CULTURE

Why you should skip the temple tour and visit one of Myanmar’s fortune tellers

Why you should skip the temple tour and visit one of Myanmar’s fortune tellers   In Burmese culture, Saturday is considered an unlucky day – for fires, hair washing, starting a journey, or simply being born, especially if you are a first child. At least that’s the verdict of Kyaw Si Thu, the fortune-teller of […]

Thaipusam: the colourful annual celebration in Malaysia

Thaipusam: the colourful annual celebration in Malaysia Thaipusam is a colourful annual celebration in honour of the Hindu god Subramanian, with festivities mainly taking place in Batu Caves – a limestone hill with a series of caverns and temples about 13km north of KL. It is a famous festival largely because of the practice of […]

Apsara – The Cambodian traditional dance

Apsara – The Cambodian traditional dance Apsaras were fairies of cloud and water present in Cambodian folk tales, Hindu and Buddhist mythology. When they frolicked, sang and danced, vegetation and animals multiplied. Therefore, Cambodian people honored Apsaras as Prosperous Goddesses. The most beautiful farriers were Uvasi, Menaka, Ramba and Tilotama, who frequently appeared in Khmer […]

Bunpimay Festival or New Year in Laos

Bunpimay Festival or New Year in Laos Bunpimay Festival is organized when the sky seems to be bluer and higher, large rivers are filled with water symbolizing prosperity for the new year… New Year of Laos in Laotian language: ປີ ລາວ ໃຫມ່ or Bunpimay Festival follows the Buddhism calendar because of in Laos, since longtime, […]

Myanmar’s unforgettable festivals

Myanmar’s unforgettable festivals   Thingyan Water and New Year Festival Thingyan Water and New Year festival consists of five days of celebration every April. Thingyan is Myanmar’s most popular festival and includes song and dance at decorated pavilions across the country. Pouring water over one another is also customary, as it is believed to cleanse […]