Ritual

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.

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.

Songkran 2555, Water Morning

Songkran 2555, Water Morning
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 ...

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.

The Mah Song

The Mah Song
Marionettes of Spirits, The Mah Song. On an early morning in October, a crowd of men and women from Phuket's Thai-Chinese community gather in silence at the ...

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...

Nigerian sunday

Nigerian sunday
A West African community gathers at Sunday for a energetic gospel session. The goal is to build unity, faith and happiness in every man and woman.

Hanging out

Hanging out
A suspension is the act of suspending a human body from hooks that have been put through body piercings. These piercings are temporary and are performed just...

Ogoh ogoh

Ogoh ogoh
The main purpose of the making of Ogoh-ogoh is the purification of the natural environment of any spiritual pollutants emitted from the activities of living ...

Sumba’s Kodi

Sumba’s Kodi
For 350 years, the Dutch colonised the vast archipelago of Indonesia but never even managed to set up an administrative post on the island of Sumba.