As the Lunar New Year approaches, we sometimes forget the true meaning behind the joyous celebrations amidst the loud fireworks, chitter-chatter of relatives and noisy clanking of dinner cutleries. Ellyse Ng takes a step back to see what the night before Chinese New Year truly means.
By: Ellyse Ng
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
With over 7,000 islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines has bountiful waters and a seemingly endless shoreline. Three centuries under Spain and 50 years under the United States haven’t fazed the 90 million karaoke-singing, basketball-playing people of this country often skipped—undeservedly—on journeys to Southeast Asia. Come get a glimpse of the Philippines through the lenses of Travel 3Sixty readers.
Compiled by Abby Yao
To truly appreciate historical sites, travellers need to move beyond merely soaking up beauty, and dig deeper to understand the motivation behind their creation. Here, we ‘excavate’ interesting facts on some of the world’s most amazing UNESCO world heritage sites.
Words: Efi Hafizah Hamzah
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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