Impact of Disease on the Philippines’ Development
Poverty usually means increased exposure to infectious diseases and poor health, writes Sophia University's Ralph Catbagan, who explores the case of the Philippines.
Singapore and leadership
Singapore's economic miracle is the result of strong leadership, writes Sophia University's Julian Knoche. But will a new style of leadership be necessary to take the city state forward?
Southeast Asian Painting in Toronto
Toronto's East Gallery currently has a stunning exhibition of portraits, "Figuratively Speaking", featuring eleven leading artists from Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma.
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Tony Blair advises Thailand
Tony Blair recently delivered in Bangkok the first of the Special Lecture Series on "Uniting for the Future: Learning from each other's experiences".
Tackling Singapore's haze: Learn from the Swedes
Governments need to be savvier in getting evidence of how the haze harms their countries, and work with activist groups to press neighbours to act, write Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Thai Deputy Prime Minister supports Asian trade union leaders
Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Phongthep Thepkanjana, offered warm words of support to trade union leaders at the 4th UNI Apro Conference today.
Indonesia’s Booming ICT Outlook
Indonesia’s ICT Outlook is booming, writes Frost & Sullivan's Nitin Bhat.
When you arrive in Manila's heat, pollution and traffic jams, it is difficult to believe that it was known as the "Pearl of the Orient". But when you enter the doors of Manila Hotel ...
Misery in Manila
The Philippines may not have a very large share of its population living below academically calculated poverty lines. But there is much misery in this country.
Strong Regulatory Push Can Jumpstart the Dormant Biomass Sector in Indonesia
A strong regulatory push can jumpstart the dormant biomass sector in Indonesia argues Frost & Sullivan's Harsh Thacker.
Cambodia: the ecotourism alternative
Our Paris-based culture correspondent, Angela Gosmann, has shared with us this interesting piece on ecotourism in Cambodia. It's great holiday reading for our Northern hemisphere readers and others to
Lessons from Singapore
Is Singapore a unique case of authoritarian capitalism? Or could it have lessons for us all? Mitchell Wigdor's book, "No Miracle", provides some answers to these questions.
Burma requires patience
Burma requires much patience to secure its developmental future, argued Asian Development Bank Vice President, Stephen Groff, at a recent Washington seminar.
Ethnic painting from Vietnam in Toronto
The return of Dinh Thi Tham Poong’s paintings to Toronto's East Gallery has been truly worth the wait. Her solo show opens this Wednesday, June 12.
Singapore’s growth story holds lessons for water-scarce China
Singapore’s leaders realised 40 years ago that it is much more expensive for a society to live in a polluted environment than a clean one, argue Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
African growth with Asian characteristics
African governments are now turning instead to Asia as a partner in development, writes Amit Jain.
"ImaginAsian" painting exhibition in Toronto
"ImaginAsian", the latest show at The East Gallery in Toronto, is a splendid exhibition of three leading female artists from Southeast Asia.
Water in Singapore: the city-state that looks ahead
Singapore provides an excellent example of efficiency and sustainability in one of the world's best managed public water supply schemes, argues Dr Cecilia Tortajada.
Burma's troubled times
The year 2012 was in many ways the year of Burma, culminating with the visit of US President Obama. Burma is now experiencing more troubled times.
Vietnamese painting in Toronto
Toronto's East Gallery has an outstanding exhibition, "The Past is Present", of Vietnamese paintings by Ngo Van Sac. Do yourself a favor, and get down and see it before it closes on 5 May.
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