Grove to watch nightly cultural performances by local arts groups.



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