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Another new lethal recreational drug in Thailand

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It often occurs at the southern beaches of Thailand, like on Koh Phangan island, where outrageous parties take place and travelers from all over...
Thailand likely to surpass Malaysia in tourism ranking

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Thailand recorded a record growth of visitors in 2013 so far and is likely to surpass its rival Malaysia be the end of the...
Indonesia to buy 1m hectares of Australian farmland

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The Indonesian government has approved a plan to buy one million hectares of Australian farmland, a plot four times the size of the Australian...
Excellency in medicine

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Dr. Chong Su-Lin, CEO of Prince Court, shares her strategy
Tourist numbers to Indonesia increase 6.4%

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The number of foreign tourist to Indonesia, who were mainly visiting Jakarta, Bali and Batam, has increased by 6.4 per cent from January to...
Malaysian durians cause panic in Australia

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A few packs of Malaysian top-notch Musang King and D24 durians being delivered to a lab in Sydney, Australia, have caused a stir after...
Tourism: Top 10 foreign spenders in Malaysia

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A new study by credit card firm Visa has listed the top spenders among card holding tourists coming to Malaysia in 2012. The result:...
Hong Kong keeps travel alert for Philippines

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Hong Kong has updated its "black travel alert" for the Philippines - a warning to avoid all travel to the nation -, citing the...
Ministers agree to set up ASEAN+6 FTA

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The 16 economic ministers of Asean+6 (10 ASEAN nations and China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand) have agreed at a meeting...
Another last frontier: Investing in East Timor?

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A Southeast Asian country quite off the radar of the international community is East Timor, the former Portuguese colony that got independent from Indonesia...
Malaysia reluctant to join TPP

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Malaysia has said its participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would depend on "ensuring its sovereignty" in the pact which aims to combine the...
East Timor Oil Fund Surpasses Oman’s, Bahrain’s

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East Timor’s sovereign wealth fund, the Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund, in June 2013 reached a value of $13.6 billion, surpassing funds of oil-rich Gulf states...
Australia’s Mantra Group ventures into Indonesia, Thailand

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Queensland-based Mantra Group, the Australian hotel operator controlled by CVC Asia Pacific Ltd., said it plans to open 20 hotels in Indonesia over the...
New road to riches for Vietnam exports

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A second arterial highway linking Vietnam’s commercial capital Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong Delta and southern coastal regions will be built with...
What Malaysian negotiators don’t want you to know about the TPP

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The sheer magnitude of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has not been lost on Putrajaya. The ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) involving 12 nations...
Canada, Australia issue Mindanao travel warnings

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Canada and Australia have raised travel warnings for their citizens to the Philippines’ second largest island, Mindanao, due to fresh threats of terrorism and...
Indonesia erupts in mine ownership scandals

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Already suffering from poor doing business and political stability perceptions, Indonesia is now embroiled in numerous disputes over mining rights that allegedly favour entrenched...
Travel in ASEAN: Where it’s safe for women

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Women wishing to travel alone in Asia will find this graphic very helpful. Listed are the safest places for female travelers in Asia, with Singapore taking the lead.