Dances of the South East Asian

Dance in Southeast Asia is amazing.  From the Water Puppet shows in Vietnam to the Fan Leb from Thailand, there is so much to see. Continue reading to learn about the many different forms of dance found...

Religions of the South East Asian

The predominant religions in Southeast Asia are Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam, although all of these seem to be influenced by an even older religion, Animism.  As Christianity divides itself into Catholicism...

Song of the Siamese Cats

Throughout time, cats have been regarded as complex, almost mystical beings. They are complicated creatures, and have been known to readily baffle their human counterparts. Siamese cats, in particular, are...

Drive Yourself Happy in Langkawi, Malaysia.

To a foreigner, the very idea of driving in Asia conjures up images of millions of motorbikes, cars coming from all directions, rickety trucks and buses, and speed, speed, speed! Many tourists have seen the...

Borobudur Indonesia: Reliefs and Statues

Borobudur is located at Magelang, in Central Java, Indonesia,  about 40 km NW of Yogyakarta. It was built in the ninth century as a shrine to Buddha, and abandoned in the fourteenth century after the decline...

4 Free Things to Do in Singapore

If you are traveling in South-East Asia on a budget, you might be tempted to skip Singapore altogether. Singapore is relatively expensive for the visitor, at least when compared to other South-East Asian...

Tagalog for Travelers

Making it in Manila Tagalog for Travelers When traveling, it is not necessarily important to speak the local language like a native but it is imperative to know at least some of the basics. For the traveler...

Thai Beef Salad

Beef Salad This easy-to-make healthy recipe is a sure-fire way to lose some of that unwanted weight while enjoying such a delicious treat. The Thai Beef Salad is an explosion of flavors that will surely...

Singaporean Chili Crab Recipe

Crab This intensely popular Singaporean dish was created in 1950 by Madam Cher yam Tian, a Singaporean chef and Mr Lim Choon Ngee, her husband. The combination of flavors as well as the heat brought upon...