What’s On January

We bring you unmissable events and dates for your diary from around the globe.



Reba Ngada Festival, Flores, January 15

This cultural festival, held by the residents of the Ngada Regency, is enlivened by a sweet potato eating party as well as traditional dances and songs. The annual ritual is an expression of gratitude from the citizens to God, nature, and their ancestors, as well as a form of appreciation for sweet potatoes, their primary livelihood. For Ngada residents, the root vegetables are considered noble, precious, and highly respected because their ancestors wandered through valleys, hills, and mountains with only sweet potatoes for currency.


Singapore Art Week, January 11–19

In its eighth edition, Singapore Art Week showcases renowned international artists as well as homegrown talent in a variety of engaging events, including digital art exhibitions, public art trails, and an augmented reality showcase.


Concerts in the Park, selected Sundays January and February, Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park, Bangkok

Relax at a free, open-air concert by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra incorporating a melodic mixture of Thai and Western music.


Tahura Trail Run Race 2020, Bandung, January 18–19

Held at Taman Hutan Raya Ir. Djuanda, Bandung, the Tahura Trail Run Race is composed of several categories, including the Family 6K, Classic 10K, Long Course 17K, Half Marathon 21K, and Full Marathon 42K. The scenic routes take in hills, villages, desert, and natural forests, including off-road conditions (around 75 per cent) and paved roads (25 per cent). Around 3,500 people are expected to participate in the event, which has been registered in the Asia Trail Master series calendar since 2017.