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Everything old is new again: Singapore’s long history with blackface

Can we just admit brownface is wrong?

Cannabis oil now available at Thai state hospitals

The supplies are stocked and packaging ready. Now the first batch of cannabis oil is being distributed at state-run...

Cannabis oil now available at Thai state hospitals

Thai ‘hipster grandma’ serenades small, smitten dog and wins hearts (Video)

With her little eyes falling shut and teenie head pressed up against 70-year-old Malinda Herman’s chin, the small...

Thai ‘hipster grandma’ serenades small, smitten dog and wins hearts (Video)

‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen to perform in Manila this fall

Concert producer Wilbros Live announced on its Facebook page today that pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, the artist...

‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen to perform in Manila this fall

‘National Calamity Hardware’: Pop-up shop slings gas masks, hard hats to Hong Kong’s protesters

Lee Ching-hei runs a pop-up store in Hong Kong, but instead of offering the latest food trends or fashion must-haves,...

‘National Calamity Hardware’: Pop-up shop slings gas masks, hard hats to Hong Kong’s protesters

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Ice seller who allegedly stole gun from Negara Police Chief was a recidivist, Bali police says

Ice seller who allegedly stole gun from Negara Police Chief was a recidivist, Bali police says

The Denpasar Police yesterday said that the man who allegedly stole a gun belonging to the chief of the Negara Police was a recidivist and had tried to sell the stolen weapon for...

Australian national sentenced to five years for cooking up cocaine in Bali

Australian national sentenced to five years for cooking up cocaine in Bali

Yesterday, the Denpasar Court sentenced an Australian man, Ryan Scott William, to five years in prison for cooking up his own cocaine in Bali. 

Australian arrested after her car allegedly hit and killed a motorbike rider on Bali’s infamous ‘Skull Track’

Australian arrested after her car allegedly hit and killed a motorbike rider on Bali’s infamous ‘Skull Track’

Police in Bali’s Jembrana regency yesterday arrested an Australian woman, identified as Susan Leslie O’Brien, for hitting a motorcycle with a car she was allegedly driving...

Seaside stays: Ulu Cliffhouse beach club gets a sister boutique hotel with ’50s California-style suites

Seaside stays: Ulu Cliffhouse beach club gets a sister boutique hotel with ’50s California-style suites

The view from up top is stunning.

Czech couple pray in cleansing ritual after Bali temple antics

Czech couple pray in cleansing ritual after Bali temple antics

A Czech couple slammed for disrespecting a Balinese temple took part in a ritual purification ceremony Thursday, after their antics sparked warnings that boorish tourists may be...

Thailand earmarks $10 billion for ‘urgent economic stimulus’

Thailand earmarks $10 billion for ‘urgent economic stimulus’

Thailand will pour more than $10 billion into the economy, the finance ministry said Friday, as a new government looks to kickstart sputtering growth after five years of junta...

Beloved baby dugong ‘Mariam’ dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

Beloved baby dugong ‘Mariam’ dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining...

Thai anti-corruption official accused of hiding millions in assets

Thai anti-corruption official accused of hiding millions in assets

A top anti-corruption official in Thailand has been accused of concealing millions of dollars in assets including an upscale London apartment, according to the agency tasked...

Cannabis oil now available at Thai state hospitals

Cannabis oil now available at Thai state hospitals

The supplies are stocked and packaging ready. Now the first batch of cannabis oil is being distributed at state-run hospitals and even available to those receiving government...

Vistro Bangkok: New vegan fusion bistro with great plant-based dishes, desserts and homemade kombucha

Vistro Bangkok: New vegan fusion bistro with great plant-based dishes, desserts and homemade kombucha

It’s not easy to find vegan or vegetarian-friendly places to dine in Bangkok — even seven years after we first published this article to lament the extra legwork it takes...

In test of support, protesters of all ages turn out to prove movement has legs

In test of support, protesters of all ages turn out to prove movement has legs

A sea of democracy activists once again flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a defiant show of broad public support for the movement, despite recent setbacks that...

A Mass Movement, Writ Small: Hobbyists create detailed protest scenes with custom figurines

A Mass Movement, Writ Small: Hobbyists create detailed protest scenes with custom figurines

As a massive crowd gathered in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park this afternoon to show their continuing support for the city’s months-long protest movement, a much smaller crowd had...

Hong Kong protesters rally to show ‘peaceful’ credentials after chaos

Hong Kong protesters rally to show ‘peaceful’ credentials after chaos

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong democracy activists gathered Sunday for a major rally to show the city’s leaders their protest movement still attracts wide public support...

HK activists, Beijing supporters demonstrate in London

HK activists, Beijing supporters demonstrate in London

Demonstrators backing the democracy activists in Hong Kong marched in London on Saturday, as counter-protesters staged a rival rally. More than a thousand people took part in...

Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show the city’s leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite...

Seven killed in Indonesia ferry accident

Seven killed in Indonesia ferry accident

Seven people, including two children, were killed and four others missing after a ferry carrying dozens of passengers caught fire off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early...

Acehnese hold mass dance for Indonesian independence day

Acehnese hold mass dance for Indonesian independence day

More than 2,000 boys dressed in colorful traditional costumes took part in a mass dance in Aceh to celebrate Indonesia’s independence day on Saturday. The 2019 teenagers,...

Sinking city: Indonesia’s capital on brink of disaster

Sinking city: Indonesia’s capital on brink of disaster

Time is running out for Jakarta. One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warn that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue....

Indonesian leader pledges to move capital city, boost economy

Indonesian leader pledges to move capital city, boost economy

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Friday he would press on with plans to move the nation’s capital and roll out measures to kickstart Southeast Asia’s biggest...

