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[ 16 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Islam is a major religion whose contributions in shaping our modern society cannot be underestimated. Contrary to the opinion that Islam is incompatible with the Western world, a simple search over the internet will quickly reveal examples of achievements made by Islamic scholars that have helped advance human (including Western) culture; notably in areas such as arts, architecture, chemistry, and medicine.

Trying to learn more about these achievements ‘in person’, however, may not be so simple. At least not for the casual traveller. Few places in the world maintain a good …

Asia, Cultures, Destinations, Featured, Singapore, Traditions »

[ 19 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments ]
entrance to the peranakan museum

Singapore is one country whose past cannot be separated from the story of migrants. When Sir Stamford Raffles made up his mind about the location of a new colony in 1819, the only form of settlement that could be found on the island was small coastal villages. Prior and up to this point, people were few and far between; unlike the island-city that it is today, large swathes of the island were uninhabited.

Arts, Asia, Cultures, Destinations, Indonesia »

[ 27 Dec 2010 | No Comment ]
neka art museum

Being the ‘cultural capital’ of Bali, Ubud and the surrounding areas have their fair share of museums and galleries that showcase some of the most brilliant artworks on the island. On our latest visit, we checked out two prominent museums in the area.

Neka Art Museum