Travel and Life
A Thai friend of mine remarked the other night after to returning to Chiang Mai from her studies in New York that out of all the changes she had noticed in this fast growing city it was the pervasion of Chinese tourists that surprised her the most.
Nepal has reopened most of the heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of strong earthquakes that devastated parts of the country recently, hoping to bring back foreign tourists.
Images of a group of 10 tourists who stripped naked on the peak of Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu have been making headlines this week, after locals and Malaysian officials suggested that their actions contributed to the June 5 earthquake that claimed 18 lives.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N.’s cultural agency has named Inle Lake as Burma’s first biosphere reserve to help safeguard natural ecosystems while promoting sustainable economic development.
Lotuses and Buddha images usually spring to mind when Thai art is mentioned. And although such visuals still remain intact in the country, there are much more to Thai contemporary art. While Thai artists such as Rirkrit Tiravanija, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook and Korakrit Arunanondchai have made their names in the global art world, very few Thais know what they are about. And that’s only fair, since museums for contemporary art barely exist in the country.
Malaysia spares Filipina drugs convict from execution
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 1:00PM UTC
Indian police probe mob killing of school director in Bihar state
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 6:29PM UTC
Governments sign pact to create Chinese-led Asian bank
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 5:50PM UTC