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‘Send them to Bali’: Poor tourists shouldn’t visit East Nusa Tenggara, governor says

Have you got enough money? Well, it seems that the answer to that question will determine whether or not you can go to East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Work overseas and bring home the bacon, labor ministry urges Thais

The Labor Ministry is encouraging Thais to work overseas next year for the billions of baht they add to the economy, it...

Work overseas and bring home the bacon, labor ministry urges Thais

1MDB fugitive Jho Low just enjoyed a three-day trip to Ahmedabad, India: report

Regional English-language news outlet Asia Times is reporting that Malaysia’s most notorious wanted man, the fugitive...

1MDB fugitive Jho Low just enjoyed a three-day trip to Ahmedabad, India: report

Hear ye, hear ye! UST student council goes viral over flowery tweets on basketball win

A passion for prose is a wonderful thing, and what better medium for flexing one’s metaphorical muscle than that...

Hear ye, hear ye! UST student council goes viral over flowery tweets on basketball win

5-month-old baby girl allegedly kidnapped by nanny returned safely to parents

Taylor Hayley Victoriano, the 5-month-old baby allegedly kidnapped by her newly hired nanny, was surrendered to her...

5-month-old baby girl allegedly kidnapped by nanny returned safely to parents

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Boat captain faces possible 10 years in prison after 2 foreigners died due to boat capsizing near Devil’s Tear cove

Boat captain faces possible 10 years in prison after 2 foreigners died due to boat capsizing near Devil’s Tear cove

The boat captain faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted.

Indonesian gov’t mulls possibility of charging foreign tourists US$1,000 to visit Komodo Island

Indonesian gov’t mulls possibility of charging foreign tourists US$1,000 to visit Komodo Island

Would you pay US$1,000 to visit Komodo Island?

Dozens of sex toys among illegal goods destroyed by Denpasar customs and excise office

Dozens of sex toys among illegal goods destroyed by Denpasar customs and excise office

Indonesian authorities love to make public spectacles of destroying illegal goods.

‘Send them to Bali’: Poor tourists shouldn’t visit East Nusa Tenggara, governor says

‘Send them to Bali’: Poor tourists shouldn’t visit East Nusa Tenggara, governor says

Have you got enough money? Well, it seems that the answer to that question will determine whether or not you can go to East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Night Moves at Potato Head Beach Club | Gamelan Concert | Paint and Wine Workshop | Cool Things To Do in Bali This Weekend ( Nov 15-17)

Night Moves at Potato Head Beach Club | Gamelan Concert | Paint and Wine Workshop | Cool Things To Do in Bali This Weekend ( Nov 15-17)

What are you doing this weekend, Coconauts?

Highly educated Thais make up nearly half of unemployed workforce: report

Highly educated Thais make up nearly half of unemployed workforce: report

More than 355,000 Thais were unemployed as of last month, a 29,000 year-on-year decrease, according to the Digital Economy and Society Ministry. Notable takeaways in the update on...

Bangkok park designer, Lisa Blackpink represent Thailand in Time’s ‘100 Next’

Bangkok park designer, Lisa Blackpink represent Thailand in Time’s ‘100 Next’

One is the political opposition leader, another is a landscape architect fighting climate change. Then there is the Thai member of Blackpink, which this year became the first...

French tourist killed taking selfie at waterfall on Koh Samui

French tourist killed taking selfie at waterfall on Koh Samui

A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said Friday. The accident happened Thursday afternoon on the tropical...

Work overseas and bring home the bacon, labor ministry urges Thais

Work overseas and bring home the bacon, labor ministry urges Thais

The Labor Ministry is encouraging Thais to work overseas next year for the billions of baht they add to the economy, it announced yesterday. Nearly 98,000 Thais have gone abroad...

Legal clerk charged with murder after shooting gunman in court

Legal clerk charged with murder after shooting gunman in court

A legal clerk who ended a bloody Thai courtroom shooting by grabbing a firearm and killing the gunman has been arrested and charged with murder, police said Thursday. Three people...

Hong Kong officer hit by arrow as activists vow to ‘squeeze economy’

Hong Kong officer hit by arrow as activists vow to ‘squeeze economy’

A police officer was struck in the leg by an arrow shot by a Hong Kong activist on Sunday, the city’s force said, as fierce clashes raged at a university which has become...

Hong Kong protesters clash with police at key campus battleground

Hong Kong protesters clash with police at key campus battleground

Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Sunday morning at protesters intent on keeping their stranglehold on a major tunnel as pro-democracy activists vowed to “squeeze the...

