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Are tropical islands in Myanmar Asia’s last untouched paradise?

Lack of infrastructure has protected the Myeik Archipelago in the Andaman Sea from the ravages of tourism, but for how much longer?

6 Apr 2018 - 4:18PM

Lack of infrastructure has protected the Myeik Archipelago in the Andaman Sea from the ravages of tourism, but for how much longer?

Are tropical islands in Myanmar  Asia’s last untouched paradise?
Review | Book review: a gentle cook’s tour of Yunnan by WildChina’s Zhang Mei

The travel company founder takes a culinary tour of the place she grew up in, cooking and eating and collecting recipes, but her book comes most alive when she shares her bittersweet memories

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The travel company founder takes a culinary tour of the place she grew up in, cooking and eating and collecting recipes, but her book comes most alive when she shares her bittersweet memories

Book review: a gentle cook’s tour of Yunnan  by WildChina’s Zhang Mei
Myanmar's once-booming film industry gears up for act two

A recent spate of productions by fearless Myanmese documentary makers has raised hopes of a renaissance in the country's moribund film industry, finds David Eimer.

16 Jan 2016 - 8:51PM

A recent spate of productions by fearless Myanmese documentary makers has raised hopes of a renaissance in the country's moribund film industry, finds David Eimer.

Myanmar's once-booming film industry gears up for act two
Book review: When Clouds Fell From the Sky - Cambodia's terror dissected

Estimates of the number of people who died during the Khmer Rouge's murderous rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 range from 1.7 million to 2.2 million, around a quarter of the population at the time.

9 May 2015 - 10:37PM

Estimates of the number of people who died during the Khmer Rouge's murderous rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 range from 1.7 million to 2.2 million, around a quarter of the population at the time.

Book review: When Clouds Fell From the Sky - Cambodia's terror dissected
Living with the dead: the cemetery shacks of Phnom Penh

Thousands of Cambodia's most destitute have taken up residence in the capital city's cemeteries, turning them into makeshift villages that are breeding grounds for disease and abuse.

7 Feb 2015 - 10:25PM

Thousands of Cambodia's most destitute have taken up residence in the capital city's cemeteries, turning them into makeshift villages that are breeding grounds for disease and abuse.

Living with the dead: the cemetery shacks of Phnom Penh
Thailand's laws being used more often to silence journalists

Thailand's restrictive laws on criminal defamation and computer crimes are increasingly being used to silence both the foreign and local media and human rights activists.

2 Feb 2015 - 4:29AM

Thailand's restrictive laws on criminal defamation and computer crimes are increasingly being used to silence both the foreign and local media and human rights activists.

Thailand's laws being used more often to silence journalists
Book review: The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand - chills for thrills

Asian horror fiction is an expanding, yet still relatively unknown genre. Its rise follows the trend for Southeast Asia noir, and an increasing number of movies that use Bangkok's sultry streets as a backdrop for tales of crime and the supernatural.

3 Jan 2015 - 9:04PM

Asian horror fiction is an expanding, yet still relatively unknown genre. Its rise follows the trend for Southeast Asia noir, and an increasing number of movies that use Bangkok's sultry streets as a backdrop for tales of crime and the supernatural.

Book review: The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand - chills for thrills
Cambodian movie industry's glory days are returning

Nation's cinema is attracting a global audience as young filmmakers give a nuanced voice to its post-Khmer Rouge recovery, writes David Eimer.

10 Dec 2014 - 4:21PM

Nation's cinema is attracting a global audience as young filmmakers give a nuanced voice to its post-Khmer Rouge recovery, writes David Eimer.

Cambodian movie industry's glory days are returning
Book review: Hun Sen's Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio

Cambodia is haunted by its past. Angkor Wat stands as a potent reminder of the past glories of the Khmer empire that dominated much of Southeast Asia between the ninth and 15th centuries, but it is the killing fields scattered around the country, a result of the four years in the 1970s when Pol Pot and the genocidal Khmer Rouge ruled, that are the abiding image of the nation in more recent times.

8 Nov 2014 - 11:11PM

Cambodia is haunted by its past. Angkor Wat stands as a potent reminder of the past glories of the Khmer empire that dominated much of Southeast Asia between the ninth and 15th centuries, but it is the killing fields scattered around the country, a result of the four years in the 1970s when Pol Pot and the genocidal Khmer Rouge ruled, that are the abiding image of the nation in more recent times.

Book review: Hun Sen's Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio
Book depicts Thai monarch as pawn of country's elite

A new book claims Thailand's elite has long manipulated the monarchy for its own gains, leaving ordinary Thais out in the cold, writes David Eimer.

