November 9, 2018

Thailand’s south: A Malay teacher speaks her mind

Language, religion and culture are incendiary issues in Thailand’s Muslim South. But for this Malay teacher, language transcends belief.
October 30, 2018

Life in Yangon from the eyes of a young banker

Myo Zaw Khant is a 26-year-old banking assistant. Despite the chaos outside, he’s the epitome of cool professionalism: wearing a traditional cotton longyi and a white collarless shirt. He has a shy smile and a reserved, self-disciplined manner.
October 25, 2018

Boracay’s Back: Is sustainable tourism now the benchmark?

This Philippine paradise, which reopens 26 October, is showing the way ahead for sustainable tourism. Thailand’s Maya Bay, the setting of DiCaprio’s ‘The Beach’, and Indonesia’s Raja Ampat should take note.
October 13, 2018

Living on the Ring of Fire: From mortals to supplicants

Most land-based Southeast Asians (like me) can’t quite comprehend a world in which the earth itself can suddenly start groaning, moving and in the most extreme cases, such as in Palu last week, turn into molten mud (the technical term is "liquefaction").