UN official welcomes plan to relocate Rohingya out of Bangladesh refugee camps

A senior UN official has welcomed Bangladesh's plan to move Rohingya refugees out of the country's congested camps but said the move should be voluntary.

That old familiar feeling: Burmese hit takes hit over Imagine Dragons melody

First a hit in November, Htet Yan’s Nway Thwar Tal (Makes Me Feel Warm) is back and bigger than ever thanks to its...

That old familiar feeling: Burmese hit takes hit over Imagine Dragons melody

No road to Mandalay: bus tickets sold out ahead of Thingyan

If you’ve been a little slow in planning your road trip out of Yangon for the upcoming Thingyan holiday, you might be...

No road to Mandalay: bus tickets sold out ahead of Thingyan

Kachin women and girls sold into ‘sexual slavery’ in China: report

A significant and growing number of women from war-weary Kachin state, many as young as 14, are being trafficked to...

Kachin women and girls sold into ‘sexual slavery’ in China: report

Eight injured in Rakhine’s ancient capital as gov’t, rebels battle

Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine...

Eight injured in Rakhine’s ancient capital as gov’t, rebels battle

Bloomfield: We stayed at this eco-chic boutique hotel in Umalas, but should you?

3 new afternoon teas to try in Hong Kong: Edible ‘cosmetics,’ flambéed scones, and storybook-inspired menus

Best Working Cafes in Jakarta: Where to find the holy trinity of good coffee, affordable eats, and solid Wi-Fi

The Coffee Club: New Legian beachfront spot offers up good brews and stellar poached eggs

Inside Whisky and Words, a new ‘travel book themed’ Sheung Wan whisky bar

Changi Airport revamps the basement of T3 with new shops, a hangout space, and an indoor garden

Handmade Heroes: These Bali artisans are helping crafts find their cool again

Jewel Changi Airport to open on Apr 17; free sneak peeks available for the public from Apr 11 onwards

On the trail of street art in Singapore: Where to find murals, creative designs, and heritage scenescapes

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