It's not just in Penang that people want more green spaces and bicycle paths as over-development results in nostalgia for the less-frenzied lifestyles of the past. http://s.wsj.net/media/swf/main.swf In Singapore too, nature lovers are hoping that the old KTM track from...
Wearing an 'Occupy with Aloha' T-shirt, Hawaiian recording artist Makana crooned protest songs for 45 minutes during a top-security Apec dinner for world leaders in Honolulu. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-M07v8N_eU?rel=0&w=470&h=269] Outside, some 400 protesters and Hawaiian activists marched towards the venue...
The Occupy movement has seen similar gatherings sprouting across South East Asia, including almost weekly Occupy Dataran gatherings - and now an event in Penang. The Global Voices Online website provides a useful glimpse of what's been happening in...
Floods have ruined 13 per cent of crop areas in Thailand, 12 per cent in Cambodia, 7.5 per cent in Laos and 6 percent in the Philippines, according to the FAO. The glut in global exports of rice...
Half a dozen years ago, to mark Singapore's 40th Independence Day in 2005, a Singapore website  invited me to write an imaginary news-report about Malaysia exactly 20 years into the future i.e. 9 August 2025. In keeping with the...