Category Archive: Singapore

The Critical Bay of Bengal.

The Bay of Bengal is a single world of Indian migration throughout maritime Southeast Asia. By Robert D. Kaplan    STRATFOR Amitav Ghosh is, to my mind the most brilliant, serious fiction writer… Continue reading


GETTING CLOUDIER. By RSIS  –  Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit Big business has tapped into ASEAN’s burgeoning e-commerce market and regional governments have enacted measures to govern the Internet “cloud”. However, institutional gaps remain and a… Continue reading

Japan Heads For Cheaper Off-Shore Labor in SouthEast Asia.

Total Abenomics Fail Slams Japan Where It Hurts Most. By Wolf Richter  –  Testosterone Pit. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, was formed by merger in 2012 and that instant became… Continue reading

Traditional costumes Southeast Asian countries.

Below are the traditional dresses of the ten countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). See all costumes >>

ASEAN – First joint military exercises in 2015.

ASEAN military chiefs plan Malacca Strait exercise. The defense forces of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to undertake a joint maritime security exercise in the… Continue reading

So There!

Originally posted on Oyia Brown:
A Singaporean was on holiday in Malaysia…….. He was having his coffee, croissants, bread, butter & jam at the hotel’s coffee house. A Malaysian man who was chewing…

India, Japan: This is panic!

Asia is a damned excited part of the world. And Singapore is the financial epicenter of all of it. Nowadays, serious money is moving into Singapore, by customers from Japan and India. In Japan, the… Continue reading

Underperforming New Phnom Penh Autonomous Port?

Shallow draft, lack of rail connectivity, uneasy relations with Vietnam, and the general slowdown may leave the new Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (aka LM 17), Cambodia’s brand new $28-million container terminal near Phnom… Continue reading

Asean agrees on South China Sea

Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Wednesday agreed to a code of conduct for the South China Sea, where territorial disputes have raised tensions with Beijing. Of the 10 nations in the Association of… Continue reading

Tiger Balm back home.

Tiger Balm is going back to Myanmar. Famed for its soothing menthol smell and muscle pain-relieving properties, Tiger Balm is sold in more than 100 countries – but now the leaping tiger, based… Continue reading