Mark Bibby Jackson’s debut Cambodia novel To Cook A Spider has received international recognition at the prestigious 2016 Gourmand Word Cookbook Awards. The competition’s jury announced that To Cook A Spider was the national winner for Cambodia in the categories of Best Self-Published Book and Best Asian Cuisine Book, on January 10.
The city of Leicester has been in the news in recent years and not just for the unexpected success of its football team. A skeleton unearthed beneath a car park there in 2012 was found to be that of Richard III. Rupert Goold’s rendition of Shakespeare’s play of the same name, currently performing at the […]
Set in the ruins of Europe, Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine is a difficult play for the audience. In her programme notes for the current Collide Theatre production, director Emily Louizou asks the viewer not to “try to understand everything which will be happening around you,” but to “experience the crisis you will see.”
The world is getting smaller, with travel companies and hotel chains increasingly reaching out into previously untapped parts of the world. At the same time, our concept of what constitutes luxury tourism is changing. Five-star resorts are two a penny and even space tourism is no longer in the realms of science fiction.
Each issue ASEAN Forum will deconstruct a example of classic ASEAN design. for this first issue we visit Pansea beach, Phuket, Thailand. By MARK BIBBY JACKSON THE ARCHITECT One of America’s most renowned architects, Seattle-born Ed Tuttle, apprenticed with San Francisco design studio Gump’s, before working with interior designers in Hong Kong and Greece. He spent […]
By Mark Bibby Jackson, Editorial Director ASEAN Forum Southeast Asia is set for a seismic change. When the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) comes into force in December this year, the region will be transformed from a bunch of independent nations loosely held together by a common geographical bond into a 600-million strong trading bloc. Whether […]
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 […]