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Ayn  // Posts published by Ayn

18 Nov Posted by in Featured, Malaysia | 1 comment

Sabah, Malaysia – The Land below the Wind

Sabah, Malaysia – The Land below the Wind

Situated in the northern portion of Borneo Island, Sabah is bordered by the province of East Kalimantan, Indonesia in the south and Sarawak in the southwest. Despite its status as a Malaysian state, Sabah remains a disputed territory as the Philippines has a dormant claim over much of the eastern part of the territory. It ...

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12 Sep Posted by in Featured, Philippines, Southeast Asia | Comments

Iloilo, Philippines: Old World Architecture, Seascapes and Festivals

Iloilo, Philippines: Old World Architecture, Seascapes and Festivals

Long before the Spanish and American colonial era, Iloilo flourished as an important trading post dealing with Chinese and Indian merchants as evidenced by an impressive museum collection which includes Stone Age native pottery, fossils, jewelry, burial sites, and trade pottery from China, Annam and Siam. The name Iloilo is derived from the local word ...

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18 Aug Posted by in Indonesia, Southeast Asia | Comments

Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia: Batik, Temples and Shadow Puppets

Yogyakarta, Java Island, Indonesia: Batik, Temples and Shadow Puppets

Central Java and the Yogyakarta Special Region: found at the heart of Java Island, surrounded by volcanic mountain ranges and the coastline facing Java Sea and the Indian Ocean.

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17 Aug Posted by in Featured, Indonesia, Southeast Asia | Comments

West Java Indonesia: A Cultural Immersion

West Java Indonesia: A Cultural Immersion

According to Sundanese folklore, the legend begins with the passion, the desire and the anger of Sangkuriang, a son of a demi-god; the origin of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu; and Bandung, a city on what was once a river basin now bordered by volcanic mountains.

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