Be it Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, China or the Philippines, illustrator Pablo Ientile draws inspiration from typical Asian scenes to fill the pages of his sketchbook. Having started his 10-country tour in Kuala Lumpur on September 15 last year, Ientile has camped on couches in the homes of strangers across Asia – all in the name of his Illustration Around The World project. The project, which follows the main character – the bear Pablo – on his journey, also features the work of illustrators from the countries he visits.
Compiled by: Chitra S Illustrations: Pablo Ientile
February’s the month to celebrate love, love, love! Knowing that the best way to someone’s heart is through the stomach, we offer delicious ideas that will ignite sparks of romance in your life, melt your beloved’s heart and lift you up to cloud nine. If all these fail, well at least, you’ll have a full tummy.
Words: Alice Yong
The dawn of Chinese New Year 2012 also marks the start of the auspicious Year of the Dragon. With a rich history that intertwines royalty, ritual and religion, the mythical dragons of Asia have long been revered as symbols of courage, power and wisdom.
Words: Shantini Suntharajah
Touted as one of the best islands in the world, Palawan Island in the Philippines is an untouched paradise teeming with natural wonders, rugged landscapes and deserted shorelines. El Nido on the northern tip of this pencil-thin island is a great point to start your exploration of this amazing piece of paradise.
Words & Photography: Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap
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