Experiencing a rapid growth in the tourism industry, Vietnam could become a regional leader in the coming years. Yet, Vietnam and its tourism businesses need to combat an important cultural setback if they want to reap the benefits of the country’s entrepreneurial spirit and grow tourism in quality as well as in quantity.
South Korean opportunities for ASEAN businesses
Opening a new set of opportunities for ASEAN countries, South Korea is now looking at new ways to develop economic ties in Southeast Asia. As the government scouts for new ways to diversify trade and economic ties, businesses from Southeast Asian countries could find new openings to work with South Korean companies.
Singapore, Smart City in practice [video]
As an advanced city-state, Singapore has a unique opportunity to push forward in technologies and new practices of urban planning, transport, energy and utilities. Explaining the implementation of various methods in daily life of Singaporeans, this video shows how the Red Dot is becoming a global leading “Smart City”.
Redefining luxury in Singapore [video]
Singapore is a famous touristic center for its high end hospitality venues, luxury shopping and delightful entertainment. With recent new developments, Singaporean luxury businesses are defining new standards to remain a global leader as the competition for luxury travel stiffens in Asia and the rest of the world.
International expansion tips from the Philippines [video]
Growing a company beyond its original country is a dream for many business owners and managers. Relating their experiences from expanding their businesses out of their original base in the Philippines, two business leaders share their stories, insights and tips for those interested in growing their companies abroad.
Inside Go-Jek’s success in Indonesia [video]
Ride-hailing applications are weighing a fierce battle in Indonesia to conquer its large and promising market. Competing against global and regional giants, the local application Go-Jek has found a way to seduce an important base of users and secure large funding to fuel its diversified growth in hyper-local services.
Self-driving cars in Singapore [video]
With its advanced economy, highly skilled workforce and an ambitious development plan for the coming years, Singapore defines itself as a “Smart City”. This unique positioning in the region takes many forms, one of them is the introduction of autonomous taxis that are already being tested for an upcoming implementation.
A Filipina fashion designer’s success story and tips [video]
Successful luxury companies are not common in Southeast Asia. This female designer from the Philippines nonetheless proves that it is possible to succeed in the luxury industry. Through her creative approach, traditional crafts from the Philippines now gain international recognition in luxury jewelry and accessories.
Promoting tourism in Malaysia [videos]
Malaysia is a leader in Southeast Asia in number of tourists arrivals each year. Advertising the country’s tourism, the official campaign “Malaysia Truly Asia” broadcasts a range of beautiful videos to help promote its beauty, culture and activities and reach the general public, but also help tourism agencies and professionals.
Design can help rural Myanmar [video]
The opening of Myanmar enables businesses, NGOs and social enterprises to venture further in the country and tackle challenges of rural areas as well as of cities. In the countryside, a social enterprise is applying cutting-edge design principles to alleviate difficulties of farmers and rural inhabitants.