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‘Anti-coup rehearsal’ called at busy Bangkok junction just before Friday rush hour

Be warned, Bangkok: Protesters will gather in the late afternoon on one of the worst traffic days at one of the capital’s most-congested intersections. At 4pm, the Lat Phrao intersection will be the scene of a “coup rehearsal” called by the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration last night, which said it is intended to ...

Pinoys’ foreign spouses and children to be allowed entry into PH starting Dec. 7

Starting Dec. 7, Filipinos’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, will be allowed to enter the...

Pinoys’ foreign spouses and children to be allowed entry into PH starting Dec. 7

Farmers’ market by and for Bangkok women to tackle violence

During the pandemic domestic violence cases in Thailand surged by 66%, according to the Thai Health Promotion...

Farmers’ market by and for Bangkok women to tackle violence

New coronavirus infection sparks fresh outbreak anxiety in Singapore

Man had dined at Seoul Garden in Tampines with 11 others.

New coronavirus infection sparks fresh outbreak anxiety in Singapore

22 students report cases of sexual violence in Bali’s Udayana University

Twenty-two students from Udayana University have come forward as survivors of sexual violence on campus, as shown in a...

22 students report cases of sexual violence in Bali’s Udayana University

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Prosecutor, defense file appeals over verdict in Bali musician Jerinx’s hate speech case

Prosecutor, defense file appeals over verdict in Bali musician Jerinx’s hate speech case

The prosecutor in the case of Jerinx yesterday lodged an appeal over the musician’s final sentence at Bali’s High Court, which was then followed by the defendant’s legal...

22 students report cases of sexual violence in Bali’s Udayana University

22 students report cases of sexual violence in Bali’s Udayana University

Twenty-two students from Udayana University have come forward as survivors of sexual violence on campus, as shown in a recent investigation by the Indonesian Women’s Union...

Denpasar establishes 25 kilometer bike lane from cultural center to Sanur beach

Denpasar establishes 25 kilometer bike lane from cultural center to Sanur beach

Those of you who joined the cycling boom amid the pandemic can now consider Denpasar as your next riding destination, as the city has just established a 25 kilometer bike lane. 

Teeth reportedly stolen from carcass of sperm whale stranded on Bali beach

Teeth reportedly stolen from carcass of sperm whale stranded on Bali beach

Thieves may have gotten to the carcass of a sperm whale that recently washed ashore on a Bali beach before officials did.

8-year-old girl, left unsupervised while sister made TikTok video, drowns in Bali pool

8-year-old girl, left unsupervised while sister made TikTok video, drowns in Bali pool

An 8-year-old girl from Bali’s Buleleng regency died after she slipped and fell into a swimming pool.

Thai Airways to bomb Thailand with prayers on New Year’s Day

Thai Airways to bomb Thailand with prayers on New Year’s Day

Those of a more spiritual bent planning more than a hangover for the first day of 2021 can book a three-hour lunch in the sky with a famous astrologer to fill both tummy and soul....

Trick out your home theater with actual ‘Scala’ seats

Trick out your home theater with actual ‘Scala’ seats

Take a piece of Bangkok cinema history home – and sit on it. Four months after it closed, Bangkok’s last cinema palace from the golden age of film is selling its seats.  Apex...

‘Anti-coup rehearsal’ called at busy Bangkok junction just before Friday rush hour

‘Anti-coup rehearsal’ called at busy Bangkok junction just before Friday rush hour

Be warned, Bangkok: Protesters will gather in the late afternoon on one of the worst traffic days at one of the capital’s most-congested intersections. At 4pm, the Lat Phrao...

Clouded leopard spotted in Thai northeast for first time in 20 years

Clouded leopard spotted in Thai northeast for first time in 20 years

A large wild cat with a tortoise shell-pattern coat was spotted near the Thai-Cambodian border in what wildlife officials say was the first time the animal’s been seen in two...

New Bangkok bar brings vinyl, mid-century California vibes to Thonglor

New Bangkok bar brings vinyl, mid-century California vibes to Thonglor

The latest project from the Rabbit Hole Group (the folks behind Canvas, Crimson Room, Draft Land, Rabbit Hole), Bar Marco transforms a two-story rowhouse on Soi Thonglor 20 into a...

HKU fails to place on 2021 QS rankings of top 3 Asia universities

HKU fails to place on 2021 QS rankings of top 3 Asia universities

They fell one place from last year's third rank.

