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Political Socio-Cultural

All is Fair in Drugs and War?

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.

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Long Reads Socio-Cultural

Homelessness in Singapore – does it really exist?

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.

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Socio-Cultural

Help Wanted: The Domestic Worker Conundrum

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.

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Socio-Cultural

The Impact of Climate Change on Southeast Asia’s Coral Reefs

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.

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Socio-Cultural

5 Reasons to make Southeast Asia your Winter Getaway

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!

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Editorial Political Socio-Cultural

Southeast Asia is not passive. It never was.

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.

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Editorial Socio-Cultural

Sports in Southeast Asia – Hit or Miss?

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?

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Editorial Socio-Cultural

A Hairy Situation: Hair Trade in Southeast Asia

Hair is a deeply personal part of many women, but in some parts of Southeast Asia, the poor must sell their hair.

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Socio-Cultural

Why Southeast Asian Street Food Matters

Southeast Asian street food do not merely fill hungry stomachs, but are also lenses to discover the past, realise the potential of the present, and secure futures.

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Economics Editorial Socio-Cultural

From Four Wheels to Two: Fusion Tech Startups of Southeast Asia

Unicorns are no longer simply mythical creatures. They’re fast-growing, money-making, and technologically advanced. Dive into the world of startups.