November 2013

Is this ASEAN way ?

Is this the ASEAN way? of course not and do not try in your country. Mass transportation in Indonesia is still far from reality, and this is why the grassroots still choose to use motorbike.

November 13th, 2013 Out of Topic

Festival Palace and Indigenous Peoples

The second Festival Palace and Indigenous Peoples #FKMA2013 place in Mataram, Lombok on 25-28 October 2013 collaboration between The ASEAN Directorate General of Cooperation,The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Forum Gathering Keraton Nusantara (FSKN). The event aims to strengthen the bond between the indigenous peoples and preserve the cultural heritage in order to contribute to […]

November 11th, 2013 Culture

The Dangers of Political Apathy in Singapore

Two in five Singaporeans aged between 21 and 35 would not bother to vote if voting was not compulsory (TNP Survey 2011). In Singapore, things have been improving greatly since the General Elections in 2011 but I believe we have still a lot more to go in terms of getting rid of political and civic […]

November 8th, 2013 Politic

Little highlights of Myanmar

This is what normally you can see in most of Myanmar places. The monks every morning to go around to receive food donations from residents , while the women are prohibited from receiving food , but received rice , groceries – sometimes money – then they cooked together in their convent. For Buddhists belief. If […]

November 7th, 2013 Culture

ASEAN – for real?

I am an ASEAN skeptic. Not because I do not see merit and commonalities in the grouping but because ASEAN has for many years been hijacked by bureaucrats with a flair for making anything look dull. So when the curator of this blog, Iman, asked if I’d post something, I thought why not start a […]

November 7th, 2013 Current Issues

Klappertaart Cake

Klappertaart a culinary cross between Manado and the Netherlands. Since the colonial era it has become a kind of pastry specialties to ethnic Minahasa, North Sulawesi. It contained a soft custard with pieces of young coconut and rum mixture. Make a tempting aroma. Additionally there is chocolate pudding and bludder tape. In Indonesia, this cake […]

November 6th, 2013 Culinary

Alor – Land of Water

My name is Katerina. Let me tell you a story from Alor. I found about this beautiful region from my acquaintanceship on Facebook with Lukas, a student who lives in Kalabahi. From the photos on his wall, I saw an exotic and secluded land in a eastern equatorial country. Sea men, surrounded by mysterious forests, […]

November 6th, 2013 Travel

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  • two thumb up!

    Apr 10th mt
  • Love Klappertaart very much :)

    Nov 11th ajengkol
  • Economically, ASEAN could become real if we realize that we need a community to protect the economic rights of the people of ASEAN. Like European Union for example. But for politics is not that simple, because there are differences in the perception of democracy and freedom of expression

    Nov 7th Aung Thu Ra

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