MEDAN, North Sumatra (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Tangkahan village in Langkat regency has transformed from a base of illegal logging to a bastion of ecotourism, powered by elephants, with its tagline "Hidden Paradise of North Sumatra".
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - A Supreme Administrative Court judge rapporteur has suggested in favour of five state agencies being accused of violating laws in the Xayaburi Dam project in Laos.
YOGYAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Tri Rismaharini, and the current regent of Batang, Yoyok Riyo Sudibyo, winners of the Bung Hatta Anti-Corruption Award 2015, faced an uphill challenge in their battle against corruption.
HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and other coral reefs around the world, are facing an uncertain future as carbon dioxide (CO2) levels rise and ocean temperatures become warmer.
HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - The lifting of the IPO ban on the mainland may not have anything to do with the economy. But rather, regulators may feel that the latest clampdown on trading irregularities has brought the desired result of allowing the equities market to function properly as it should.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Father Yeo is now South-east Asia's first hearing-impaired Catholic priest and one of only 22 such priests in the world. He says becoming a priest is a dream come true.
BEIJING, China (The Straits Times/ANN) - Sweeping changes to the Chinese military structure will help Beijing deal better with territorial disputes but challenges remain as the changes risk disruption to the entire military system.