Category Archives: Shrines

Plants and people in Bali – a quick glance

A huge challenge for a scientifically-minded person is finding ways to see the world beyond the lenses of science. For a plant ecologist with a tendency to view physical landscape in terms of vegetation type classifications and thinking about plants … Continue reading

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A torch for enlightenment

A shrine, in the way I am using the term loosely, refers to any space where devotion or respectful contemplation is paid to a deity, or a figure representing someone, or a tablet with words or inscriptions. Shrines are everywhere … Continue reading

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Fig shrine of Toa Payoh, Singapore

Having been born in Singapore and claiming to be an unabashed fig lover, I am ashamed to say that it was only last year that I became aware of one of Singapore’s most outstanding fig shrines. In a busy and … Continue reading

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