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Multimedia: Lukewarm Reactions for Singapore's Latest National Theme Song

Singapore getting ready for National Day on August 9 with trial runs of its fireworks and lights. (acdovier/Flickr)
Multimedia

For a song that's supposed to unite the nation and foster patriotic spirit, Singapore's 2012 National Day song has elicited a tepid response.

As Hong Kong's 'Occupy' Awaits Court Verdict, a Look at Its Asian Counterparts

Protesters receiving free massages at the site of Occupy Central, Hong Kong, photographed on October 23, 2011. (dawvon/Flickr)
Policy

The fate of Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" hangs in the balance as HSBC applies to the city's high court for the right to evict it. How are Asia's other Occupy movements faring?

5 Things You Should Know About Asia's Millionaires

The 'Millionaire Fair' in Shanghai. (Ricky Jiang/Flickr)
Lifestyle

As their numbers rise, Asia’s millionaires will increasingly influence the marketplace, not only on private jet sales, but also the price of everything from gasoline to wine to the property in your neighborhood, writes Avery Booker.

Photo of the Day: An Infinite Stretch of Blue in Malaysia

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Clear skies and quiet waters in Terengganu, Malaysia on May 29, 2012.  (Original Shamsul Hidayat Omar/Flickr)

US, Thailand Need 'Shared Vision' to Revitalize Ties

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks with Thai Foreign Minister Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2012. (YouTube)
Policy Thailand is a rare example of a U.S. relationship in Asia that has languished — but if the countries can build around Thailand’s role at the center of a new, broader “Asia,” there may indeed be room for progress after all.

Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (jnvietbride.com.sg)
Policy

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

Photo of the Day: Purple Pedestrian in Malaysia

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A purple crab crosses the road in Tioman Island, Malaysia on April 13, 2012. (ejbaurdo /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia

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Sunset in Pulau Labuan, Malaysia on March 22, 2012. (Romel Jacinto /Flickr)

The Key to Myanmar's Development Could Be Its Diaspora

Myanmar academic Aung Naing Oo (C), who fled a brutal crackdown on student protests over two decades ago, is greeted by relatives upon his return to his homeland at Yangon International Airport on February 10, 2012. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

While the media focuses on the role of global development institutions, a number of experts are urging Myanmar’s government to reach out to its nationals abroad, writes Andrew Billo.

Interview: James Whitlow Delano on Palm Oil and Deforestation in Malaysia [Photos]

Several generations of a Batek Negrito family shelter from the rain on a logging road, which divides oil palm plantations from the Taman Negara National Park. (James Whitlow Delano)
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Photographer James Whitlow Delano has been documenting the destruction of the most diverse ecosystem on the planet for the past 17 years. He spoke to Asia Blog about the human cost of palm oil in Malaysian Borneo.