Singapore unveils plans for green city

Singapore wants more housing in its central business district (CBD) and plans to move its infrastructure below ground to free more space on the...

Indonesia puts fire deaths at 19

Thick grey smoke hovers over Sumatra triggering air quality alerts The death toll from the heavy haze blanketing parts of Indonesia has climbed to 19,...

Region chokes on ‘haze’ again

Smog has made life difficult for Singaporeans in previous years. Source: Wikimedia "Haze" has returned to Singapore with the air smelling of burning from fires...

S’pore oil-rig slump continues

Orders at Singaporean shipyards fell by more than half last year as the offshore industry was hammered by falling oil prices. Companies in the sector...

Measles ravages Papua children

  Indonesia is struggling to contain a prolonged outbreak of measles in poverty-stricken Papua Province that has killed dozens of children. Dr Stefanus Lange at a...

Indonesia hunts ‘halal’ measles jab

An Indonesian pharmaceutical manufacturer has said it is trying to design a "halal" measles-rubella vaccine amid concerns that Muslim parents might refuse to inoculate...

Thailand abattoir shame revealed amid disease fears 

Undercover pictures taken in an abattoir in central Thailand show men bludgeoning pigs to death with clubs and using illegal homemade stunning machines.  Thai law...

Indian VP to visit Brunei as it reels from oil price fall

Brunei is trying to diversify away from oil. Source: Flickr Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari is due to take a five-day trip to Brunei and Thailand...

Cambodia blocks Asean statement

Disunity rules at Asean. Source: YouTube Asean has failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea after the Cambodia delegation blocked any...

Jakarta distraught over flag mishap

Indonesia has accused the organisers of the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia of negligence after its nondescript flag was printed upside down, making it look...

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The Philippine transportation system is unimaginably awful

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Risk aversion among Singaporean youth, survey reveals

The ASEAN youth sentiments survey commissioned every year by the World Economic Forum recently revealed an aversion to risk among Singaporean youths. Young people...