noipictures:

Strong wave crashes against the seawall behind a dead tree, Nha Trang, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

© Thiery Beyne / NOI Pictures
Vietnam & Southeast Asia Stock Photography

noipictures:

Strong wave crashes against the seawall behind a dead tree, Nha Trang, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia links: ISIS in Asia, UN in Myanmar, Eid, Thai junta and more

  • The success of ISIS (or the Islamic State, as it now refers to itself) will have significant impact on Southeast Asia, argues Zachary Abuzza in the second of his excellent series on the future of terrorism in Southeast Asia (the first piece is here).
  • Following a 10-day trip to Myanmar, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Myanmar pulled some punches in her first statement since taking over the role: 
    In three years, Myanmar has come a long way since the establishment of the new Government. This must be recognized and applauded…Yet, there are worrying signs of possible backtracking which if unchecked could undermine Myanmar’s efforts to become a responsible member of the international community that respects and protects human rights. As many have said, Myanmar therefore needs further encouragement and understanding in order to address these challenges and to continue on the path of reform.
  • After wide international censure, Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State, home to 140,000 IDPs, allowed previously banned aid agencies to return this week
  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib has a difficult task in front of him to reform the country and will find it difficult to join the TPP, says CSIS’s Nigel Cory.
  •  Lowy Visiting Fellow Rodger Shanahan offers an insightful look at Shi’i Islam in Malaysia
  • In an excellent explanatory piece, Abby Seiff breaks down last week’s accord between ‪Cambodia’s Hun Sen and the main opposition party. 
  •  Indonesia’s new president is crowdsourcing his cabinet.
  •  As many in Southeast Asia celebrated Eid al-Fitr (the end of the holy month of Ramadan), the Wall Street Journal took a look at what was on the plates of Indonesians to celebrate the end of fasting. 
  • The population of the Philippines hit 100 million this week. 
  •  The Thai junta won royal approval of its interim constitution. Half of the members on the proposed list of members for the new National Legislative Assembly are high-ranking officers of the armed forces.
  • Cambodia’s fish stocks will be hit badly by 88 planned Mekong hyrodams, warns IRIN, a UN information service, this week. 
  • At the Institute of Security and International Studies in Bangkok last week there was a fascinating discussion on the future of Thailand’s economy. It included this lecture by the former Minister of Commerce on ‘The Macroeconomic Impact of Thailand’s Military Intervention’.
fashionsfromhistory:

Wedding Ensemble
20th Century
Yao People, Lao Cai, Vietnam
VCM

fashionsfromhistory:

Wedding Ensemble

20th Century

Yao People, Lao Cai, Vietnam

VCM

prinsipemo:

"I love you, actually I don’t understand myself why I have to love you. Loving someone don’t have to have a reason. You know? I love you so much! That’s why I hate myself. You? Have you ever love me?"

Bangkok Love Story (2007)

Written and Directed by Poj Arnon

djanguswong:

Life is full of #colours, #palmtrees and #bluesky here in #LittleIndia #Singapore 🌴🌞🏠 (at Little India, Singapore)

djanguswong:

Life is full of #colours, #palmtrees and #bluesky here in #LittleIndia #Singapore 🌴🌞🏠 (at Little India, Singapore)

pupuplatter:


Garuda Ornaments, Eastern Visayas, 10th-13th centuries, Ayala Museum.

pupuplatter:

Garuda Ornaments, Eastern Visayas, 10th-13th centuries, Ayala Museum.

The Royal Palace, Mandalay
Myanmar (2013)

y-i-can:

One of my favorite meals, chicken rice ball! #melaka #vmy2014 #malaysia #travel #latergram #eats

y-i-can:

One of my favorite meals, chicken rice ball! #melaka #vmy2014 #malaysia #travel #latergram #eats

Lao Coffee by HKmPUA is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Lao coffee with condensed milk at a café in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Lao Coffee by HKmPUA is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Lao coffee with condensed milk at a café in Luang Prabang, Laos.
travelthisworld:

Mount Rinjani, Indonesia
submitted by: in-my-atmosphere, thanks!

travelthisworld:

Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

submitted by: in-my-atmosphere, thanks!


Ossu view with house by Travlr is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Timor Leste, April 2006.
Ossu view with house by Travlr is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Timor Leste, April 2006.
centuriespast:

Prajnaparamita (Goddess of Transcendent Wisdom)ARTIST:Artist UnknownDATE:c. 1200MEDIUM:Grey sandstoneDIMENSIONS:51 1/2 x 15 x 8 1/4 in. (130.81 x 38.1 x 20.96 cm)CREATION PLACE:Asia, Cambodia
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

centuriespast:

Prajnaparamita (Goddess of Transcendent Wisdom)
ARTIST:Artist Unknown
DATE:c. 1200
MEDIUM:Grey sandstone
DIMENSIONS:51 1/2 x 15 x 8 1/4 in. (130.81 x 38.1 x 20.96 cm)
CREATION PLACE:Asia, Cambodia

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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