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The Globe as you know it is changing.

Since 2007, Southeast Asia Globe has been a space for some of the region’s best writers and photographers to take our readers behind the headlines into the stories that shape people’s lives. Every month, you could expect to pick up our latest print edition and find high-quality journalism, analysis and artwork waiting on every page. And since 2007, we’ve fought to uphold our promise of quality and independence to you, our readers.

But, like we said, the world is changing. Print publications just aren’t reaching the audiences they need to fulfil their promise of informing, educating and entertaining the public. Advertisers continue to invest in digital platforms while printing costs creep ever higher. Print may not be dead, but it’s fighting for its life. And we’re tired of waiting by a sickbed for its condition to improve. We want to be present at the birth of something new.

That’s why Southeast Asia Globe is relaunching as a member-driven platform featuring daily long-form features combining world-class journalism with enthralling art design and data-centered tech. Through our core pillars – Power, Money, Life and Earth – we are focusing in on the central issues that our readers have always engaged with most, with the same in-depth coverage of politics, business, social affairs and the environment that you’ve come to expect since 2007.

But leaving print behind us doesn’t just save our backs from lugging stacks of magazines across Southeast Asia. It opens up a global readership who don’t just want to read the news, but have a say in the stories that we tell and the way that we tell them. We’re not asking you to take out another magazine subscription – our stories are open to all. What we’re offering our members is a space where they can pitch and vote on the stories that they think deserve to be told. We want to inspire an engaged and active community of members who vote for, comment on and contribute to the stories that matter most to them. We want to work with our members to curate the way they engage with the news – not just as readers, but as an active extension of our editorial team.

That’s how we’re changing to bring you great stories. Here’s how we’re not.

We’re independent. Always have been, always will be. We’re not owned by any corporation or aligned with any state. We choose the stories that we tell, and the way that we tell them.

We’re creative. We’re not interested in churning out breaking news stories on the hour, every hour. We believe that the best stories are the ones that come alive on the page, digging deeper into the issues that shape Southeast Asia – and bringing you along for the ride. From our dedicated designers to our new software development team, our commitment is to constantly challenge ourselves to find new ways of reaching out to our readers.

We’re open. Challenging governments, NGOs and businesses to be transparent with the public means nothing if we keep our own readers in the dark. That’s why we will be completely open about why we tell the stories that we tell – and how we pay for them. Work with us to build something that endures where many media fail, and decide with us exactly where that money is going.

Above all, we’re optimistic. And yeah, we know what you’re thinking. Faced with impending climate collapse, the rise of right-wing authoritarian governments across the world, widening wealth and income inequality and deepening divisions rooted in race or gender or creed, it’s hard not to open the papers and feel the weight of the world pressing down. But we wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t believe that when people work together, they can make their little corner of the world a more just, open and equal place.

And that’s why we can’t do this without you. We believe that across the globe is a community of people who care deeply about social justice, environmental action and press freedom – and who will join in to help make those ideals a reality. We’re not just holding our hand out – we need your voice to play a vital role in building Southeast Asia Globe into a leading space for progressive causes in the region. Tell us what stories the mainstream media is missing. Share with us the causes that matter most to you, and how we can champion those causes not just across Southeast Asia, but the world.

Our vision is clear. By 2025, we want to be recognised for building a great space for outstanding journalists from across the region to explore new ways of telling Southeast Asia’s most vital stories. Let’s bring together a community of engaged and loyal members who want to help reshape the media rather than just read it. And we want to reach a point where our readers, not advertisers, are the ones working to support our shared vision of an inclusive media.

We can’t do this without you. Let’s get together and build something that we all believe in.

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Park living in central Phnom Penh: 352 Platinum

By: Southeast Asia Globe editorial - Posted on: March 7, 2016 | Business

A new high-end development with an emphasis on style and comfort is coming to the capital’s sought-after expat district

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Phnom Penh is undergoing a transformation. A once low-rise city is rapidly rising upward, with a host of multi-storey office and apartment blocks shooting up across the urban heart of the capital.IMG_6790

The central Boeung Keng Kang 1 (BKK1) district is a hive of construction activity. It has long been a popular area among wealthy Cambodians and expatriates, with high-end restaurants, stylish boutiques and leafy side streets making it a highly sought-after neighbourhood for those seeking
a sophisticated lifestyle.

Among the most anticipated of these developments is the 352 Platinum condominium project, situated on 1,130 square metres of land in BKK1’s central Street 352. With an ultra-modern and appealing design, the City Park Development project is due to be completed at the end of 2017.

Sales director Ting Hsu said: “This project will be a new landmark in Phnom Penh. The design of this complex is innovative among all the property projects in the city.”

The freehold development includes 130 apartments ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, each with generous 3.6-metre-high ceilings and spacious 8- to 11-metre balconies that will afford residents ample light-filled areas for living. Every element of the design has been carefully considered by a team of expert interior designers, with refined décor and luxurious furnishings included in each residence. In addition, all electrical wiring is being installed underground.

High above the city, chic communal areas will incorporate entertainment rooms, a 20-metre infinity pool and even a sky bar, with views from atop the 25-storey building stretching out across the metropolis – not to mention the spa, lush garden and all-important gym. With its location on a sizeable plot set back from the road and plans for extensive bamboo gardens, this project promises to offer a tranquil counterpoint to the buzzing energy of Phnom Penh.

With the 352 Platinum, City Park Development is creating a pioneering apartment complex. It will be the first residential development to feature a large front driveway (34 metres long and 6.2 metres wide) for occupants to enter and exit with ease, a highly appealing attribute in a city with parking issues. On arrival, residents and guests will be whisked into one of Phnom Penh’s finest reception areas, with a grand entrance and lobby featuring sweeping high ceilings.

For ease of living, a wide variety of property management services are available, such as 24-hour security, a concierge service, housekeeping, a real estate brokerage service and wireless internet access. The project’s progress is being tracked and updated on Facebook daily, and prospective tenants are welcome to visit the site at any time.