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Nature Dances from the Land of Sikerei

September 13, 2011 by


Written by Kinanti Desyva Aloita? In Mentawai, it means, “How do you do?” Yes, I learned some Mentawai language while I was traveling in West Sumatra and the Mentawai archipelago last year. That day, October 6th 2010, I visited a primitive colony to see the daily life of Sikerei in Mentawai. Sikerei refers to people who […]

Love, Not Yet: Film on teen pregnancies

September 12, 2011 by


Written by Chayanin Wipusanawan Back in July, Love, Not Yet tried to make itself an online phenomenon. It did succeed, to some extent. Its Facebook fan page is titled ‘page samphan’, pronounced similarly to the Thai word for sexual intercourse, and the first two teasers tried very hard to become controversial, featuring the sex-related stuff […]

Moslem in Chiang Mai, Adapt in Harmony

August 25, 2011 by


Story and video – Fann Sim, Khun Nayheak, Hanh Nguyen, Afiif Ardani The delicious and sweet smell of the rotee canai, a Moslem Indian traditional food, with egg and honey spread around the Charoen Prathet Rd. Charoen Prathet Rd, Chiang Mai, a Moslem area in the Buddhist dominated city.

Lanna Drumming: A Tradition Continued

August 24, 2011 by


Story and video – Belda Kosasih, Netting Jaruwan Supolrai, Jan Aldwin Toralde Cutin, Ngeoum Phally, Le Hoa Chap, kong and klong resound all over the ancient wooden bungalow. Their beats are in tune with the little artist’s skillful dancing steps. The two colorful tasseled sticks are rolling around his hands.  His face is serious, much […]

Wai Khru Dance

August 23, 2011 by


Story and video – Haris Wiranata Muhammad, Fabian Mark Peter, Marie Piscano A man kneels at the center bowing down as if in prayer. He slowly lifts his body up and moves to a rhythm while arching his back and raising his thighs up and down. He then lifts his arms in the air and […]

It’s Singlish lah!

August 21, 2011 by


Written by Kirsten Han Visit Singapore, and one of the things you will be struck by – apart from the skyscrapers – is the way the locals speak. It sounds like English, but wait… is it? Singlish – Singapore’s English (but not just English) Singlish was born as a result of the melting pot of […]