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A video clip of three Thai Buddhist monks riding in a private jet has gone viral on the Internet, prompting many people in Thailand...
Thailand shines as movie location (video)

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Thailand, one of the most popular tourist destinations in ASEAN, is also proving to be an increasingly magnetic location for foreign films makers, as can be seen from the latest blockbuster "Lost in Thailand".
Indonesia tourism fears Miss World closing

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Heated debates on the Miss World beauty pageant slated to be held in September 2013 in Indonesia have caused concerns that the country might...

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What is the ratio between unemployment and corruption in ASEAN countries? This infographic shows the correlation between both factors.
The Philippines’ influential business families

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The Philippines’ business world is dominated by a handful of influential business families that have stakes in almost every aspect of the economy, from energy and media to real estate and manufacturing. An overview.
Photoblog: Southeast Asians in Buenos Aires

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Argentina is a nation of immigrants with foreign communities heavily marking its culture. Walking through Buenos Aires’ neighbourhoods brings to light that it also has a vibrant Southeast Asian community.
Behind the curtain: ASEAN’s 4 most secretive tycoons

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In ASEAN, a highly potent cocktail blending the benefits of export-led economies and under-the-table government support throughout the bloc has bred a nebulous class of tycoons that prefer to enjoy their prosperity in secret.
Photoblog: The Philippines’ resurrection

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While the Philippine stock index was hitting its next all-time high, Justin Calderon, our research analyst, went to Pampanga to see the reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus, including penitents that flagellate themselves.
The dark sides of expat living: 5 most disgusting drinks in Asia

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There are excellent alcoholic drinks to be found in Asia, and brands such as Singha have even launched a global expansion drive. However, be aware that some stuff leaves a foul aftertaste.
Which country is the luckiest in ASEAN?

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To reach a state of national happiness, politics, the very nature of humanity’s will to guide and nurture, must play a part. Justin Calderon asks himself how this concept might apply to ASEAN countries.
Finally: Fast food on the table in Myanmar

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In its transition to become a 21st century economy, Myanmar now faces the advance of fast food companies trying to penetrate a market that...

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A great infographic that shows the main reasons why people from Westerns countries choose to retire in Southeast Asia. Plus a comparison of living and housing costs and crime rates of the most popular countries.
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Forbes Magazine is out with its newest richest people of a country list, and this time it's Thailand. The collective wealth of the 40...
Jakarta Indonesia

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Increased demand for goods and services from burgeoning middle-class populations has shifted the comparative cost of living upwards for developing cities across Asia, many...