Sunday, February 25, 2018
A batch of institutions that opened over the past decade are pushing boundaries in a region known for government censorship of art. Museums have always been both window and mirror: they provide a lens into our society while also functioning...
A fashion model by day and a spirit medium by night, Arifin Kuriawan shows the strong bond to community despite attempts by politicians to divide people by race and religion. Arifin Kurniawan towers over his 55-year-old father’s prostrate figure. With...
Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year has become a worldwide event. This is mainly due to many including the Chinese diaspora celebrating it across the world from Beijing to Jakarta, London to Singapore. Everyone usually gets engrossed about...
When it comes to abusive treatment of domestic workers in Malaysia, you would think that you had seen or heard it all. Until you hear the sad, tragic story of Adelina Lisao. Adelina was a 26-year old Indonesian who hailed...
Young Papuans in an eastern Indonesian boom town are excited about the future, thanks to a resurgent economy. But will the good times last? Sorong is booming. With 9.3 per cent GDP growth in 2016 (almost double Indonesia’s average) and...
When the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship began on the 9th January 2018 in Chuangzhou, China, the people of Vietnam were focused on something else. The Vietnamese "trial of the century" involving 22 former oil executives had begun in...
Now back in West Java with 36.7 million other Sundanese, this 28-year-old Muslim woman’s experience living in predominantly Hindu Bali highlights the problems with divisive elections. When Cindy was 15, she saw a killing in front of her school in...
Governments all around the world today face the challenge of striking a balance between modernisation and the conservation of national culture and heritage. Singapore is no exception. Cultural conservation vs redevelopment in Singapore For years, Singapore has embarked on many policy initiatives...
Parents seek answers in the death of son, who was burnt with a steam iron and beaten before succumbing to his injuries more than a week later. At 11.30pm on June 1, Zulkarnain Idros, a 53-year-old taxi driver, received a...
With photo opportunities like the Sultan of Brunei’s lavish birthday banquet, is it any wonder some of Southeast Asia’s royals have as many Instagram followers as subjects? Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen – 10th son of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah –...

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