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Drug-resistant malaria is a disaster. We have one chance to halt it | Nicholas White

A malaria clinic near the Thai-Burma border. Artemisinin has been Thailand’s most potent weapon in the long-running battle against malaria, contributing to a sharp drop in deaths. Photograph: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images An African mother returns in the evening from the fields where she has been working to find her young daughter has died: the fever

Top 10 must-do things in Thailand (Part 1)

Phang Nga Bay

When arriving on the land of Thai people, tourists cannot stop being amazed at the awesomeness and greatness of cultural constructions here. In order to guide you to see the most incredible features in Thailand, the Indochina Voyages Team would like to show Ten must-do things in Thailand. The Grand Palace: Here are several impressive

Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders

Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan in the Phnom Penh courtroom. Photograph: Mark Peters/ECCC/EPA Cambodia’s UN-backed Khmer Rouge court has begun a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape. The complex case of the regime’s two most senior surviving

Inside the famous Phnom Penh cinema that has become a living nightmare

Squatters in the former Hemakcheat cinema in downtown Phnom Penh. Photograph: Yves Gellie/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images In early summer, as the rainy season approaches Phnom Penh, the faintest wind shakes Meas Sopheap’s home – a creaky shelter in the once-grand building. Water seeps through the roof, fashioned from plastic sheets and corrugated iron, into a

Medical tourism in Thailand

Cosmetic surgery has become popular nowadays

Nowadays, touring does not only mean visiting beautiful spots, trying local meals, or learning the different cultures. A new kind of tourism – medical has increasingly become popular recently. According to CNN Travel, medical tourism accounts for 9 percent of global GDP (more than $6 trillion) in 2011. Since then, Thailand has been one of

Koh Rong Samloem Island

Koh Rong Samloem Island

Koh Rong Samloem Island is the second biggest Cambodian island off the coast of SihanoukVille, Cambodia. It is currently undeveloped. If you’ve been to one of the islands off Sihanoukville before this year, Koh Rong Saloem was probably it. Lazy Beach has been the accommodation of record for the Sihanoukville islands for more than six

Staying safe in Laos

Staying safe in Laos

Laos is one of the safest countries to visit. The country is peaceful, the people are friendly, and the air is fresh. Full of people with relaxed attitude to life, Laos is a relaxing country to live in and to visit. Laos is the 34th most peaceful country in the world according to the 2010

Cambodian community rallies after Massachusetts fire kills seven people

Buddhist Monks from Glory Buddhist Temple lead people from the community away from a burned-out apartment building in Lowell. Photograph: Matthew J Lee/AP Soben Pin wept as she tried to express her sorrow Friday over a fire that claimed the lives of five members of a Cambodian family and displaced dozens more in Massachusetts. “They

Will Adidas garment workers share in its World Cup profit?

While football merchandise sells on a vision of good health, in Cambodia factory workers are struggling to get by. Photograph: Frank Baron for the Guardian The World Cup represents a huge pay cheque for corporate sponsors – the chance to associate products with athleticism and global excitement. Official sponsor Adidas has kitted out both teams

Traveling in low season

Traveling in low season – 3 reasons you should

Low season of travel in Asia equals with Moon soon – equals with a lot of rains. South East Asia, Low season often falls around May – September. I bet you wont like the idea of rain on your trip. But hey, moon soon in Asia is all year around, with those who travel in