There are a wealth of books based in the region to read, offering both a factual and fictitious look at life in Southeast Asia.
Formerly the royal retreat of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Amansara hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia now serves as an exclusive resort for the rich and famous. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS
With the easing of sanctions, Myanmar’s buildings are no longer protected by economic isolation. As the building boom blossoms, many of Yangon’s citizens are fighting to preserve the country’s rich past. BY ATE HOEKSTRA
Toni Marie Despojo, a 27-year-old Filippina, has seen her passion for craft beer pave the way in her home-country’s market since launching her own micro-brewery, The Cebruery, in early 2015. INTERVIEW WITH MARISSA CARRUTHERS
For a secluded getaway on a tropical island, forget Thailand’s well-trodden shores because the Cambodian coast is the new place to be seen. By Marissa Carruthers
Seasoned art advisor Martin Gerlier used to travel the world, sourcing pieces for serious collectors of fine art. But earlier this year, the 32-year-old Frenchman decided to shift gears and focus his attention on Bangkok, where the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit recently installed an art gallery
Southeast Asia boasts some of the world’s most magnificent and underexplored waterways. With river cruises expanding in Cambodia and Vietnam, tourists now have unique access to the countries’ interiors. BY JOANNA MAYHEW
Those tired of temple-trekking are trading in Siem Reap’s well-trampled streets for the slower pace of life in a destination dubbed Cambodia’s art epicentre – Battambang.
Tourism in Cambodia is on the rise, and travellers are venturing beyond the iconic temples to seek the country’s hidden treasures. With new ASEAN standards, the Kingdom stands poised for the future, but diverse markets are creating unique challenges for the emerging sector.
In an exclusive interview with ASEAN Forum, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma explains how the world of international trade has parallels with making movies.