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New Filipino TV show under fire for casting part-white actors in brownface

The Philippines has long had a problem with putting light skin on a pedestal, something that is very apparent in its pop culture. This was brought to light again this month after a trailer for an upcoming teleserye (TV series) was released showing part-white actors playing roles inspired by Filipino mythological figures. The show, titled Bagani,...

Langkawi gondolas trap hundreds high in the sky over several hours leaving passengers traumatized

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of terror fills you when you’re suspended hundreds of meters in the air, trapped...

Langkawi gondolas trap hundreds high in the sky over several hours leaving passengers traumatized

Michelin-starred street food stall Jay Fai criticized for blocking sidewalks

Jay Fai’s street food stall has become a must-visit eatery for trying Thai food since she received a Michelin star in...

Michelin-starred street food stall Jay Fai criticized for blocking sidewalks

Dress like the king of Wakanda for just IDR300K with this Black Panther-inspired ‘koko’ shirt, available in Indonesia

Have you ever wanted to show your religious piety while cosplaying like a superhero? Well, thanks to trend-cognizant...

Dress like the king of Wakanda for just IDR300K with this Black Panther-inspired ‘koko’ shirt, available in Indonesia

Milk spas and manicures: A Hong Kong dog’s life

For Hong Kong poodle Cream, grooming goes way beyond a brush and toe-clip — her deluxe once-a-month pampering...

Milk spas and manicures: A Hong Kong dog’s life

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Made in China, Sold in Bali: Only 30 percent of Bali souvenirs actually made on island

Made in China, Sold in Bali: Only 30 percent of Bali souvenirs actually made on island

Most souvenirs you’ll find in Bali markets are made in China, not locally on the island. Indonesian SME Bali Chairman Anak Agung Ngurah Mahendra estimates that only 30 percent...

Australian tourists to Bali down in 2017, but Chinese tourists were way up

Australian tourists to Bali down in 2017, but Chinese tourists were way up

The amount of Australian tourists vacationing in Bali during 2017 shrank 4.21 percent down from the previous year. Over the course of 2017, a recorded 1.09 million Aussies...

Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (Feb. 16-18)

Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (Feb. 16-18)

SEMINYAK: Celebrate Chinese New Year with some of Bali’s best Chinese food A post shared by Happy Chappy (@happychappychinese) on Jan 31, 2018 at 3:48am PST Chinese New Year...

Intense weather delays a few flights at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport

Intense weather delays a few flights at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport

While Bali’s Mount Agung has been busy erupting, it’s not the volcano that’s been disrupting flights from the resort island—it’s heavy rains. Bad weather has affected...

Kerobokan Prison officer arrested on drug couriering charges

Kerobokan Prison officer arrested on drug couriering charges

A prison officer from Bali’s notorious Kerobokan prison has been arrested on drug couriering charges. Identified by initials FR, the officer, originally from North Sumatra, was...

Baby elephant rescued by resourceful villagers after falling into rural Thai well (VIDEO)

Baby elephant rescued by resourceful villagers after falling into rural Thai well (VIDEO)

Villagers in Chantaburi province, in the east of Thailand, labored tirelessly in the middle of the night to save a sweet and helpless baby elephant that fell into a well on a farm...

Michelin-starred street food stall Jay Fai criticized for blocking sidewalks

Michelin-starred street food stall Jay Fai criticized for blocking sidewalks

Jay Fai’s street food stall has become a must-visit eatery for trying Thai food since she received a Michelin star in December, but not every Thai celebrates the...

Dogs rescued from horrid conditions at alleged Chiang Mai breeding farm

Dogs rescued from horrid conditions at alleged Chiang Mai breeding farm

Chiang Mai police and an animal foundation rescued six dogs, which were chained and kept in tiny concrete blocks at an alleged breeding farm on Saturday morning. The images of the...

Island police hunt man who cut off wife’s hand, slashed stepson

Island police hunt man who cut off wife’s hand, slashed stepson

Police are hunting for a Thai man who viciously attacked his wife on Friday night, cutting off her left hand, and injuring his stepson who tried to intervene to protect his...

Thai officials to test human feces as part of poaching case against construction tycoon

Thai officials to test human feces as part of poaching case against construction tycoon

Thai officials will test human feces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard. Construction magnate...

Milk spas and manicures: A Hong Kong dog’s life

Milk spas and manicures: A Hong Kong dog’s life

For Hong Kong poodle Cream, grooming goes way beyond a brush and toe-clip — her deluxe once-a-month pampering includes lavender oxygen therapy and a milk bath. As the...

HK singer Denise Ho denied visa to perform in Malaysia because of her ‘support of LGBT community’

HK singer Denise Ho denied visa to perform in Malaysia because of her ‘support of LGBT community’

Hong Kong Canto-pop singer Denise Ho says she’s been forced to cancel a concert in Kuala Lumpur after Malaysian immigration authorities rejected her visa because of her support...

Peak Tram fares to increase by 16 percent in March

Peak Tram fares to increase by 16 percent in March

In Hong Kong it feels like the price of everything is going up: Ocean Park tickets, Disneyland tickets, now tickets for the Peak Tram, which are set to increase next month. You...

Court rejects bid to overturn live-in rule for domestic workers

Court rejects bid to overturn live-in rule for domestic workers

The High Court has quashed a legal challenge against the mandatory requirement that maids live with their employers. Filipina domestic helper Nancy Lubiano had asked the court to...

The Hungry Lawyer: Sha Tin 18 for Peking Duck, Dongguan Specialties and Relaxation

The Hungry Lawyer: Sha Tin 18 for Peking Duck, Dongguan Specialties and Relaxation

On February 11, 2009, the first international hotel opened in Hong Kong’s New Territories in the form of the Hyatt Regency Shatin. Nine years later, I finally made it there, not...

