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Across ASEAN
Across ASEAN
Across ASEAN
30 min • Society, Culture • 2018

ASEAN is an organisation that brings together nations but what about personal connections? This series features five very different relationships that span across the various ASEAN countries, profiling the dynamics between individuals.

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An Unlikely Friendship
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1. An Unlikely Friendship
22 mins

Sofia, a young Singaporean volunteering in Cambodia, invites Ban, a tuk-tuk driver to join her for a beer in the midst of a downpour. From there, an unlikely friendship forms, strengthened by a shared passion for photography.

Mothers And Sons
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2. Mothers And Sons
23 mins

Adi follows his dreams and leaves Indonesia to be the lead singer in a band in Malaysia. There, he meets his bandmate's mother, Hazizah. In the decade since, they have forged a close relationship that rivals that of most mothers and sons.

Beyond The Ring
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3. Beyond The Ring
22 mins

In the Muay Thai ring, Krai, a Thai trainer, and Sai, his Laotian protege, have a connection built on blood, sweat and tears. Beyond the ring, separated from their families, they have also learnt to be there for each other.

Pho in the Philippines
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4. Pho in the Philippines
23 mins

Anh and Minh moved to the Philippines with their Filipino husbands after the Vietnam War. As cooks, they met Jun who works helping displaced Vietnamese. Withstanding the test of time and relocation, these old friends have since become best friends.

A Modern Family
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5. A Modern Family
22 mins

Sparks fly when Bruneian Zefri meets Indonesian Handara in London. As global citizens, they are now raising 3 multi-cultural children in Singapore. They may have roots in different cultures but this modern family is making their own way.

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