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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Puh Toh Tze temple,
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Padangtegal Great Temple of Death,
Bali, Indonesia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Padangtegal Great Temple of Death,
Bali, Indonesia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Padangtegal Great Temple of Death,
Bali, Indonesia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Padangtegal Great Temple of Death,
Bali, Indonesia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Padangtegal Great Temple of Death,
Bali, Indonesia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Padangtegal Great Temple of Death,
Bali, Indonesia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Padangtegal Great Temple of Death,
Bali, Indonesia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Padangtegal Great Temple of Death,
Bali, Indonesia.
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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  • Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Many local businesses show worship centres as plain "checklist sights". Under this conditions, are the sacred places of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?

Mauritiuseswarnath Mandir,
Ganga Talao, Mauritius.

(Despite its geographical location, Mauritius has a strong presence of southeast Asian cultures, especially Hindu.)
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Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world when it comes to economy; from oil extraction to high-tech design and production. This area, which in the past was always covered for the west with a veil of exoticism, is now getting closer to it through its commercial exports and cultural imports. What may sound like good news for some is preoccupying others, mostly those who are concerned about the threat that westernization poses on local religions and customs. Are the worship centres of eastern religions being threatened with becoming mere public attractions: theme parks for foreign tourists?