The reluctant judge

The reluctant judge

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle has worked on films such as In the Mood for Love and The Quiet American, and this month he will adjudicate at Tropfest Southeast Asia. Here, he discusses collaboration, how new technology is revolutionising the industry and why he doesn’t watch films

“The trick to what makes a cinematic moment is rooted in so much magic and mechanism”

“The trick to what makes a cinematic moment is rooted in so much magic and mechanism”

His work has premiered at festivals such as the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and has scooped prizes including Busan’s Asian Cinema Fund Prize. This month, Malaysian artist and filmmaker Chris Chong Chan Fui will be a major draw at Art Stage Singapore’s Southeast Asia Platform

“Crouch low, stay hidden, because you’ve been eating stolen rice”

“Crouch low, stay hidden, because you’ve been eating stolen rice”

The latest part of a Southeast Asia Globe series that shines a light on the region’s finest poetry – this month: Cambodia

A travel odyssey

A travel odyssey

John Brown, chief operating officer of Agoda.com, discusses the company’s Asia focus and the exciting times ahead in the tourism industry

Cyber talk

Cyber talk

As cyber crime becomes a growing concern for governments and businesses, Southeast Asia Globe talks to Wahab Yusof, McAfee’s vice president in Southeast Asia, about the region’s responses 

Smile, you’re Thai

Smile, you’re Thai

As Thailand’s military government urges its people: ‘Don’t worry, be happy,’ cracks are appearing that could be of significance to the entire region


All that glitters

All that glitters

After winning gold at the Asian games and capturing the imagination of Cambodia, Sorn Seavmey has the world at her feet and a plan to make her dreams become reality

Grand design

Grand design

Since 1932, Siem Reap’s Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor has been a magnet for well-heeled travellers on a sojourn to the nearby ancient temple wonders 


Down in the delta

Down in the delta

Captivating riverscapes await on the Aqua Mekong, a ship that sets five-star standards for regional river cruising


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


All that’s left behind

All that’s left behind

A father struggles to break the poverty cycle and provide a better life for his children in Manila

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


Custody battle

Custody battle

Within Vietnam’s police force, communist ideals trump education and inflicting pain is the preferred interrogation technique – all of which adds up to a deadly environment inside the nation’s prisons


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