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Letter from the Office Ep 4: Taiwan awakens to its tribal culture


Synopsis: Join Straits Times Foreign Editor Bhagyashree Garekar in this podcast series as she discusses life in the headlines and seething crises with ST correspondents in Asia-Pacific, the United States and South Africa. Europe every month.

She talks to Katherine Wei, ST Taiwan correspondent, on the following topics:

  1. How the native tribes of Taiwan were suppressed (1:10)

  2. Rediscover tribal roots, history and culture (6:03)

  3. How the tribes try to preserve their tongues (7:25)

  4. Tribal songs are now on streaming platforms; some won awards (9:34)

  5. Integration of tribes into today’s society (11:38)

Produced by: Bhagyashree Garekar ([email protected]), Ernest Luis & Fa’izah Sani

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

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