Top five: tourist activities

Top five: tourist activities

Coming to Southeast Asia on holiday makes people do the funniest things

“There is a legend that says God is dreaming our lives for us”

“There is a legend that says God is dreaming our lives for us”

A Southeast Asia Globe series that shines a light on the region’s finest poetry

Image nation

Image nation

From its people to its palaces, its rituals to its stunning natural beauty, Myanmar is a land of mystery and intrigue. Photographer Nathan Horton offers budding shutterbugs some insider tips for documenting their travels using a selection of his favourite frames from the Land of Golden Pagodas

A perfect blend

A perfect blend

Singapore-based TWG Tea has grown to become one of the region’s most recognisable luxury brands. Maranda Barnes, the company’s director of business development and communications, has been there since the beginning

Travel unravelled

Travel unravelled

From the mountains of northern Laos to the urban order of Singapore and the pristine beaches of Cambodia’s islands, Southeast Asia has attractions to suit all tastes, budgets and ages. Take a look at the numbers that lie behind the region’s tourist industry

Gaining altitude

Gaining altitude

With one Chinese-backed carrier taking flight and two more waiting in the wings, Cambodia’s aviation sector is set to grow


Birth of a kingdom

Birth of a kingdom

It really should be a jewel in Thailand’s tourism crown, yet Sukhothai’s beguiling ruins see relatively few visitors – providing excellent opportunities for hassle-free temple forays

Top five: tourist activities

Top five: tourist activities

Coming to Southeast Asia on holiday makes people do the funniest things


Rollin’ like royals

Rollin’ like royals

It began with a Rolls-Royce and ended with a beautifully bleary-eyed breakfast at the Peninsula Bangkok


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


The forbidden feast

The forbidden feast

Vietnam’s taste for dog meat has long been a contentious issue for outsiders. But now the battle has been taken up by a number of vociferous locals who are using social media and other platforms to condemn the trade in man’s best friend

The nowhere men

The nowhere men

In Vietnam’s impoverished central highlands, a compassionate couple provides a safe haven for the mentally ill. But given their lack of professional training, should they be seen as saints or sinners?


Frankly speaking

Frankly speaking

Widespread speech and swallowing disorders often go unrecognised, leaving those affected isolated and misunderstood, but innovative new programmes are finally breaking the silence


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 […]


Climbing for knowledge in East Timor

Climbing for knowledge in East Timor

Daniel McConaghy climbed for three hours until he reached the top of East Timor’s highest mountain. The sun rose as he hit the summit of Mount Ramelau, providing him with the light needed to see the beauty of a nation that had emerged from years of civil unrest. McConaghy, a student at Singapore American School […]


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