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'treKKing' through Malaysia’s Kota Kinabalu

'treKKing' through Malaysia’s Kota Kinabalu

KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA — The only thing hotter than the suffocating air hanging over this city’s bustling night market are the flames I see spewing from the mouth of a man standing just a few metres from me.
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Japan Grows up at Colourful Ceremony

Japan Grows up at Colourful Ceremony

TOKYO - Each year, on the Saturday closest to November 15, children aged 3, 5 and 7 all across Japan dress up in traditional garments — kimonos for the girls and hakamas for the boys — and are taken by their parents and grandparents to shrines to participate in an ancient ceremony called Shichigosan.
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