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[ 4 Feb 2011 | No Comment ]
Hanoman statue - Ramayana Revisited

On our last visit to the Peranakan Museum, we had a chance to catch a glimpse of Ramayana Revisited, a featured exhibition on adaptations of the Ramayana legend in South-east Asian cultures. Along with the spread of Hinduism from India to the region, many Indian folklore stories made their way to South East Asia. Ramayana, being one of the most famous Sanskrit epics, is a fine example of this phenomenon; it is said to have spread to almost all ASEAN member nations, many of which have adapted the epic in …

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[ 3 Dec 2010 | No Comment ]

In this post we are going to introduce you to the Kecak dance. Like many other Balinese dances, Kecak is more than just an art form or an entertaining show; these performances are traditionally put up as one of the many forms of rituals that make up the Balinese concept of spirituality. The action packed Kecak follows the plot of Ramayana, a Hindu epic about romance and righteousness. Since the typical length of a Kecak performance is usually about an hour long, the dance only cover certain parts of Ramayana, usually the early chapters.