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BEAT OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

The BEAT of Southeast Asia is a collection of 50 video capsules, which showcase the region through exploring activities, food, language, people, places, and things that are uniquely Southeast Asian in two minutes or less. You won’t want to miss a BEAT!

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    ROTI

    Do you like your roti savoury or sweet? Get to know roti and its variations that are enjoyed across Southeast Asia.

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    NASI LEMAK

    Spice up your rice! Discover a traditional Southeast Asian breakfast made with creamy coconut rice and served with a side of spicy chilli sauce.

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    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

    Did you know Brunei Darussalam means ‘The Abode of Peace’? Discover fun facts about Brunei Darussalam and its capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan.

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    BAMBOO DANCES

    Switch your dancing shoes for pair a bamboo sticks. Did you know it’s not just the Philippines that has a bamboo dance? Other parts of Southeast Asia have their version too!

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    LUNAR NEW YEAR

    Did you know Yú Shēng (Yee Shang) is a Southeast Asian tradition? Discover Chinese New Year traditions that are uniquely Southeast Asian.

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    ROMANTIC GETAWAYS

    Looking to take bae on a romantic getaway? These steamy Southeast Asian destinations are sure to make their heart skip a BEAT!

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    FLAGS

    Want to know the symbolism behind these Southeast Asian flags? This BEAT has you covered.

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    BOROBUDUR

    Did you know you Borobudur is one of the Seven Wonders of Ancient Asia? Watch this BEAT to find out more about Indonesia’s single most visited tourist attraction.

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    CHILLI

    Southeast Asian cuisine is renowned for its intense flavours. From chicken rice, to fried noodles and a variety of rice dishes, chillies on the side are a must –and it doesn’t take many of them to spice up a dull moment!

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    PEAKS

    It’s snow joke! It can get down to -60 Celsius in Southeast Asia. Take a peek at this BEAT to find out more about the peaks at Southeast Asia.

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    SOUTHEAST ASIA FRUIT BASKET

    Get to know Southeast Asian fruits. Find out which fruit reigns.

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    SONGKRAN

    Celebrate the Thai New Year with a splash at Songkran Festival every April. Check this BEAT to find out more about Songkran, Sawasdee Pee Mai!

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    COCONUT

    Coconuts from around the world trace back to the palms of Southeast Asia, where they are said to have 1,000 different uses. In a nutshell, this BEAT shows why coconuts are simply amazing!

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    MALAY SAYINGS PART1 & PART2

    The Malay language, is an official language in 3 Southeast Asian countries Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. These Malay sayings are sure to help you explore the region!

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    PANDAN

    Did you know ‘pandan’ is widely used in various cuisines across Southeast Asia? It’s even known as the vanilla of Southeast Asia

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    BODIES OF WATER

    Southeast Asia is surrounded by the South China Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Philippine Sea (a.k.a. the Pacific Ocean). With an ocean of possibilities –you never know what you’ll sea!

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    DODOL

    Dodol is made from palm sugar, also famously known as ‘gula melaka’. Did you know it takes up to 8 hours to make a batch? Watch this BEAT to find out more.

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    BEAT EXCLUSIVE: HUGH KOH

    Co-founder of Pestle & Mortar Clothing, Hugh Koh incorporates the flavours of Southeast Asia into his modern designs.

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    BEAT EXCLUSIVE: MAHEN BALA

    Did you know Southeast Asia’s railways connect to each other? Documentarian Mahen Bala explains why it’s important to preserve this special bit of history.

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    ENDANGERED ANIMALS

    Discover Southeast Asia’s endangered animals including the pangolin, The Philippine Eagle, as well as The Malayan, Sumatran and Indochinese tiger!

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    NATIONAL PARKS

    Looking for rest or an “in-tents” adventure? There’s a park in Southeast Asia waiting for you to explore.

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    EID CELEBRATION IN ASEAN

    After a month of fasting, Muslims across Southeast Asia celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan.  Watch this BEAT to discover the unique ways Eid is celebrated in Southeast Asia!

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    RAFFLESIA

    If you can lift 10kgs of iron, you may just be able to lift one rafflesia? Find out more about the biggest flower in the world.

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    SPINNING TOPS

    If you’re into fidget spinners, you should give these traditional tops a spin! This BEAT uncovers all kind of spinning tops in Southeast Asia.

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    SEPAK TAKRAW

    Sepak takraw dates back to the 15th century and is still alive and kicking!  This traditional game is played across Southeast Asia. It’s like volleyball, but with a kick.

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    SEA GAMES

    What’s life without a little fun and games? The Southeast Asian Games are held every two years. Though several traditional regional competitions have been held at the games, the games also hold competitions from around the world!

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    LEMONGRASS

    Southeast Asian flavours are known to pack a punch. From refreshing drinks, to traditional soups, and mouth-watering main dishes, lemongrass is the secret ingredient in a variety of Southeast Asian specialties.

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    TRADITIONAL CLOTHING

    Tired of trends?  These traditional clothes never go out of style! Discover traditional clothing from across Southeast Asia!

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    SHARINA SHAHRIN

    Visual artist and co-founder of Baju by Sharina, Sharina Shahrin shares why preserving traditional art forms like are important to her.

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    S.E.A TEXTILES

    Looking for the hottest threads? These regional patterns have been popular for centuries. Discover unique textiles from across Southeast Asia!

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