Malaysia, one of the world's most desirable tourist destinations, continues to dazzle travelers by its sheer diversity and amazing, often spectacular festivals.
It is a country in which most of the great religions of the world meet and live in harmony. Behind the color, music and reverence of every festival lies a wealth of deeply felt religious experiences, of which the festivals are an outward and fascinating expression.
Festivals of Malaysia captures these experiences in a very imaginative and graceful way. It transports you through a visual journey enabling you to see, feel and understand the true essence of each of these individually spectacular festivals.
Music, dance, trance, color, ritual, history and community involvement are all part of what makes a festival attractive to both residents and tourists alike. When you add to that mix the diversity of its peoples, Festivals of Malaysia will take you on a festival journey like no other.
Size: 21.6 x 14 x 2.4 cm, 300 pp., index, 620 g
Author: Keith Hockton
Publisher: Trafalgar Publishing House, 2015
200 color photographs; over 150 festivals.