How Wesak – Buddhism’s Holiest Day –  Is Celebrated Around The World

Wesak (or Vesak as it is known in some countries) is one of the most important religious festivals in Buddhism. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddhartha Gautama, otherwise known as the...

You Won’t Believe These Beautiful Pictures Are Of Perlis, Malaysia

Malaysia's northern-most state, Perlis, is also its smallest, but it has many quaint villages and picturesque scenery that hide a wealth of natural, cultural and historical richness. Here is a glimpse of what it...

An Interview With: Malaysian Bridalwear Designer Nurita Harith

From training in London fashion school to becoming Malaysia’s celebrated bridalwear designer, Nurita Harith carves her name with soft layers and silhouettes to define her unique sense of style. Photography courtesy of Nurita Harith How did...

A Guide To Jeddah: A City Of History

Saudi Arabia’s second largest city – Jeddah – is attracting more tourists to the kingdom, with resorts, beaches, art galleries, shopping districts and restaurants dotting its Red Sea waterfront. Many people would associate tourism in...

5 Historic Cities In Southeast Asia That Will Take You Back in Time

Southeast Asia is home many ancient capitals that were once cradles of civilisation. Some of these have survived the centuries in the form of relics, artefacts and well-preserved buildings; others lie in partial ruins that...

All About Ulam: The Traditional Malay Salad

Will the traditional salad foraged from the wild finally get the attention it deserves? It smelled heavenly, like a mix of lemon and citronella, as delicate as fine essential oils. The scent came from a...

Heirloom Cuisine: Siti Li Dining

Siti Li Dining has emerged as a custodian for Malay heritage cuisine.  Since opening in the gentrified suburb of Damansara Heights last September, Siti Li Dining has earned a reputation as one of the most...

A Guide To Fuzhou, China: The City With Good Luck

Behind its façade of a high-rise, industrial city, China’s Fuzhou in Fujian province hides hidden gems and a fascinating history. Illustration Maggie Li Downtown Mountains While most of the centre of this city of seven million...

Art Highlights

The finest art-related events and happenings happening across Europe and in Australia in the coming months. Vincent’s Vision In 1873 a young Vincent Van Gogh moved to London and worked as an art dealer. During...

Five Ways To Show Mum You Love Her This Mother’s Day

A mother’s love is incomparable - and Mother’s Day, which falls on 12 May this year, is a good way to honour the most important woman in our lives. What with our hectic schedules,...
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