Haze from forest and field clearance fires in Indonesia create urban smog across the region.

Formula One Grand Prix

It’s Singapore’s turn to host the Formula 1 crowd with a night race (www.singaporegp.sg) on a scenic city-centre circuit. Book well in advance for hotel rooms with a view.

Hari Raya Puasa

The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan culminates in this major festival traditionally celebrated at home with big banquets; the Malaysian prime minister opens his official home in Putrajaya to the public.