Foreign Correspondence

Bali Bombing on Show

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Much has changed around Bali’s famed Kuta district. About 25 years ago, travellers could be seen hopping on a horse and cart. Now, suburban tourists from Australia and Europe grab a […]

Foreign Correspondence

Vietnam War Sting

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Australia’s relations with Vietnam have been solid for many years. Canberra was among the first to open a Western mission in Hanoi after the Vietnam War ended in 1975. This was […]

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Foreign Correspondence

Freedom in Numbers

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Vietnam’s media is state-owned, its blogs and bloggers monitored and its occasional protests attended by uniformed officers while being filmed by plain-clothes ones. However, if you want a SIM card, and thus […]


Cambodia’s Snow Alive

AsiaWATCH — Well-known Phnom Penh bar owner Ian Woodford, better known as Snow to his customers, said yesterday that news of his death in Australia had been greatly exaggerated, the Cambodia Daily reports. The newspaper said […]