Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island ready for the big time
The island of Phu Quoc is quickly becoming the next big resort destination in Southeast Asia. And with new resort hotel, special economic status, and even a casino under construction, Vietnam's largest island is ready to welcome the world.
Off the beaten tourism path in Laos
Oudomxay Province in northern Laos is not the typical destination for tourists in the country, but recently the area has invited visitors to see what life is like for villagers who make up part of Laos' ethnic minorities.
Thai cats, a breed apart
Revered in ancient texts and admired by kings, Thai cat breeds had until recently been nearly forgotten in their home country. But now breeders, monks and ordinary citizens are working to celebrate and popularize their homegrown felines.
Slow but steady, aboard Yangon's Circular Line
Reporter Yuichi Nitta rides Yangon's railway loop line, which Myanmar is working to upgrade and provide more people with ways to commute. Currently, the loop takes three hours to complete, but that could soon change.
Crash course for new sushi chefs
It is often thought to take decades to become a master sushi chef, but one school in Tokyo is doing good business building the foundations of proper sushi making with students from around the world, and in just two months.
Helping stray dogs through social media
One man in Thailand has made it his mission to rescue and care for as many of the country's stray dogs as he can. But he is not alone, thanks to Facebook, through which people from around the world can pitch in.
NHK Symphony plays for Europe
Paavo Jarvi, the chief conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, discusses the seven-city tour of Europe and how an all-Japanese orchestra can play the great halls of European music and hold their own with Mahler, Sibelius and Shostakovich.
Singapore's Michelin-star chicken, for US$1.50
Hungry reporter Tomomi Kikuchi visits the Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle in Singapore, which sells the lowest-priced meals in the world that have received a Michelin star -- at 2 Singapore dollars a plate (roughly U.S.$1.50).
Million lanterns light up Thailand’s sky
The annual Yee Ping festival is celebrated in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, as thousands of locals and visitors release paper lanterns into the night sky.
Making mohinga, Myanmar's soul food
One family-run restaurant in Yangon shows Nikkei Asian Review's Gwen Robinson how they make their special recipe of Mohinga, a fish-based soup commonly eaten for breakfast.
The growing business of edible insects
Contributing writer Marwan Macan-Markar tatses some of the more peculiar insect snacks sold on Bangkok's Rambutri Road, and explains how this once local delicacy is becoming a major business for the region.
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