Top five: Pop-tastic songbirds

Top five: Pop-tastic songbirds

Southeast Asian songstresses are doing the region proud

A design for life

A design for life

Award-winning social entrepreneur Reese Fernandez-Ruiz talks to Southeast Asia Globe about employing business nous in an ethical enterprise

Rites of our ancestors

Rites of our ancestors

The animist beliefs of Marapu are a basis for guidance, cultural identity and social values on the Indonesian isle of Sumba

Boxing clever

Boxing clever

Packaging is said to be one of the most important aspects of sales – a fact that Cambodian businesses are quickly learning

Gears of war

Gears of war

Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in the arms trade, but does that mean advances for defence contractors?

Burning rubber

Burning rubber

Your statistical sat-nav to transport in Southeast Asia


Pitch perfect

Pitch perfect

A night in a plush tented camp next to one of Cambodia’s most enigmatic temples renders ‘glamping’ an appropriate portmanteau

A luxury manifesto

A luxury manifesto

There is nothing egalitarian about a stay in the Settha Palace hotel, the standout property in the capital of nominally communist Laos


The preservation of memory

The preservation of memory

Award-winning filmmaker Rithy Panh has dedicated his life and work to ensuring that Cambodia’s struggles are never forgotten


Region’s rivers in peril

Region’s rivers in peril

Environmental NGO International Rivers has released a comprehensive, easy-to-understand database on how dams affect rivers

Hard times for soft shells

Hard times for soft shells

Hunted for their meat or sold on to Vietnam, giant turtles cling to existence in the north of Cambodia


The wood for the trees

The wood for the trees

Despite community efforts to combat illegal logging, Cambodia’s forests continue to be pillaged at an alarming rate, while the government’s promises are frequently exposed as empty


An uncomfortable question

An uncomfortable question

Human rights organisations are fighting the good fight on behalf of the region’s citizens. But as abuses continue, so does the debate over their methods and results

The punisher’s paradise

The punisher’s paradise

Contrary to type, one city in the southern Philippines is known for its clean environs, low crime rates and roguish mayor. But some question whether the ends justify the means 


Farewell to arms

Farewell to arms

For more than four decades, sections of the Hmong community have been in conflict with the Lao government, but is the resistance all but over?


Degrees of difficulty

Degrees of difficulty

Problems with student visas are transforming Malaysia from an attractive education hub to a foreign student’s worst nightmare

It’s business time in phnom penh

It’s business time in phnom penh

At  Zaman University we recognise that Cambodia’s business sector is in need of qualified employees. Our aim is to fill this gap and help Cambodia develop faster with a qualified workforce. A university providing quality education is not enough without good, hardworking learners. We all know that universities are places where students act more responsibly and […]


Dover Court: one to watch

Dover Court: one to watch

Dover Court School in Singapore recently became part of Nord Anglia Education – the world’s leading premium schools organisation. Nord Anglia educates more than 20,000 students across 14 countries including major global cities such as Hong Kong, Dubai and New York. One in five Nord Anglia Education students subsequently goes to one of the world’s […]


The big haze

The region’s annual shroud of hazardous smog will continue to thicken until consumers start shopping smart

When the whistle blows

Bending the rules to serve its interests, Cambodia’s ruling party is unlikely to lose the political game


March editorial: Southeast Asia’s enforced disappearances

Southeast Asia’s relationship with the dark arts of involuntary disappearance dates back decades