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Hope and Despair in a Divided Burma

Myitkyina, Myanmar, May, 2016.<br>Chien-Chi Chang— Magnum<p>1 of 16<p>When Taiwanese Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang visited Burma this past spring, he …

Rohingya minority may be written out of Myanmar history books

As a military crackdown continues in Myanmar's Rakhine state, the country's cultural affairs ministry has said via a Facebook post it will publish a …

Indonesia counter-terrorism forces foil plot to bomb state palace - police | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian counter-terrorism forces on Saturday arrested three people near the capital Jakarta suspected of planning a bomb attack on the presidential palace, a police spokesman said.<p>The arrests of two men and a woman are the latest in a security crackdown ahead of the New Year …

Science gets lucky break with feathered find in Myanmar

The well-preserved tail of a small dinosaur has been discovered at a market in northern Myanmar. The feathered appendage, which was about 99 million …

Vietnam From A Moving Window By Brad Nichol

Vietnam From A Moving Window By Brad Nichol Three years ago, my lovely wife and I sojourned to Vietnam on tour with 25 other people.

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Chicken Church Yogyakarta

A giant cement chicken roosting on a forested hill overlooking Borobudur is perhaps a little unexpected, but this is not a cock-and-bull story. In …

Indonesia earthquake: Death toll climbs to 97, hundreds of people injured

<b>Meureudu, Indonesia:</b> A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a …

WOHA completes greenfilled oasia hotel tower in singapore

<b>injecting a strong presence within the rapidly growing skyline of singapore’s central business district is the WOHA-designed oasia hotel downtown.</b> …

10 dumb things I've done while travelling

Travelling is a liberating experience. Whatever worries or headaches you may have disappear (or more likely are postponed) as you walk through the …

This transgender bodybuilder is crushing barriers in Vietnam

It's Sunday morning in Ho Chi Minh City. Blistering heat is vaporizing last night's downpour on the streets of District 7, an upscale area southeast …

Vietnam

Bikepacking Vietnam: The Documentary

April 25, 2018<p>NEWS<p>Matthews wins at Romandie, Brandle to miss Giro: Daily News Digest<p>April 25, 2018<p>TECH<p>2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, part …

21 reasons to visit Thailand

December 5 is Father's Day in Thailand – the first it has marked without its late ruler Bhumibol Adulyadej. His son was proclaimed the new king on December 1.<p>Life in Thailand continues much as normal despite its official year of mourning – but after a difficult few months, the country needs tourism …

Take a Deeper Taste of Bangkok’s Chinatown

<b>BANGKOK</b> — Chinatown is no longer a working center of Thai-Chinese businesses. Over the years, it has evolved into a tourist attraction in its own …

This Obscure Bangkok Market is Home to a Million-Dollar Collection of Tropical Fish

In the market for rare aquarium fish? Head to Thailand.<p>Thailand’s labyrinthine Chatuchak Weekend Market, which spans 27 acres in downtown Bangkok, is …

Aquaculture

Interview with Chu Viet Ha

<i>Chu Viet Ha</i> is one of my best friends in Hanoi, and also one of my favorite contemporary street photographers.<b>Eric: Dear Ha, it was so fun making</b> …

Vietnam: a beautiful, bustling, and bemusing holiday destination

Vietnam may be chaotic and tricky but it’s also great fun and the food is stunning<p>Sat, Dec 3, 2016, 06:01<p>Women sell fresh produce at a street market …

Burma’s Soldiers Beware

Military commanders on both sides of Burma’s civil war need to know that they will be held accountable for any war crimes they commit.<p>It didn’t take long for military attacks to resume in Burma following President Barack Obama’s visit last month. Less than a week after Air Force One departed, the …

National Security

Plane rides, flame-spinning and music from a converted bus: inside Thailand's Wonderfruit festival

If you fancy flying in a plane over the festival grounds or watching musical acts performing on a stage converted from an old bus, Thailand’s Wonderfruit festival could be right up your street.<p>Wonderfruit is a sought-after destination festival in Pattaya near the Gulf Of Thailand. Many of its …

The Hidden Secrets of Kuang Si Waterfall

Kuang Si Waterfall with being one of Tripadvisor’s #1 near Luang Prabang is the best proof that you don’t have to throw away your Lonely Planet to …

Swimming Pools

Two weeks in Sumbawa

While some guidebooks suggest Sumbawa isn't worth slowing down for, we'd say two weeks is really the minimum amount of time you need to cover the …

An island-boy's race against time and tide

<i>Words by Mayo Martin /</i> <i>Multimedia by Lam Shushan</i><p>RIAU ISLANDS, Indonesia: It’s a bright and early morning as Mazlan Mohd Nasir steps out of the house …

Cursed Land - Five young guns find equal parts perfection and punishment on an isolated Indonesian isle

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A Genocide in the Making

Last fall, Burmese voters elected their first democratic government in half a century. That inspired hope that the country’s long history of violence …

Indonesia VP blames foreign countries for destroying forests

JAKARTA: Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has blamed foreign countries for destroying Indonesia's forests, and wants them to pay to help restore …

Scientists Discover Earth’s Largest Exposed Fault in Indonesia

Geologists from the Australian National University (ANU) and Royal Holloway University of London have discovered the largest-ever exposed fault in …

Geology

Visit Myanmar’s Capital Now! There’s Still a Lot Not to See

New government inherits nearly deserted Naypyitaw; buffalo on a 20-lane highway<p>NAYPYITAW, Myanmar—Tourists like Petter Sørli visit the capital of what was once Burma to seek what isn’t there.<p>“Have you seen the 20-lane highway?” said the 28-year-old Norwegian computer-systems expert, visiting with …

Asia

Vietnam battles erosion of beaches – and of tourism

Walking along Cua Dai is like visiting a beach-restoration technology exhibition, with efforts ranging from stone seawalls to fiber-and-sand wave …

Muay Thai Is Not Completely Back in Business Since the Death of Thailand’s King

Fightland Blog<p>Photos by Boom Watthanaya​<p>On October 13th 2016, Thailand lost its beloved King Bhumibol, and the Junta government immediately imposed a state of mourning for the entire nation. For thirty days Thais were told to wear black, concerts were cancelled, popular venues closed, and Muay Thai …