Unesco names Singapore and Bandung as Creative Cities of Design

Unesco director-general Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Michel Ravassard/Wikimedia Commons.   Singapore has been named a Creative City of Design by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation...

Rakhine port’s delays continue

The future of a major Chinese-backed economic zone in troubled Rakhine State remains in the balance amid repeated delays. In 2015, Myanmar signed a deal...

Philippines scrambles to solve water shortages

The Philippine Senate is due to conduct a public hearing on March 19 into the water shortages gripping the country, especially Manila and Rizal,...

Korean firm blamed over fires

Too little is done to protect Indonesia's rainforest. Source: Flickr Video has emerged of a Korean palm oil company allegedly illegally burning vast areas of...

Thais enter solar market

Thailand has plenty of sunshine. Source: Wikimedia  There are signs that the Thai economy is moving away from its dependency on fossil fuels but while...

Southeast Asian countries rescue constituents in Wuhan

Southeast Asian (SEA) countries are now in touch with their constituents who were trapped in Wuhan, China amid the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak...

Malaysia gets tough on plastic junk 

Malaysia says it will send back 3,300 tonnes of waste to its original countries because it was rotting, contaminated, had been falsely labelled or...

Vietnam business forced to look overseas for growth

Is the sun rising for Vietnam’s well-educated population or setting on its damaged ecosystem? Source: Wikimedia   Vietnam’s environmental degradation and glowing economic prospects both largely...

Jakarta defends Grasberg rules

Indonesia has hit back at claims that tough new environmental regulations imposed on the giant Grasberg copper mine in Papua are politically motivated or...

African Swine Fever hits Philippine hogs

THE Agriculture department of the Philippines has confirmed the presence of an African Swine Fever (ASF), following weeks of testing the local hogs for...

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Philippines shuts media giant as lawmakers reject franchise bid

The Philippines shut down its largest broadcasting network by thumbing down the renewal of its franchise. Following 13 hearings, the majority of the lawmakers at...

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

The global pandemic did not just rob people to live life the way it used to be, but it also dampened global economies, shattered...

Philippines expects GDP to shrink further in second half

The Philippines was expecting its economy to slump further in the second half of the year as the government’s quarantine measures continued to take...