What’s On April
Ching Ming Festival, China, April 5
Ching Ming is about paying respect to one’s ancestors and marking the start of spring. As well as beautifying the graves of loved ones, people take part in spring outings and go kite flying.
April 5, John Mayer in concert, BSD City, Tangerang
American singer-songwriter John Mayer performs live in Indonesia for the first time as part of his 2019 World Tour, taking to the stage at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition Center.
Pesona Tambora Festival 2019, Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara, April 9–11
This annual festival commemorates the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815, which is said to have caused a change in world climate. Held at the foot of the mountain, the festival is enlivened by a number of cultural activities, including the Nggahi Rawi Pahu dance, a sea ceremony, a parade and a culinary festival featuring coffee, honey, corn juice and wild horse milk. There are also trail adventures, paramotoring, a fishing competition, a mountain biking competition and an ultramarathon. Last year, the 320km running competition entitled ‘Tambora Challenge Lintas Sumbawa’ was touted as the longest endurance race in Asia.