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Russians enjoy Indonesia’s coffee

Publication date 15 February 2019 | 14:55 | ICT

RUSSIA is famous for its vodka and many other local varieties of alcohol, with its people regarded as among the highest consumers of alcohol in the world. When it comes to coffee, however, many Russians enjoy an Indonesian product –



  • Three ‘weirdo’ artists explore diversity for second exhibition

    Publication date 11 February 2019 | 13:54 | ICT

    Fresh off the back of their success with their first exhibition I Don’t Belong Here, the three offbeat young Cambodian creatives who make up the Homeless Artists Collective are now hosting their second show, 180°, in Siem Reap, cele

  • Thousands of Chinese pray to the God of Wealth

    Publication date 11 February 2019 | 12:20 | ICT

    THOUSANDS of Chinese worshippers crowded into a temple in the middle of the country on Saturday to pay homage to the God of Wealth and pray for good fortune.

  • The battle for Hmong heritage

    Publication date 08 February 2019 | 14:32 | ICT

    VUONG Duy Bao surveys his ancestral palace, a vestige of Vietnam’s marginalised Hmong ethnic minority that he says was taken from his family by local officials.

  • The Cambodian who came home, bringing tasty Thai treats with him

    Publication date 08 February 2019 | 14:00 | ICT

    When Tong Heng’s mother passed away, so distraught was the young man from Preah Sihanouk province that he decided to drop out of school, leave his home and venture to Thailand to work in a restaurant.

  • India milks a profit to bump camel numbers

    Publication date 08 February 2019 | 12:12 | ICT

    ON THE edge of the Indian desert, Lakshman Raika boils tea with fresh milk from one of his camels, gently stirring the brew his tribal herdsman have consumed for generations.

  • Japan’s wagyu beef looks set to conquer the world

    Publication date 08 February 2019 | 12:06 | ICT

    IN A lush field in the heart of the Japanese mountains, a herd of glossy black cows roam happily – prime examples of the area’s Hida brand of wagyu beef.

  • McCullin, the chronicler of human pain and suffering

    Publication date 07 February 2019 | 13:24 | ICT

    A WOMAN weeps helplessly in a street in Cyprus, her hands clasped together in desperate prayer; a shellshocked US marine in Vietnam, his face blackened, stares vacantly; a starving, stick-thin albino child in Biafra, hunched over, clutches an empty tin.

  • Researchers link depression to digestive bacteria

    Publication date 06 February 2019 | 14:33 | ICT

    Bacteria in the gut may affect our mental well-being and could be linked to depression, researchers said on Monday after conducting the largest study of its kind so far.

  • K-drama reveals sky-high pressure of school system

    Publication date 06 February 2019 | 12:26 | ICT

    A SMASH-HIT South Korean TV series gives Lee Min-joo flashbacks of the punishing work schedule she endured at an elite Seoul high school as she competed for a place at a top university.

  • Koh Paen residents aim to keep bamboo bridge tradition alive

    Publication date 06 February 2019 | 10:55 | ICT

    Connecting the island of Koh Paen to Kampong Cham city in Kampong Cham province is a giant 779m concrete bridge, opened in March last year, able to carry loads of 20 to 30 tonnes across the Mekong river.