Tapestry – The Heart of ASEAN

This five-part travelogue celebrates the diversity of ASEAN’s 10 member states and takes you on a journey that traverses across the region – on new roads and ancient paths – to locations outside ASEAN capitals.

Explore a side of the regional bloc not often seen by outsiders and delve into issues that are close to the hearts of the ASEAN people – innovation and entrepreneurship; nature and conservation; communities and culture; textiles; as well as agriculture and food security. Take this remarkable journey that captures the stories and lives of the many different people who have made their homes in Southeast Asia a rich tapestry.


Genre: Documentary, Travel & Lifestyle, People & Culture
Language: English
Year: 2018

Duration: 5 Episodes x 60 Minutes
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Show Format: HD


Episode 1 – Shaping A Better Future
The rise of ASEAN talents – innovating for a better future: from an ecovillage owner whose sense of purpose is changing lives in Brunei, to social entrepreneurs turning trash into treasures in Myanmar and inventors changing aquaculture in Bandung.

Episode 2 – Homage To Nature
Explore what nature is worth to ASEAN: From strays becoming watch dogs in Thailand, to rice grown the proven way in Cambodia, ancient trees being protected in the Heart of Borneo, and a delicacy that is farmed in special bird houses in Malaysia.

Episode 3 – ASEAN’s Textile Treasures
Tradition and community ties are literally woven into the textiles of Southeast Asia. Treasures like Indonesian Cirebon Batik and Laotian indigo-dyed cotton are a glowing heritage, offering glimpses into the lives of the people behind them.

Episode 4 – Finding ASEAN’s Roots
In fast-changing ASEAN, the people of its 10-member states are finding ways to keep their cultures alive – from a bed and breakfast in Brunei that preserves a fading way of life to unique temples in Malaysia that celebrate Siamese-Buddhist heritage.

Episode 5 – ASEAN’s Fruitful Harvest
In rapidly developing ASEAN, agricultural development is still transforming lives and communities – from growing coffee to beat back opium production and poverty in Northern Thailand to tapping research to improve food security in Singapore.