Join us this November and travel to Cambodia to see and photograph the majestic Angkor Wat, a temple built in the 12th century on orders of Khmer King Suryavarman II. Largely neglected after the 16th century, it was taken over by the jungle until the French government committed to its restoration in the early 20th century. Considered the largest religious monument, it forms part of the Angkor Archaeological Park that stretches over more than 1,000 square kilometers. A UNESCO world heritage site it offers the perfect backdrop for a photographic expedition, as you marvel at the one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece with towering structures and elaborately carved walls. Venture to other parts of the park and visit the last capital of the Khmer empire, Angkor Thom.
I was fascinated with the Siberian reindeer herders when I first read about them in Genesis, a monograph by Sebastio Salgado. This was in 2013 and it left an indelible impression on me. In March 2019, I finally travelled to the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, where approximately 40,000 Nenets and 20,000 Khanty still work as traditional reindeer herders.
I am always drawn to places that has a rich heritage and vibrant energies. I’m curious how the subtleties are presented that we as travellers might not easily see.
Held once a year, the Chingay parade first took place on 4 February 1973. It was conceived by the late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as a compensation for the ban on firecrackers. The ban was viewed unfavourably by Singaporeans, as it was perceived to dampen the festive mood of Chinese New Year.
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