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The National Monument (Monas) is always such a mess. For many years, the government is trying to kick hawkers out of the area to make it more civilised, and it has been a constant battle of will – a cat … Continue reading

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Little triplets

 There aren’t much informations about Jakarta’s outer islands, also known as Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands). The history of those 105 tiny islands are still vague and Indonesians, especially Jakartans, are seemingly to be happily ignorant about it. It was on … Continue reading

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Oldie & most definitely goodie

There’s something eerie about the kiosks in Jalan Surabaya (Surabaya Street). Perhaps it’s the rows and stacks of wooden puppets. Staring into thin air with their bulging eyes. Perhaps it’s the dirt covering wooden masks, giving the impression that they … Continue reading

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Machete Kills

4.5 out of 5 Viva Machete! He’s back and he kills again. Unlike the previous Machete, this second installment falls a bit behind in term of score. The first Machete is a full 5 stars, while Machete Kills has to settle … Continue reading

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Returning to Homeland

I was raised by my grandparents in Koto Kaciak village, West Sumatra for 4 years. I always remember my childhood as my happiest time. It had been almost 8 years since the last time I went back there, and things … Continue reading

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Ramayana at Sapta Pesona

To commemorate Bollywood’s 100th birthday, the Indian embassy holds a week of Bollywood films screening with Amitabh Bachchan to Aamir Khan decorating the screen. But aside from the screening, the embassy also invited Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra dance company straight … Continue reading

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An afternoon in Wufeng to twilight in Gaomei

It was a pleasant weather indeed in Taichung, perfect for riding scooter aimlessly through this massive city. From all of the districts in Taichung, in my opinion Wufeng (霧峰) is the least explored.  At a glance it seems like there’s nothing to … Continue reading

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