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Ex-mayor jailed for forcing reporter to strip as punishment for covering his alleged marriage to underage girl

A former mayor in northeastern Khon Kaen province was sentenced to two months in prison yesterday afternoon. The court’s ruling followed an incident in July 2016 where the politician forced a journalist to strip to his underpants as punishment for running a story about his alleged marriage to a teen girl. Dr. Premsak Piayura, 53, ...

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman ‘thankful’ after being sentenced to death for masterminding terrorist attacks in Indonesia

The South Jakarta District Court this morning sentenced one of the most infamous terrorist figures in Indonesia, Aman...

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman ‘thankful’ after being sentenced to death for masterminding terrorist attacks in Indonesia

Trans woman stopped from fitting swimsuit in H&M 

While the Philippines is mostly tolerant towards transgender women, this acceptance is — for the most part...

Trans woman stopped from fitting swimsuit in H&M 

Sun’s out, buns out on Terengganu beaches, but for non-Muslims only

Malaysia’s east coast beach paradise state, Terengganu is laying all their sunscreen on the line, and telling media...

Sun’s out, buns out on Terengganu beaches, but for non-Muslims only

New Zealand bans property sales to foreigners, but Singaporeans are more than welcome

New Zealanders do have a special place in their hearts for Singaporeans. This week, the Pacific island-nation announced...

New Zealand bans property sales to foreigners, but Singaporeans are more than welcome
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Limp Bizkit announces performance at Bali’s 2018 Soundrenaline music festival

Limp Bizkit announces performance at Bali’s 2018 Soundrenaline music festival

Limp Bizkit will be one the big acts of this year’s Soundrenaline festival in Bali. Fred Durst (who is now 47, FYI!) and friends are slated to play on September 9 at GWK during...

Portuguese woman kicked off Bali flight after making bomb joke

Portuguese woman kicked off Bali flight after making bomb joke

Explosives on planes are no laughing matter, but for some reason, a Portuguese woman decided to crack a bomb joke when boarding an Indonesian flight this week. Identified only by...

Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (June 21-24)

Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (June 21-24)

CANGGU: Go out for a beachside movie night A post shared by La Brisa Bali (@labrisabali) on May 26, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT Ocean Film Nights The dreamy Bohemian beach club La Brisa...

Drifter Uluwatu: Bali surf shrine now serves healthy Balinese-inspired eats for dinner

Drifter Uluwatu: Bali surf shrine now serves healthy Balinese-inspired eats for dinner

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — The Bukit neighborhood’s favorite shrine to surfing, Drifter Uluwatu, is now serving up dinner at their cafe. A recent evening spent at the cafe’s...

Four escaped Bali police prisoners take bullets to the leg

Four escaped Bali police prisoners take bullets to the leg

Four escaped police detainees in Bali were met with hot lead to the legs when trying to evade arrest, police told reporters, as they paraded the recently recaptured men with their...

‘I haven’t paid my tuition’: School apologizes for forcing boy to wear shameful sign

‘I haven’t paid my tuition’: School apologizes for forcing boy to wear shameful sign

A deputy director of an elementary school in Phetchabun province apologized on Friday after one of its teachers put a shameful sign on a student to remind his parents that the...

It’s Friday and this temple puppy is just what you need to see

It’s Friday and this temple puppy is just what you need to see

It’s Friday afternoon, and the sight of this happy, heart-melting temple puppy is apparently exactly what Twitter users needed to wrap up their weeks — as the post has...

Alternative cinemas: Hidden theaters, movie bars, and multiplex spaces in Bangkok

Alternative cinemas: Hidden theaters, movie bars, and multiplex spaces in Bangkok

With the closing of the historic Lido theater in Siam Square last month — and the imminent closing of its sister theater Scala around the corner in 2020 — Bangkokians...

Ex-mayor jailed for forcing reporter to strip as punishment for covering his alleged marriage to underage girl

Ex-mayor jailed for forcing reporter to strip as punishment for covering his alleged marriage to underage girl

A former mayor in northeastern Khon Kaen province was sentenced to two months in prison yesterday afternoon. The court’s ruling followed an incident in July 2016 where the...

Thai temple builds entire bridge of used plastic bottles

Thai temple builds entire bridge of used plastic bottles

A temple in the rural Phetchaburi province has come up with its own small way to prevent plastic bottles from ending up in the ocean — it’s using them to construct a...

Herbal tea shop neon sign in Yau Ma Tei saved

Herbal tea shop neon sign in Yau Ma Tei saved

A herbal tea shop in Yau Ma Tei, that is planning on relocating in another part of the neighbourhood, has confirmed that it will be keeping its iconic neon sign. According to Hong...

