Nyepi, Bali, March 7
New Year’s Day in the Balinese Saka Calendar, Nyepi, is observed with poignancy as the island turns off all lights and sounds in order to meditate in silence and serenity. Bali comes to a complete standstill, as all traffic across the island, shops and Ngurah Rai International Airport close for 24 hours.
Toba Audax 2019, North Sumatra
Held next to scenic Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, Toba Audax presents a challenging yet rewarding route for cyclists. The event covers 468km with up to 80 per cent climb, at 1,000 to 1,600m above sea level.