Event Listing


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WCSC: World Class Sustainable Cities 2011 - Kuala Lumpur

The third series of World Class Sustainable Cities (WCSC) conference is themed “Transforming Cities: From Vision to Implementation”. Global challenges and the ensuing economic competitiveness, as well as issues of climate change, has forced cities to re-think their growth strategies. City Transformation has been a successful growth strategy in many cities in order to not just provide settlements to live, work and play, but also the twin challenge of mitigating climate change.

This conference has been designed to showcase some of the best and successful practices and experiences from world class cities, as well as to inform participants of the efforts made within our own nation. 
It will be a constructive platform to enlighten, educate and increase our knowledge of city stakeholders, industry players, government agencies and the general public on the key challenges to transform our cities into sustainable human settlements that meets the needs of the present and enhancing that of the future.  It will be a strategic platform for networking amongst professionals, city managers and citizen groups to exchange ideas, experiences and challenges.

Event: 3rd International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2011 or WCSC 2011

Date: 20 September 2011

Venue: Sime Darby Convention Center

City: Kuala Lumpur

Country: West Malaysia






Tour de Timor 2011

The 2011 Tour de Timor will see riders covering 600km course through the Eastern districts. The inclusion of Lautem in this year’s Tour will mark a complete circuit throughout the 12 contiguous districts of the eastern part ofTimor-Leste.
With rider registrations officially over 400, this year’s race is the biggest event yet. The route: Dili to Laclubar, Beaco, Iliomar, Com, Manatuto then back to Dili.

Country: Timor-Leste

Event: Tour de Timor 2011

Dates: 11-16 September 2011

Official Website: http://www.tourdetimor.com/


Com Fishing Festival 2011, Timor-Leste

The Com Fishing Festival will be held in November of 2011 in Com, Timor-Leste. The contest is an invitational game-fishing tournament that will be open to around 200 fishing enthusiasts. The contest will be held over 5 days (with one exploration day and four days of fishing) and anglers will accumulate points for fish caught. There are daily tournament prizes as well as Overall Tournament Champion Awards. 

Country: Timor-Leste

Venue: Com Beach 4 hours East of Dili, capital city of Timor-Leste

Dates: 4-10 November 2011

Official Website: http://www.comfishingfestival.com/February 2012

Register: http://www.comfishingfestival.com/registration.html

Registration Email: athletes@tourdetimor.com

Enquiry Email: Sean Borrell using borrellsean AT hotmail DOT com


Langkawi Birding & Photo Festival 2011

Celebrate nature and wildlife set within one of the world’s most beautiful group of islands in the world. Join BirdRace, Wildlife Photography Competitions, lectures and workshops on conservation, eco-tourism and exhibitions of the latest products for wildlife enthusiasts.

A Langkawi Birding 2010 winning photo.When: 25-27 November 2011

Where: Langkawi Island, Kedah State of West Malaysia

Official Website: http://birdfest.junglewalla.com/

Festival Activities
Bird Photography Competition
Photography Workshops
Nature Talks
Children Nature Activities
Nature Walks & Tours
Exhibition and Trade Fair


Mr Irshad Mobarak – +6012 5846184

Ku Ismadi Ku Ishak – +6013 2092704

Natural History Tours SDN BHD

No 88- Jalan Telok Datai

07000 Langkawi Kedah Darulaman

Fax: +6049594772




One Earth Music Festival 2011 at Frangipani Langkawi Resort

Music lovers and tree huggers, head on down to Langkawi island, West Malaysia for some great grooves. The inaugural One Earth Music Festival takes place over two evenings, from Friday 11 November to Saturday 12 November 2011 at the breezy and beautiful beachfront of Frangipani Langkawi Resort - a responsible and model green resort.

The theme: Keeping Langkawi Clean & Green

The artistes that will dazzle you with earth messages and tunes as the sun goes down are:

Valtinho Anastoacio - percussionist & vocalist (Brazil)

Isaac Entry - singer/songwriter

Tengku Ryo - violinist (Indonesia)

Michael Veerapen - pianist

Junji Delfino - vocalist (the Philippines)

The Solianos - Big band/vocal harmony group

Take a look at the One Earth Music Festival programme.

Get there early for these activities:

- Frangipani Walk
- Organic farm booth
- Natural soap making

Be there!

Buffet dinner + show ticket are on sale at only RM 110.

But why not stay a night or two and pamper yourself?

A two night/three day stay at Frangipani Resort & Spa with buffet dinner & show ticket (for 2 shows) starts from RM 912.

See full pricing of One Earth Music Festival here.

Concert venue next to sunset boat bar at Frangipani Langkawi beachfront. Be there to lend your support to earth conservation.

Email your questions or reservations to salesrsvn@frangipanilangkawi.com





CausewayEXchange 2011 - Arts and Culture Treat, All Are Welcome

Four days of Singapore’s quirkiest, most original and inspirational artists all in one space, sharing a facet of Singapore that is rarely seen! The CausewayEXchange Festival (CEX) aims to build a bridge between Singapore and Malaysia through the platform of arts and culture on the theme of “humour, wit and irony.” CEX is organised by DMR Productions and Asian Culture Enterprise (Singapore), in association with The Actors Studio.

