Southeast Asia



Inside Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Why Does This Indonesian Volcano Burn Bright Blue?

by Joseph Stromberg

images by Olivier Grunewald

Over the past month, the web has come alive with French photographer Olivier Grunewald's spectacular photos of Indonesia's Kawah Ijen volcano. Snapped during shooting of a new documentary he’s releasing with the president of Geneva’s Society for Volcanology, Régis Etienne, the photos—taken without the aid of any filter or digital enhancement—showcase the volcano’s amazing electric blue glow.

See more of Grunewald’s images and read more about the volcano at

via: smithsonianmag


Two days, infinite food adventures - a FULLfilled weekend in Bandung, Indonesia. 

Top row (left to right): Es Kelapa Muda, Batagor goreng, Mie Kocok

Middle row: Nasi Ketan, Bakmi Yamin Naripan, Otak-otak

Bottom row: Pempek telor, Batagor kukus, Grilled Salmon with lemon dressing

Be sure to explore Indonesian local cuisine, with 17,508 islands, this island nation has endless exciting flavors to offer!


Proud Indonesian


Purity Charming

Hoi An - Vietnam


By Marco Estrella


what to wear when…in a malaysian fairy tale (requested by notyourexrotic).

examples: puteri gunung ledang (the fairy princess of mount ophir), cincin ajaib (the magic ring), sang kancil yang diambil kira buaya (sang kancil counts the crocodiles)

unbeknownst to most of the western world, the malay archipelago had more than one woman warrior or queen in its arsenal of tales. hikayat panji semarang, the heroic romance in old indonesian malay, features a female princess who cross-dresses as a man so she can be a warrior…[in] many of these tales, mysticism is tied with a message about the abuse of power. another example of this may be found in the mahsuri stories. mahsuri is the prototype tale of the virtuous wife who has been wronged by nobility due to gossip, ill-will, and the abuse of power…[malaysian fairy tales are steeped in] deep romanticism mixed with pragmatism. there are elements within these tales [of] therapy or catharsis. happy endings are not typical or required; some tales may be moralistic, while others are peculiarly enigmatic…malaysia has its own, witty little mammal, sang kancil. the fragile mouse-deer is an iconic figure within malaysian tales.

post 792 of an infinity-part series


Afternoon at Borobudur temple by jeiksen