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Weddings in the Philippines
12 months ago

Weddings in the Philippines

Like in most countries, wedding traditions in the Philippines can be eccentric. From throwing rice on the newlyweds to pinning money on the couple’s clothes as they dance, it’s safe …
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Celebrating Being a One-day King in Brunei Darussalam
1 year ago

Celebrating Being a One-day King in Brunei Darussalam

In referring to the Malay proverb of “Raja Sehari”; literally translated as “One-day King”, the Malay proverb referred the groom (mostly) in a wedding as One-day King. There are several …
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Philippines’ Obando Fertility Rites: A View on the Filipino Familial Culture
2 years ago

Philippines’ Obando Fertility Rites: A View on the Filipino Familial Culture

In the Philippines, the child is an integral part of the family as he/she is viewed as a divine blessing. Children are the embodiment of their parents’ labor of love. …
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Local music in Singapore
2 years ago

Local music in Singapore

Singapore is still a fairly young nation and we do not have traditional local music that is unique to our country. Countries like Indonesia and Malaysia have their own traditional …
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The Rise of Street Art in Malaysia
2 years ago

The Rise of Street Art in Malaysia

Anyone who has passed by the Pasar Seni light rail transit (LRT) station in Kuala Lumpur would not miss the vibrantly painted graffiti along the Klang River. Just less than …
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A Singapore heartland
2 years ago

A Singapore heartland

Tourists or short-term visitors to Singapore might not have the opportunity to see the areas that Singaporeans live in and the places that we frequent on a regular basis. Travel …
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WHEN TWO CULTURES MEET HANOI VS GWANGJU
2 years ago

WHEN TWO CULTURES MEET HANOI VS GWANGJU

We have a saying in Vietnamese: “The further you go, the wiser you are”. It can be roughly interpreted as the importance of exploring the big beautiful world out there, …
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Architecture, Heritage & Coffee: Café Hopping in Malaysia
2 years ago

Architecture, Heritage & Coffee: Café Hopping in Malaysia

Anyone who has visited Korea will definitely notice the ubiquity of cafes in the country. In recent years the nation’s caffeine consumption has increased steadily, causing large café franchises like …
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Home: The Residence of Culture
2 years ago

Home: The Residence of Culture

What is a home? Probably a few would say it is a structure where a group of people, whether related by blood or not, live together. However, for a Filipino, …
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Celebrating the Lunar New Year in Singapore
2 years ago

Celebrating the Lunar New Year in Singapore

Just like Korea, Singapore also celebrates the Lunar New Year. In Korea it is known as ‘seollal’ or 섵날, while in Singapore it is known as ‘Spring Festival’ or ‘Chinese …
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