By Tim Russell • Jan 06, 2020
Bangkok's fabled Khlongtoey slum has long been regarded as a 'no-go zone' in the city by many. But now, facing destruction as the latest victim of the government's city-wide sanitising project, British photographer Tim Russell shines a light on the much-maligned community's vibrant characters and warm spirit
By Simon Roughneen • Dec 18, 2019
In the third installment of our eight-week series looking at Cambodia in 2040, we examine how the next two decades will see the Kingdom's food production and farming face a mix of challenges posed by technology, drought and trade. How will a country so reliant on its agricultural sector manage to adapt and survive?
By Julija Veljkovic • Dec 16, 2019
As Phnom Penh’s construction sector booms, communities suffer as public recreational areas are sacrificed for never-ending new developments. In an economic environment where money trumps all, who will preserve vital green spaces for the capital's residents?
By Sam Campbell • Oct 24, 2019
From our print archive: The flooding that inundated much of northern Phnom Penh has receded, but Lakeside residents now face a much greater threat
With Jakarta steadily sinking, President Joko Widodo has announced that a new capital will be built on the island of Borneo. So how will the new city be different?
By Kate Walton • Sep 09, 2019
From our print archive: Climate change is expected to hit Southeast Asia's megacities the hardest – and places such as Jakarta, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City might be the first to get flooded out
By Laura J. Snook • Aug 28, 2019
Scraping through the refuse of Yangon’s slums for scraps to sell, children and adults alike find themselves caught between economic crisis in the countryside and a rapidly developing city that threatens to swallow their makeshift homes
By Lorcan Lovett • Jul 18, 2019
The world's population explosion has so far been considered one of humanity's greatest threats. But humankind might be shrinking faster than expected
By Hilmar Schmundt • Jul 11, 2019
Thailand’s military government wants to turn the chaotic metropolis of Bangkok into a kind of Singapore: tidy, sterile and easily controllable – and thus, a symbol of its power
By Katrin Kuntz • Jul 19, 2018
The once-populous district of Kampong Ayer, a community of stilted homes and wooden walkways, is a shell of what it once was in its heyday as residents drift to the city
By Pete Ford • Jun 13, 2018
Hav Kongngy hopes his affordable, interlocking bricks can help tackle a housing crisis that has left many Cambodians unable to afford a home
By Southeast Asia Globe Editorial • Mar 29, 2018
The beach town of Sihanoukville has great tourism potential, but industry experts say proper planning and infrastructure must come first
By Janelle Retka • Mar 27, 2018