Entertainment

Top Choice Circus in Siem Reap

Phare the Cambodian Circus

Cambodia's answer to Cirque du Soleil, Phare the Cambodian Circus is so much more than a conventional circus, with an emphasis on performance art and a subtle yet striking social message behind each production. Camb…
Top Choice Circus in Battambang

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Battambang's signature attraction is the internationally acclaimed circus (cirque nouveau) of this multi-arts centre for Cambodian children. Although it also runs shows in Siem Reap, it's worth timing your visit to …
Top Choice Spectator Sport in Asakusa & Sumida River

Ryōgoku Kokugikan

If you’re in town when a tournament is on – for 15 days each January, May and September – catch the big boys in action at Japan’s largest sumo stadium. Doors open at 8am, but the action doesn’t heat up until the sen…
Top Choice Puppet Theatre in Mandalay

Myanmar Marionettes

On a tiny stage, colourful marionettes expressively recreate snippets of traditional tales at this puppet theatre. Occasionally a curtain is lifted so that you can briefly admire the deft hand movements of the puppe…
Top Choice Live Music in Kowloon

Hidden Agenda

Hong Kong's best-known music dive has the setting (former warehouse), line-up (solid indie acts) and elusiveness (it's out of the way) all other dives wish they had. Located in the gritty industrial hub of Kwun Tong…
Top Choice Theatre in Ginza & Tsukiji

Kabukiza

The flamboyant facade of this venerable theatre makes a strong impression. It is a good indication of the extravagant dramatic flourishes that are integral to the traditional performing art of kabuki. Check the webs…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Phnom Penh

Traditional Dance Show

The Traditional Dance Show is a series of must-see performances put on by Cambodian Living Arts. There are three rotating shows, each lasting about an hour: Shadow & Light (Monday to Wednesday); Grace & Gran…
Top Choice Horse Racing in Seoul

Seoul Racecourse

Enjoy a day at the races at Seoul's impressive and hugely popular horse-racing track. A 40,000-capacity grandstand faces the sandy track and its backdrop of verdant hills, where giant screens show the odds, the race…
Top Choice Casino in Cotai

Venetian

Said to be one of the 10 largest buildings in the world, the Venetian is 980,000 sq metres of what might be described as Casino Gothic architecture, packed to the gills with busloads of goggle-eyed tourists. Feature…
Top Choice Theatre in Tashkent

Ilkhom Theatre

Tashkent’s main cultural highlight is this progressive theatre, whose productions often touch on gay themes and racial subjects, to consternation of the more conservative elements of Uzbek society. Alongside the cut…