Wednesday Rojak #67: The Diwali Edition

Hindus around the world celebrate the Festival of Lights, or Diwali, over the past weekend, and so we have a couple of Hindu-Indian themed posts in this week’s edition of Rojak.
At the entrance
photo credit: magiceye

  • How has Indian influences permeated Filipino culture? Find out in The Indian in the Filipino.
  • The Hindu celebration of Diwali has just passed, and this article takes a look at the Hindu temples in Malaysia.
  • A historian recounts Thailand’s selective memory when it comes to Preah Vihear.
  • Take a look at the Khmer Archaeological Society for some of the latest in archaeological research in Cambodia. (Thanks to Alison for the link)
  • Heyzanie blogs about catching the sunset at Bakheng and climbing steep flights of stairs.
  • And finally, it looks like the culture wars plaguing Malaysia and Indonesia has come to an end, or least, some sort of peace accord with a signing of a MoU on Cultural Heritage.

In this series of occasional rojaks (published on Wednesdays) I feature other sites in the blogosphere that are related to archaeology and culture in Southeast Asia. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me!

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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