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").
October 2, 2018

BFM 89.9 and Liberalism: can its airwaves burst the Klang Valley bubble?

The news media isn’t just in secular decline, it’s in ICU. Malaysia is no exception to this global trend. While legacy media are slashing staff, a bubbly English-language talk-radio station based in Klang Valley just celebrated its 10th anniversary.
October 1, 2018

A day in the life at BFM 89.9

On a Thursday morning Team Ceritalah headed into BFM 89.9’s new office space at Menara KEN TTDI. We followed the station’s various teams – from dawn to dusk – to find out what a ‘typical’ day at the radio outfit looks like as Malaysia’s authoritative frequency on business and current events turned ten this year.