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Cambodia goes to the polls – government blocks critical news websites

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The sixth general election kicked off in Cambodia on Sunday, July 29, with a total of 20 political parties taking part in the race,...
Duterte fulfills promise and gives Muslim Mindanao wider autonomy

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 26 signed an autonomy law covering wider self-rule for Muslims in the south and was fulfilling is election...
(De)constructing Sihanoukville – a photoblog

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Let’s call it nostalgia, or call it utter astonishment – but something is happening WITH Sihanoukville. Something irreversible. We know what’s happening IN Sihanoukville since...
Myanmar grants free visas for Chinese, Japanese and South Koreans as visitor numbers dwindle

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Myanmar will grant free visa allowances to Chinese, South Korean and Japanese nationals from August 1 onwards in a bid to promote eco-tourism, U...
Cambodia readies for July 29 general elections – 70,000 police deployed

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Obviously not expecting a friction-free election on Cambodia’s polling day on Sunday, July 29, the government started to deploy an army of security forces...
Thailand seeks to develop secondary tourism destinations

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Thailand’s government in its effort to broaden the variety of touristic destinations in the country has set its sight on less-known regions that, nevertheless,...
Google launches free public high-speed WiFi in Thailand

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Google’s Thailand unit on July 18 announced a number of initiatives in the country, among them free high-speed public Wi-Fi, in an effort to...
Brunei discovers tourism can be business – sets target of 450,000 visitors by 2020

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The sleepy mini-state of Brunei Darussalam squeezed within Sarawak in the north of Borneo Island is set to give its underdeveloped tourism industry a...
Foreign arrivals to the Philippines at all-time high

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Foreign visitor arrivals in the Philippines reached an all-time high of 3.7 million in the first half of 2018, the country’s Department of Tourism...
Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam with highest consumer confidence in Southeast Asia

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The Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam, just behind India, rank within the top four in the latest international consumer confidence survey compiled by US-based research...
Traffic-choked Jakarta to launch MRT operations by next March

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Indonesia's first mass rapid transit (MRT) rail system is on track to start operations in March next year, giving around 170,000 commuters a day...
Phnom Penh’s ‘new’ airport rail link: Travel in time

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Phnom Penh's administration earlier this year proudly announced the opening of the city's first-ever airport railway link to make travel to and from the...
Hollywood directors plan movie about Thailand’s cave rescue drama

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Hollywood movie director Jon M. Chu, best known for movies such as the Step Up series, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Jem and the...
Elon Musk team sent to Thailand to help boys trapped in cave

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The first two members of the engineering team dispatched by US billionaire Elon Musk are due to arrive in Thailand late on July 7...
Philippines enters social security partnership with Germany, Japan

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The Philippines, now has bilateral Social Security Agreements (SSAs) with Germany and Japan effective June 1 and August 1 of this year, respectively, ensuring...
Cambodia restores  rail connection to Thailand after 45 years

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Cambodia on July 4 reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with neighbouring Thailand in...
The deep fall of a leader: Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib detained

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators on July 3 at his home in Kuala Lumpur and graft charges would...
The world’s largest jade market: A photo tour

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Mandalay in north-central Myanmar is the gateway to the country’s most precious (legal) commodity: Jade. And no wonder, Mandalay also hosts the world’s largest...