This quiet month, prior to the busy school holidays, is a good time to visit the region.

Wesak Day

Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death are celebrated with processions in KL, Singapore and other major cities, plus various events including the release of caged birds to symbolise the setting free of captive souls. Celebrated on 20 May 2016, 10 May 2017 and 29 May 2018.

KL Big Kitchen Festival

Merdeka Square is the focus for this three day celebration (www.klbigkitchen.com) of the capital’s vibrant food scene with special presentations, top chefs and plenty of tastings.