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Myanmar Coup: ASEAN Response Shows Ray of HopeThree weeks after the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw) moved to oust a legitimately elected civilian government, neighbouring Indonesia is said to be pushing fellow Association…
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Myanmar Recap: Fears of civil war, Singapore’s stance, and what the public can do

As events in Myanmar continue to worsen, increased pressure mounts on Singapore and other global powers to help control the situation. Here is a snapshot of what has transpired in the past weeks. On 1 April, the horrific news of six-year-old Khin Myo Chit shot dead as she ran into her father’s arms shook the…
6 Apr 2021 5 mins read

Myanmar Coup: ASEAN Response Shows Ray of Hope

Three weeks after the Myanmar military (or Tatmadaw) moved to oust a legitimately elected civilian government, neighbouring Indonesia is said to be pushing fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members to hold the junta to their pledge to hold elections. The Tatmadaw alleged fraud in the November 2020 elections which saw their proxy Union…
24 Feb 2021 4 mins read

Indonesia’s LGBT Purged from Army; What about LGBT Rights in SEA?

Fill Me In The Indonesian military’s campaign to purge LGBT soldiers from its ranks has moved to include the police force, dismaying several human rights groups on the escalating crackdown. As reported on Vice, leading the charge is Maj. Gen. Burhan Dahlan, head of the Military Chamber at the Supreme Court. Burhan has commanded military…
30 Oct 2020 3 mins read

Indonesian Police Detains Protesters on Second Day of Protests Over New Jobs Bill

Fill Me In On 7 October, Indonesian police detained nearly 400 protesters for questioning after the second day of heated demonstrations over an “omnibus” jobs creation law that has outraged unions, who claim that it only favours businesses, and will hurt workers and the environment. Demonstrations took place in at least 12 locations, with some…
8 Oct 2020 2 mins read

Indonesian Researcher uses Google Adwords to Provide Mental Health Intervention

Fill Me In An Indonesian researcher, Dr Sandersan (Sandy) Onie is looking at how Google Adwords can be used to redirect individuals searching suicide-related terms on Google. Dr Onie explained, “Studies have shown repeatedly that an increase of suicide-related search terms correspond to suicide rate, therefore, it is conceivable that people would search up suicide-related…
7 Oct 2020 2 mins read

The Best Nature Destinations For a Relaxing Holiday In Asia

Asia — the largest continent on Earth. Spanning the uninhabited wilderness of Siberia to the lush tropical rainforests of Indonesia, Asia is a hotspot for nature lovers as it has a climate as diverse as its geographic features. It houses some of the most stunning natural phenomenons of the world, including one of the seven…
9 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Unique Airbnb Experiences in Southeast Asia

Many of us are familiar with Airbnb by now and know it as the go-to online marketplace that connects homeowners with travellers, by offering their properties as accommodation for tourists. Today, there are over 7 million Airbnb accommodation listings around the globe.  In 2016, Airbnb launched ‘Experiences’ as a way to elevate their travel services.…
4 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Adrenaline-Packed Adventure Sports to Try in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a slice of heaven truly. Deep cerulean oceans fringed with luxuriant verdant forests, atavistic temples and colossal skyscrapers — old yet new, if I may be pardoned for the paradox. The possibilities are endless, and I personally consider Southeast Asia as the best destination spot to have some incredible adventures,without damaging your…
4 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Heads Up — Bali Might Be Reopening to Tourists in September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has evidently changed different aspects of our lives and forced us into a ‘new normal’ indefinitely. It has also put a halt on some of our plans, including all our travels that we had planned for this year and the next. With many international borders still closed, it’s almost impossible for us…
4 Aug 2020 2 mins read

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