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Posted By Lester V Ledesma
Keeping songbirds is a traditional hobby in Singapore. These birds are pampered and well-fed to enhance their appearance and singing abilities.

Close uo bird

On Sunday mornings, birdmen from all over the island converge in Tiong Bahru to show off their prized possessions:

Birds up there

These birds are sold for an average of around S$200 each.

Birdman

 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma
A troupe of Lakhon Chatri dancers practice their art at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine, 24-7:

Lakhon

I love Thailand for being both accessible and exotic. Need a fix of culture? Head on down to this country - all you need is a cheap flight and three hours. Here the local culture hangs thick in the air, you can't help but take it in with every breath.

 
Posted By Lester V Ledesma
Imagine going up the Bayon Temple late at night when its pitch-dark and there's nobody there. When you get to the top, imagine turning on your flashlight to see Jayavarman VII's massive face staring at you:

Jayavarman

When that happens, try to smile back :)

 


 
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