When the cherry blossom paints Japan pink in spring, there’s nowhere as magical as the historic former capitals Kyoto and Nara.
The Many Facets of Wayang Golek
An expressive form of art that combines influences from religion, literature, music, dance and shadow play, wayang golek, or wooden doll puppet theatre, represents a vibrant part of the culture of the Sundanese people of Indonesia.
As one of the most significant colonial and trading cities across the East Indies and one of the most important port cities in eastern Indonesia, Makassar has been visited by various nations for centuries.
Indonesia’s Chocolate Revolution
Indonesia may have been the world’s third-largest producer of cocoa beans, but it was never quite known as a competitive producer of chocolate – until recently.
Once under Russian rule, Harbin’s cross-border heritage means there’s a lot more to the city than giant ice sculptures and a Siberian climate.
Nia Dinata: A Woman’s Voice
When film director Nia Dinata screened her latest work Ini Kisah Tiga Dara (Three Sassy Girls) at film festivals in Tokyo and Singapore recently, she was met with not only enthusiasm and joyful laughter but also curiosity about Indonesian women today.
The Archipelago Journal: North Raja Ampat
One of Indonesia’s most prized gems in the east, Raja Ampat is home to some of the world’s most enticing marine life.