Our correspondent, having so recently found the perfect calm spot, examines a few similar locations for travellers to rest their weary bones and brains.
Reverence and Mysticism: Gunung Bromo Displays Its Might
Our correspondent egdes through the murk as a brooding volcano in Indonesia leaves an indelible psychic footprint.
Crocodile Country: How Reptiles Shaped the Course of Timor-Leste
Our correspondent recounts the tale of Lafeak Diak, the beast upon whose back East Timor now resides.
Blood Runs Everywhere: Echoes of Atrocity in Lawang Sewu
Our correspondent uncovers the memory of something sinister in Semarang.
Snapshot in Time: The Limestone Quarries of Batuputih
Our correspondent shields their eyes from the glare of Madura’s distinct mining operations.
Silent Waters: Bagan Platforms and Night Fishing in Indonesia
Our correspondent observes the fishing platforms that silently dot Indonesia’s waters.
Language Primer: Mandarin
Our correspondent in Taipei prosaically gets to grips with Taiwan’s official vernacular.
Malacca: A Crucial Centre of Trade in Malaysia
Our correspondent in Malaysia delves into the history of the ‘Venice of the East’.
Language Primer: Khmer
Our correspondent learns more about Cambodia: in this case, how to make oneself understood.
Language Primer: Lao
Our correspondent heads into Laos and, in amongst the colonial architecture, Mekong tributaries and historic sites, attempts to expand his vocabulary.
Still Life: Qing Xin Ling and a Trip in Time
Our correspondent in Ipoh ventures around an enclave vividly celebrating Malay culture.
Tainted Sunset: Recycling Causes Concern on Saparua
Our correspondent washes up on Maluku’s Pulau Saparua and catches two glimpses: one endearing, the other disturbing.