Visitors take a picture of Christmas illuminations, lit by 280,000 LED lights, at Tokyo Midtown business and commercial complex in Tokyo. Pic: AP.

Happy Christmas to all our readers and a very big thank you to everyone who has read our content in 2013. We’ve continued our efforts to bring you our own brand of Asian news, live coverage, analysis and opinion over the last year. To recap, here are our 13 most popular stories from 2013.

1. GE13: Malaysia EC warns Singapore over foreign-registered vehicles

2. Singapore’s government lost US$600 million… what now?

3. Tough-talking mayor in tears after visit to typhoon-ravaged city

4. Thailand: Drone videos show clashes between police and anti-government protesters

5. Hazepocalypse: Singapore’s PSI hits 371 as government demands action

6. Pacquiao Watch: Back in serious training

7. Thai TV shows on-screen murder and utter lack of ethical priorities

8. Thailand’s stupidity politics

9. Thailand: Vote buying and Thaksin, and the Democrats

10. From porn to politics: Diana Pang sparks debate in China

11. Typhoon Haiyan as seen from space: The best images from the web

12. Thailand’s amnesty fallout: Hubris, hatred and hidden agendas

13. Racy posters spark uniform debate at Thai university