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Africa 24 Sep 2019 | 6:00 AM

And stay out! 6 sites now closed to the public because of overtourism

There's a growing list of locations around the world that are set to close to tourists to protect the environment and wildlife. Here are six places that have recently shut shop.

Travel 20 Aug 2019 | 6:00 AM

Philippines strengthens claim on this South China Sea island

The Philippines is aiming to strengthen its claims in the South China Sea by potentially building hotels for tourists on its biggest island in the disputed waterway, officials said.

Travel 31 Jan 2019 | 1:00 PM

End of the road for Philippine jeepney 'rolling art galleries'

Philippine ‘jeepney’ artists stalked by extinction

Books 11 Dec 2018 | 6:00 AM

‘Fascism: A Warning’ by Madeleine Albright offers a lot of knowledge but no solutions

The former US Secretary of State offers a quick historical trip through the rise and fall and rise of Fascism that is slightly undermined by her own actions while in office.

Wellness 28 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

Human Writes: We have lost the war on drugs

The only winners in the 'war on drugs' have been the drug lords. We need to view drug addiction not as a crime, but for what it really is – a health issue.

Environment 19 Jun 2018 | 7:01 AM

Thailand’s Maya Bay begins restoration

Just like Boracay in the Philippines, the ailing Thai beach – Maya Bay – has closed its doors to tourists in a bid to restore the place to its beautiful state once again.

Living 10 Dec 2017 | 8:00 AM

Human Writes: Malaysia's death penalty doesn’t work and we need to drop it

The mandatory death penalty for drug offences does not work, it's time we dropped it completely, says Human Writes columnist Mangai Balasegaram.