Posts Tagged: Indonesia

Style
Fabric of Life: Batik Textiles
May 24, 2018
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Fabric of Life: Batik Textiles
Traditional batik textiles are exquisitely decorated resistance-dyed cloths, produced by a time consuming, and hand-cramping technique. These revered threads have a long history, and make the perfect souvenir of travel in Indonesia and broader Southeast Asia.
Culture Nature
Tanah Lot – Pumpkins, Sea Snakes & Sunsets
June 4, 2015
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Tanah Lot – Pumpkins, Sea Snakes & Sunsets
Tanah Lot is no doubt a tourist magnet, and it is easy to be discouraged by the swarming crowds. However the number of engagement and bridal photos shoots taking place there are a testament to the beauty of this part of Bali, especially at dusk. Island fascination When I was a youngster, my grandmother had […]
Culture
Peranakan: A Colourful Cultural Collision
May 14, 2015
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Peranakan: A Colourful Cultural Collision
The Peranakan culture is a melding of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian traditions, creating an aesthetic that is eye-catchingly colourful and exquisitely detailed. The Peranakan shophouses of Singapore stood out to me immediately when I arrived in Southeast Asia. Years later I continue to uncover the wonders of the Peranakan people from their intricate embroidery and beading […]