In Singapore, you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from a public garden.
The Proud Prada: Traditional Fabric of Bali
Named after a technique of decorating cloth with gold leaf or gold dust, the prada fabric’s origins stem from the aristocratic circles of Majapahit, an East Javanese kingdom.
Pekanbaru: A Road Less Travelled
Colours explores Pekanbaru, seeking harmonious nature and cultural diversity in the fertile lands of Riau province on the island of Sumatra.
There’s something about soto. Jakarta must surely be the home of soto, because it is in this bustling metropolis that just about every food from across the archipelago can be found.
Masai Mara: Heart of The Wild Planet
Kenya is often called the greatest wildlife destination on Earth. Colours takes a self-drive safari into the Masai Mara and discovers a land of adventure with more drama than we’d bargained for.
Music Industry Nowadays
In early March we sat down with three performers from Java Jazz Festival 2017 – Naughty by Nature, Afgan and Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick of Incognito – to talk about how technology is affecting opportunities for musicians and the joy of playing live.
The Archipelago Journal: Ternate to Sorong
Colours hops on a cruise in eastern Indonesia to trace the travels of Victorian British explorer Alfred Russel Wallace, the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution through natural selection.
Close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur – a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia – the ancient art form of stone sculpture still thrives in the villages near the revered site. (more…)