Bright colours were used on the exterior of Portuguese houses to draw attention and make a sensational statement. The colour washes used originally were made from natural dyes.
Thailand tourism invited 33 professional women photographers from around the world to join the Thailand through Her Eyes 2016 campaign. During the trip, I enjoyed uniquely local Thai experiences; such as, the local communities’ way of life in Lake Chiew Larn Lake, fisher men villages and local art and craft.
I had always been fascinated by the stories of Malana and wanted to visit this small village which some consider one of the last isolated civilizations in the world and renowned for being the most ancient civilization anywhere on earth by some.
My first memories of Chiang Mai are of sitting near the Chedi of a wooden temple and talking to a monk, while he was feeding food to the street dogs. I took a couple of pictures of him capturing his kind act. Looking at me, something occurred to him and he left to go inside his chambers.
Visiting historical ruins is always an exhilarating experience for me. At times I wish I could time travel and see the era when they were actually constructed and alive. When people lived in those elegant places, when the first stone of huge temples was placed or when the huge monoliths were brought from faraway places using no machines to make the beautiful idols.
The first few things to do in Cambodia were to see the local bazars and get familiar with people and their local food and culture. The bizarre smell of fish and meat products can lead you to old market and it is as colorful as you can imagine.
Singapore has set an example of sorts into holding the position of the top tourist destination in the world with in a few years of its existence. The balance is always followed, Singapore might not be blessed with a plethora of natural beauty but they do have top-notch technology which has resulted into mesmerizing manmade attractions.