Style and Culture

Style and Culture

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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...
All working expats in Indonesia now required to learn local language

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A new decree by Indonesia President Joko Widodo that is set to take effect on June 26 has caught many expat businesses and domestic...
Ramadan’s over: A stroll through Brunei’s Gadong Night Market

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Among the remarkably plentiful sights to see in Brunei is one place everybody who is interested in Asian food and/or authentic local markets shouid...
Kim Jong-un arrives in Singapore for meeting with Trump in Sentosa

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold their historic Singapore summit at the Capella Hotel on the city-state’s Sentosa...
Tourism arrivals in Myanmar expected to decline this year

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Significantly fewer visitor arrivals from Western countries will cause an overall decline in tourism numbers in Myanmar this year, according to local tour operators....
Change in Malaysia – Please, just fix the saddle!

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Reform – Separation of Executive - Legislative and Judiciary. These are some of the current buzz words in our political discourse in Malaysia these...
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes faces corruption probe in India

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Tony Fernandes, CEO of of AirAsia Group, is being investigated by the Indian federal police for allegedly paying bribes to influence local aviation policy....
Malaysia prepares nationwide ban of plastic bags

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The Malaysian government plans to introduce a nationwide ban of plastic bags within a year, preceded by an awareness campaign to “educate” the population...
Into the void: Impressions from Naypyidaw

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In the middle of Myanmar's barren central plain with its occasional paddy fields but more of dusty land, 13 years ago a complete new...
Rosmah dwarfs Imelda in the kleptocracy department

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Malaysian police have seized 284 boxes of designer handbags and 72 bags of cash, jewelry and watches after raiding Kuala Lumpur properties linked to...
What the Malaysian election means to me

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The year 2018, it was 9th May – I went into the day with much hope for the future of my country, Malaysia. I...
Malaysia ex-PM banned from leaving country – quits as party head

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Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at a news conference on May 12 in Kuala Lumpur confirmed that he banned his predecessor Najib Razak...
Trump-Kim date set for June 12 in Singapore

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Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, the US President tweeted on May 10, calling it "a...
Sale of Phnom Penh Post heralds end of independent press in Cambodia

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Cambodia's leading English-language daily, Phnom Penh Post, has been sold by its Australian owner to a Malaysian public relations firm, a move that triggered...
Najib full of promises ahead of May 9 election

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak promised at a Labour Day speech on May 1 to raise the minimum wage this year if he wins...
Filipino worker ban to Kuwait now permanent

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on April 29 that a ban on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from heading to Kuwait that's been in effect...
Kenya could show Thailand how to tackle its plastic trash problem

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The East African nation of Kenya has the potential to become a role model for Thailand when it comes to curb the exorbitant use...
Seizure of 1MDB-linked luxury yacht declared unlawful

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A Jakarta court has ruled against the Indonesian police's seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a US probe into alleged multibillion-dollar...