Choreographed clean-up by Chinese soldiers divides Hong Kong opinion

Choreographed clean-up by Chinese soldiers divides Hong Kong opinion

Jogging in ranks, energetically clearing bricks, barriers and debris in a choreographed action as swift as it was disciplined, opinions were divided over the sudden appearance of...

Anger, guilt stir Hong Kong’s white collar rebels

Anger, guilt stir Hong Kong’s white collar rebels

Driven by anger at the authorities’ response to massive protests – and guilt that the burden of defending democracy has fallen on the city’s youth – a...

Thousands gather for Hong Kong Pride despite police ban on parade

Thousands gather for Hong Kong Pride despite police ban on parade

Thousands of people gathered in Central for a somewhat diminished pride assembly this afternoon after police nixed the annual rally’s plans to march from Victoria Park to...

Son of official in West Java named suspect in shooting, plans to file police complaint against victim

Son of official in West Java named suspect in shooting, plans to file police complaint against victim

A widely publicized shooting case in West Java’s Majalengka regency saw a twist in which the shooter may end up reporting the victim to the police.

Jakarta to limit e-scooter use from 5am to 11pm, enforce minimum age rule: official

Jakarta to limit e-scooter use from 5am to 11pm, enforce minimum age rule: official

It seems like a fatal collision and damages to public property won’t lead to an outright ban on e-scooters in Jakarta, but the city administration is drafting up regulations on...

Indonesia considers mandatory premarital training on reproductive health, parenting starting next year

Indonesia considers mandatory premarital training on reproductive health, parenting starting next year

The Indonesian government wants couples to be absolutely ready before they say “I do” and go on to have children, with a possible new program designed to prepare grooms and...

Man throws rocks at kindergarten in Bekasi, says little kids singing disturbed his rest

Man throws rocks at kindergarten in Bekasi, says little kids singing disturbed his rest

Some kindergarteners in Bekasi, West Java got the shock of their young lives thus far when a man was so incensed by their singing in the morning that he threw rocks at the school.

Transport Minister calls on ride-hailing apps to enforce tougher screening measures for drivers in light of Medan suicide bombing

Transport Minister calls on ride-hailing apps to enforce tougher screening measures for drivers in light of Medan suicide bombing

Indonesia’s Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has called on ride-hailing apps Gojek and Grab to step up security measures when hiring drivers after a suicide bomber disguised...

Bangladesh intercepts Malaysia-bound boat carrying 119 Rohingya

Bangladesh intercepts Malaysia-bound boat carrying 119 Rohingya

Bangladesh coast guards intercepted a wooden boat carrying 119 Rohingya refugees bound for Malaysia as it was about to sink, officials said Thursday, the latest in a spate...

Four arrested in Jalan Duta Hermes bag heist, 81 purses recovered

Four arrested in Jalan Duta Hermes bag heist, 81 purses recovered

Following an October residential robbery in which over RM6 million (US$1.5 million) worth of handbags alone were stolen, police have announced that they have arrested four...

1MDB fugitive Jho Low just enjoyed a three-day trip to Ahmedabad, India: report

1MDB fugitive Jho Low just enjoyed a three-day trip to Ahmedabad, India: report

Regional English-language news outlet Asia Times is reporting that Malaysia’s most notorious wanted man, the fugitive former drinking buddy of Paris Hilton, Jho Low, traveled to...

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

MH17 calls ‘show ties between Russian officials, rebels’

International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between...

Former rock band drummer, executioner identified as Malaysian IS fighters killed in Syria

Former rock band drummer, executioner identified as Malaysian IS fighters killed in Syria

Malaysia’s central police headquarters, Bukit Aman, has confirmed that they have received reports that two Malaysians fighting for the Islamic State were killed in Russian air...

Life taking ‘toll on my health’: Philippines’ Duterte

Life taking ‘toll on my health’: Philippines’ Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that life is taking its “toll on my health”, as speculation swirls over the 74-year-old’s prolonged absences...

No Joke: Comedian Ethel Booba tears up after blurting out she’s pregnant on daytime TV

No Joke: Comedian Ethel Booba tears up after blurting out she’s pregnant on daytime TV

Loose-lipped comedian Ethel Booba has said a lot of funny, crazy things about a lot of controversial personalities in the Philippines, but today on the noontime variety TV show...

Suspect in killing of Dumaguete City radio broadcaster surrenders

Suspect in killing of Dumaguete City radio broadcaster surrenders

One of the suspects allegedly involved in the killing of broadcaster Dindo Generoso has surrendered to the police, a senior official in charge of media security announced today in...

