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View of Luang Prabang, By: Simon Asia

Luang Prabang: Temples, Colonial Heritage, & More

By: Maya Liem Luang Prabang. The city with a magical sounding name, which literally means 'Royal Buddha Image,' is an elegant place in north central Laos. The city is...

Nian Gao, By: Juliana Phang

Chinese New Year Cake: Nian Gao Recipe

By: Maya Liem The celebration of Chinese New Year never goes without food. A special cake which is made only for the celebration of Chinese New Year is called...

Naga from Burma, By: Raj Kumar

The Naga Festival

By: Maya Liem Every year on January 15th the Naga people, living in Myanmar, celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival, known as Kaing Bi. All Naga tribes in Myanmar send...

Antique mask from Madura with an ornamental flying horse

Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets

By: Maya Liem Bali is one of the last remaining places in Indonesia with a living tradition of the mask dance and the wayang theatre. The largest collection...

durian stall Jalan Alor

A Durian Trip to Malaysia

By: Maya Liem While Malaysian durian is gaining popularity in (Southeast) Asian countries, it is rather unknown in Europe. Only recently, I became aware that...