Amid a resumed clearing campaign, some of Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalk vendors have embraced changes. But questions remain over what might be lost if the city is turned into a “little Singapore”.
For those in Indonesia with few employment options and limited capital, selling drugs can be a lucrative and easy way to earn extra money—thanks to surprising support from the local community.
This week in Southeast Asian stories to watch: Who will be the Sultan of Yogyakarta’s successor? A minister gets embroiled in a corruption case in Vietnam, while questions continue to swirl over plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
The “tsunami rakyat” that brought Malaysia its first ever change in government was built on long years of hard work by the country’s civil society. There’s no time for them to rest on their laurels, but activists say they’ve already experienced great change on a personal level.
The story of a Singaporean family, adapted from Teo You Yenn’s book of essays “This Is What Inequality Looks Like”.
Perusahaan seperti Oriflame menjanjikan penghasilan yang besar kepada para wanita di Indonesia dari rumah mereka sendiri. Namun untuk mencapai mimpi itu ternyata tidak semudah seperti yang sering mereka lihat dalam iklan video ataupun brosur Oriflame.
Companies like Oriflame promise Indonesian women financial success from the comfort of their own homes. But achieving that dream can prove more difficult than advertised.
Precious gems could be an opportunity to earn one’s fortune, or bring tragedy to miners toiling in unforgiving circumstances. Can the industry pivot towards more ethical practices?
Wealth, hope and heartbreak take shape on Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island, a cautionary tale for the city and the country.
In the age of Trump, refugees and social media, many young Vietnamese speak of a disconnect with the rest of the world, while others eagerly embrace radical change.