Foreign Correspondence

Sand and Singapore

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The politics of sand is a dirty business, and there’s plenty of it around – particularly in the tiny island-state of Singapore. Its voracious appetite for constructing mega-buildings and expanding its borders […]

Foreign Correspondence

The Borneo Death March

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The 264-kilometre hike from Lolosing to the summit of Taviu Hill in the central highlands of north Borneo has been dubbed the toughest hike in the world. But a group of […]

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Foreign Correspondence

Long Tan Remembered

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — A 500-strong crowd gathered for a service to commemorate Long Tan Day in southern Vietnam. The battle site memorial service on Thursday was organised by the Australian embassy and consulate, with […]

Foreign Correspondence

Suu Kyi Hits the Road

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Ignoring warnings from the authorities, Burma’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has taken to the road and travelled outside of Rangoon for the first time since she was released from […]


War Memorial Dedicated

ASIAWATCH — A memorial to honour Allied troops who died fighting to liberate North Borneo from Japanese occupation towards the end of World War II was unveiled in Sandakan on Sunday. Luke Hunt reports. Listen […]