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5 - 7 May

MY COF­FEE FEST 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The first ever Malaysia Cof­fee Fest will cel­e­brate ev­ery­thing that is won­der­ful about Malaysia’s vi­brant cof­fee cul­ture. From top class baris­tas to tal­ented lo­cal ar­ti­san roast­ers, to fiercely in­de­pen­dent cof­fee shops and more, it will all hap­pen right here in Kuala Lumpur from 5 to 7 May. The iconic Kuala Lumpur Con­ven­tion Cen­tre (KLCC) will take cen­tre stage as the venue of the in­au­gu­ral Malaysia Cof­fee Fest 2017. Visit www.my­cof­feefest.com.my for more in­for­ma­tion.

10 May

WESAK DAY Pe­nang, Malaysia Cel­e­brated by Bud­dhists glob­ally, Wesak Day com­mem­o­rates the birth, en­light­en­ment and death of Gau­tama Bud­dha. Be­liev­ers are ex­pected to per­form var­i­ous du­ties like as­sem­ble in tem­ples be­fore dawn for the hoist­ing of the Bud­dhist flag and en­cour­aged to par­take in veg­e­tar­ian food for the day. A ‘sym­bolic act of liberation’ is also per­formed with the free­ing of birds and an­i­mals. Wesak Day is a time of joy, peace and re­flec­tion.

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