southeast asia

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Southeast Asian Countries are Vowing to Send Trash Back to the West

Waste from western countries has turned parts of southeast Asia into toxic dumping grounds—and governments have had enough.
Edoardo Liotta
5.31.19
disease

Indonesia Tightens Inspection of Travellers from Singapore Amid Monkeypox Case

Authorities are closely monitoring several ports in Indonesia to prevent the disease from spreading.
Adi Renaldi
5.15.19
Food

Australian Library Evacuated After People Confused Durian Smell for a Gas Leak


The world's smelliest fruit strikes again.
Alia Marsha
5.13.19
Food

Nothing Unites Southeast Asians Faster Than Seeing a White Man Insult Their Food

People are understandably riled up after a viral tweet ranked Filipino food "worst" in the region.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.9.19
Weed

After Medical Marijuana, Weed Cigarettes May Be Thailand’s Next Move

At least that's what the country's tobacco industry hopes for.
Lex Celera
4.30.19
environment

Southeast Asia Should Brace for More ‘Extreme’ Drought, Study Says

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam are particularly at risk.
Mustika Hapsoro
4.25.19
southeast asia

For the First Time Ever, eSports Will be a Medal Event in the Southeast Asian Games

The 2019 SEA Games will include ‘Dota 2,’ ‘Tekken 7,’ and ‘Mobile Legends’ among others
Lex Celera
4.2.19
politics

Brunei’s New Anti-LGBTQ Law Introduces Stoning and Whipping

The law is set to take effect next week.
Mustika Hapsoro
Edoardo Liotta
3.27.19
climate change

A Report Confirms That Delhi Is Winning a War Against… Itself

A survey reveals that Gurugram has toppled Beijing to win the most polluted city medal, while New Delhi is the most polluted capital in the world.
Pallavi Pundir
3.8.19
Myanmar

Burmese Opium Farmers Make the Best Rice Wine

U Mint Aung, village chief of a tiny community in the opium fields of Eastern Myanmar brings out a clay pot brimming with multi-colored grains. The thing looks like a trendy smoothie. But it’s home-brewed rice wine.
Nathan A. Thompson
3.3.19
Thailand

Hunting for Thailand’s 'Cancer-Curing' Crocodile Blood

Although their farm is closed to the public, the Pavarodoms welcome visitors with cancer who have proof of their illness from their doctors.
Natalie B. Compton
2.20.19
wildlife trafficking

30 Tons of Pangolin Parts Seized In Malaysia's Historic Trafficking Bust

Malaysian authorities found two warehouses full of the most trafficked mammal in the world.
Sarah Emerson
2.13.19
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