Should we shame influencers who propose payment with exposure? Social media star Awkarin’s post sparks debate

Should we shame influencers who propose payment with exposure? Social media star Awkarin’s post sparks debate

Screenshot of private messages sent by Awkarin and her team have gone viral recently, seemingly to show how shameless they were in not wanting to pay for services. But, how far is...

Best dessert cafes in KL: Where to get cakes, pastries, tarts, ice cream, and more

Best dessert cafes in KL: Where to get cakes, pastries, tarts, ice cream, and more

Sweet dreams are made of these.

Malaysia renews licence of Australian rare earths processing factory

Malaysia renews licence of Australian rare earths processing factory

Malaysia on Thursday renewed the operating license of a controversial Australian-run rare earths plant for six months despite concerns from green groups about the impact of...

[VIDEO] Wash-out: Heavy afternoon rain leaves parts of Kuala Lumpur flooded, and cars stranded

[VIDEO] Wash-out: Heavy afternoon rain leaves parts of Kuala Lumpur flooded, and cars stranded

Gather round, kids — for it is a tale as old as all the time on the Equator: One minute you’re enjoying your boba tea in the haze, the next the heavens have ripped...

Not all heroes wear capes, not all angels have wings: McDonald’s delivery comes with a side of Panadol

Not all heroes wear capes, not all angels have wings: McDonald’s delivery comes with a side of Panadol

Going viral on social media this fine Thursday is a post from a grateful McDonald’s delivery recipient, who asked for an off-menu extra in addition to his McNuggets and porridge...

Irish teen died of ‘upper intestinal bleeding’ with no signs of violence or rape, says autopsy

Irish teen died of ‘upper intestinal bleeding’ with no signs of violence or rape, says autopsy

Autopsy results from Malaysian coroners were released moments ago over the mysterious disappearance and death of Irish-French teen Nora Quoirin, with experts concluding that she...

Trans woman Gretchen Diez files complaint against Araneta Center over restroom incident

Trans woman Gretchen Diez files complaint against Araneta Center over restroom incident

Gretchen Diez, the transgender woman who was arrested after being barred from using a female restroom on Tuesday, has filed a complaint against the Araneta Center. The company...

Spotted on social media: Coffee Bean promo, bring in tumbler or mug and get a drink for PHP100

Spotted on social media: Coffee Bean promo, bring in tumbler or mug and get a drink for PHP100

Looks like starting the week right has become a tad sweeter — The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL) is putting on its Mondays Made Better promotion again, wherein customers...

Senator De Lima’s co-accused in drug cases arrested in Pampanga

Senator De Lima’s co-accused in drug cases arrested in Pampanga

Jailed Senator Leila de Lima’s co-accused was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) today in Pampanga, ending a manhunt that started two years ago when he...

Police suspected to be part of kidnapping syndicate preying on internal revenue staff

Police suspected to be part of kidnapping syndicate preying on internal revenue staff

Several police officers, a retired military official, and a worker at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) are part of a kidnap-for-ransom syndicate that preys on BIR employees, a...

‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen to perform in Manila this fall

‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen to perform in Manila this fall

Concert producer Wilbros Live announced on its Facebook page today that pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, the artist responsible for the greatest earworm of 2012, Call Me Maybe, will be...

Ambulance driver killed in Myanmar as army battles rebels

Ambulance driver killed in Myanmar as army battles rebels

A volunteer ambulance driver was killed in Myanmar’s remote northeast as clashes between the army and ethnic insurgents escalated over the weekend, state media reported...

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week

Bangladesh eyes new Rohingya repatriation attempt next week

Bangladesh and Myanmar are considering a fresh attempt next week to repatriate a few of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a military crackdown two years ago,...

Sip, swish, and swallow: The wines to get your hands on this August — plus some amazing deals to keep the wine flowing

Sip, swish, and swallow: The wines to get your hands on this August — plus some amazing deals to keep the wine flowing

| Coconuts Yangon x Amazing Wine Sale | ‘Tis the season to stock up on some choice vinos!

Myanmar rebels carry out unprecedented attack on military academy

Myanmar rebels carry out unprecedented attack on military academy

Clashes erupted today between the Myanmar military and rebels following an unprecedented strike at an army academy near Mandalay that killed at least one, apparently in...

Gov’t body says gay university librarian who took own life ‘mentally weak,’ dismisses bullying claims

Gov’t body says gay university librarian who took own life ‘mentally weak,’ dismisses bullying claims

A probe into the death of a gay Myanmar man which cast a spotlight on the marginalized community concluded he was “mentally weak,” findings slammed Wednesday by his...

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Should we shame influencers who propose payment with exposure? Social media star Awkarin’s post sparks debate

Should we shame influencers who propose payment with exposure? Social media star Awkarin’s post sparks debate

Screenshot of private messages sent by Awkarin and her team have gone viral recently, seemingly to show how shameless they were in not wanting to pay for services. But, how far is...

4 awesomely affordable reds for any Hong Kong occasion

4 awesomely affordable reds for any Hong Kong occasion

| Coconuts HK x Amazing August Wine Sale | Sip on the satisfaction of knowing you’ve saved money on a couple of great vinos!

‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen to perform in Manila this fall

‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen to perform in Manila this fall

Concert producer Wilbros Live announced on its Facebook page today that pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, the artist responsible for the greatest earworm of 2012, Call Me Maybe, will be...

Seaside stays: Ulu Cliffhouse beach club gets a sister boutique hotel with ’50s California-style suites

Seaside stays: Ulu Cliffhouse beach club gets a sister boutique hotel with ’50s California-style suites

The view from up top is stunning.

All the highlights to watch out for at the Singapore Night Festival 2019

All the highlights to watch out for at the Singapore Night Festival 2019

The lowdown on what to expect at the annual festival.

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