Dungeons & Dildos: Filipino-made board game helps people explore kinks in a safe environment

Dungeons & Dildos: Filipino-made board game helps people explore kinks in a safe environment

A new adult board game, developed in Manila and cheekily dubbed Happy Ending, is promising to give couples around the world — or groups, if you’re into that kind of...

Former Isabela governor found guilty of graft, agriculture fund corruption

Former Isabela governor found guilty of graft, agriculture fund corruption

The country’s anti-graft court Sandiganbayan today convicted former Isabela province Governor Grace Padaca of graft and official misconduct over the misuse of PHP25 million...

Bukit Batok MP sorry fire hoses locked up and dry when firefighters arrived at blaze

Bukit Batok MP sorry fire hoses locked up and dry when firefighters arrived at blaze

Maintenance vendor under investigation; town council officers blamed for padlocking hoses.

Singapore fines UBS S$11.2 million for deceptive trades

Singapore fines UBS S$11.2 million for deceptive trades

The Swiss bank had overcharged clients, among others.

Singapore PM, ‘Lee Dynasty’ attacked on vandalized DBS Bank in Hong Kong

Singapore PM, ‘Lee Dynasty’ attacked on vandalized DBS Bank in Hong Kong

Haters in Hong Kong lashing out at Singapore via a Singaporean bank.

‘Drunken brawl’ just one ‘angle,’ a sober but unapologetic Aliff Aziz says, dad by side (Video)

‘Drunken brawl’ just one ‘angle,’ a sober but unapologetic Aliff Aziz says, dad by side (Video)

‘It has been a very tough year for me.’

Pasir Ris clinic suspends two over videos of nurses making fun of deaf cat, playing with dog testicles

Pasir Ris clinic suspends two over videos of nurses making fun of deaf cat, playing with dog testicles

The clinic posted two responses, one of which was deleted after it pissed off animal lovers further.

Huppert spurs on aspiring actresses at Myanmar film fest

Huppert spurs on aspiring actresses at Myanmar film fest

Award-winning French actress Isabelle Huppert urged Myanmar women wanting to make it in the world of cinema to go for it, as she added star power to Yangon’s MEMORY! film...

Int’l court approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

Int’l court approves probe into alleged Myanmar Rohingya abuse

The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the southeast Asian nation faces mounting...

Aung San Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi named in Argentine lawsuit over crimes against Rohingya

Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time...

Fear stoked by Chinese-funded port and SEZ in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Fear stoked by Chinese-funded port and SEZ in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Aung Gyi is forced to fish covertly under the shroud of night in western Myanmar waters as China bids to transform the strategically key region into a shipping and industrial...

Djorkaeff and FIFA ‘invited’ to Myanmar by Aung San Suu Kyi

Djorkaeff and FIFA ‘invited’ to Myanmar by Aung San Suu Kyi

The director of the FIFA Foundation, Youri Djorkaeff, told AFP yesterday that he will visit Myanmar in the near future at the invitation of de facto head of state Aung San Suu...

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BREAKING: Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s premier music fest, is cancelled

BREAKING: Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s premier music fest, is cancelled

Well, the other shoe has finally dropped. After months of waiting with bated breath to see whether the city’s most hotly anticipated annual musical event would go ahead amid...

No Joke: Comedian Ethel Booba tears up after blurting out she’s pregnant on daytime TV

No Joke: Comedian Ethel Booba tears up after blurting out she’s pregnant on daytime TV

Loose-lipped comedian Ethel Booba has said a lot of funny, crazy things about a lot of controversial personalities in the Philippines, but today on the noontime variety TV show...

Dungeons & Dildos: Filipino-made board game helps people explore kinks in a safe environment

Dungeons & Dildos: Filipino-made board game helps people explore kinks in a safe environment

A new adult board game, developed in Manila and cheekily dubbed Happy Ending, is promising to give couples around the world — or groups, if you’re into that kind of...

Weekend Warrior: November 15-17

Weekend Warrior: November 15-17

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong. Friday, November 15 Notes On The Future This solo exhibition by artist Eric Fok features his signature paintings...

Bundesliga Experience | Jackson’s All Stars vol. 2 | Ornaments | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Nov 15-17)

Bundesliga Experience | Jackson’s All Stars vol. 2 | Ornaments | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Nov 15-17)

It’s quite a music-filled weekend with several top concerts in Jakarta, as well as a meet and greet with a German soccer legend

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