2018-06-12 14:56:00 (UTC+08:00)
Although not scientifically proven effective, rice is believed by some to have medicinal properties.
2018-06-12 14:55:00 (UTC+08:00)
In Bangladesh, China and Thailand, instead of "How are you?" a common greeting is, "Have you eaten your rice today?"
2018-06-12 16:21:00 (UTC+08:00)
For more than 700 years, the time-honored Royal Plowing Ceremony has been an annual event in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. The ancient Brahmanical rite is held during the sixth lunar...
2018-06-12 16:19:00 (UTC+08:00)
Every year on 15 May, the small town of Lucban in Quezon Province is transformed from an ordinary place to a magical one. The people there decorate the...
2018-06-12 16:17:00 (UTC+08:00)
In Bali, rice embodies Dewi Sri—the rice mother—goddess of life and fertility. The best loved and most worshipped Hindu deity, she is everywhere, both male and...
2018-06-12 15:31:00 (UTC+08:00)
Although most Cambodians are Buddhists, farmers still practice forms of folk religion—which is filled with supernatural beings and magical rituals—and believe in its power.