Southeast Asia

The conflict that shocked the bloc

In his new book, Singapore, ASEAN and the Cambodian Conflict 1978-1991, Ang Cheng Guan explores the resolution to Vietnam’s 1978 invasion of Cambodia. Here, he discusses Asean’s diplomatic efforts during that period, and how they have contributed to the bloc today

Trending: October’s roundup of essential items for stylish living

A little one’s first toys always leave a lasting impression. Dress-up dolls and dinosaur figurines have their place, but the fondest memories are often born of the simplest of encounters. Inspired by kiddies playing with scraps of bamboo in the streets of rural Vietnam, the bamboo tricycle is made completely of sustainable materials (bamboo, wood,natural [...]