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

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 protégé, 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

Thianh and Minh move to the Philippines with their Filipino husbands in the wake of the Vietnam War. As cooks, they meet Jun who works helping displaced Vietnamese. Over the decades, that initial link has stood the test of time and relocation.

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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