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Postcard: Ethnic Dancer from Punjab, India

Postcard: Ethnic Dancer from Punjab, India

The Gidda is a very vigorous folk dance. The quick dance movements performed at the twink of an eye leaves the spell bound spectator asking for more. The colorfully embroidered dupattas (shawl) and heavy jewelery add to the grandeur of the spectacle that unfolds in front of your eyes. The dance steps translate into gestures and verses (bolis) of poetry that satirize...

The Hyderabad Biryani Hunt – Where to Savour Them

The Hyderabad Biryani Hunt – Where to Savour Them

It may seem odd to many that all I may pen about Hyderabadi cuisine is its biryani. Nevertheless my biryani quest was provoked by the unsatisfied and incomplete taste of the authentic Hyderabadi biryani that I have savoured all over town back home in Malaysia, across Indonesia and Singapore. That precise zest that I yearned for and undoubtedly recognized from past...

The Most Photographed Temple in Bali

The Most Photographed Temple in Bali

The Balinese Hindu religion comes from the Javanese Majapahit dynasty of Hindu-Buddhist heritage amalgamated with animistic belief of its indigenous people. Religion as it is practiced in Bali is a composite belief system that embraces Gods and demigods that are worshipped together with Buddhist heroes, the spirits of ancestors, indigenous agricultural deities and...

Where to Eat in Singapore – Part I

Where to Eat in Singapore – Part I

Singapore is a food haven as most travellers already know… Even a week in Singapore isn’t enough to have tasted all its culinary delights, so lets start with Part I of this food adventure! Chinese Mix Rice Found mostly in hawker centres or food courts in malls, Mix Rice or otherwise known as Economy Rice is a splendid way to get value for money when it comes to...