Wednesday Rojak #42

It’s almost been a month since the last Wednesday Rojak, and that’s because I’ve been traveling quite heavily for the last three weeks because of the term break and some family matters. On the flip side, it also means that I’ve amassed a few stories for this week’s very belated edition of rojak! Beside visiting Borobudur and Angkor, we also have a closer look at some of the sites in the Philippines.

Fort San Pedro
photo credit: thumbbook

  • Ted posts closeups of the bas-reliefs at Borobudur and Prambanan
  • Kirk K. shows us some of the lesser known sites in Angkor, including Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Preah Khan
  • j-travel visits the Museum of History and Ethnography in Malacca and sees some colonial-era sewer systems and Thai Sukhothai and Sawankhalok ceramics
  • Arnold Carl of the Cebu Heritage website features some of the archaeological finds from this Philippine province, including this gold burial mask
  • Charity revisits a childhood longing to become an archaeologist to visit the Angono Petroglyphs
  • in the Philippines.

Related Books:
Ancient Angkor (River Book Guides)
Borobudur: Golden Tales of the Buddhas (Periplus Travel Guides)
The Mysteries of Borobudur: Discover Indonesia Series
Guide to the Prambanan Temple
A stroll through ancient Malacca and a glimpse at her historical sites
Philippines in Pictures (Visual Geography. Second Series)
Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone

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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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