Every day is Caturday in George Town. George Town - a UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang, Malaysia - is known for its colourful and interactive street art. The street art scene is so popular that some would argue it rivals Penang's all-time favourites - cendol (cold, sweet, coconut-based drink) and char kway teow (flat-rice … Continue reading For the Love of Cats
We waited in the lobby of Hanoi Old Quarter Hostel where we had been staying for the past few nights. The bus was running late. I was worried. What if the bus didn't show up? What if it couldn't find us? As an outsider, I found it so easy to get lost in the chaotic … Continue reading Adventures in Vietnam
During my recent trip in Malaysia, I meet with vegans in Kuala Lumpur, and find out what it's like to challenge the norm of eating meat and animal products in a country known for its rich cuisine. Produced by Fairuz Ibrahim https://www.facebook.com/sttalkmedia/videos/1499427823412362/
In this photoblog, Al Jazeera's journalist Chan Tau Chou talks about what he saw when he snuck into a jade mine in Myanmar. https://www.facebook.com/101East/videos/873033129396835/ Photo Credit: 101 East Al Jazeera English.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is stepping into a new era. Economic prosperity is within its grasp and much of it is due to natural resources. In Rakhine state, where natural gas is believed to be in abundance, major oil and gas companies are investing in on and off shore exploration projects. But at the same … Continue reading Myanmar – Energy & Conflicts
As the asylum seeker debate continues to dominate Australia's political landscape, the voice of the people who seek asylum is rarely heard. Often their method of arrival becomes a topic of discussion while their plight is sidelined. This short documentary is about the plight of the Hazara people. Predominantly from Afghanistan, large Hazara communities are … Continue reading Hazara
The Baha'i Faith is a relatively new religion, and has a global following of around six million people. Although a minority group, the Baha'i community in Australia is vibrant and active. However this is not the case in Iran, where Baha'is have been persecuted by the government for many years. Two worlds apart looks … Continue reading Two worlds apart – Baha’i