4 Oct 2014 - 11:16PM

A new book claims Thailand's elite has long manipulated the monarchy for its own gains, leaving ordinary Thais out in the cold, writes David Eimer.

Book depicts Thai monarch as pawn of country's elite
Sleeping beauty: lazy ‘Burmese days’ in Mawlamyine

Immortalised by Rudyard Kipling, the Myanmese city of Mawlamyine is waking up to a new day, writes David Eimer. Pictures by Andrew Chant.

16 Mar 2014 - 12:30AM

Immortalised by Rudyard Kipling, the Myanmese city of Mawlamyine is waking up to a new day, writes David Eimer. Pictures by Andrew Chant.

Sleeping beauty: lazy ‘Burmese days’ in Mawlamyine
Vann Molyvann: the unsung hero of Phnom Penh architecture

Little known among his countrymen, the Cambodian architect's imprints on Phnom Penh are nevertheless iconic. His buildings mostly survived the Khmer Rouge but are now at risk from chaotic town planning, corruption and greed, writes David Eimer.

8 Feb 2014 - 10:46PM

Little known among his countrymen, the Cambodian architect's imprints on Phnom Penh are nevertheless iconic. His buildings mostly survived the Khmer Rouge but are now at risk from chaotic town planning, corruption and greed, writes David Eimer.

Vann Molyvann: the unsung hero of Phnom Penh architecture
Thai military caught between rock and hard place as unrest continues

The one constant in Thai politics is the military. While the country's political parties mutate on a regular basis - the ruling Puea Thai party has changed its name three times since it was originally founded in 1998 by Thaksin Shinawatra - it is Thailand's army that has long held the reins of power.

18 Jan 2014 - 5:13AM

The one constant in Thai politics is the military. While the country's political parties mutate on a regular basis - the ruling Puea Thai party has changed its name three times since it was originally founded in 1998 by Thaksin Shinawatra - it is Thailand's army that has long held the reins of power.

Thai military caught between rock and hard place as unrest continues
Thai protest leader Suthep a son of the elite with an axe to grind

Most people faced with potential treason charges would be in hiding or running for their lives. But not Suthep Thaugsuban, the former deputy prime minister turned street protester, who has emerged as the key figure in the political turmoil currently engulfing Thailand.

1 Dec 2013 - 6:23AM

Most people faced with potential treason charges would be in hiding or running for their lives. But not Suthep Thaugsuban, the former deputy prime minister turned street protester, who has emerged as the key figure in the political turmoil currently engulfing Thailand.

Thai protest leader Suthep a son of the elite with an axe to grind
Yingluck Shinawatra, the 'puppet' hanging by a thread in Thailand

Mention the name of Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister, to any of the hundreds of anti-government protesters occupying Bangkok's Ministry of Finance and a torrent of abuse follows.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Mention the name of Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister, to any of the hundreds of anti-government protesters occupying Bangkok's Ministry of Finance and a torrent of abuse follows.

Yingluck Shinawatra, the 'puppet' hanging by a thread in Thailand
Karen refugees in Mae La camp live in fear of forced return to Myanmar

The only home that 15-year-old Kaw Wah has ever known is the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand's Tak province. It sits close to the frontier with Myanmar, but Kaw Wah has not visited the country his parents hail from.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The only home that 15-year-old Kaw Wah has ever known is the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand's Tak province. It sits close to the frontier with Myanmar, but Kaw Wah has not visited the country his parents hail from.

Karen refugees in Mae La camp live in fear of forced return to Myanmar
The cloud hanging over selling luxury
Rickshaw revival
14 Aug 2006 - 12:00AM
Rickshaw revival
Ticket to heaven
17 Jul 2006 - 12:00AM
Ticket to heaven
Looking back in anger
28 Jun 2006 - 12:00AM
Looking back in anger
The sound of musical policing
6 Sep 2006 - 12:00AM
The sound of musical policing
The chaos shift
31 Jul 2006 - 12:00AM
The chaos shift
Extra desperate
3 Jul 2006 - 12:00AM
Extra desperate
Pub crawl
11 Sep 2006 - 12:00AM
Pub crawl
Little Russia
28 Aug 2006 - 12:00AM
Little Russia
The celebrity invasion
26 Jul 2006 - 12:00AM
The celebrity invasion
Vigilantes tarnish the internet
Sending out a message
24 Jan 2007 - 12:00AM
Sending out a message
Possessive parents
25 Sep 2006 - 12:00AM
Possessive parents
A world without morals
29 Nov 2006 - 12:00AM
A world without morals