Nuad Thai: Traditional Thai Massage as ICH

Nuad thai or Thai Massage is a body and mind therapy, a traditional method of healing integrating the knowledge of science and art and local wisdom.  Transmitted from generation to generations since the ancient times, it is still remarkably widespread...

An Overview of Shamanism in Nepal

In Nepal, Shamanism was practiced before the arrival of Hinduism and Buddhism. Now it is integrated within both of these religions. Depending on the credo of a particular ethnic community, shamanistic rituals have no monolithic shape but the core value...

George Town, Penang, Chosen to Run UNESCO Pilot Projects

The importance of integrated and community-based approaches in managing tangible and intangible cultural heritage was emphasized once again. George Town in Penang, Malaysia, has been selected by UNESCO as the only Asian city to run heritage pilot projects, including one...

UNESCO ICH Policy Brochures Translated into Fifteen Languages

Brochures on the ICH policies of UNESCO have been published in additional languages as part of an ICHCAP-supported project. The brochures, “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development” and “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Gender,” have been recently translated into seven languages—Bhutani,...

ICHCAP Opens an Online Community Site

ICHCAP launched the ICHCAP Online Community (net.ichcap.org), an online platform to provide information on ICH-related organizations and individuals in the Asia-Pacific region and enable networking among various stakeholders. The community site is intended to connect members and promote cooperation and...