CEX is a joint arts and culture initiative between Malaysia and Singapore. First launched in 2010 at The Arts House in Singapore, the festival serves as the premier exchange platform between arts and artists of both countries, as it aims to foster closer relationship and understanding between the peoples of both countries.

Come check out the lighter side of our neighbour!

Venue: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)

Date: 4- 7 August 2011


The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Map to KLPAC )
Sentul Park
Jalan Strachan (off Jalan Ipoh)
51100 Kuala Lumpur. 

General Line
Tel + 603 4047 9010 

Box Office
Tel +603 4047 9000


Sustainable Cities 2011 Conference, Singapore

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Cities 2011 this 27 – 30 September 2011 in Singapore will explore how good design and planning can improve city management, drive economic growth, promote sustainable development and deliver a better quality of life.

At Sustainable Cities 2011, leading industry players and experts will examine key issues affecting property development and the green business as Asia races to accommodate the expected urban population boom.

Be among the first to hear findings from the International Eco-Cities Initiative’s “Eco-Cities 2011 Global Survey” and interact directly with representatives from award-winning cities and urban planners, who will share their green best practices and solutions for new projects and existing cities.

Play your part in building liveable cities of the future through green design and good governance. Don’t miss this opportunity to join national planning authorities, urban master planners, sustainability experts, property developers, investors and financiers at the 3rd Annual Sustainable Cities!


Dates: 27 – 30 September 2011

Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, SINGAPORE

Website: http://www.sustainablecitiesasia.com/


Special Offer for Gaia Discovery Subscribers:

Quote the VIP Code: P10445GD10 to enjoy a 10% discount off the published rates.


Contact Name: Eileen David

Contact Email: Eileen.david@ibcasia.com.sg

Tel: +65 – 6508 2458 / +65 – 6508 2400; Fax: +65 – 6508 2408

Organiser Name: IBC Asia (S) Pte Ltd

Organiser URL: www.ibc-asia.com  Email: register@ibcasia.com.sg


'Just A Dream- The Green Play' - Win Tickets

Just a Dream- The Green Play
The hottest play about keeping the Earth cool!

This original eco play uses puppets, magical stage effects, and lush scound scapes to create a theatrical version of Chris Van Allsburg's beautiful illustrations. All production materials (costumes, sets and props) will be made of Earth-Friendly and Recycled items. 

Exclusively for Hub Club Members
Date: 6 August 2011, Saturday
Time: 11am
Venue: DBS Arts Centre- Home of SRT
Participants: Recommended for 4 years old and above

To find out more and participate in this event, simply submit your entry before 27 July 2011, 12.00 pm.  

For more information, please visit: http://www.starhub.com/dam/edm/rewards/2011/hubclub/quarterlyevents/thegreenplay/index_invite.html



Better World Forum featuring Dr Jane Goodall

The Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) Ideas for a Better World Forum presents world-renowned conservationist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall in Singapore on 29 June 2011.

Dr. Goodall will deliver the keynote speech and participate in the forum on sustainable living in a rapidly-urbanising world.

Venue: The Gallery, Fort Canning Park, Singapore
Date & Time: Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 9am – 12pm
Admission: Limited seats. By registration only. More info available on www.sif.org.sg.
Tel: 6837 8700

Visit www.sif.org.sg for more information.


Gaia Discovery Launches Coral Reef Gardening & Restoration

Gaia Discovery takes on coral gardening and assisted reef restoration programmes and invites scuba divers from around the world to join its scheduled group trips beginning 14 May 2011.

Gaia Discovery has partnered with Big Bubble dive centre to clean up existing coral reefs and lay new ones at Gili Trawangan, off Lombok in Indonesia. Through this initiative, the island will have new coral reefs that will provide shelter for fish, encourage new fish growth, promote marine biodiversity and prevent beach erosion. The programmes benefits the island's fishing industry and marine tourism that are under threat due to environmental pollution, climate change and warming temperatures.

The dive trip will include presentations on ecology, marine protection, reef gardening and restoration techniques involving GCRA's Biorock®. Scuba divers will be involved in the entire process of coral reef restoration – from the design and construction of a heavy steel frame structure, to laying it down beneath the sea where scattered broken coral fragments will be collected from the seabed and attached to the frame.

Two Groups Needed:

  • Reef gardening activity involves 5 nights and 6 days, starting from 14 May 2011
  • Coral reef restoration involves 7 nights and 8 days,  starting from 14 May 2011

Accommodation: Big Bubble, Gili Trawangan off Lombok, Indonesia

Interested parties and corporations intending to ride on these programmes for their CSR projects should contact Gaia Discovery for further enquiries and rates. Groups can meet in Singapore or on Gili Trawangan to commence the programme.

Enquiries & Booking

Mallika  - mal AT gaiadiscovery DOT com Mobile: +65 9663 7289 Skype: malgaia