Postcard from Saigon – Palaces

Postcard from Saigon – Palaces

When Lee Kuan Yew died recently, part of his legacy was a new form of government. Long before China adopted free market reforms, Lee was the first to demonstrate that capitalism and democracy do not necessarily go hand in hand. In Singapore he created a state in which...
Postcard from Phnom Penh – Ghosts

Postcard from Phnom Penh – Ghosts

There’s a ghostly underlay to Phnom Penh, a city beneath the city today. That city is empty. When the Khmer Rouge defeated the US-backed Lon Nol regime in 1975 and took power, their first act was to completely evacuate the capital. The city’s inhabitants...