NGO fears Lao hydropower impact

The Theun-Hinboun dam in Laos. Vientiane is waking up to the reality of the nation’s hydropower potential. Source: Wikimedia The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has...

Tsunami warning buoys fail

Memories of 2004 are still fresh in Sumatra. Source: Wikimedia All 22 tsunami warning buoys installed near low-lying islands failed to warn the authorities when...

Jakarta leads descent into homophobia

Eid al-Fitr mass prayer in Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. The government is increasingly appeasing conservative Islam. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia increasing...

Jakarta demands tax from internet giants

Indonesia’s young population is spending an increasing amount of time online. Source: Pixabay Internet giants could have their services blocked in Indonesia if they do...

Samsung Pay to roll out in Singapore this year

Samsung Pay is following Apple’s service into the marketplace. Source: Flickr When Samsung Pay comes to Singapore this year, Development Bank of Singapore (DBS), OCBC...

Singapore Airshow sales fall from 2014

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Airbus and Boeing announced that only modest aircraft deals were secured at the Singapore Airshow 2016, suggesting demand has fallen...

Indonesia looks to ban gay emojis

Gay emojis sit uncomfortably with increasingly conservative Indonesia. Source: Flickr Jakarta wants social networking sites operating in the diverse archipelago to remove any emojis representing...

Philippine internet among world’s worst: study

The Philippines’ many mountainous islands are not easily brought online. Source: Wikimedia Philippine mobile internet speeds are some of the worst in the world in...

Hungary to ease Indonesian ecological troubles

Budapest is impressed by Indonesia’s growth. Source: Wikimedia Indonesia is to strengthen its ties with Hungary through cooperation in water management and renewable energy, with...

Life-like doll craze grips Thailand

Thai Buddhism is often entwined with superstitious beliefs. Source: Pixabay Thailand, despite nodding in the direction of modernisation, remains highly superstitious with its Buddhist beliefs...

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