Florence Looi

Florence Looi

Florence Looi is based in Kuala Lumpur and reports from Asia-Pacific region.

Asia Pacific

What is behind the boom in e-commerce in China's rural areas?

How thousands of Chinese villages have benefitted from the boom in online shopping.

What is behind the boom in e-commerce in China's rural areas?

China

Sights on the World Cup: 'Is it a real Chinese football team?'

The move to grant citizenship to foreign players as a way to lift standards has divided China's football fans.

Sights on the World Cup: 'Is it a real Chinese football team?'

Malaysia

Malaysia's vast land reclamation plan criticised by activists

The controversial Penang South Reclamation project will destroy rich fishing grounds and the environment.

Malaysia's vast land reclamation plan criticised by activists

Asia Pacific

Malaysian fish farmers call on gov't to tackle water pollution

Malaysian fishermen say poor-quality seawater is causing financial losses.

Malaysian fish farmers call on gov't to tackle water pollution

Asia Pacific

Myanmar conflict: civilians caught in battle in north

As fighting again flares in Myanmar's restive Shan State, civilians caught in battle between army and armed groups.

Myanmar conflict: civilians caught in battle in north

Asia Pacific

BASE jumpers from 25 countries converge on Malaysia

BASE jumping is considered more dangerous and more technically difficult than skydiving.

BASE jumpers from 25 countries converge on Malaysia

Environment

Malaysia looks to clouds, as smoke haze shrouds Kuala Lumpur

The choking smog, blamed on forest fires in Indonesia, has become an annual occurrence in Southeast Asia, despite efforts to address the problem.

Malaysia looks to clouds, as smoke haze shrouds Kuala Lumpur

Asia Pacific

Vietnam commemorating 50 years since Ho Chi Minh death

Ho Chi Minh is still revered in Vietnam, seen as the man who brought independence to the country.

Vietnam commemorating 50 years since Ho Chi Minh death

Asia Pacific

Indonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low

The world’s third-largest growers of the Robusta variety of coffee beans say they will go bankrupt if prices do not improve.

Indonesian coffee farmers struggle as prices hit 8-year low

Asia

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak in court for money laundering

At Razak's home, police seized cash, jewellery, handbags and watches worth up to $270m.

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak in court for money laundering

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's most active volcano a magnet for tourists

Indonesians living by Mount Merapi make a living by ferrying hundreds of tourists to its 'danger zone'.

Indonesia's most active volcano a magnet for tourists

Volcano

Indonesian villagers near active volcano refuse to relocate

Mount Merapi's eruption in 2010 killed 275 people and destroyed farms but some villagers moved back within months.

Indonesian villagers near active volcano refuse to relocate