Tag: southeast asia

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Seeing the elephant

“Seeing the elephant” is a 19th century American saying, meaning the gaining of world experience at a significant cost. It originated from travelling circuses, where […]

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The ‘Humans of’ revolution: what in the world do Sydney and Naypyidaw have in common?

Monsoon subeditor Oliver Friedmann interviews Olivia Cable and reflects on his experiences with Humans of Sydney. Sydney and Naypyidaw are vastly different places. One is […]

Myanmar's women in ancient dresses take part in the 2,600th anniversary celebrations of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Gongs chimed as thousands of people in ceremonial costumes walked barefoot Wednesday through the marble walkways of Myanmar's most sacred Buddhist shrine in an annual festival that was banned for more than 20 years under the former military government. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

“Academic Talks” with Dr. Nicholas Farrelly

This week we caught up with Dr Nicholas Farrelly, a fellow at the Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, to discuss his academic career and […]

"I cut off a finger whenever a close relative or friend passes away."

Humans of West Papua

EMMA ROBERTS documents an eye-opening week in the Baliem Valley of Papua, Indonesia. What she encountered was a place where Melanesian culture is strong but the […]