Out on the town

Out on the town

Ever since becoming a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2008, Penang’s George Town has been celebrating with an annual festival. Southeast Asia Globe headed out for the opening weekend to discover a rich and varied array of art, culture and life and left wanting more

Naked ambitions

Naked ambitions

Despite their inaccessibility and lack of infrastructure, Indonesia’s remote Papuan highlands have begun to feel the claws of development, leaving the area’s youth at an awkward crossroads of tradition and modernity

Fire and brimstone

Fire and brimstone

Wickedly sweet iced coffee is a signature beverage in Southeast Asia, but its sugary kick comes at a price for miners in East Java who battle toxic fumes and treacherous terrain to provide the sulphur used to process sugarcane

Got milk?

Got milk?

Dairy consumption is on the rise, with health-conscious milk lovers beginning to seek out the cream of the crop. But UHT may be with us for a while yet

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


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


Fever pitch

Fever pitch

Lured to Cambodia with the promise of professional contracts and lucrative wages, many talented Nigerian footballers are left penniless and desperate by shadowy agents and ruthless clubs

With bated breath

With bated breath

Just as real progress was being made, Cambodia is experiencing a tuberculosis funding gap at precisely the wrong time


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


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