House of the Rising Yen

As more and more Japanese investment floods into ASEAN, Cambodia is becoming an increasingly promising investment for the smart investor. ASEAN Forum talks with one Japanese company that is turning Cambodian. BY MARK BIBBY JACKSON somehow it seems appropriate that the loftiest bar in town is part of the increasing Japanese influence within the Cambodian […]

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Q&A: Fawn Veerasunthorn

From Chonburi to California, Fawn Veerasunthorn, 31, is a prime example of a successful Thai export. The story artist talks about her journey to Hollywood and winning an Oscar. It’s a long way from Thailand to Hollywood via Ohio, why did you choose to study in Ohio? When I decided that my interest was in […]

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A Passion for Wine

Invited to an exclusive wine meal at the Conrad Samui, Mark Bibby Jackson discovers there is more to FIN’s Jan Ganser than a love of fine wines. Chatting over breakfast with Jan Ganser, the co-founder of FIN­ – Fabulous is Needed – it soon becomes clearly that this is no ordinary wine retailer. For him, […]

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Riding the Crime Wave

Everyone has a good book in them so they say, Asia’s first English-language crime publishing house looks set to put that adage to the test. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. The setting is hardly classic noir. A Bangkok sports bar just before noon, my source has a bottle of water in front of him, I […]

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