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PLACES: TROPICAL RAINFOREST 20 MINUTES AWAY FROM KUALA LUMPUR
Forest Research Institute of Malaysia is the largest and oldest man-made tropical forest in the world. Look up to the sky and you’ll be greeted by a pretty phenomenon – a beautiful tapestry resembling delicate lace woven by Mother Nature known as “crown shyness”.
- Melissa Goh, CNA Senior Correspondent, Malaysia
FOOD: FERMENTED BEAN PASTE SESAME CRACKERS
A 30-minute ferry ride from Central, the small island of Peng Chau is where you’ll find some of Hong Kong’s best traditional food. In Anoy’s Bakery, Anoy puts her heart and soul into preserving an old-time favourite. Unlike most pastries, the fermented bean paste sesame crackers are savoury not sweet.
- Wei Du, CNA Correspondent, Hong Kong
PEOPLE: SOCIAL ENTERPRISE KANDAMA COLLECTIVE TO #SAVETHEWEAVE
In an effort to #SaveTheWeave, fashion designer Victor Baguilat and his social enterprise Kandama Collective sells modern apparel featuring textiles woven by women from the Tuwali tribe in the mountains of Northern Philippines.
These women artisans are able to weave 8 inches of a detailed fabric in a day’s work, proof of the effort it takes to create the colorful patterns unique to the Tuwali tribe.
- Buena Bernal, CNA Correspondent, Philippines