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Missing last week’s edition of rojak means that I’m back this week with a a double load of links. A lot of goodies from the web this time round covering music, history, silversmithing and Khmer boats!

photo credit: Rosino

  • Traveller Shantanu shows us the Siamese Wonders in Bangkok
  • The Gamelan, a gong ensemble found all over the Malay world may be one of those traditions fading away in an increasingly modernizing Indonesia. Read about it in the International Herald Tribune, Is Indonesia’s native music fading?
  • stgabriel08 spends his birthday in Borobudur and Prambanan
  • Julien comments on a recent article about how tourist visits to archaeological caves can severely degrade the site in Archaeology and the Public: A Complicated Relationship?
  • Alison in Cambodia visits the 17th century Cambodian capital of Oudong and some Khmer Silversmiths
  • Gary Arndt reflects on iconic architecture in Borobudur, Icon of Indonesia
  • There’s some exciting research about to be undertaken in The Boats of Angkor…
  • In Krabi, Liz chances upon a most unusual tribute to an archaeological find in Krabi’s Manus Borarn
  • The National University of Singapore’s Department of History has a blog about the History of Muslim Southeast Asia
  • A. Ghani Ismail posts a four-part series on Origin of the Malay and Asli

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

Related Books:
The Restoration of Borobudur (World Heritage Series)
The Mysteries of Borobudur: Discover Indonesia Series by J. N. Miksic
Borobudur: Golden Tales of the Buddhas (Periplus Travel Guides) by J. Miksic
The Armies of Angkor: Military Structure and Weaponry of the Khmers by M. Jacq-Hergoualc’h
The Encyclopedia of Malaysia: Performing Arts
Early History (The Encyclopedia of Malaysia) by Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik Abdul Rahman (Ed)
Music in Central Java: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture Includes CD (Global Music)
A Gamelan Manual: A player’s guide to the central Javanese gamelan
Gamelan: The Traditional Sounds of Indonesia (Focus on World Music)
Java: Court Gamelan
The Rough Guide to the Music of Indonesia
Voices of islam in Southeast Asia: A Contemporary Sourcebook

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