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

Rollin’ like royals

Rollin’ like royals

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

More than words

More than words

Upwards of 150 writers took part in the prestigious Ubud Writers and Readers Festival last month. Gillian Terzis was one of them. Here, she charts her festival journey and impressions exclusively for Southeast Asia Globe

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

The not-so-dark continent

The not-so-dark continent

As Asean nations begin to foster economic ties with their African counterparts, the bloc needs to open its eyes to the opportunities available in this flourishing land

All aboard

All aboard

Elite British school Harrow currently has just three outposts in Asia. But according to CEO Simon Leung, plans are afoot for expansion in numerous Asean nations


Rollin’ like royals

Rollin’ like royals

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

Small is beautiful

Small is beautiful

Twelve Southeast Asian luxury properties wooed judges at this year’s Boutique Hotel Awards, with properties in Thailand, Indonesia and Laos garnering prizes


Northern exposure

Northern exposure

The verdant environs of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are at the centre of Thailand’s latest tourism drive


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