Category Archives: Traditional Culture

Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁)

Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) , Korea is located in busy Seoul. It is a wonderfully preserved (and rebuilt) palace originally built centuries ago. During certain times they have traditional colourful Korean military guards with swords and halberds, guarding the decorative Gwanghwamun … Continue reading

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Indonesia celebrates Idul Adha peacefully

Once a year animal stalls begin to pop up around Jakarta as animal vendors make their way into the city to sell cattle and goats for sacrifice. Last Sunday, Oct 5th, (or Saturday Oct 4th if you are a Muhammadiyah muslim, … Continue reading

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Breakfast & activities at a local warung in Indonesia

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Chinese New Year Celebrations at a Jakartan Mall

The acrobatic barongsai ( or lion dance) entertaining hundreds of people at Pondok Indah Mall for a week prior to Chinese New Year in Indonesia.

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Performing Street Monkeys: Jakarta’s Traditional Topeng Monyet

Masked Monkey or “Topeng Monyet” is a traditional play or performance in Indonesian villages involving performing monkeys with their handlers and usually finishing with a snake act or two. The handlers would travel around from village to village with their … Continue reading

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