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How Singapore is abusing its laws on ‘hate speech’

By criminalising insult, Singapore’s government says it is avoiding religious discord and hurt feelings. But the protection is selective and, some say, dangerous

By criminalising insult, Singapore’s government says it is avoiding religious discord and hurt feelings. But the protection is selective and, some say…

How Jakarta transformed its biggest red-light district into a public park

Jakarta’s Kalijodo red-light district has been shut down, cleaned up and transformed into a vibrant public space. But the reimagining of the area didn’t come without a human cost

Jakarta’s Kalijodo red-light district has been shut down, cleaned up and transformed into a vibrant public space. But the reimagining of the area didn…

5 of the best places to drink gin in Southeast Asia

Gin has come a long way since William Hogarth’s depiction of a depraved London being wrenched apart by its addiction to “mother’s ruin”. Here, we serve up our favourite spots to get your juniper kick

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Photos of the month

Browse the best photography on Southeast Asia, hand picked by our editorial team

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Photo by: CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS
Mahouts take part in an elephant fighting demonstration during Thailand's national elephant day celebration in the ancient city of Ayutthaya on 13 March. For centuries, elephants used to carry warriors from the former Kingdom of Siam into battle.
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