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House of Raminten, Drag queen Hamzah on the table, By: Paksi Sandang Prabowo

The House of Raminten

By: Reyhard Matheos The ingredients that make Yogyakarta restaurant House of Raminten such a succes, are manifold: the place is owned by a Drag Queen, traditional...

Decapitation in Har Par Villa, By: John Solomon

Singapore’s Har Par Villa: The strangest Tourist Attraction in Singapore

By: John Solomon Quite possibly one of the strangest visitor attractions in Singapore, Har Par Villa stands as a relic from a much older period in the island’s...

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Malaysia Independence Day: Hari Merdeka

The independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957 is celebrated on 31 August. The first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman,...

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Singapore Independence Day: Hari Kebangsaan

9 August 1965 the Republic of Singapore was born. Until that time Singapore had been a part of a succesion of local empires. It started out as a trading post of the East...

Volunteering in Indonesia

By: Indonesia Inquiry A Resource Portal for Indonesian Issues There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in Indonesia.  Whatever your favorite cause (be it...

The quaint canal running through Melacca, By: Gabrielle Yetter

Melacca: from Chinese Rice Balls to Twinkling Trishaws

By: Gabrielle Yetter There aren’t many places I know where you can stand under the lacquered gable of a ancient Chinese temple and hear the echoing drone of a...

Pork and Rice, By: Abigail Gilbert

Food Adventures on Cambodia’s Streets

By: Abigail Gilbert Breakfast porridge, deep fried insects and fertilized eggs - there’s plenty to discover in Cambodian street food. On a budget or like to eat...

Total relaxation in Kep, By: Gabrielle Yetter

Crabs, Jungles & Massages on the Beach: Kep, a Languorous Cambodian Hideaway

By: Gabrielle Yetter Want to relax after exploring the temples and cities around Cambodia? Visit the seaside town of Kep where you can do nothing, and enjoy it! What...

The ION Shopping Mall on Orchard Road, By: William Cho

Orchard Road: Singapore’s most Famous Shopping Street

By: Cher Tan The famous main shopping street in Singapore, Orchard Road can be considered Singapore’s pride and joy. Emblematic of how Singapore got its reputation...

Ngatinem in her shop, By: Reyhard Matheos

Post Merapi Eruption: New Hope & a New Tourist Attraction in Yogya

By: Reyhard Matheos Ngatinem, a middle aged women, waved to us to visit her small bamboo made “warung” that sells bottled water, jaddah tempe (a traditional local...