Style and Culture

Style and Culture

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Vietnam deploys cyber warfare troop of 10,000

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Vietnam has unveiled a new, 10,000-strong military cyber warfare unit to counter “wrong” views on the Internet, media reported, amid a widening crackdown on...
Rift between Cambodia and the West over de-democratisation deepens

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The war of words between Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and representatives of Western organisations intensified in the past weeks, with Hun Sen boasting...
Vietnam seeks to “upgrade” tourism sector

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Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector of its economy by 2020 in order to create a driving force for the development...
Tourism arrivals in Laos down by almost 10% this year

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In a stark contrast to its regional peers, where tourism is booming, Laos was faced with a drop in tourism arrivals by 9.1 per...
Malaysia’s new tallest building to supersede Twin Towers next year

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The days of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers, as Malaysia’s tallest building are numbered. In the second half of next year,...
US firms in Malaysia not amused about boycott action

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Calls by some Malaysian politicians and Muslim activists to boycott Israel- and US-related products after US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the...
Luxury brand Bulgari under fire for using “genocide gems” from Myanmar

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Italian high-end jewelry maker Bulgari is feeling the heat from human rights activists for continuing to buy and use gems from Myanmar. By doing...
Bangkok street food vendor gets Michelin star

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A street food vendor in Bangkok's old town received a Michelin star in the inaugural edition of the Michelin guide for the Thai capital,...
Finally, McDonald’s ventures into Communist heartland Hanoi

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US fast food chain McDonald’s, the epitome of Capitalism, on December 2 finally opened its first store in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, one of the...
Cambodia’s authoritarian leader will end like Mugabe, says opponent

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will end his political life like Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, exiled former opposition chief Sam Rainsy told...
Singapore, Tokyo ranked Asia’s smartest cities

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Two Asian cities made it in the top-ten smartest cities in the world, according to the 2017 Smart Cities Index compiled by EasyPark Group,...
Cambodia PM unimpressed by potential Western sanctions

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen in a Cabinet speech last week said that he had no fear of Western sanctions against his country in...
Thailand to host Malaysia-North Korea soccer qualifier

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Thailand agreed to host an Asian Cup qualifying match between Malaysia and North Korea next month, Asia’s football governing body announced on November 1,...
Myanmar´s tourism revival at risk amid Rohingya crisis

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Myanmar has huge plans for its tourism industry. While 2.9 million tourists visited Myanmar in 2016, the government targets to welcome 3.5 million tourists...
Indonesia worried about low passport ranking, worse than Timor Leste

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Indonesia is looking for reasons why the country is ranked relatively low in an new international survey.  The nation has been ranked 64th on...
First Philippine startup valued at more than $1 billion

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In what can be seen as a major milestone for the Philippine startup sector, an innovative Makati-based company creating prefabricated designer homes became the...
Duterte clashes with Jeepney drivers, but “open for dialogue”

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at first reacted angrily to the two-day strike of public transport workers across the country on October 16 and 17,...
Asia has the fastest growing tourism destination cities

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Bangkok still tops the list of the world's most popular tourism destination cities worldwide, but competition is growing within Asia, the latest Mastercard Destination...