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The Fast-Track Trap of Trans-Atlantic Trade

The Senate has given Obama authority to ‘fast-track’ controversial trade legislation with East Asia and the EU, and it remains to be seen if the House of Representatives can stop the bill before it’s too late. 1,252 more words


Singapore: Rooftop Bar with a View Worth the Splurge

After walking down the Marina Bay, I went up to one of the coolest rooftop bars in Southeast Asia – Ku De Ta. It is on the astounding 57th floor roof of Marina Bay Sands Hotel is undoubtedly the cocktail bar in Singapore, presenting the most jaw-dropping sky-high views of the city. 321 more words


In search of imperial splendour

By Mark Stachiew

Across the wonderfully named Perfume River, a giant Vietnamese flag gently stirred above the Citadel, part of the ancient imperial city of… 641 more words


Why There’s Less to Burma’s Peace Process Than Meets the Eye

If you’ve been following the news from Burma over the past two months, you’ll have probably heard encouraging talk of a looming end to the country’s decades-old civil war. 1,364 more words


Land of the Dragons by julvar

The Chinese dragon is a mythical creature most closely associated with Sino-Vietnamese tradition, signifying continuity, imperial power, stability, prosperity, and good fortune. Having spent enough time in Southeast Asia, I noticed decorative dragons everywhere on the locals’ houses. 117 more words


Enter the Cloud Forest in Singapore

A cloud forest is characterised by a tropical or subtropical mountainous environments where the atmospheric conditions allow for a consistent cover of low-level clouds, usually at the canopy level. 334 more words


Backpacking around Laos

When I decided to backpack around Laos, first thing of which everyone asked was “where is Laos”. Laos is an amazing country with unspoiled natural landscapes and an authentic way of village life that’s gone unchanged for years. 600 more words