Instead of a bowl, you will find a hole in a ground and a pail. Watch this first before you go, so you know what to do. Applicable also in the rest of Asia.
The asia! team
Korean artist Sung Yeonju has designed a bunch of dresses constructed out of everyday food items like tomatoes, onions, and even bananas.
V SAXENA
We bring you some Christmas cheer - Jingle Bells and other seasonal tunes sung in various Asian languages, or with an Asian slant. Enjoy!
The asia! team
A Sound of Music addict lists a few of her favourite things about the movie.
MELANIE LEE
At a recent forum on globalisation in Manila, three Igorots in traditional G-strings were told to get out for inappropriate dressing.
INDOLENT INDIO
When in China, don't knock all knock-offs.
JING GAO
A wedding is one of the most important events in any Asian calendar, and it is rarely a small affair. Indeed the celebrations have got bigger, as the invites go viral!
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Hong Kong’s severe shortage of space has shaped an architect’s design philosophy. He has applied it with amazing results to his own 330 sq ft home.
VIVIENNE KHOO
A father pens an important letter to his son, written during commercial breaks on TV.
NEO
If you don’t recognise those words, it’s time to update your English vocabulary. It's not just the Japanese who borrow words from other languages.
KOICHI
Chinese erotic art is a little known tradition because much of it was destroyed during the Mao era. asia! brings you a selection.
ZHANG ZIHAN
In truth, I am unnerved by the fact that a girl can discuss the male organ with a male with such candour and directness.
YESHEY DORJI
Tokyo makes trendy tote bags out of used sake sacks.
VANEEA
“Wherever there's a Lao wat, there's a Lao community dedicated to preserving and practicing Buddhist precepts.”
SEE
Communism no more: Beijingers are groovin' to swing music in an old bar at Sanlitun.
独臂老宋