The Philippines is a nation that is geographically set apart from mainland Southeast Asia, and comes with its own unique traditions and practices. It is a country defined by devout Catholicism, emerald-green rice fields, buzzing megacities, festivals and feasts, colourful jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes and truly resilient people.
Words : Efi Hafizah Hamzah Photography : Adam Lee & Getty Images
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
Eid al-Fitr, better known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri in Malaysia, is fast approaching… meaning it’s time for some serious shopping! It’s never too early to do so, especially if you don’t want to get unfashionably famished during Ramadan shopping (with the fasting month and all). Our Indonesian writer Ari heads over to shopping capital Bandung for a quick getaway and Ramadan shopping spree, where he happily shares his list of favourite spots around town – complete with a killer shopping map to boot!
Words by Ari Fajar
Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges is one of the holiest cities for Hindus and thousands throng it for spiritual enlightenment or, to get a deeper understanding of religion. But for some, this is also where you go to depart the worldly realm.
Words & Photography: Magda Biskup
Get the best out of Ho Chi Minh City as Muslim Friendly Indochina Blog Contest Winners – Wan Hassan Wan Ismail and Azatulsheeda Mohd Azman highlight the best places to eat halal food and visit Islamic structures!
Images: Wan Hassan Wan Ismail; Azatulsheeda Mohd Azman and AirAsia.
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