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    The Peranakan Connection

    Beyond beautiful sarong kebaya and colourful shophouses, the Peranakan heritage is the unseen thread that binds Southeast Asian nations together. We asked our writer Ari about his fascination with the subject and he shared what he discovered on his travels around the region.

    Words by Ari Fajar

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    Dawn of Durga

    As the plane touches down in Kolkata, I spy what appears to be row upon row of  lowing lights in the distance, setting the dusk sky ablaze with their luminescence. The lights, reminiscent of a magical fairyland, cast their spell on me. Breaking my reverie, the passenger beside me remarks that Durga Puja is in full swing on the streets of Kolkata, the glowing lights demarcating pandals (makeshift structures) set up to mark the festivities. 

    Words: Chitra S      Photography: Adam Lee

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    Gateway to Jannah

    As centres of religious and community activities, mosques bring the faithful together in their common goal to reach a higher level of spirituality and unity with the Almighty. In Malaysia, each of the 13 states has a state mosque with a unique architectural story of its own rooted in the history of the people. *Jannah refers to paradise in the arabic language

    Words: Efi Hafizah Hamzah

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    Perilously Dark Passionately White

    Northern Thailand’s Lanna heritage, art and architecture are traditionally depicted in a spicy colour palette. However, portraying their unique interpretations of heaven and hell, two of Chiang Rai’s famous artistic sons have dramatically flipped the switch to mono.

    Words: Carol West Photography: Robert Muir 

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    An Indian Abroad: The Chongqing Chronicles

    Being alienated in a foreign land is one thing, making the best of it, is another. Here’s how Vini Balan made Chongqing, China a picture perfect trip. 

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    Oh My Laos!

    Muslim Friendly Indochina Blog Contest Winner Gan Keat Hon shares his experiences in marvellous Laos.

    Images: AirAsia

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    Haven of Lived Time

    Fall under the spell of Luang Prabang and Vientiane in timeless Laos, the setting for an unusually contemplative holiday.

    Words and images: Abby Yao

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