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A photograph made available on 29 May 2014 shows Cambodian sex trafficking activist Somaly Mam (L) smiling during a ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 20 February 2008. Photo:EPA/Mak Remissa
Whatever happened to… Somaly Mam?

In 2014, Newsweek published a devastating cover story alleging that the high-profile Cambodian anti-trafficking activist had created a web of lies to fund her valiant mission. Southeast Asia Globe investigates the story’s repercussions three years on

In 2014, Newsweek published a devastating cover story alleging that the high-profile Cambodian anti-trafficking activist had created a web of lies to …

Revolutionary Past” by Leslie de Chavez (top); Vasan Sithiket’s “I Love Thai Culture”. Photo supplied
Should private collectors be allowed to dominate Southeast Asia’s art scene?

As art in the region becomes more and more valuable, private collectors are beginning to take over the region’s art scene. While they are providing valuable financial support to a struggling industry, many worry that art is falling prey to the desires of the rich and powerful

As art in the region becomes more and more valuable, private collectors are beginning to take over the region’s art scene. While they are provid…

The lobby at Hotel Muse
Jet Set: Hotel Muse

Classic style and sumptuous drinking and dining options help this spot in the Lumpini area stake a claim as one of Bangkok’s coolest hotels

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

Photos of the month

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

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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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