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Kampung Cempaka near KL, By: Diana van Oort

Village of a thousand homes, Kampung Cempaka near Kuala Lumpur

By: Diana van Oort It’s not easy for my taxi driver to find Kampung Cempaka, even with my map and the directions of numerous people. Driving through spaghetti type...

gamelan

Gamelan, a true Indonesian invention!

By: Chandra Drews Gamelan: A Distinctly Indonesian Thing Mention ‘Indonesian Music’ to most folks in the Western hemisphere (or anywhere else come to that) and...

Dara Puspita Band Indonesia

Indonesian Rock – A Documentation of Change

By: Chandra Drews The story of the development of rock music in Indonesia is tightly related to the cultural and political changes the country faced in the last 50...

Christmas in the Philippines, By: Bryan Miraflor

Christmas in the Philippines – A testament of tropical rejoicing!

By: Joan Mae Soco-Bantayan The Philippines, being the only Christian nation in the whole of Asia, takes joy in the celebration of the Yuletide Season. It is the time...

Baros, on the west coast of Sumatra

Christianity in Indonesia

By: Antony Sutton No-one can be quite sure when Christianity first reached the Indonesian archipelago. The earliest hint comes from a kind of handbook for early...

Made in Oceania: Tapa – Art and Social Landscapes

How do James Cook, the Bounty mutineers and about 15 million people in Oceania connect? By a unique fabric, made from the bark of tress. From clothing in Hawaï to...

Mooncakes, By: Aveoree

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival (or Zhongqiu Jie in Chinese) refers to a festival in East Asian and Southeast Asian countries celebrating the end of the autumn harvesting season...

Buffalo Beauty in Tana Toraja

There are many parts of the world where blue-eyed blondes are considered the most beauteous of their species, but nowhere in the world are they more highly prized than...

The whole family

Cross-Cultural Couples: Kindeng and Jan

By: Emma Kwee Welcome to the third installment of the Cross-Cultural Couples series on Latitudes.nu. After we met Kim and Michele, who live in Pontianak and Siti and...

Sue, cross-cultural couples

Cross-Cultural Couples: Sue & Karsten

By: Emma Kwee It’s been a while, but finally, another couple stepped forward to share their story. We are still on the lookout for more mixed couples for this ...