Those familiar with Yangon as a place of construction sites and constant, snarling traffic may be interested to know that even 10 years ago, when cars were a rarity and months would go by without a developer breaking ground, keeping the city green was a source of concern.
Truly dedicated followers of fashion, like me and, possibly, you (no, not you - you over there), will understand accessories. A merely beautiful dress without accoutrements simply will not do. Good taste demands more.
The land of liberty, equality and fraternity will learn of the travails endured by those in Myanmar who struggle for human rights and a better life with the upcoming publication, at the end of the year, of Frédéric Debomy’s cartoon Books on Burma.
In deeply religious Thailand, monks have long been revered. But badly behaved clergy, corruption scandals, and the vast wealth amassed by some temples has many asking if something is rotten at the heart of Thai Buddhism.
Asia is home to the world's oldest civilizations, with a vibrant tradition of creative arts. It also boasts an estimated 60 literary festivals, as new generations of writers and readers are still moved by the written word. Here's your guide to some of the region's best literary festivals in the coming year:
For many expats who end up in Burma, the country has seeped into their consciousness beforehand. In journalist Rosalind Russell’s case, it was the heroic feats of her relative, who lived the idyll in pre-war Rangoon that inspired her wanderlust. BOOK REVIEW: Rosalind Russell's "Burma's Spring: Real Lives in Turbulent Times."