Chinese New Year is a main holiday in China and has strongly influenced lunar new year celebrations in East Asian countries, including Taiwan. If it is […]
From small mini stands, hip cafes to motorcyclist vendors, coffee in Southeast Asia is presented in different forms yet they remain the same with their sweet, creamy and sometimes bitter taste to let you start your day or wake you up in a lazy afternoon.
If you ever visit Myanmar, you’ll find three main things: Tea houses, Tea leaf salad, and Betel Quids. Usually, people gather in Tea houses for a cup of tea and some tea leaves, while chattering away, they also start chewing on Betel quids. Almost every street corner in Myanmar has a stall selling kun-ya, a traditional sort of stimulating “chewing gum” made with areca nut, betel leaves, dried tobacco leaves, and slaked lime paste that remains very much in fashion despite being carcinogenic and severely damaging the user’s teeth
Taiwan, when Portuguese sailors first saw Taiwan in the 1500s, they dubbed it “Ilha Formosa” which means the beautiful island. And with its many national parks and incredible scenery, never has a name been more fitting. But it’s not just the scenery that makes Taiwan a place for the avid traveler’s bucket list.
Traditional loom weaving is the antithesis of fast fashion production. All elements of the textile, from creating the threads to the set […]
Apart from learning one’s culture through food, clothing is also an important part of one’s culture. As clothing may reflect on the climate of one’s country and also reflect on one’s value towards culture. A national costume has been around for many hundreds of years. It shows us the identity of the wearer.
In Myanmar, earthenware has been used since Neolithic period. From that time onwards, potteries have been commonly used for different domestic and religious and ritual repurpose. Earthenware production centers can be found throughout Myanmar.
Thailand is a Buddhist country and the temples here play a very active part in everyday life. Thai’s come to them to pray to Buddha for things such as health or good fortune, they also come to make merit and speak with the monks.
Wildlife found in Myanmar is a mixture of species from North, South and Southeast Asia. There are approximately 300 known mammal species, 300 reptiles and 100 birds found throughout the country. In Myanmar’s jungles, tigers and leopards are quite common.