Sebastian Strangio is a journalist and author focusing on Southeast Asia. Since 2008, his reporting from across the region has appeared in more than 30 leading publications in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


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The 'lawless' playgrounds of Laos

The ‘lawless’ playgrounds of Laos

A Chinese gambling enclave in a remote part of Laos has become a ‘semi-lawless’ zone where gambling, prostitution, and illicit trades flourish.
North Korea's multimillion-dollar museum in Cambodia

North Korea’s multimillion-dollar museum in Cambodia

North Korea hopes to reap large profits from its new Angkor Panorama Museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Uncertainty looms for Myanmar's Muslims

Uncertainty looms for Myanmar’s Muslims

Despite a historic election promising change, Muslims in Myanmar feel threatened and excluded.
The heavy hand of religious police in Aceh

The heavy hand of religious police in Aceh

Since 2001, far-flung Indonesian province has enforced its version of Islamic law, using floggings to punish offenders.
Myanmar's wildlife trafficking hotspot

Myanmar’s wildlife trafficking hotspot

Mong La has become a hub for gambling, prostitution and illegal animal products like ivory and tiger bones.