Is this your cat? Ginger tabby with bleeding front legs found near Sheung Wan bus terminus

Is this your cat? Ginger tabby with bleeding front legs found near Sheung Wan bus terminus

Poor fella. A ginger tabby cat, believed to have been hit by a vehicle, was found alive but badly injured near a Sheung Wan bus terminus this morning. According to Apple Daily,...

Hong Kong’s low birthrate projected to keep falling

Hong Kong’s low birthrate projected to keep falling

A new survey projects that Hong Kong’s plummeting birthrate is going to fall even lower. The Hong Kong Women Development Association (HKWDA) surveyed over 800 people...

Uber driver fined HK$3,000 for carrying passenger without permit

Uber driver fined HK$3,000 for carrying passenger without permit

A 30-year-old Uber driver was fined HK$3,000 (about US$382) after pleading guilty to carrying a passenger without a proper permit, as the government vowed to continue...

Gay lawmaker to motion for debate on same-sex unions

Gay lawmaker to motion for debate on same-sex unions

Legislative Councillor Raymond Chan Chi-chuen has planned a motion of debate next month to study policies that would allow same-sex unions. The motion debate, introduced at...

Anxious wait for relatives of Indonesia ferry disaster missing

Anxious wait for relatives of Indonesia ferry disaster missing

Among the grief-stricken Indonesians keeping a daily vigil at the shore of a volcanic lake which swallowed a ferry packed with people, some fear they have lost more than a dozen...

Police detain captain, crew in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

Police detain captain, crew in deadly Indonesia ferry disaster

The captain and two crew of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake have been detained for questioning over the deadly disaster, police said...

Prabowo asks public for donations: ‘For the price of a pack of cigarettes, you can change the future of the nation’

Prabowo asks public for donations: ‘For the price of a pack of cigarettes, you can change the future of the nation’

"Imagine, Rp 20,000 is the same as a pack of cigarettes or two instant noodles. For the price of two packs of instant noodles or the price of a pack of cigarettes, you can change...

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman ‘thankful’ after being sentenced to death for masterminding terrorist attacks in Indonesia

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman ‘thankful’ after being sentenced to death for masterminding terrorist attacks in Indonesia

The South Jakarta District Court this morning sentenced one of the most infamous terrorist figures in Indonesia, Aman Abdurrahman, to death for his role in masterminding numerous...

More libur: Government set to approve national holiday for regional elections on June 27

More libur: Government set to approve national holiday for regional elections on June 27

As if we need more time off after that lengthy Eid holiday.

Malaysia reopens grisly murder case linked to former PM Najib

Malaysia reopens grisly murder case linked to former PM Najib

Malaysian police have reopened an investigation into the grisly murder of a young Mongolian woman in 2006 which has been linked to the country’s ousted leader, reports said...

Religious studies teacher guilty of molesting five-year-old gets three months prison

Religious studies teacher guilty of molesting five-year-old gets three months prison

Malaysian netizens are up in arms after a woman shared a brief newspaper clipping of the sentence handed to a religious studies teacher who was found guilty of sexually abusing a...

Sun’s out, buns out on Terengganu beaches, but for non-Muslims only

Sun’s out, buns out on Terengganu beaches, but for non-Muslims only

Malaysia’s east coast beach paradise state, Terengganu is laying all their sunscreen on the line, and telling media that while their leadership is led by the conservative...

Panic over tainted banana leaves is fake, says health director

Panic over tainted banana leaves is fake, says health director

Alert to all of the concerned aunties and uncles out there, spreading the concerning tale of the deadly Nipah virus being spread via our country’s beloved plate proxy, the...

The ‘Ril World: Malaysia’s best eats, bars, and road trip-worthy spots according to Tunku Khairil

The ‘Ril World: Malaysia’s best eats, bars, and road trip-worthy spots according to Tunku Khairil

We’ve all got those friends — they’re cool, funny, and also understand and accept the fact that you won’t ever be called from your sofa if Border Security...

Dutch policeman busts ‘made-to-order’ child sex gang in Manila, rescues 18 children

Dutch policeman busts ‘made-to-order’ child sex gang in Manila, rescues 18 children

Dutch police said Thursday they helped crack a child sex abuse ring in the Philippines offering babies as young as five months for “made-to-order” online pedophilia...

Momoland is coming to the Philippines

Momoland is coming to the Philippines

K-pop group Momoland yesterday announced that it is coming to the Philippines this August 18. Members Nancy McDonie, Daisy Yoo, and Lee Ahin made the announcement via their...

Trans woman stopped from fitting swimsuit in H&M 

Trans woman stopped from fitting swimsuit in H&M 

While the Philippines is mostly tolerant towards transgender women, this acceptance is — for the most part — still on the surface level. Many Filipinos are still...

PH’s NCAA to ban foreign players in 2020, rule slammed as ‘racist’

PH’s NCAA to ban foreign players in 2020, rule slammed as ‘racist’

The National Collegiate Athletic Association of the Philippines (NCAA) has announced earlier this week that foreign athletes will no longer be allowed to play in the league...

