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  • Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    Singaporeans are in mourning for former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, 91, who died on March 23. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore, was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations.

  • Bangkok's new malls - shiny and cool

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    Bangkok is home to a host of enormous new shopping malls rising over the city's Skytrain mass-transit stations. These facilities have become popular destinations for residents of the capital, places to shop for both high-end and low-end goods, as well as to simply gather and bask in the cool of the air-conditioning. Let's have a look inside.

  • Vegetarian week in Bangkok's China town

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    The annual Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok, which is known as Kin Jay in Chinese, is celebrated with colorful dragon parade in Chinatown.

  • Thais honor Buddha with sky lantern festival

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    The annual Yi Peng Sansai, the sky lantern festival, was held in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand on Oct. 25 to pay homage to the Buddha.

  • Pope in Philippines

    Pope Francis visited the Philippines between Jan. 15 and 19 as part of his recent tour of Asia. KEIICHIRO ASAHARA, Nikkei staff photographer followed his procession through Manila.

  • A human Buddha

    AKIYOSHI INOUE, Nikkei senior staff photographer
    The Indian Museum in Kolkata, the oldest museum in Asia, offers a quiet respite from the traffic and noise outside.

  • Yangon smartens up

    Nikkei staff photographer
    One sign of Myanmar's transformation since 2011 has been the emergence of smartphones in Yangon. Now, like in any other major Asian city, the burg's inhabitants are constantly checking out what's happening in the palms of their hands, often with inexpensive handsets from China.

  • Small worlds

    KURAHIRO SEGUCHI and KONOSUKE URATA, Nikkei staff photographers

    As leisure spending rises in Southeast Asia, Western theme park operators are setting up shop in the region.

  • Soul-searching in George Town, Penang

    KEN KOBAYASHI, Nikkei staff photographer
    George Town, in northwest Malaysia, has a unique architectural style, blending British, Chinese, Indian and Islamic influences.