HERBIE HANCOCK reckons he’s performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago. The pianist will be back next month for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day.
Performers take part in a dragon dance during a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday. The Lunar New Year this year marks the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
An Indian Sadhu or Hindu holy man is reflected on a mirror as he sits inside the Khandagiri Cave hills ahead of the week-long Maghasaptami festival on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, Wednesday.
IN a scene from the James Bond movie “Skyfall,” the British superspy arrives in Macau aboard a small raft that glides under an arched bridge, past hundreds of floating paper lanterns and through an illuminated dragon head to reach a casino.
SIXTIES doo-wop singer Frankie Valli has canceled a concert in Bangkok this week because of Thailand’s political unrest, the event’s promoter announced Monday.
AUTHORITIES expect Chinese to make 3.6 billion trips during the 40-day Chinese New Year travel period that starts Thursday, officials said Tuesday.
IF you’re looking for a good New Year’s Eve party spot you’re in the right part of the world. Asia and the Pacific know how to enjoy this time of the year and these five locations should have you ringing it in in style from excellent firework displays to rooftop parties and traditional religious customs.…>
Places to stay
Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort
Kapali, Sipadan Island, Malaysia
Anggun Boutique Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Malaysia