George Town Festival 2014 preview

George Town Festival 2014 preview

Southeast Asia Globe is excited to be heading to the George Town Festival 2014 in Penang Malaysia. Check out these links to some of the headline acts we will be enjoying

Elegance is an ensemble

Elegance is an ensemble

The Dior Grand Soir collection is made up of one-of-a-kind origami-inspired timepieces

“Pleasure, enjoyment and gastronomy go hand in hand”

“Pleasure, enjoyment and gastronomy go hand in hand”

Born and raised in the Basque country of Spain, chef Eneko Atxa is famed for his three-Michelin-starred restaurant Azurmendi, located just outside of Bilbao. The 35-year-old is now at the helm of Aziamendi at Thailand’s Iniala Beach House, fusing Iberian techniques with local produce to create something truly unique.

Servicing the world

Servicing the world

While the services sector has become one of the pillars of the Philippines’ economy, shortcomings need to be addressed if the country wants to sustain its rapid growth

Roll out the red carpet

Roll out the red carpet

Paul Harris, Asia-Pacific regional manager for Rolls-Royce, hopes to race ahead in feeding the Southeast Asian elite’s hunger for luxury

Bit by bit

Bit by bit

For many, the digital currency known as bitcoin is a step into the future. For others, it is an unregulated liability. In a region brutally divided between the haves and have-nots, its benefits could spark a revolution


Jump right in: Ratanakiri

Jump right in: Ratanakiri

From Discover Magazine: Volcanic lakes, crashing waterfalls and ethnic communities await travellers that venture to the wilds of Ratanakiri

Taste test

Taste test

From Discover Magazine: Why let Cambodia’s professional chefs have all the fun? Khmer cooking classes provide great insights into an undervalued cuisine


Sent from the heavens

Sent from the heavens

From Discover Magazine: For centuries, the delights of Cambodia’s celestial Apsara dancers were a treat reserved for royalty and the gods. Nowadays, mere mortals have been granted the opportunity to savour this feast for the senses


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


Trapped by change

Trapped by change

The impending Don Sahong dam has the potential to cause environmental catastrophe and destroy the livelihoods of the area’s daredevil fishermen


The power of the flower

The power of the flower

The T’ang National Liberation Army declared a war on opium in 2012, but the Shan State militia must tread lightly, as addiction and loss of income could spell ruin for the area’s people

Trade secrets: Karl Ammann

Trade secrets: Karl Ammann

Swiss-born photojournalist and wildlife activist Karl Ammann has been investigating the illegal trade in wildlife products for more than three decades. On the phone from Kenya, Ammann spoke to Southeast Asia Globe about staying out of trouble and his disillusionment with the authorities’ efforts to clamp down on the illicit wildlife trade


Let the games begin

Let the games begin

The Asean Para Games may have inspired the region’s disabled athletes, but their enthusiasm is not matched with the necessary financial support


Students on the up in the Land Down Under

Students on the up in the Land Down Under

Advertorial: In Australia, the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs is nurturing the leaders of tomorrow

How Myanmar’s young women can get ahead

How Myanmar’s young women can get ahead

Myanmar has made steps towards reforming its education system, but there’s a long road to travel before the country can catch up with the rest of Asia, particularly for women and girls.


‘A’ is for effort

‘A’ is for effort

Literacy and enrolment rates have improved, but Asean now faces a tougher challenge – developing quality education


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