Two island parties in March to get excited about

The third edition of Sunshine Nation island Takeover is back and is happening from Mar 6-8. They’ve chartered their own party bus to ferry people from Singapore to Malaysia’s Sibu Island for a weekend of non-stop partying with the UK’s DJ Mr Max. There are only 70 tickets so this is pretty exclusive as far as island parties go, and the organizers have promised a 50-50 male-female ratio (read: not a sausage fest). Tickets start from $390 and include accommodation (at Rimba Resort), meals and two-way transport.

Next up is this reggae island party organized by the Singapura Dub Club (who seem to be gaining quite a following in the local reggae music scene) that will be taking place in Bintan from Mar 27-29. They’ve roped in a pretty interesting line-up of international acts, including Zionway from Indonesia, Travis von Cartier from America, DJ Sarasa from Japan and our very own Masia One & Irietones. There are also workshops in African drumming, songwriting, live painting and dancehall dance.

Here’s the catch: this event is only open to members of Singapura Dub Club and you’ll need a password to gain access to the ticket sales. Prices start at $180 and include two nights stay at the Bintan Cabana Resort. Thankfully, you can buy your way into the club—it’ll cost you $50 for a one-year membership and will give you access and discounts to future events. Head here to get your membership (available from March).