Abundant with diverse culture and scenic beauties, South East Asia is one of the most alluring places to explore this holiday season. You might think, why would anyone plan the traditionally derived festive cheer of Christmas and New Year in a Buddhist province like Thailand and Malaysia? It’s because there’s something completely unique, reviving and memorable about exploring one of the most amazing traditions in a foreign environment.
Apart from being the city of Celebs, Malaysia is also widely known for its traditions, rituals and avid diversity. Unlike others, Christmas here is also seen as a universal celebration. Picturesque beaches of Langkawi, Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur or the historic landmarks of Kuching are worth watching for overall unique Christmas celebration. Not only can you cherish all the usual holiday perks like companionship, lavish stays, mouth-watering foods, shopping and New Year parties, but you will blend a range of experiences from tropical beaches, temple visits, urban excursions while strolling in some of the finest climate that South East Asia offers all year round. With unlimited fun and entertainment, you are sure to find the twinkle of festive spirit here.
The real show-stopper, however, is the colourful twinkling Christmas lights that instantly turns Bangkok into a fairy wonderland. And just because Thais love any excuses for a party, this tourist destination has conducive weather for loads of leisure activities: an exciting motor ride, a shopping spree, live night celebration and its vibrant culture. Siam Paragon Shopping Mall, Ratchaprasong, a ferry ride to The Chao Phraya River and Central World Square are some imbibe Bangkok’s highlights for Christmas.
With ample of beaches, forests and parks to explore, a rich culture to discover, delicious dining and nightlife choices- Phuket surely has something for everyone. If you are an adventure freak, enjoy the season doing something bold and something different- Island Hopping by private speedboat, Scuba Diving in Similan Islands, Sea Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay, Snorkeling in Phi Phi Islands, Trekking and Rafting in Khao Lak or Snorkeling in Coral Island.
From fancy decorations at Gardens by the Bay to Christmas theme presentations along Orchard Road, Singapore never misses to surprise. Good old historic churches, Siloso Beach, Marina Bay and the fun of fake snow at Universal Studio will surely help you witness the essence of festive all around.
New Year’s Eve is always a memorable night and this day of the year end promises to be as special as ever with a lot of reasons to get amongst the happening nightlife of Bali. With the amazing beauty of island perfectly knowing how to throw a party featuring fun and entertainment along with fireworks and fire dancers performing all night long. Besides this, you can also choose a peaceful Christmas in the fascinating villas fronting the emerald waters in Lovina, Amed and Sanur or get along the festivities of Seminyak. So if you want to lay the ground for a never-done Christmas party, make sure you visit Bali!
The exotic Kata beach and Kho Phangan in Thailand remains one of the top beaches, especially known for full moon party. Whether it be indulging into a relaxing spa, getting into water sports or just laying on the beach and singing merry songs, this tropical paradise will definitely make your festive eve a memorable one.