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This is the view over the lake from Tabo Cottages in Danau Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Danau Toba looks like Switzerland

Elke Wojtenek - elke [161]

This beautiful island in a volcanic lake in the Sumatran highlands reminded me of Switzerland: mountains, jodeling, etc

Destinations: Turkey | Indonesia | Indochina | Singapore | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Thailand
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Hip-hoppers of Hanoi

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,638]

"Big Toe Crew," Vietnam's first and best known hip-hop dance group, makes its big-stage debut on a national tour. The group will interpret Vietnam's infamously chaotic street traffic in the high-energy dance and video performance "Xe Co"...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: People | Music
Malaysian pop princess Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin.

Siti Nurhaliza , Malaysia's pop princess

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,638]

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28, 2005 - Malaysian pop princess Siti Nurhaliza Taruddin once dreamed of being a policewoman, but instead of capturing crooks she now captures hearts and is hot in pursuit of...

Destinations: Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia
Topics: People | Music

Nhac Tien Chien: The Origins of Vietnamese Popular Song

Jason Gibbs - jgibbs [355]

By the 19th century Vietnam found itself forcibly and irrevocably confronted with the Western world. As this foreign presence intensified, the elite, ruling and mandarin classes insularly maintained a...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Music
Ca Tru Music

The Exotic Sounds of Ca Tru

Barbara Cohen - bcohen [1,047]

Ca tru music sounds strange to the uninitiated. Clicks and clacks accompany the centuries old ballads. It is not the kind of music that inspires toe tapping or humming. Once almost extinct, a club in...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Music

The Bettering of Bangkok

Samantha Brown - sbrown [779]

Think of Bangkok and you'll probably think of sex tourism: the neon of Nana Plaza, the pingpong shows of Patpong, and the sleaziness of Soi Cowboy. But these are merely three modest strips in a...

Destinations: Thailand | Bangkok
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Sketch of Nguyen Xuan Khoat by Hoang Lap Ngon

Reform and Tradition in Early Vietnamese Popular Song

Jason Gibbs - jgibbs [355]

Among young, urban Vietnamese of the 1930s, the clarion call was for reform and renovation in all areas of life. In the midst of colonial domination, a new Vietnamese national consciousness was...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Music

A Perfect Evening in Hanoi

Ann R. Braun - abraun [198]

I'm a regular visitor to Hanoi, however my hosts keep me so busy that there's rarely a day to spare. They always apologize for the tight schedule, and promise I'll have time to see the sights and...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Food | Culture | People | Working Abroad | Performing Arts | Music

They're playing our song

Christina Hamlett - chamlett [179]

When it comes to our musical roots, America shares more in common with Malaysia than would seemingly meet the ear. Both the secular and sacred compositions of such far apart neighbors aptly extend the...

Destinations: Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia
Topics: Music

Vietnamese Music: Spanning the Cultural Spectrum

Iris Brooks - ibrooks [78]

While many people now think of Vietnam as either a hip, new travel destination or a land of business and trading opportunities, cultural exchanges between the U.S. and Vietnam have also expanded as...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Music
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