81 more virus infections in Hong Kong, dance cluster increases to over 300 cases

81 more virus infections in Hong Kong, dance cluster increases to over 300 cases

A cluster linked to dance venues has increased to over 300 cases.

District councillor arrested for ‘wasting employment’ of police for falsely claiming he was earlier apprehended

District councillor arrested for ‘wasting employment’ of police for falsely claiming he was earlier apprehended

He claimed that the police swore at him and denied him legal representation.

Japanese chain Donki violates security law by selling yellow bags, pro-Beijing paper says

Japanese chain Donki violates security law by selling yellow bags, pro-Beijing paper says

The bright yellow bags were sold in the Tsuen Wan store last year.

Firefighters called to rescue wild boar stuck between gap in barrier wall

Firefighters called to rescue wild boar stuck between gap in barrier wall

The boar had wandered its way to a Happy Valley carpark.

Rizieq Shihab to undergo swab test following hospital admission for ‘exhaustion’

Rizieq Shihab to undergo swab test following hospital admission for ‘exhaustion’

Speculation that Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab has contracted COVID-19 has grown ever stronger after the firebrand cleric was admitted to a hospital in Bogor...

Hijabi aesthetician/internet celebrity Reza Gladys under fire for wearing flesh-colored undershirt

Hijabi aesthetician/internet celebrity Reza Gladys under fire for wearing flesh-colored undershirt

If there’s anything we’ve learned in 2020, it’s that the most absurd things can happen ⁠— including controversy arising from the color of a long-sleeved undershirt worn...

DC Comics defeats Indonesian snack company in Superman trademark lawsuit

DC Comics defeats Indonesian snack company in Superman trademark lawsuit

DC Comics has finally found justice, the American way, after the comic book publisher won a copyright infringement lawsuit it previously lost related to Superman-themed snacks in...

KPK parades Rolex, LV, and Specialized bike as evidence of bribe in Edhy Prabowo’s arrest

KPK parades Rolex, LV, and Specialized bike as evidence of bribe in Edhy Prabowo’s arrest

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo was living in luxury from the bribe money he allegedly received, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said as it...

Actress Luna Maya advocates for local beauty as she questions ‘domination’ of foreign models in Indonesia’s fashion scene

Actress Luna Maya advocates for local beauty as she questions ‘domination’ of foreign models in Indonesia’s fashion scene

Actress Luna Maya recently shined light on a particularly-noticeable-yet-often-brushed-off state of the Indonesian modeling industry, which still largely showcases foreign models,...

Malaysia’s RM322b budget for next year gets thumbs up from all but Mahathir and friends

Malaysia’s RM322b budget for next year gets thumbs up from all but Mahathir and friends

Only 13 MPs were against it.

Malaysia begins screening 1.7 million workers for COVID-19 after factory cases

Malaysia begins screening 1.7 million workers for COVID-19 after factory cases

Malaysia begins screening more than 1.7 million foreign workers for COVID-19 today, in the wake of massive spikes in coronavirus infections at the factories of its largest rubber...

Beauty queen turned teacher brightens up online classes with traditional Borneo costumes

Beauty queen turned teacher brightens up online classes with traditional Borneo costumes

Online classes, but make it traditional Borneo fashion.

Islamic evangelist ‘Da’i Syed’ reports rape allegations to police

Islamic evangelist ‘Da’i Syed’ reports rape allegations to police

Father urges victims to come forward.

New BFF alert? Malaysian comedian Uncle Roger and Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou find friendship in bubble tea

New BFF alert? Malaysian comedian Uncle Roger and Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou find friendship in bubble tea

A show starring Uncle Roger and Jay Chou is what we need right now.

Kudos! Parañaque street vendor earns praise for juggling college and work

Kudos! Parañaque street vendor earns praise for juggling college and work

Many Filipino students have been struggling with blended learning, but some try their best to make it work. One college student has even taken advantage of the situation by...

Pinoys’ foreign spouses and children to be allowed entry into PH starting Dec. 7

Pinoys’ foreign spouses and children to be allowed entry into PH starting Dec. 7

Starting Dec. 7, Filipinos’ foreign spouses and children, regardless of age, will be allowed to enter the Philippines, a memo from the government’s anti-coronavirus...

Taguig cop arrested for allegedly extorting PHP20,000 from foreigner

Taguig cop arrested for allegedly extorting PHP20,000 from foreigner

A Taguig City policeman was arrested by his colleagues yesterday for allegedly extorting PHP20,000 (US$417) from an unidentified foreign national. Chief Master Sergeant Mendy...

Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia dead at 42

Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia dead at 42

Vladimir “Jamir” Garcia, the vocalist of rock band Slapshock, has passed away. He was 42. His aunt found his lifeless body inside his Quezon City home a few minutes...

Suspects behind killing of Palawan lawyer Magcamit arrested

Suspects behind killing of Palawan lawyer Magcamit arrested

The suspects behind the killing of 35-year-old Palawan lawyer Eric Jay Magcamit have been arrested and charged, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines announced today. Read:...

Artisanal cookie bakery Guilt has opened their first store on Arab Street

Artisanal cookie bakery Guilt has opened their first store on Arab Street

| Coconuts Singapore x Guilt | These cookies might just be your new guilty pleasure.

‘It hurts when I touch myself now’ — Sam’s story of ‘conversion therapy’ in Singapore

‘It hurts when I touch myself now’ — Sam’s story of ‘conversion therapy’ in Singapore

Sam embarked on a journey of self-discovery in his 20s. He had been through many abusive relationships, and for reasons he couldn’t quite grasp, he’d always felt that...

Suicide prompts investigation of Singapore eye care firm’s working conditions

Suicide prompts investigation of Singapore eye care firm’s working conditions

Malaysian Catrene Khoo killed herself after being fired by Singapore firm.

New coronavirus infection sparks fresh outbreak anxiety in Singapore

New coronavirus infection sparks fresh outbreak anxiety in Singapore

Man had dined at Seoul Garden in Tampines with 11 others.

COVID-be-damned Lazarus Island getaway ends up costing S$3K

COVID-be-damned Lazarus Island getaway ends up costing S$3K

That’s one costly beach getaway.

Myanmar readies to inoculate health workers as COVID-19 vaccine nears reality

Myanmar readies to inoculate health workers as COVID-19 vaccine nears reality

Amid positive developments in the global search for a vaccine, the Health Department is polling Yangon hospitals for staff lists in preparation of administering it to health care...

Military-backed party refuses to accept Myanmar election outcome, demands do-over

Military-backed party refuses to accept Myanmar election outcome, demands do-over

On the way to a resounding defeat in Sunday’s election, a military proxy party this afternoon rejected the results and challenged the poll’s legitimacy. The Union...

NLD coasting to victory and 2nd term for ASSK as votes counted

NLD coasting to victory and 2nd term for ASSK as votes counted

The National League for Democracy says it has already won enough seats to form the next government while the tally from yesterday’s election is still being counted. Though the...

TGIF busted! Yangon police raid privilege-packed nightclub defying COVID-19 lockdown

TGIF busted! Yangon police raid privilege-packed nightclub defying COVID-19 lockdown

Two managers of a Bahan township nightclub face jail time after a police raid found more than 80 revelers partying there in defiance of COVID-19 restrictions. The managers of The...

When menstruation is taboo, Myanmar’s women stranded in quarantine without pads

When menstruation is taboo, Myanmar’s women stranded in quarantine without pads

A few weeks after a bad cold developed into a headache and then a complete loss of smell, Htet took a COVID-19 test at the Ayeyarwady Quarantine Center in Thingangyun. She was...

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Farmers’ market by and for Bangkok women to tackle violence

Farmers’ market by and for Bangkok women to tackle violence

During the pandemic domestic violence cases in Thailand surged by 66%, according to the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. Next month, a farmer’s market in the heart of Bangkok...

Hijabi aesthetician/internet celebrity Reza Gladys under fire for wearing flesh-colored undershirt

Hijabi aesthetician/internet celebrity Reza Gladys under fire for wearing flesh-colored undershirt

If there’s anything we’ve learned in 2020, it’s that the most absurd things can happen ⁠— including controversy arising from the color of a long-sleeved undershirt worn...

Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia dead at 42

Slapshock vocalist Jamir Garcia dead at 42

Vladimir “Jamir” Garcia, the vocalist of rock band Slapshock, has passed away. He was 42. His aunt found his lifeless body inside his Quezon City home a few minutes...

Actress Luna Maya advocates for local beauty as she questions ‘domination’ of foreign models in Indonesia’s fashion scene

Actress Luna Maya advocates for local beauty as she questions ‘domination’ of foreign models in Indonesia’s fashion scene

Actress Luna Maya recently shined light on a particularly-noticeable-yet-often-brushed-off state of the Indonesian modeling industry, which still largely showcases foreign models,...

Gamers go large by renting Golden Village theater for co-op play

Gamers go large by renting Golden Village theater for co-op play

Hall rental comes with free-flow popcorn. 🍿

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