Tags: Emma Kwee
June 10, 2013
by Latitudes

Cross-Cultural Couples: Aity and Stefan

By: Emma Kwee


Our family of mixed couples is growing bigger and bigger. The Latitudes Cross-Cultural Couples series is a testament to the intermingling of cultures that makes this world a more interesting and colorful place. Are you a mixed couple and would you like to be featured on Latitudes? Do you have an extraordinary tale of love that surpasses cultural boundaries and geographical borders? Then e-mail us at info@latitudes.nu! This week we would like you to meet Aity from Indonesia and Stefan from Germany. They currently live in a small town in south Germany, with their two little boys, Dennis and Leandro.


Please introduce yourselves, what are your names, where are you from and where do you live?

Aity: My name is Aity. I am 34 years old, I was born and grew up in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta.

Stefan: I am Stefan. I was born in Berlin 47 years ago but I grew up in South Germany. Now we are the proud parents of Dennis (6 years) and Leandro (2 years). At the moment we are living in a small town northwest of Munich with another 10,000 people, in Bavaria.


May 29, 2013
by Latitudes

In the Mix: Meet Rose Kingston, Half South Korean, Half American

By: Emma Kwee


Time for another installment of In the Mix! In this series we talk to people with a mixed background. Have these colorful roots entangled them? Confused them? In what way has their heritage formed their identity, how they look at the world and the world looks at them?


This time around we meet Rose Kingston, half South Korean, half American. Once again, it was the army that lead to this wonderful merge of cultures (war, the only thing it's good for?)


May 15, 2013
by Latitudes

In the Mix: Meet Danny Smith, part Vietnamese/Japanese, part American

By: Emma Kwee


Time for another instalment of In the Mix! In this series we talk to people with a mixed background. Have these colorful roots entangled them? Confused them? In what way has their heritage formed their identity, how they look at the world and the world looks at them? Feel free to join in and tell us about your mixed roots. Just e-mail info@latitudes.nu and we'll send you some questions!


Today we meet Danny Smith, a guy with  common last name, but less common roots. A wonderful mix of Vietnamese, Japanese and American genes add spice to his life, as well as his palate.

December 4, 2012
by Emma Kwee

In the Mix: Meet Jessa Warren, part Filipino, part Native American, part Belgian and part Polish!

By: Emma Kwee


In this series we talk to people with a mixed background. Have these colorful roots entangled them? Confused them? In what way has their heritage formed their identity, how they look at the world and the world looks at them? In this episode we meet Jessa Warren from Missouri, who has Filipino, Native American, Hungarian and Polish roots!


Are you mixed Asian and do you want to share your story? Then just e-mail info@latitudes.nu!

October 19, 2012
by Emma Kwee

Cross-Cultural Couples: Nonie and Egbert

By: Emma Kwee


Our family of mixed couples is growing bigger and bigger. The Latitudes Cross-Cultural Couples series is a testament to the intermingling of cultures that makes this world a more interesting and colorful place. Are you a mixed couple and would you like to be featured on Latitudes? Do you have an extraordinary tale of love that surpasses cultural boundaries and geographical borders? Then e-mail us at info@latitudes.nu!


Indonesian Nonie and Dutch Egbert Wits met on Egbert’s birthday party. It was only after the festivities that they realized there was something more…slowly but steadily the couple inched closer and closer, until now they share their lives in Yogyakarta.


Please introduce yourselves, what are your names, where are you from and where do you live?

Nonie: My name is Nonie, but actually my real name is Retno Wachyuni. The name Nonie came from my grandmother, who started calling me Nonie. It's a name once used for young girls who act or look like European girls, especially during the period Indonesia was still colonized by the Dutch. I am originally from Slawi, a little town in the north of Central Java.


Egbert: My name is Egbert, I was born in Amsterdam, but raised in Mijdrecht, a little sleepy village just outside Amsterdam. After studying and living in Amsterdam for about 10 years I moved to Indonesia. I started out in Malang (1 year) and from there moved to Yogyakarta (3 months), Tegal (1.5 year), Jakarta (1 year), Bandung (1.5 years) and now finally we're living in Yogyakarta. We both hope this will be our end station in Indonesia, although given our nomadic history, you never know.

