Where and What: November Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Don‘t miss these sizzling events taking place around the world in the month of November.


Urbanscapes 2018

Nov 3-18

Malaysia’s longest-running creative arts festival is a city-wide celebration in Kuala Lumpur. The line-up for Urbanscapes this year includes puppetry by MUKA Space, light and motion installations by Saishogen and Cervello at Medan Pasar, and UNLIMITED GROOVES FESTIVAL featuring alt-rock groups Wolf Alice and Bodega at Chin Woo Stadium.

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2018

Nov 2-4

The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix 2018 returns as the penultimate race in the MotoGP calendar. Witness adrenaline-pumping action at Sepang International Circuit from November 2 to 4 as you cheer for your favourite team and the first-ever Malaysian MotoGP rider, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah.

Guns N’ Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour

Nov 14

The legendary Guns N’ Roses are back on tour with Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan. Don’t miss out on the thrills as the band sets Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon, ablaze with their electrifying music this month.

Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018

Nov 23-Dec 2

Billed as the largest motor show in Malaysia, the 10-day KLIMS18 showcases cars, bikes, commercial vehicles, and automotive accessories at the country’s newest and largest exhibition venue, Malaysia International Tradeand Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Carnival

Nov 22-26

Held at Sarawak’s Kuching Waterfront Esplanade, NTFP Carnival connects rural communities who make non-timber and nonwood-based forest products with urban consumers, and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. Sourced from the forest, products are made from bamboo, wild fruits, sago and wild honey, and use dyes derived from plants. All proceeds go back to Sarawak’s rural communities.

It’s the Ship 2018

Nov 4-7

Ahoy ravers! Hop on board for Asia’s largest festival at sea – a four-day, three-night musical fiesta cruise that sails from Singapore to Phuket and back. Headlining DJs include KAKU, RayRay, Paul Van Dyk, Sander Van Doorn, and many more.


Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2018

Nov 16-18

Singapore’s leading art fair for affordable contemporary art returns, showcasing works from over 80 local, regional and international galleries at the F1 Pit Building. More than half the artistic creations here are expected to go for under SGD7,500 (approx. USD5,500).



Nov 9

One of Indonesia’s leading lifestyle brands, ISMAYA Group, celebrates its 15th anniversary with a bang at Istora Senayan, Jakarta. The event’s star-studded line-up includes American R&B singer Khalid, and local artistes Barasuara and Inspire Artistry All Stars.


Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour

Nov 2 & 6

Taylor Swift is set to dazzle fans Down Under this month, with performances in Sydney’s ANZ Stadium (Nov 2) and The Gabba, Brisbane (Nov 6). Joining Tay Tay on her Australian tour are pop trailblazer Charli XCX and indie pop duo Broods.


Princes and Princesses of Monaco: A European Dynasty (13th-21st century)

Now until Nov 11

The exhibition at the majestic Palace Museum, Beijing, offers a rare glimpse into the Grimaldi dynasty spanning over seven centuries. Displays include personal items of the late Grace Kelly, Hollywood star turned Princess of Monaco, and the private picture collection of His Highness Prince Albert II.

UFC Fight Night Beijing

Nov 24

The world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation promises another thrilling night of action at Cadillac Arena with homegrown rising fighters such as Li Jingliang, Song Yadong, Yan Xiaonan, Song Kenan and Pingyuan Liu.



Nov 6 or 7

Also known as Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrates the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness. Considered one of Hinduism’s biggest festivals, it is an official public holiday in India and many countries with significant Hindu populations, including Malaysia and Singapore.

What do you think?

7 Indian-Inspired Cocktails to Try this Deepavali

City Hotels With the Most Indulging Spas in Asia Pacific