Dawan is a mother of two and dreams of marrying an Englishman. This is her story.
BEYOND THE MANGO JUICE
Our story last week was so well read we suspect some readers may be tempted to check out the scene. So here’s a quick guide for Coyote hunters and observers to the different types of Coyotes – the good, the great, and the ugly.
DARIUS SIT
You might think that the scantily-clad erotic dancers at Thai discos are here for a quick buck. But some of them are really looking for love, and a growing number of Singaporean men are falling for them.
DARIUS SIT
Of the 8.8 million refugees in the world, about half are right here in Asia.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Punitive laws against condom-carrying sex workers might be hampering the region’s fight against AIDS.
IRIN
An Australian chef gets the ire of food bloggers in Thailand when he declares he is on a mission to “revive” Thai cuisine.
SAKSITH SAIYASOMBUT
As the international spotlight focuses on the country's botched polls and the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, one aspect of the Myanmar political problem should not be neglected.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
More dangerous than cholera, dengue and malaria, snakebites is an oft-overlooked menace in Asia.
IRIN
Barbarians, hill tribes, outsiders, yuon... Why have racist names existed across Southeast Asia for years?
KENNETH T SO and SOPHAL EAR
Thai activist and filmmaker Sam Kalayanee is remembered as a true supporter of Burma’s democracy movement.
AUNG ZAW
Can beauty really be measured by a person’s skin colour?
MAIBAO (MAIV NPAUJ)
For curious, open-minded filmgoers out there in search of poetry and innovation in the seventh art, Uncle Boonmee will no doubt be a gem.
BERNICE TANG
A Hmong-American mother keeps her peoples’ story and traditions alive for future generations.
MAIBAO (MAIV NPAUJ)
Originally from Papua New Guinea, this bean finds fans who like it hot.
VIVIENNE KHOO
Big names like John Woo, Tsui Hark, Tran Anh Hung and Takashi Miike are leading the Asian contingent at the Venice Film Festival this year.
BERNICE TANG