Another Marcos eyes PH presidency

Another Marcos eyes PH presidency

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the only son of the Philippines’ late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, said in a recent interview that he has plans to go after the...

3 themed afternoon teas to try: Harry Potter magic, Art Deco, durian dessert buffet

3 themed afternoon teas to try: Harry Potter magic, Art Deco, durian dessert buffet

There’s no reason why feasting should be kept strictly to breakfast, lunch, and dinner times. Especially in Singapore. Where tasty treats are available around every corner,...

Exploring Daryl Aiden Yow’s musical career before he plagiarized his way into Instagram stardom

Exploring Daryl Aiden Yow’s musical career before he plagiarized his way into Instagram stardom

Not that we like to kick a man when he’s down but the past of now-defamed influencer Daryl Aiden Yow’s is what Father John Misty would call Pure Comedy. Way before the young...

Here’s to a better, boozier summertime: Where to get spiked slushies in Singapore

Here’s to a better, boozier summertime: Where to get spiked slushies in Singapore

Any kind of ice cold treat works wonders under the sweltering Singapore sun – but spiked slushies? That’s just a whole new level of grown-up merriment our teenage selves never...

Ride-hailing apocalypse looms closer as 23k private-hire drivers have a week left to get licenses

Ride-hailing apocalypse looms closer as 23k private-hire drivers have a week left to get licenses

The clock is ticking for thousands of Grab drivers in Singapore. 23,000 private-hire car drivers have yet to obtain the proper license to chauffeur people around, according to...

View images of iconic buildings from early Singapore at local photographer Darren Soh’s new exhibition

View images of iconic buildings from early Singapore at local photographer Darren Soh’s new exhibition

With en bloc fever sweeping the country, it seems that more and more structures from Singapore’s early years are slated to be torn down to make way for sleek, shiny new...

ICC gives Myanmar deadline to respond to Rohingya jurisdiction request

ICC gives Myanmar deadline to respond to Rohingya jurisdiction request

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have given Myanmar just over a month to respond to the prosecutor’s request for jurisdiction over the country’s alleged...

Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu contribute to mining abuses in Kachin State

Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu contribute to mining abuses in Kachin State

Three of the world’s largest mining equipment companies are contributing to major human rights abuses in Myanmar by supplying machinery to local mining companies that have been...

Pope Francis cites jailed Reuters reporters in appeal for press freedom

Pope Francis cites jailed Reuters reporters in appeal for press freedom

Pope Francis made an appeal for greater press freedom in “so-called democratic” countries during an interview with Reuters yesterday. He cited the case of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe...

Why is Westlife so popular in Myanmar?

Why is Westlife so popular in Myanmar?

Before I moved to Myanmar, I didn’t know who Westlife was. That’s not because I don’t have opinions on boy bands—I’m a Backstreet Boys boy all the way. I even have a...

Myanmar floods kill 19, displace thousands

Myanmar floods kill 19, displace thousands

Floods caused by heavy rain across Myanmar have killed 19 people and displaced around 14,000 families since last week. The death toll includes eight people in Magway Region, six...

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Limp Bizkit announces performance at Bali’s 2018 Soundrenaline music festival

Limp Bizkit announces performance at Bali’s 2018 Soundrenaline music festival

Limp Bizkit will be one the big acts of this year’s Soundrenaline festival in Bali. Fred Durst (who is now 47, FYI!) and friends are slated to play on September 9 at GWK during...

Alternative cinemas: Hidden theaters, movie bars, and multiplex spaces in Bangkok

Alternative cinemas: Hidden theaters, movie bars, and multiplex spaces in Bangkok

With the closing of the historic Lido theater in Siam Square last month — and the imminent closing of its sister theater Scala around the corner in 2020 — Bangkokians...

Momoland is coming to the Philippines

Momoland is coming to the Philippines

K-pop group Momoland yesterday announced that it is coming to the Philippines this August 18. Members Nancy McDonie, Daisy Yoo, and Lee Ahin made the announcement via their...

View images of iconic buildings from early Singapore at local photographer Darren Soh’s new exhibition

View images of iconic buildings from early Singapore at local photographer Darren Soh’s new exhibition

With en bloc fever sweeping the country, it seems that more and more structures from Singapore’s early years are slated to be torn down to make way for sleek, shiny new...

Trans woman stopped from fitting swimsuit in H&M 

Trans woman stopped from fitting swimsuit in H&M 

While the Philippines is mostly tolerant towards transgender women, this acceptance is — for the most part — still on the surface level. Many Filipinos are still...

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COCO+ Giveaway: Win a stay at ARTOTEL Sanur-Bali, a hip, art-filled hotel 3 minutes walk from the beach!

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