Mark Bibby Jackson

Nothing will come of nothing


Fabric is an old-fashioned play about a rape. From the 60s soundtrack to the mini-skirt the victim Leah wears throughout, the play is embedded in a time when cries of rape fell on the deaf ear of “she was asking for it”.

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Held Hostage on our Honeymoon

Over a thousand tourists were stranded on Easter Island in the build up to Christmas. Some never made it home in time. By Mark Bibby Jackson A look of resignation sits uneasily on the hundred or so passengers lined up outside Easter Island’s Latam Airline (LAN) office in the early hours of Monday December 21. […]

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50 Shades of Grey

A friend of mine recently told me how he was amazed to see three Rolls-Royce Phantoms all in a line on his first visit to Phnom Penh last year. While this is by no means an every day occurrence on the streets of the Cambodian capital, the last few years have seen a marked rise […]

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Myanmar: Away from the Crowds

Once forbidden to the West, Myanmar has seen a dramatic recent rise in tourism that threatens its intrinsic charm. Mark Bibby Jackson examines the booming sector and discovers some places to visit before it’s too late. After so many years of boycotts and sanctions, Myanmar has seen an unprecedented explosion in tourism. In 2012, the […]

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Land of the Midnight Sun

Sick of tropical heat, AsiaLIFE Cambodia’s publisher Mark Bibby Jackson sets off to the Arctic Circle, only to encounter yet more sun. Those who have watched Al Pacino’s gradual disintegration in the movie Insomnia will know the perils of sleeplessness within the Arctic Circle. Although Norway might not have the same serial-killer tendency as its […]

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Bali Revisited

Twenty years ago, a youthful Mark Bibby Jackson visited the remote village of Ubud in Bali, now AsiaLIFE’s publisher returns to see many that things have changed. Never go back. This truism applies as much to great holiday destinations as to failed relationships or any murder you may just happen to have committed. Now the […]

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