Contributors / Kate Hodal

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Home movie

Monocle gets behind the scenes of Brunei’s first-ever commercial feature film as local artists look to establish an indigenous movie industry to rival their Asian neighbours and make a splash on the international stage.

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Expo 65 – Part 02: Colombo

It’s not even five years since the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war but in that time its capital has undergone an incredible transformation. There’s still plenty to do but the burgeoning arts scene and the restless optimism of…

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Fresh beat

J-pop and K-pop, step aside: Thailand’s indie scene is taking to the stage with a new wave of young bands doing their own thing – and doing it well. Monocle signed up for front-row tickets.

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Cinema Paradise

When it comes to a Friday night out at the movies, we’ll be booking our seats in Bangkok, Singapore and Tokyo. Now pass the Peranakan menu and a blanket.

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Drug Wars

The practices of the health and pharmaceutical industries have no shortage of critics but there's an equally tricky battle to change consumers' perceptions once a product get the green light. Monocle meets some of the…


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