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Snorkelling in Iceland: swim between tectonic plates in Silfra fissure for a truly otherworldly experience

Beneath the Silfra fissure’s chilly surface you can kick off from a plate holding up the Rockies and land on another that is supporting the Alps

4 Oct 2018 - 8:35PM
Snorkelling in Iceland: swim between tectonic plates in Silfra fissure for a truly otherworldly experience

Beneath the Silfra fissure’s chilly surface you can kick off from a plate holding up the Rockies and land on another that is supporting the Alps

New Malaysian owner of Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post fires editor after story about sale, staff resign in protest

Crisis gripped Cambodia's last independent newspaper as the editor-in-chief was suddenly sacked by a new Malaysian owner with rumoured links to strongman Hun Sen and several senior editorial staff resigned.

8 May 2018 - 10:34PM
New Malaysian owner of Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post fires editor after story about sale, staff resign in protest

Crisis gripped Cambodia's last independent newspaper as the editor-in-chief was suddenly sacked by a new Malaysian owner with rumoured links to strongman Hun Sen and several senior editorial staff resigned.

‘Watch the sky and pray’: Bali’s volcanic Mt Agung looms large but local miners have little choice but to keep working
Is this the beginning of the end for Cambodia’s free press?
Cambodian Red Cross playing by the party’s rules, watchdog says
Who is the real Duterte? A loose cannon, or calm and calculated politician
Drought and soaring heat leave Cambodian schoolchildren without enough drinking water
Malaysian punk artists use radical woodcuts to assert natives' rights

A Malaysian art collective, based on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu and brought together by a love of punk rock, is using woodcut printing to defend native people, writes Nathan Thompson

12 May 2016 - 11:34AM
Malaysian punk artists use radical woodcuts to assert natives' rights

A Malaysian art collective, based on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu and brought together by a love of punk rock, is using woodcut printing to defend native people, writes Nathan Thompson

The vomit detox: Thai monastery goes to extremes treating drug addicts

The 28-day programme at Wat Thamkrabok is enough to make anyone sick, literally, writes Nathan Thompson

23 Jan 2016 - 7:24PM
The vomit detox: Thai monastery goes to extremes treating drug addicts

The 28-day programme at Wat Thamkrabok is enough to make anyone sick, literally, writes Nathan Thompson

Cambodian Pchum Ben festival is a time to feed hungry ghosts

The Cambodian festival of Pchum Ben is a time to appease hungry ghosts with 'merit' - offerings of food and money. Words and pictures by Nathan Thompson.

2 Nov 2015 - 10:31AM
Cambodian Pchum Ben festival is a time to feed hungry ghosts

The Cambodian festival of Pchum Ben is a time to appease hungry ghosts with 'merit' - offerings of food and money. Words and pictures by Nathan Thompson.

The magical tattoo artists of Cambodia

Believed to ward off bad luck, sacred tattoos have centuries of history in Southeast Asia. Nathan Thompson meets the remaining sak yant masters of Cambodia, where civil war all but killed off the holy art form.

30 Jun 2016 - 2:18PM
The magical tattoo artists of Cambodia

Believed to ward off bad luck, sacred tattoos have centuries of history in Southeast Asia. Nathan Thompson meets the remaining sak yant masters of Cambodia, where civil war all but killed off the holy art form.

Motorbike challenge: riding Thailand's Mae Hong Son Loop

Take this trip on two wheels and it's an adrenaline-fuelled 600km adventure of hairpin thrills and festive frontiers.

27 Aug 2015 - 12:21PM
Motorbike challenge: riding Thailand's  Mae Hong Son Loop

Take this trip on two wheels and it's an adrenaline-fuelled 600km adventure of hairpin thrills and festive frontiers.

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