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To catch a queen

By: Philip Jacobson - December 17, 2013

Recent corruption scandals have ignited the debate about dynastic politics in Indonesia. But even experts are unsure of how to address this world of clandestine meetings and mystical martial-arts clans

 

Trending: December’s essential items for stylish living

December 16, 2013

Scent of a man by Archer For the masculine male who’s got everything, Archer’s trio of air fresheners could be just the ticket. The three scents are all man: ‘European Sports Car’ is scented with worn leather, heaving horsepower and a hint of brutish aftershave. The ‘Distillery’ version wafts with charred oak, sour mash and enough

 

Eat street

By: Jemma Galvin - December 13, 2013

The street food of Southeast Asia is one of the region’s biggest attractions. Now, the discerning foodies of the West are beginning to fall under its delicious spell

 

Top five: Southeast Asian Games mascots

By: Southeast Asia Globe editorial - December 11, 2013

You’ve been chosen to host a prestigious international games event, spent a huge chunk of change building stadiums, lost hair over having enough hotel rooms and then you realise you’ve forgotten to design a mascot… 

 

The price is rice

By: Amanda Saxton - December 10, 2013

A world-first technology is turning tonnes of waste into biofuel and could transform the way the Kingdom approaches agriculture

 

Hip to be Squar

By: Bridget Di Certo - December 9, 2013

The launch of Myanmar’s first local-language social networking site is a sign of the digital times gripping the nation

 

A quiet struggle

By: Carlos Sardiña Galache - December 6, 2013

Myanmar’s LGBT community suffers abuse, stigma and the legacy of colonial and dictatorial rule. Slowly, however, it is mobilising and finding a voice

 

New Order

By: Dr Markus Karbaum - December 5, 2013

Values are changing in Cambodia, but does that indicate a significant urban-rural divide?

 

Uncharted waters

By: Christian Vits - December 4, 2013

Four Asean nations are negotiating hard to form a giant free trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region. Those choosing not to join in may regret their decision

 

War and Peace

By: Sacha Passi - December 3, 2013

Aung Min succeeded in the landmark task of securing an accord with the majority of Myanmar’s ethnic rebel groups, but a lasting truce remains elusive

 

In the hotseat

By: Daniel Besant - December 2, 2013

As Myanmar prepares to take the reins of Asean next month, what can be expected of its historic chairmanship?

 

Last woman standing

By: Southeast Asia Globe editorial - November 30, 2013

A handful of local people refuse to give in to mounting pressure from insurgents in Thailand’s deep south