Help for the helpers: New Hong Kong employment agency aims to stamp out 'modern-day slavery'

Failed by the system, many domestic helpers are forced into debt bondage - or modern-day slavery - by unscrupulous recruiters. Now, an ethical employment agency is seeking to protect them.

Tricks and stones: the gem traders of Chanthaburi

Unregulated mining stripped Chanthaburi of its authentic gemstones. Now the ethically dubious techniques that are sustaining trade in the Thai town are threatening the industry. Words and pictures...

Tricks and stones: the gem traders of Chanthaburi

The Armenian capital of Yerevan might not be at the top of every holiday wish list but the city is full of sights, sounds and stunning scenery. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

Raising the bar

Bored with her previous renovation, a party girl cum interior decorator turned her spacious Mid-Levels apartment into an entertainment hot spot.

Raising the bar

Sail into next season on a wave of pre-autumn monochrome.

Raising the bar

The Australian filmmaker, in town to discuss his controversial documentary on the Sydney Opera House, talks movies, memories and mentors with Robby Nimmo.

Raising the bar

The New Yorker and founder of Dinner Lab, in town for the Knowledge of Design Week at PMQ, explains the concept behind his ground-breaking culinary institute.