Welcome to the March edition of our Monthly Happenings. Find out what’s happening in and around our hotels this month and be sure to check it out if you’re in the area!
Pack your bags and travel to these weekend getaways this March. Whether you‘re after adventure, romance, nature or more, there’s something for everyone! Check out events below.
Hotel Promotions & Happenings
Everyone deserves a break. Enjoy our best deals from our hotels.
- Hard Rock Hotel Bali: Experience the magical celebration of Saka New Year in the Hard Rock style.
- Concorde Hotel Singapore: Make the best of your holidays with a perfect family getaway in the heart of Orchard Road.
- Hard Rock Hotel Penang: Room stay with entrance tickets to Entopia, Escape Adventureplay + Waterplay.
- The Boathouse Phuket: Save up to 65% off room rates with 2 nights stay.
Out & About: Events not to be missed
If you happen to be in these cities, be sure to check out these events and festivals happening!
7 March 2019
Photo: Stock Image
Nyepi is the Balinese New Year (of the Saka calendar). It takes place on 7 March 2019 according to the Balinese calendar. Nyepi corresponds to a day of silence, meditation, to refocus and liberate the minds from negative emotions. This silence is also aimed at convincing demons that the island is deserted so that they will not come back to disturb its inhabitants.
During that day, it is strictly forbidden to anyone (Balinese and tourists) to go out on the streets, to set a fire or to turn the lights on, to work and even to entertain themselves for 24 hours starting from 6 am. Even the airport is closed for the day (except for medical emergencies)!
Garden Beats Festival (Singapore)
Date: 9 March 2019
Time: 1pm to 10.30pm
Photo: Garden Beats Festival Official Site
Ready for a Saturday of music, picnicking and electro-soul? This music and picnic festival is back for its 5th year and set within the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park. Expect a line-up of international and local artists from genres spanning from electronica to indie and R&B. Garden Beats is also opening its first-ever wellness oasis, the Zen Garden, for you to find your centre and rejuvenate your mind and soul. So whether you’re planning to dance all day, get crafty at the workshops, tumble and shout during lawn games or admire the art installations, you get to enjoy it all at Garden Beats!
Penang Yosakoi Parade
Date: 09 March 2019
Photo: @yolo.yosakoi (Instagram)
Calling out all Japanese culture fanatics in Penang! Immerse yourself in the Penang Yosakoi Parade with their cultural dances, Japanese food bazaar, Japanese costumes and cosplayers. Yosakoi dance is the very reason for this event, but as you can see they also have lots of activities and attractions to keep their audience entertained.
Bali Spirit Festival (Bali)
Date: 24 – 31 March 2019
Photo: Bali Spirit Festival Official Site
The week-long festival takes many forms, from yoga, meditation, dance, martial arts and healing workshops and seminars; to full-day fairs and markets selling handicrafts, vegan foods, clothing and gifts. A huge line up of world and spiritual music will hit both daytime and night concerts. Find their schedules, line-ups, special events and more information on their website.
Earth Hour (Global)
Date: 30 March 2019
Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. Visit their website to find out Earth Hour events near you.