Thinking Aloud

Helping Asean stay relevant for its 630m people

Efforts throughout Singapore's chairmanship year could help region navigate global uncertainty

Many in South-east Asia would be familiar with Bangkok, a throbbing metropolis of over eight million people and the capital of Thailand.

Fewer would have heard of cities like Battambang in Cambodia, population 200,000, or Banyuwangi in Indonesia, population 160,000.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 04, 2018, with the headline 'Helping Asean stay relevant for its 630m people'. Print Edition | Subscribe