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“We will not allow Lady Gaga’s feet to touch our soil. She’s bringing the faith of Satan to our country and will thus destroy the nation’s morals”

By: Southeast Asia Globe - June 6, 2012

Habib Salim Alatas, the Islam Defenders Front Jakarta branch chief told the Jakarta Post that Lady Gaga is not welcome in Indonesia. Her concert this month has been cancelled after the national police refused to issue a permit allowing her performance. It is reported more than 50,000 tickets, totalling nearly $2.5m, were sold for the


It’s trilby time

By: Southeast Asia Globe - June 5, 2012

Serious music fans may have to turn not just one, but a number of blind eyes in the direction of Jason Mraz in order to enjoy his laid-back, 70s-infused soft rock. That trilby he insists on wearing, for example, grates immediately and his pleasant vegan sensibility screams Californian hippy drip. However, few artists have enjoyed


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?