Entropy reigns supreme in a weak infrastructure of a basic human rights framework for the Rohingya people. After scraping their knees to survive in poorly built shelters and enduring decades of discrimination, COVID-19 sent the perfect storm. Have times changed enough to foment a change for better or worse? Read…Continue Reading
Moving abroad, whether it be for studies or family relocation, will no doubt require copious amounts of preparation. “How many pairs of socks should I pack?” “Do you think this dish will taste the same there?” “Can I bring all the clothes in my wardrobe with me?” And these are…Continue Reading
ASEAN’s economic boom in the last few decades belies an ever-worsening crisis of drug misuse. Individual governments have tried means and ways to tackle the crux of the problem, yet are their approaches effective? Ting Fang Chu examines the intricacies of the fight against drugs, and argues that regardless of the path taken, a coordinated and united response from ASEAN is exigent.Continue Reading
Despite Singapore’s high levels of economic development, certain aspects of social development have not fully caught up. Benedict Choong shares his experience participating in an island-wide research study about homelessness conducted in July 2019. Read more to discover what he found, along with some recent efforts by agencies in Singapore to help the homeless in Singapore get back on their feet and off the streets.Continue Reading
Paid domestic work is a common feature of many middle-class households in Southeast Asia. Despite their contributions, the women in this line of work are still treated like second-class citizens. Why is this the case?
Alicia Lukman explores how gender dynamics play out in domestic workers’ lives.
Braedie Atkins discusses the importance of coral reefs for Southeast Asia while also looking into how their overexploitation, as well as increasing global temperatures due to climate change, is making the region more vulnerable. ASEAN must play the quintessential role of filling any adaption or mitigation gaps left from mass coral bleaching.Continue Reading
Ever wondered what a holiday to Southeast Asia might look like? Look no further, we’ll tell you all about what to expect, where to go and what to do!Continue Reading
For years, pre-colonial Southeast Asia was thought of as a congregation of idyllic tropical villages. In contrary, Southeast Asia was a pivotal trade centre, which may have spurred on capitalism as we know it today.Continue Reading
Sports has the potential to unite diverse peoples and expand a country’s influence. But in Southeast Asia, it’s still struggling to obtain support. What can we do to change this?Continue Reading
Hair is a deeply personal part of many women, but in some parts of Southeast Asia, the poor must sell their hair.Continue Reading