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Through Asian Eyes: Panorama Exhibition Singapore

By: Southeast Asia Globe - June 2, 2012

Running for a mammoth eight months until Christmas Day 2012 at Singapore Art Museum, Panorama: Recent Art from Contemporary Asia offers a window on the explosion of art produced in Asia since 2000. Featuring artists from Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, among others, Panorama charts issues affecting the continent such as social and political


Myanmar’s reform: For the people

By: Philippe Beco Charlie Lancaster - May 30, 2012

With Myanmar stretching its capacity to usher in new reforms, Southeast Asia Globe sits down with four of the country’s key economic players to discuss their vision for the country


“Let’s hurry home and follow the earthquake news. And don’t forget to order your favourite KFC menu”

By: Southeast Asia Globe - May 30, 2012

KFC Thailand gets itself into hot water after posting this Facebook message urging people to hotfoot it back home during a tsunami scare and order a bucket of fried chicken. After being denounced by the online community, the company removed the message the next day, replacing it with a grovelling apology. Last monthís earthquakes brought


The Asean fever

By: By Frédéric Janssens - May 19, 2012

Tourism in Southeast Asia has reached new highs in recent years. But could today’s triumph become tomorrow’s tears for millions of visitors?


The killers

By: Ben Davies - May 16, 2012

For more than 10 years, photographer Patrick Brown and Ben Davies have followed the global wildlife trade and its gruesome pursuit of profits


The final countdown

By: Simon Hare - May 14, 2012

The island of Phu Quoc has enchanted independent travellers for years. What does the future hold for this teardrop in the Gulf of Thailand?


Plane sailing

By: Southeast Asia Globe - May 13, 2012

Garuda, Indonesia’s flag carrier, has inked a $2.5 billion deal with the European plane manufacturer Airbus for the delivery of 11 A330 passenger jets. It is the second contract in a year between the two businesses after Garuda ordered 25 A320 Airbus planes for a price of $2.18 billion last June. Garuda hopes to almost


Gibbon gabber

By: Charlie Lancaster - May 13, 2012

Ben Rawson is a primatologist with Conservation International and has worked with gibbons for more than ten years


Minimum wage policy Thailand

By: Southeast Asia Globe - May 6, 2012

86.7%: A survey by Abac poll, a business research centre within the Assumption University of Bangkok, shows 86.7% of Thai small and medium enterprises have been affected by the new 300 baht ($9.75) daily minimum wage policy. The measure is expected to have a minor impact on larger companies. According to human resources firm Manpower