Have a bird’s nest facial at the only Peranakan spa in the world.
VIVIENNE KHOO
A Singaporean writer boards the last E & O train out of Singapore in the midst of a rising tide.
JEROME LIM
That she was once a tomboy makes Martha Tilaar’s success story even more remarkable.
VIVIENNE KHOO
Family pressures in Lao exacerbate trafficking.
IRIN
 Districts in Indonesia have submitted latrine “contracts” to fight open defecation.
IRIN
An Indonesian street snack harks back to the country's colonial past.
FIONA CHANDRA
Chewing betel leaf and areca nut spells romance for some
VIVIENNE KHOO
Sting operation foils Emirate wildlife trafficker at Bangkok airport
FREELAND
The icon of Singapore's small opposition voice, Chiam See Tong was the longest-serving opposition representative in the Singapore parliament, with 27 years under his belt. Today, he is one of the most beloved of the country's political leaders.
THE asia! team
Caution: Local humour ahead on the Singapore Elections 2011.
The asia! team
The tiny island may be known for its squeaky-clean image, but these elections has tainted Singapore, no thanks to the questionable tactics employed by the ruling People's Action Party and the state-owned media.
The asia! team
If you’re looking for the real deal, the best place to start may be the kitchen.
ANDREA NGUYEN
The island nation gets a taste of true democracy in action and it got the whole country talking.
THE asia! team
More and more Christian ethnic minorities in Vietnam are harassed, arrested and tortured; and their property confiscated or destroyed.
IRIN
The price of turmeric is rising as its health benefits become better known around the world.
VIVIENNE KHOO