Sunday, February 17, 2019
Governments all around the world today face the challenge of striking a balance between modernisation and the conservation of national culture and heritage. Singapore is no exception. Cultural conservation vs redevelopment in Singapore For years, Singapore has embarked on many policy initiatives...
With photo opportunities like the Sultan of Brunei’s lavish birthday banquet, is it any wonder some of Southeast Asia’s royals have as many Instagram followers as subjects? Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen – 10th son of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah –...
For many, the Philippine president’s controversial war on drugs pales in significance to medical services, better roads and safer streets. For the past 45 years, Manuel S. Abad and his family have rented the same house in La Loma, a...
The under-22 men’s football tournament of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) showcases the region’s top young talents such as Evan Dimas of Indonesia, Shahril Ishak of Singapore, and Chanathip Songkrasin of Thailand. It ought to have been their...
Amid international condemnation for Myanmar’s handling of the violence in Rakhine state, many among the country’s other Muslim minorities fear a similar fate – but not all lay the blame at their de facto leader’s feet. At the time of...
Myanmar’s biggest city presents Phyo Min Thein with transport woes, entrenched opposition and a restive population. Yangon dominates Myanmar. Whilst Naypyidaw, 320km to the north, has been the capital for the past 11 years, this vibrant port city with its...
It's May 1998 and the Rupiah has collapsed. There are race riots in Jakarta. Chinese-Indonesian owned businesses are being targeted. In Solo, some 556km to the east of the capital, Sumartono Hadinoto, a Chinese-Indonesian businessman is worried. He knows something...
As of late, there has been a spike in the number of our precious animals like tapirs, wild boars, foxes and leopard cats being killed throughout the country. These senseless killings are of no fault of the animals and...
“Disruption” seems to be the catchword for anyone invested in the future of any industry nowadays as it defines new rules in the society. Its ubiquity stems from “disruptive innovation,” the main concept from Clayton Christensen that has intensified...
Following the landslide victory led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy in the 2015 national elections, Myanmar embarked on policy reforms of anti-corruption and foreign investment laws, which has led to an increase...

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