What is Nyepi or Day of Silence?
Traditional New Year on Bali is celebrated in March according to the Balinese Saka Calendar. The Hindu festival of Nyepi, also known as the “Day of Silence”, marks the start of the Saka year. Balinese Hindu believe that on this day Evil spirits are going out, so the goal of the silence is “to trick” those spirits, pretending there is no life on the island. Nyepi festival begins a few days before the Day of Silence and finishes a few days after. During this period different religious rituals are performed. Continue reading “Nyepi: Balinese New Year celebrations”
Koh Lipe is one of the lesser-known destinations in Thailand. While hot spots are overcrowded with tourists, this hidden jam remains laid-back tropical paradise. Continue reading “The hidden tropical paradise, Koh Lipe, Thailand”
Penang is an island on the northeast of Malaysia. The island attracts tourists from all over the world, and you may consider why from our last article. Let’s figure out how to get to Penang. Continue reading “How to get to Penang, Malaysia”
George Town is located on Penang Island on the northwest coast of Malaysia. The historical part of the town inscribed as a UNESCO Heritage Site for its unique architectural and cultural townscape. Continue reading “Try the vivid cultural cocktail in George Town, Malaysia”