Despite being a sleepy riverside town, there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained in southern Cambodian Kampot. By Marissa Carruthers
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” The words of Nelson Mandela not myself, though I share the sentiments. And in a region that is changing as rapidly as ASEAN, education is an essential tool to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared amongst its 600 million…
Myanmar opened its new stock exchange – the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) on December 9, 2015. However, despite a grand opening and a reported $24 million investment, it will not be operational until February 2016 at the earliest. Thee YSX was founded by the state-owned Myanmar Economic Bank, Daiwa Securities and the Japan Exchange Group,…
With tourism numbers to Cambodia increasing year-on-year, more investors are looking to capitalise on the country’s huge potential for growth. Words by Kate Burbidge.
Her Excellency Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister of Women’s Affairs of Cambodia, will join the expert panel for the BritCham – ASEAN Forum Question Time Debate on the Future of Skills in Cambodia.
BritCham and ASEANForum Magazine bring you the second in our series of QuestionTime panel discussions, a broadcasted session with industry figures, experts and Government representatives on the future of skills in Cambodia.
One of the most prestigious gem and jewellery fairs in the world opens in Bangkok this month.
In September 2015 a rare baby Irrawaddy River Dolphin was spotted in a protected area of the river between Mandalay and Kyaukmyaug. This sighting precipitated the Myanmar Wildlife Conservation Society’s annual survey of the Irrawaddy River dolphin beginning on February 5. The sighting of the new baby dolphin is important in the light of the…
Tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 4.68 million in 2015, according to figures from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. This is within the range of its previous prediction of between 4.5 to 5 million tourists. Numbers have been steadily increasing from 800,000 in 2011 to 3.08 million in 2014, according to official statistics.
At the recent ASEAN Tourism Forum ministers announce significant inroads in promoting the region as a single tourist destination. Reports Mark Bibby Jackson.