September 21, 2012
by Emma Kwee

Thai Green Papaya Salad Recipe

By: Emma Kwee


Ahhh… time for a refreshing Thai style papaya salad. Som Tam as it is called in Thailand, is great as a side dish or even as a crunchy healthy lunch. The typical well balanced Thai flavor that incorporates sweet, sour, spicy and salty tones hits every taste bud spoon after spoon. You need to get your hands on a green (unripe) papaya instead of a ripe one (the fruit should be firm and an even shade of green).


Other essentials are a grater and a mortar and pestle, because we have some pounding to do before serving up our papaya salad!


September 5, 2012
by Emma Kwee

In the Mix: Meet Malay/Pakistani Muhammad

By: Emma Kwee


In this series we talk to people with a mixed background. Have these colorful roots entangled them? Confused them? In what way has their heritage formed their identity, how they look at the world and the world looks at them?


Are you mixed Asian and do you want to share your story? Then just e-mail info@latitudes.nu!


This time around, we meet Muhammad, a Malaysian with Pakistani roots and a deep love for Teh Tarik.

August 27, 2012
by Emma Kwee

In the Mix: Meet Half Korean/Part Hawaiian Laura

By: Emma Kwee


This new series is a sequel to Cross-cultural couples, a series on mixed relationships we featured the last 2 years. Over 20 couples of mixed cultural backgrounds shared their stories on Latitudes.


Now we want to take it a step further and look what happens when mixed couples have children. In this series we talk to people with a mixed Asian background. Have these colorful roots entangled them? Confused them? In what way has their heritage formed their identity, how they look at the world and the world looks at them?


Are you mixed Asian and do you want to share your story? Then just e-mail info@latitudes.nu!


In this first installment we meet Laura, who is half Korean and part Chinese.

August 8, 2012
by Simon Hare

Splendid Isolation: Southeast Asia’s most Alluring Islands

By: Simon Hare & Emma Kwee


As a Brit, a love of island life is in my DNA and like many of my fellow countrymen I was brought up on island holidays: The Isle of Wight, Jersey, and for the more adventurous, Mallorca, Malta or even Cyprus. As if that wasn’t enough our literature is peppered with island-based fun and fantasy: Swallows and Amazons, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe and of course Kirrin Island, scene of many an adventure for Enid Blyton’s Famous Five.


It’s hardly surprising, then, that the draw of Southeast Asia’s idyllic islands has proven too much to resist as an adult. There are thousands to choose from, but here’s the lowdown on just a few of our favourite tropical islands and some ideas on where to stay when you get there…


 

Penang: Malaysia in miniature

If Malaysia is a symbol of a (mostly) harmonious multi-cultural society then Penang, and UNESCO world heritage listed Georgetown are the perfect microcosm of the nation as a whole, and therefore a really quick and easy way to see many of the facets of this amazing country all in one small area.

June 23, 2012
by Emma Kwee

Cross-Cultural Couples: Gerard and Komang

By: Emma Kwee


This next portrait in our cross-cultural couples series came to us from an unexpected corner of the world. Yours truly was enjoying a nice mother-daughter weekend on a small, windy island in the Netherlands, Ameland! While on a cycling trip we decided to stop for lunch in the village of Nes. The girl working there looked decidedly Indonesian. That's how I met Komang, from Bali, who turned out to be married to Gerard. They met on Bali 9 years ago and one thing led to another. Now they divide their time between their two most loved islands: Bali and Ameland.


Do you have an equally inspiring story to share? If you want to be part of this series, all you have to do is e-mail info@latitudes.nu!


Indonesia

Indonesia Travel Guide

With 17,508 islands Indonesia has it all: bustling cities, green rice paddies & glorious beaches. Read all about it in our Indonesia travel guide. 

Malaysia

Malaysia Travel Guide

Malaysia, truly Asia! Read about multicultural Malaysia, the people, the culture & the food in our Malaysia travel guide. 

Singapore

Singapore Travel Guide

The city state of Singapore is an eclectic metropolis. Get to know the hot spots & explore the urban jungle with our Singapore travel guide. 

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PERAMA SHUTTLE BUS

Perama Shuttle bus and boat is the best way to explore Bali, Lombok and its surroundings in an easy, safe and affordable way. We offer a wide choice of daily shuttle bus routes to all main tourist attractions in Bali & Lombok.

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(infants and children included)