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Filling in the gaps

By: Southeast Asia Globe editorial - October 7, 2014

A group of NGOs is spearheading a project to map the most crisis-prone areas of the developing world


Coming up easy

By: David Hutt - October 3, 2014

Known as ‘herbal heroin’, a Southeast Asian leaf called kratom is being consumed by an increasing number of Westerners, while in its native land it is going through a renaissance as both a recreational drug and an aid to opiate withdrawal


Out of the past

By: Southeast Asia Globe editorial - October 3, 2014

A pair of recordings giving a captivating snapshot of Cambodia’s traditional music nearly 40 years ago have just been re-released


The devil’s advocate

By: Daniel Besant - October 2, 2014

  A well-respected figure in the field of human rights, Pung Chhiv Kek has recently agreed to take up a position on Cambodia’s National Election Committee. How will she negotiate this world of fractious politics and democratic doublespeak?


Revolution in the head

By: Nathan A. Thompson - October 1, 2014

A 4:30am start, just one meal a day and complete celibacy. Welcome to a day in the life of a meditator at Down Kiem, one of Thailand’s most remote and aescetic monasteries


The end of the Myanmar fairytale?

By: Sebastian Strangio - October 1, 2014

With racial tensions soaring, doubts over the future of Aung San Suu Kyi and a challenging business environment, is the West’s love-in with the former pariah state finally over?


The united colours

By: Southeast Asia Globe editorial - September 26, 2014

Gastronomic artistes from across the globe showcase local ingredients in a whole new light


A state of luxury

By: Sooruj Gupta - September 25, 2014

In a region full of growing cities, Singapore constitutes the only truly high-end real estate market


Shakedown street

By: Southeast Asia Globe editorial - September 19, 2014

Renowned as a den of iniquity across the region, Pattaya’s efforts to clean up its image have resulted in foreigners and locals joining forces to blitz the city’s seedy underbelly


Stir crazy

By: Daniel Besant - September 18, 2014

Thailand’s prisons are at breaking point. With inmate numbers spiralling and sentences being handed down with abandon, true justice remains elusive