Experiencing Malaysia during Ramadan

Ramadan started this week, commencing on Sunday (29th June) and lasts a month, until Hari Raya on 28th July. Travelling during Ramadan, in predominantly Muslim areas, can be frustrating if you are not prepared. However it can also be an interesting and rewarding cultural experience. Ketupat palas (sticky rice parcels wrapped in palm leaves) Last […]

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Yi Peng and Loi Krathong celebrations 2013, Chiang Mai

The light from the thousands of giant paper lanterns (khom) at the Yi Peng celebrations, added a beautiful warm glow to everything. Everywhere you looked the lanterns towered over the crowds like inflatable pillars, glowing with an overwhelming warmth. People were huddled around, gripping tightly onto their khom, waiting for the signal to release them […]

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