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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...

On the way to the setra, By: Sita van Bemmelen

The Unsettling Proximity of Death on Bali: Fierce Fire and Cool Bones

By: Sita van Bemmelen The first time I witnessed a ritual washing of the corpse, it was a rather confrontational experience. However, that was not the only time, I...

Vesak or Waisak is often reffered to as Buddha's Birthday, By: Putri Fitria

Vesak/Waisak: Contemplation & Self-Reflection on ‘Buddha’s Birthday’

By: Putri Fitria Vesak, or Waisak is a big day in Buddhism. At the Borobudur Temple, in central Java the Vesak celebrations attract thousands of visitors, most but not...

GKR Hemas at an exhibition showcasing products made by Yogya & Central Java kids, By: Riksa Afiaty

Toward Indonesian Children’s Awareness for Diversity

By: Labodalih Sembiring Indonesian children today face a greater challenge than ever. We do still have street children, children who cannot continue their education,...

Erawan National Park. By: Isaac Olson

Highlights of Thailand

By: Isaac Olson Thailand has been a tourist's dream for decades. It's difficult to narrow down the best things about Thailand. Nevertheless, below are five...

Banteay srey carving, By: Vijay Khurana

Travel to the Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s Ancient Temples

By: Vijay Khurana Short of a time machine, you couldn’t find a better way to lose yourself in the past than by visiting Cambodia’s Angkor temples. You’ll see...

Señor Santo Niño de Cebu

The Sinulog Festival in the Philippines: PIT SENYOR & Grateful Hearts!

By: Joan Mae Soco-Bantayan PIT SENYOR! The Sinulog Festival is one of the most interesting times of the year for Filipinos; especially for the devotees of the Holy...

Dolly by day, just another Indonesian street

Dolly: Faith & Prostitution in Surabaya

By: Jacobus E. Lato The nightfall shields the day and transforms it in different ways, particularly in Dolly, Surabaya. In an approximately 5 meter wide 150 meter...

Imam Muda Logo

Imam Muda – Will the Pious & Progressive Please Stand Up?

By: Adline A. Ghani These days, there’s a reality show for anything and everything under the sun, from babies in beauty pageants to grownups with social disorders....

Deepavali lights, By: Subharnab Majumdar

Deepavali, the Festival of Lights

Deepavali  or Diwali is a one day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism and is celebrated in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago,...