Asie du Sud-Est

Myanmar – The anti-opium knights

In the remote mountains of Shan State, opium-poppy flower is booming. In the Palaung population, a traditional tea producer, opium, its derivative heroin, but also met cause massive social damage.These drugs are produced and sold by local government-sponsored militias, often with the complicity of Burmese soldiers. The Palaung guerilla, has launched a drug eradication campaign in 2012 to try to lift its people out of misery.

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Bring out your dead

In Indonesia, the remarkable ma’nene ritual reveals the Toraja ethnic group’s deep devotion to their deceased relatives.

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Philippines: the seamen’s archipelago

In the merchant navy, Filipinos can be found everywhere. They work on all the oceans, in all kinds of posts, on all types of boats. They account for 25% of the seafaring profession. At home, in « the land of seven thousand islands », everything is directed in such a way as to encourage a life at sea. Immersion at the PMMA, one of the oldest maritime schools in the country.

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Java – Crater of hope

Every year, the Tenggerese who dwell in the remote Tengger mountains of eastern Java perform an ancient ceremony – the Yadnya Kasada – to appease the gods and give thanks for their many blessings.

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Japan – The ritual art of bathing

Whilst Europeans long ago neglected the use of their Roman ancestors’ thermal traditions, the Japanese, ever since ancient times, have kept alive their passion for the ritual art of bathing.

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Burma – From the nugget to the Golden Rock of Kyaiktiyo

In Burma, religion is omnipresent. Applying gold leaf to a holy image is an ancestral practice carried out to earn the merits proper to the Burmese Buddhist religion. Everywhere, on dazzling stupas, imposing Buddhas, sacred rocks defying the laws of gravity and even in mysterious caves, the faithful from all over the country affix the gold leaf, layer upon layer.

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Phnom Penh, the urban phoenix

Marked by history’s, Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, foundback its charm and starts – for the best and the worst – a bustling modernisation.

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Myanmar – Under a Tabaung Moon

A jewel of Buddhist heritage, each year the famous Kakku pagoda complex sees thousands of pilgrims flock in for the Tabaung full moon festival, a big religious gathering where everyone takes another step forward on the long road to Nirvana.

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Singapore – Garden of the future

On the fiftieth anniversary of its independence, Singapore has attained a brand new look. New neighborhoods reclaimed from the sea, rehabilitated historic buildings and otherworldly gardens have given the city an incredible futuristic layer.

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Seoul – Asian Tiger

Pulsating with energy and turned to the future, Seoul still remains attached to its traditions and its rituals, as the historic commemorations, numerous in the month of May, can attest.

Photos by /LightMediation Text by Danielle Tramard

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