Spirits of the Yellow Leaves

Text Shu Nimonjiya | Photos Geza J. Holzinger When development and preservation collide. In the highlands of Northern Thailand, there was once a truly isolated tribe...

Cebu Celebrates – The Kaumahan Festival

Text & photos by Rudi Roels When I travel to Asia, I try to choose my travel dates so that they match up with the...

In Search of the next Green Revolution – Advantage or Disaster?

Farmers transplant bright green rice seedlings onto grids drawn on the rich, ankle-deep mud. A few fields away, a water buffalo lazes in its...

Beras – Splendour of a continent

Text & Photos by Jon Ramlan Rice is life to the people of Asia; as Asians, we all know that. We also know that it...

Dressed by Nature

Text by Rachel Kwek Synthetic fabrics are ubiquitous in modern clothes but many of Asia’s traditional garments were made of natural fabrics that do not...

The Face of Islam: In Praise of an Inimitable Creation

Text & photos by Sophie Ibbotson & Max-Lovell-Hoare It is often said that Islam does not permit the portrayal of living things in art but,...

The Mesir Festival: A Paste of History

Text & photos Emre Kuheylan The Mesir Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Turkey. In March 2011, the festival will see its 471st...

Bye-Bye Boat: Rituals on Savu

Text by Khong Swee Lin. Photos by Carl-Bernd Kaehlig A riot of mystical symbols and shapes dances across the weavings. Undulating lines, geometric motifs, animals,...

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