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 Horse Racing in Wan Chai & Northeast Hong Kong Island

Happy Valley Racecourse

An outing at the races is one of the quintessential Hong Kong things to do, especially if you're around during the weekly Wednesday evening races. Punters pack into the stands and track-side, with branded beer stall…
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 Dance in Prambanan

Ramayana Ballet

Held at the outdoor theatre just west of the main Prambanan temple complex, the famous Ramayana Ballet is Java’s most spectacular dance-drama troupe. The story of Rama and Sita takes place three nights a week on Tue…
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 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 Live Music in Kowloon

This Town Needs

This Town Needs…more underground music venues like this, staging 10 to 15 gigs monthly in a hip warehouse space in the coastal Kowloon 'burb of Yau Tong. Formerly known as Hidden Agenda, TTN is a much expanded rebra…
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 Gangnam & Southern 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…