Temple of Literature's 900-year-old history

Visitors to Hanoi will probably make a stop to the famed Temple of Literature. This feature in the Saigon Giai Phong introduces the temple and its significance over its 900-year-old history.

Ancient institution of learning continues to educate
Saigon Giai Phong, 14 February 2010
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Jewel of Muscat sets sail for Singapore

The Jewel of Muscat, a working re-creation of a 9th century Arab dhow that plied trade between the Middle East and Southeast Asia, set sail from the port of Muscat in Oman on a five-month journey to Singapore, where it will remain as a symbol of friendship between the two countries.

Jewel sets sail on a tide of history
The National, 15 February 2010
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Exhibition showcases artefacts from Hanoi collectors

Antique collectors from Hanoi showcase their collectors in conjunction with the 1,000 year anniversary of Hanoi. Unfortunately, the article doesn’t write where the exhibition actually is.

Ancient artifacts displayed in Hanoi
VOV News, 11 February 2010
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Public Lecture: New Light on the Ancient Records of Campa (Vietnam)

Readers in Singapore might be interested in Dr Arlo Griffith’s talk next week on the epigrahy of Champa.

New Light on the Ancient Records of Campa (Vietnam)
by Dr Arlo Griffiths
26 February, 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
RSVP Required – details here
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Cambodia complains about inaccurate Google map of Preah Vihear

Cambodia files a complaint against Google for placing more than half of Preah Vihear into Thai territory. Google has responded that they will look into the matter, and here’s a picture taken off Google Maps on Wednesday (10 Feb 2010).

Cambodia rebukes Google over disputed Thai border map
AFP, via Channel NewsAsia, 06 February 2010

Google to review Cambodian map over Preah Vihear Temple
Xinhua, 10 February 2010

Google says it will look into complaint from Cambodia that border map with Thailand is wrong
AFP, via Baltimore Sun, 10 February 2010

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Cover up if you're planning to visit Borobudur and more

Readers planning to visit the ancient temples of Java like Borobudur and Prambanan will soon have to observe a dress code, or at least not be clad in skimpy miniskirts. The management company overseeing the sites are enforcing a dress code so as to preserve a sense of respect on what are, after all, sacred sites. It’s nice to see such a sense of respect for Buddhist and Hindu temples in such a predominantly Muslim country.

boro-3-sm
photo credit: hildo trazo

More temples plan to ban mini skirts, shorts
Jakarta Post, 05 February 2010
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