Literature in the South East Asia

Almost all countries in Southeast Asia were ruled by foreigners at some point in their history, which had a great impact on their cultural heritage.  The exception to this was Thailand, although it was still...

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...

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...

Lao PDR : Serene, Unspoilt, Friendly and Warmgrand

Lao PDR, or Laos, if you want a not-so-formal name, is a landlocked country that borders vietnam, Thailand, China, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Lao PDR is a multi-ethnic country where the majority of inhabitants are...

Famous People from ASEAN Countries

"Southeast Asia may not be famous for its political and economic influence but there are many famous Southeast Asians who have made their mark internationally. Get to know some of the well-known people from...

Indonesia: The Emerald of the Equator

Indonesia is the world’s 4th largest country, the largest archipelago in the world and home to 237.4 million inhabitants. Jakarta, the nation’s largest city is likewise its capital. Indonesia is composed...

QUOTABLE QUOTES

"Whether you’re surfing on the beaches in Bali, visiting Buddhist temples in Thailand or you’re hiking on the breathtaking mountains at the rice terraces in the Philippines, the diversity of these...

Brunei Darussalam

It is often referred to as Brunei. The country’s official name is Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, or in Malay, Negara Brunei Darussalam.  This crude oil- and natural gas-rich nation, with a total area...