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“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

 

Gone baby gone

By: Raquel Miguel - May 5, 2012

A new monitoring system aims to make the mix-up, or theft, of newborns a thing of the past

 

In Brief: Malnutrition in Vietnam

By: Southeast Asia Globe - May 4, 2012

Almost a third of Vietnamese pre-school children are malnourished, according to a study by the National Institute of Nutrition. Stunted growth and increasing rates of obesity in urban areas are among other problems afflicting the nation’s young.    

 

May: photos of the month

By: Southeast Asia Globe - May 4, 2012

Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP. Beating the odds. About 300 injured pitbulls rescued from a South Korean-run online dog-fighting racket are chained to steel barrels used as their temporary shelters while the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (Paws) prepares to handle them. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP. War paint: The United States seal is covered with paint after students vandalised [...]