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Culture & Life

Taste invasions
April 11, 2014

Taste invasions

The chefs behind some of Southeast Asia’s most celebrated restaurants chew over the foodie trends emerging in the region

The music man
March 31, 2014

The music man

Master chapei player Kong Nay is a Cambodian living legend. Overcoming unimaginable hurdles, his music continues to inspire young and old

Seeing red
March 21, 2014

Seeing red

Eager collectors and rabid critics ate up Art Stage Singapore 2014, bolstering the city-state’s presence on the global art radar

Business

A shift in focus
April 17, 2014

A shift in focus

Canon’s top executives are targeting emerging regional economies in response to the smartphone’s huge impact on the digital camera market

Sheer greed
April 9, 2014

Sheer greed

Myanmar’s tourism industry is at risk of over-exerting itself, unless shortages are addressed quickly

Gallons of opportunity
April 9, 2014

Gallons of opportunity

Bernard Forey, a French entrepreneur of the old school, hopes his bottled water from the hills of Cambodia will drown the competition

Sent from the heavens

Sent from the heavens

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

Under the big top

Under the big top

Siem Reap’s circus with a conscience brings all the thrills of the three-ring to Cambodia

The music man

The music man

Master chapei player Kong Nay is a Cambodian living legend. Overcoming unimaginable hurdles, his music continues to inspire young and old

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

Digging for gold: striking resistance

Digging for gold: striking resistance

Contamination from a gold mine has affected the health and livelihoods of a rural community in northeastern Thailand. Now the villagers are fighting back

Art is life

Art is life

Street artists are colouring the streets of George Town, breathing new life into the city’s heritage quarter

After the storm

After the storm

Cambodia’s health system struggles to cope with a high incidence of mental disorders – a festering legacy of the Khmer Rouge regime

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