Culture

Don’t believe in beliefs

Don’t believe in beliefs
Don’t believe in beliefs. When mystery presents itself people want answers. And when there are none, they cling to beliefs. As the function of a belief is to...

Perception deceives us

Perception deceives us
Our perception deceives us. We awake in the morning feeling still, as we look out the window to see a tiny looking sun rising in the sky. We walk outside and...

Treasures of Meaning

Treasures of Meaning
The concept of meaning starts with emptiness. It is like an empty bowl. You may fill an empty bowl with whatever you may wish – whether it be rice, fruit or ...

The cow is not your mom

The cow is not your mom
Rarely you find witty sharp humor, meaningful content and globally important issues all included into an artist work. Melinda Hegedus has definitely somethin...

Bali Chinese rooster

Bali Chinese rooster
The year of the Rooster just started with the traditional festivities that the Balinese Chinese community celebrate with lots of incenses and the Barongsai d...

Women, flowers and dances

Women, flowers and dances
An head full of flowers carefully prepared in the shape of an headdress.

An Atlas of Mirrors

An Atlas of Mirrors
Part of Singapore Biennale 2016, An Atlas of Mirrors presents contemporary artworks by more than 60 artists and art collectives from Southeast Asia, and East...

Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita
We all stick to habits we have developed while growing up. I doesn’t matter if those routines are not appropriate anymore. We also describe things mostly onl...

Economics for everyone

Economics for everyone
Illustrated here by Andrew Park, Ha-Joon Chang explains why every single person can and should get their head around basic economics.

Making a change

Making a change
Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to...

Good luck, bad luck...

Good luck, bad luck...
Welcoming the Year of the Horse 2014 the Lunar New Year celebration in Singapore is a whole array of events. In Chinatown 88 illuminated lantern sculptures o...

Snaking into Milano China

Snaking into Milano China
2013 Snake year celebration parade is being held in Milano Chinatown. Clean winter sky, a warm shy sun to celebrate cultural identity with ease.

Hong Kong Dragons

Hong Kong Dragons
2012 year of the Dragon. Here is a visual journey of the new year's celebrations in Hongkong. A big Parade and massive fireworks which is hard to miss.

Royal Iconography

Royal Iconography
Many Thai people sincerely love their King. Most houses or shops display at least one photo of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Songkran 2554, Water Festival

Songkran 2554, Water Festival
Songkran is the traditional New Year's Day in Thailand. It is a time for spiritual cleansing and renewal. Typically the day starts with a visit to the temple...

Unity in Diversity

Unity in Diversity
Indonesia’s experience in pushing harmony and acceptance of differences lays his roots in the Pancasila principles.