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Top five: Southeast Asia’s best speakeasy bars

Informed by the drinking culture of the US’ prohibition era, the modern speakeasy offers the perfect blend of mouthwatering innovation and welcome escapism. Here are some of our favourites from around the region

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In pictures: Myanmar Armed Forces Day 2017

Every year on 27 March, the Myanmar military – known as the Tatmadaw – shows off its might during Armed Forces Day celebrations. Originally known as Resistance Day, the holiday commemorates the beginning of the army’s resistance to Japanese occupation in 1945. The 72nd year of this celebration was no disappointment, with all branches of […]

Phinanong Leusasinh
Flying high: meet the first female commercial pilot trained in Laos

Phinanong Leusasinh discusses her lifelong dream of flying, the difficulties she has faced in a male-dominated industry and what it takes to become a certified pilot

Phinanong Leusasinh discusses her lifelong dream of flying, the difficulties she has faced in a male-dominated industry and what it takes to become a …

Bar Sito
Top five: Southeast Asia’s best speakeasy bars

Informed by the drinking culture of the US’ prohibition era, the modern speakeasy offers the perfect blend of mouthwatering innovation and welcome escapism. Here are some of our favourites from around the region

Informed by the drinking culture of the US’ prohibition era, the modern speakeasy offers the perfect blend of mouthwatering innovation and welcome esc…

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The swimming pool at Swissotel The Stamford
Jet set: Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore

With 1,261 rooms set over 73 floors, Swissotel The Stamford is a true giant of Singapore’s hospitality industry. From Michelin-starred dining options to rooms with sweeping views of the city-state, the hotel delivers classic luxury in the heart of the business district

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BEGGING FOR CHANGE
Photo by: NOEL CELIS/AFP
A boy begs on Manila's streets. While the Philippine economy continues to grow at just under 7% per year, the benefits of this growth are not shared by all. A report published by the Asian Development Bank in February showed poverty had increased between 2000 and 2012, with increasing concentrations of poor income units among those aged 30 and under.
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