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    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.

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    A shortcut to convenience and cash

    Spectrum, Erich Parpart, Published on 25/03/2018

    » Pakdee Tanapura, head of the Thai Canal study team at the Thai-Chinese Culture and Economy Association, argued that because of current congestion in the Malacca Strait, the Thai Canal would provide another channel for ships.

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    Next-level noodles

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 03/06/2019

    » A staple for millions of Asian workers, students and many others living abroad, instant noodles are the region's favourite comfort food. In the cupboards of shacks and mansions alike, you'll find cups and pouches ready to be mixed with water and served. And competition in the market is fierce.

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    Childhood's end

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/07/2018

    » More than 1.2 billion children, or 53% of young people worldwide, are at risk of being robbed of their childhoods by poverty, conflicts and discrimination against girls, according to Save the Children.

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    Prayut steers investment drive

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/10/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has encouraged Asian business leaders to invest during the current global economic slowdown as he sees the private sector as a key catalyst for regional and global economic growth.

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