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 kingdom, has left at least eight locals injured, scaring...

Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s security firm setting up shop in Myanmar: report

Erik Prince, founder of scandal-plagued private military contractor Blackwater, is making a move into the Myanmar...

Blackwater founder Erik Prince’s security firm setting up shop in Myanmar: report

Muslim leaders forced to deny discrimination by Bago authorities: rights group

Only hours after Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday told residents of Bago state that she would work to address concerns about...

Muslim leaders forced to deny discrimination by Bago authorities: rights group

Myanmar military form investigative body to look into 2017 ARSA attacks

Myanmar’s military hasn’t given much credence to date to investigations by Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty...

Myanmar military form investigative body to look into 2017 ARSA attacks

2nd Thai-Myanmar Friendship bridge to open tomorrow

The 2nd Thai-Myanmar Friendship bridge, spanning the Moei river and linking the border towns of Mae Sot and Myawaddy,...

2nd Thai-Myanmar Friendship bridge to open tomorrow

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

Just brew it: Quality beans from Indonesian roasteries that you can order online

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