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Climate change in Southeast Asia

By: Southeast Asia Globe - October 12, 2012

Exposed and vulnerable: Southeast Asia is vulnerable to climate change for three main reasons. Firstly, most of the population and economic activity is along the coastline, which is more vulnerable to physical impacts such as storms and rising sea levels. Secondly, the economy is closely linked to natural resources, such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries, which

 

Rice, rice baby

By: Southeast Asia Globe - October 12, 2012

While rice consumption in Asia is declining rapidly as a consequence of the region’s economic growth, rising disposable income, lifestyle changes and massive rural-to-urban labour migration, the staple remains Asia’s most important crop. It continues to be the single largest source of calories for the majority of consumers who are poor; in 2007, rice accounted

 

A giant magazine

By: Southeast Asia Globe - October 12, 2012

916: The number of pages in Vogue’s September 2012 issue, which celebrated the magazine’s 120th anniversary. Lady Gaga adorned the cover of a tome that weighed just over two kilos and featured 658 pages of advertisements.

 

In Brief: Renewable energy in Singapore

By: Southeast Asia Globe - October 12, 2012

In its attempts to become a world leader in clean energy, the Singaporean government says it aims to make the renewable energy sector contribute $1.36 billion to the island state’s gross domestic product and employ 7,000 people by 2015.

 

In Brief: ASEAN

By: Southeast Asia Globe - October 12, 2012

The creation of the Asean Economic Community will likely be postponed by a year, said secretary general Surin Pitsuwan. The implementation of the AEC was scheduled for January 1, 2015, but it may be pushed back to December 31 of that year.

 

Financial support in Myanmar

By: Southeast Asia Globe - October 12, 2012

85 million: The amount of support, in dollars, the World Bank Group will provide in grants to benefit men, women and children in Myanmar through community-driven development programmes, which will allow communities to decide which projects to invest in. In addition to helping alleviate poverty, the grants are intended to build confidence in the reform

 

Vietnamese rice

By: Southeast Globe - October 12, 2012

5’000: The amount of rice pledged, in tonnes, by Vietnam to flood-hit North Korea. Flooding in the reclusive state has killed at least 169 people and inundated tens of thousands of hectares of crop land since June. The disaster represents a challenge for Kim Jong-un, who is leading a nation that has grappled with severe

 

An interview with artist Pham Huy Thong

By: Southeast Asia Globe - October 11, 2012

“I like to create multi layers of meaning in my paintings. it’s fun to play hide and seek” Pham Huy Thong is an artist with a conscience. Raised in a politically aware family in his native Vietnam, he has gone on to create incredible works that deal with the often broken society he finds around

 

Get in the hole

By: Editorial - October 11, 2012

The sublime beauty of Southeast Asia provides the perfect backdrop for a quick round

 

The Bunong people

By: Tim Page - October 11, 2012

Altered states: Two shaman elders look across a landscape that is changing before their very eyes in Mondulkiri province