SEPTEM­BER

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5 to 10

TEUILA FES­TI­VAL Samoa: Named af­ter the na­tional flower of Samoa, it is one of the largest cul­tural fes­ti­vals in the South Pa­cific. Held an­nu­ally, this year’s line-up in­cludes im­pres­sive choral per­for­mances, tra­di­tional dance com­pe­ti­tions, a breath­tak­ing fire knife dance as well as the Miss Samoa Pageant. Cel­e­brate with the friendly lo­cals and im­merse your­self into the vi­brant cul­tural at­mos­phere. www.teuilafes­ti­val­samoa.com

15 to 18

TOKYO GAME SHOW 2016 Chiba, Ja­pan: Otakus will agree, this four-day video game con­ven­tion an­nu­ally hosted at Makuhari Messe in Chiba is ranked one of the world’s largest game ex­pos, with this year’s ex­hibitors to­talling in at 301 from at least 22 coun­tries. Game com­men­taries and mu­sic pro­duc­tion unit “M.S.S project” and the girl idol group “Wa­suta” have been cho­sen as of­fi­cial sup­port­ers for the TGS2016 event. expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs

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PATAGONIAN IN­TER­NA­TIONAL MARATHON Patag­o­nia, Chile: To many run­ners, the Patagonian In­ter­na­tional Marathon is ei­ther an ex­treme chal­lenge, or the great­est scenic ad­ven­ture they could ever en­gage in. The marathon is or­gan­ised by NIGSA, a sup­port­ing sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion that is com­mit­ted to the con­ser­va­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion of Patag­o­nia; NIGSA plants a tree for ev­ery run­ner that par­tic­i­pates. patag­o­ni­an­in­ter­na­tional marathon.com

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