Here’s a Notable Startup on a Social Mission: Malaysia’s Soara’s Industries

Malaysia is no stranger to some of Southeast Asia’s biggest startups (think Grab or Malaysia’s top startup entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh). Startups and entrepreneurship are shaping the new digital and...

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5 Must-Read Articles on Women Empowerment in Politics, Business, and Society

It is no doubt women have come a long way globally to gain equal rights to their male counterparts in different facets of society. Women have had to struggle a lot more to break glass ceilings and to...

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7 Powerful Businesswomen in Asia Inspiring Women to take on Leadership Roles

Throughout Southeast and East Asia, we see women playing more active roles in leading businesses both big and small. With quite a few gender barriers still existing in the business world for female...

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16 Startups in Southeast Asia that are Helping Push the Digital Economy Forward

The past few years have seen a recent boom in startups and interest in entrepreneurship in the region. With the digital and information age effectively heralded in, it is no wonder that new...

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3 Ways Telecommunications Can Digitally Transform Healthcare in ASEAN

As digital society becomes ever so prevalent and important in life, the potential for health care grows, as its horizon expands. With telecommunication comes accessibility to information and...

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Building Environmentally Sustainable Schools: Meet Thailand’s “Bamboo School"

You might be surprised to hear that “sustainable farming” is an essential part of a school’s curriculum. But then again, you might not be thinking of this school. Thailand’s “Bamboo School”, or,...

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Why Internet Freedom is Key to Understanding Human Rights in the 21st Century

The relationship between internet freedom and human rights have increasingly come to the forefront of debate. Following high-profile cases like that of Edward Snowden and the revelations about mass...

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Beyond Legal Progress: The Reality of LGBT Discrimination in Vietnam

Over a year on from Vietnam’s lifting of bans on same-sex marriage ceremonies, advancements in the rights of LGBT citizens throughout the Southeast Asian region seem to have stagnated, and indeed in...

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Building smart and historically rich cities: Welcome to Bangkok's Fort Mahakan

With the rush to create “smarter” urban spaces, sometimes cities with rich cultural and historical heritage risk losing those qualities that are unique to city spaces that have been around for a...

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'Least Miserable' or 'Most Happy'? What's the difference for your country?

Measuring a country’s happiness is not an easy task. For one, how do you define happiness and select indicators that would provide an accurate measurement of happiness across all nations? While these...

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