South-East Asian Stories

Embracing Elegance with Helping Hands: The Timeless Appeal of Penan Basket Bags at Temples and Markets

Embracing Elegance with Helping Hands: The Timeless Appeal of Penan Basket Bags at Temples and Markets

12月 30, 2023

Helping Hands Penan basket bags are more than just accessories; they are symbols of a harmonious blend of tradition, fashion, and social responsibility. At Temples and Markets, we take pride in presenting these bags in vibrant colours and designs, offering you a chance to embrace style with a purpose. 
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Move aside Pandora and Thomas Sabo, now you can customise Zsiska Jewellery too!

Move aside Pandora and Thomas Sabo, now you can customise Zsiska Jewellery too!

6月 05, 2023

Unmatched Uniqueness: Your Story, Your Style. While Pandora is renowned for its charm-based customisation, the new Zsiska Bliss range offers a unique colourful  alternative that sets you apart from the crowd.
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In Cambodia beauty comes from the horrors of war

In Cambodia beauty comes from the horrors of war

4月 18, 2023

Growing up during the Khmer Rouge regime, Chantha witnessed the devastating effects of war first-hand. After years of struggle, he found his calling as a goldsmith, using his craft to bring beauty and meaning to the world around him.
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Why Hua Hin Thailand is the perfect holiday destination right now

Why Hua Hin Thailand is the perfect holiday destination right now

2月 27, 2023

At Temples & Markets, we're passionate about helping travellers discover the best of South East Asia, so in this blog post, I'll explain why Hua Hin is the perfect destination for your next holiday.
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Why we're in love with Vietnamese lacquerware

Why we're in love with Vietnamese lacquerware

2月 16, 2023

Lacquerware is a traditional and unique form of art in Vietnam, and a must-buy for those looking for authentic and handcrafted products. With a rich history and cultural significance, Vietnamese lacquerware is a symbol of beauty and excellence in the country.
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Discover the Beauty of Zsiska Jewellery from Thailand

Discover the Beauty of Zsiska Jewellery from Thailand

2月 08, 2023

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5 Easy Ways to Redecorate your Home This Summer

5 Easy Ways to Redecorate your Home This Summer

12月 14, 2020

  • Create some entertaining areas
  • In the summer, we tend to spend a lot of time entertaining guests in our homes both inside and outside, so you need to make sure that your home is ready for entertaining guests that might pop by. Most homes will have a dining area indoors with a nice big table and a few chairs, but many of us don’t have outdoor areas set up for when guests unexpectedly come over.

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    Talking Ethical Shopping and How to be a "Mindful Shopper"

    Talking Ethical Shopping and How to be a "Mindful Shopper"

    12月 04, 2020

    Temples and Markets Founder Judith Treanor explains why it's important to shop ethically this Christmas and how being a "mindful shopper" can literally change lives
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    Ethical Christmas Gifts

    Ethical Christmas Gifts

    11月 27, 2020

    If you love the planet, you will be pleased to know that Temples and Markets feature ethical and sustainable Christmas gift ideas at affordable prices. With demand for ethical products increasing with each day, rest assured that we will showcase more sustainable products from the noblest social initiatives in Southeast Asia. Temples and Markets makes ethical shopping exciting, insightful, and fun. 
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    The Best Sustainable Tote Bags

    The Best Sustainable Tote Bags

    11月 27, 2020

    More and more companies are jumping on the sustainability training, offering Fair Trade, eco-friendly, reusable tote bags that are designed with sophisticated fashion and your everyday needs in mind. So, what will be your weapon of choice in the war on plastic? Here at Temples & Markets, we are extremely excited about the potential impact that these sustainable tote bags can have for you and for the earth.  
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    The Jewellery Brand Zsiska

    The Jewellery Brand Zsiska

    11月 16, 2020

    The jewellery brand, Zsiska, was inspired by women who know they deserve the best. The brand is founded on the belief that luxury should be accessible, affordable, expressive, innovative and well-built. The uniquely beautiful designs combined with modern aesthetics make Zsiska jewellery one of the most fashionable jewellery brands on the market today. 
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    6 Must-Have Vietnamese Lacquerware Pieces to Spruce Up Your Space

    6 Must-Have Vietnamese Lacquerware Pieces to Spruce Up Your Space

    11月 10, 2020

    Walking through the paved streets of Vietnam, you can’t help but notice the vibrant-toned pieces of decor with hand-painted finishes being displayed. Visiting homes in this culture-rich country, you’ll also find the same types of items being used and who wouldn’t want to buy some of the beautiful lacquerware?
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