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48 hours in Hanoi: the best Vietnamese street food to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner

From ‘commoner’s rice’ to the delights of the city’s famed Chicken Street, there are many street food dishes you simply can’t miss when you visit Hanoi. Here’s the perfect menu for a two-day stay

21 Jun 2018 - 6:26PM

From ‘commoner’s rice’ to the delights of the city’s famed Chicken Street, there are many street food dishes you simply can’t miss when you visit Hanoi. Here’s the perfect menu for a two-day stay

48 hours in Hanoi: the best Vietnamese street food to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Indonesia’s local spirits: alcohol’s history and geography in the world’s largest Muslim nation 

Although alcohol is heavily taxed in the country and frowned upon in Islam, alcoholic drinks have long been a part of Indonesia’s many cultures. From arak to sopi to tuak, we take a look at the island nation’s indigenous tipples 

27 Mar 2018 - 5:53PM

Although alcohol is heavily taxed in the country and frowned upon in Islam, alcoholic drinks have long been a part of Indonesia’s many cultures. From arak to sopi to tuak, we take a look at the island nation’s indigenous tipples 

Indonesia’s local spirits: alcohol’s history and geography in the world’s largest Muslim nation 
How Bali’s Chinese were accepted and integrated into island society – in contrast to other parts of Indonesia

Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta and other regions often face persecution and discrimination, but those living on the Hindu majority island of Bali say they have never even felt like they were a minority. We look at a history of cultural integration

21 Jan 2018 - 7:18PM

Chinese Indonesians in Jakarta and other regions often face persecution and discrimination, but those living on the Hindu majority island of Bali say they have never even felt like they were a minority. We look at a history of cultural integration

How Bali’s Chinese were accepted and integrated into island society – in contrast to other parts of Indonesia
Polygamy in Indonesia: why some men are promoting it again, and what a leading women’s rights expert thinks about that

It’s not illegal in Indonesia for a Muslim to have more than one wife, but it’s frowned upon; that hasn’t deterred pro-polygamy activists, whose activities a critic says are a sign of ‘moral panic’ about extramarital sex in the country

25 Apr 2018 - 11:39AM

It’s not illegal in Indonesia for a Muslim to have more than one wife, but it’s frowned upon; that hasn’t deterred pro-polygamy activists, whose activities a critic says are a sign of ‘moral panic’ about extramarital sex in the country

Polygamy in Indonesia: why some men are promoting it again, and what a leading women’s rights expert thinks about that
Singapore’s lonely poets: migrant workers who feel excluded find their voice through writing, as new documentary shows

With few friends and little connection to locals, people like Zhang Haitao are expressing their feelings through poetry and writing, captured in Singaporean filmmaker Upneet Kaur-Nagpal’s documentary Poets on Permits

23 Nov 2017 - 7:39PM

With few friends and little connection to locals, people like Zhang Haitao are expressing their feelings through poetry and writing, captured in Singaporean filmmaker Upneet Kaur-Nagpal’s documentary Poets on Permits

Singapore’s lonely poets: migrant workers who feel excluded find their voice through writing, as new documentary shows
Mount Agung’s eruption is in the lap of the gods for Bali’s Hindu population

Since the volcanic alert, the Balinese have been praying for the safety of those who live near the ‘mother mountain’, the most sacred peak on the island and pivotal to its Hindu culture

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Since the volcanic alert, the Balinese have been praying for the safety of those who live near the ‘mother mountain’, the most sacred peak on the island and pivotal to its Hindu culture

Mount Agung’s eruption is in the lap of the gods for Bali’s Hindu population
How do Indonesians who dress as Hitler and Nazi soldiers justify their obsession?

Some Indonesians have no qualms showing respect for the strong image projected by Nazi Germany, saying it does not make them neo-Nazis. Are they just unable to fathom the horror of the time, or does the problem run deeper?

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Some Indonesians have no qualms showing respect for the strong image projected by Nazi Germany, saying it does not make them neo-Nazis. Are they just unable to fathom the horror of the time, or does the problem run deeper?

How do Indonesians who dress as Hitler and Nazi soldiers justify their obsession?
Headbangers in hijabs: inside Indonesia’s heavy metal scene

From hijab-wearing female metal band Voice of Baceprot to the Hammersonic music festival that includes prayer breaks, Indonesia’s metalheads show that ‘the devil’s music’ doesn’t have to clash with their Islamic identity

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

From hijab-wearing female metal band Voice of Baceprot to the Hammersonic music festival that includes prayer breaks, Indonesia’s metalheads show that ‘the devil’s music’ doesn’t have to clash with their Islamic identity

Headbangers in hijabs: inside Indonesia’s heavy metal scene