‘They meant to shoo it away’: Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan some 130 times

‘They meant to shoo it away’: Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan some 130 times

Four Indonesian men have been arrested over the killing of an orangutan shot some 130 times with an air rifle, police said Monday, in the latest fatal attack on a critically...

Check out these can’t-miss musicians coming to this year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (March 2-4)

Check out these can’t-miss musicians coming to this year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (March 2-4)

This year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival‘s lineup is packed to the brim with some seriously impressive names in music. Artists fresh from the 2018 Grammy...

Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung spews massive 5 km smoke-and-ash column

Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung spews massive 5 km smoke-and-ash column

An Indonesian volcano erupted Monday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet)into the air, leaving local villages coated in debris and officials...

Former Jakarta Governor Ahok files for appeal almost 1 year after controversial blasphemy conviction

Former Jakarta Governor Ahok files for appeal almost 1 year after controversial blasphemy conviction

Former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s controversial blasphemy case has taken yet another unexpected turn even after he has served almost half of his 2-year...

Jakarta satellite city of Depok deploying anti-LGBT task force

Jakarta satellite city of Depok deploying anti-LGBT task force

"Religion has agreed that LGBT acts are forbidden, so legally we will overcome this problem so that it will not spread."

Senior citizen falls from motorbike after being kicked by overtaking rider

Senior citizen falls from motorbike after being kicked by overtaking rider

Facebook users have been sharing shocking footage of a 60-year-old motorcyclist being kicked over while riding by a fellow driver over the last 24 hours. The incident occurred on...

Langkawi gondolas trap hundreds high in the sky over several hours leaving passengers traumatized

Langkawi gondolas trap hundreds high in the sky over several hours leaving passengers traumatized

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of terror fills you when you’re suspended hundreds of meters in the air, trapped inside a cable car that has come to a sudden halt, and stays...

Victim stabbed for allegedly jumping queue at palm oil weighing station

Victim stabbed for allegedly jumping queue at palm oil weighing station

A man was stabbed last Friday after allegedly jumping the queue while waiting for his palm oil to be weighed in Kampung Ulu Sapi, Sabah. Berita Harian reports that the 11am...

Luis Suarez, Malaysia Tourism Ambassador, wishes you a Happy Chinese New Year with tweet saying welcome in Tamil in front of Hindu shrines

Luis Suarez, Malaysia Tourism Ambassador, wishes you a Happy Chinese New Year with tweet saying welcome in Tamil in front of Hindu shrines

Barcelona striker, former Liverpool golden-boy, man of insatiable thirst for human flesh, and a human behind a thousand nuanced reactions to Malaysian food, is hard at work...

Malaysia sorry for Chinese New Year rooster ad cock-up

Malaysia sorry for Chinese New Year rooster ad cock-up

Malaysia has apologized after a government ad in Chinese-language newspapers featured a picture of a barking rooster to mark the Year of the Dog — and sparked a flood of...

Viral video: ‘Zumba King’ makes the most of dateless Valentine’s Day

Viral video: ‘Zumba King’ makes the most of dateless Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day may be over but it’s still very much “love month.” We often see people complaining about not having a date, or being grossed out at those...

Belo Medical Group clinic pharmacy gets padlocked for selling banned products

Belo Medical Group clinic pharmacy gets padlocked for selling banned products

Earlier today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) padlocked a Belo Medical Group (BMG) clinic pharmacy in Alabang, Muntinlupa City for allegedly refusing a government...

New Filipino TV show under fire for casting part-white actors in brownface

New Filipino TV show under fire for casting part-white actors in brownface

The Philippines has long had a problem with putting light skin on a pedestal, something that is very apparent in its pop culture. This was brought to light again this month after...

MRT trains open more than an hour late this morning

MRT trains open more than an hour late this morning

The first Monday after Chinese New Year got off to a rough start this morning for thousands of MRT-3 commuters due to a “power supply failure.” Transportation...

Woman survives 46 stab wounds from man who broke into her house

Woman survives 46 stab wounds from man who broke into her house

Forty-six times. This is how many times Joan Bongares, 33, was stabbed in her apartment in Caloocan City, Metro Manila, when three men broke into her house at around 4:30pm on...

Despite promise not to raise GST after 2015 General Elections, GST will be raised sometime after 2021

Despite promise not to raise GST after 2015 General Elections, GST will be raised sometime after 2021

A campaign promise is defined as a guarantee made to the public by a candidate or political party trying to win an election. In a statement made by the Ministry of Finance (MOF)...

Netizens are freaking out about how a minimalist home renovation racked up $95k in TV show

Netizens are freaking out about how a minimalist home renovation racked up $95k in TV show

Though this clip from Mediacorp reality series Designer In The House was released in early February, folks have been recently sharing a clip from an episode… out of pure...

In Pics: Singapore’s black community in gorgeous garb at private screening of ‘Black Panther’

In Pics: Singapore’s black community in gorgeous garb at private screening of ‘Black Panther’

In case you haven’t paid attention, Black Panther, the Marvel’s new film, is a Very, Very Good Movie. Not only is the blockbuster superhero outing a cinematic triumph, it’s...

WATCH: Reckless car driver zooms past zebra crossing and crashes into elderly cyclist

WATCH: Reckless car driver zooms past zebra crossing and crashes into elderly cyclist

In a horrifying dashcam video circulating online, an elderly cyclist was knocked off his bicycle when a car zoomed past a zebra crossing and collided right into him. The police...

MRT station ticketing machines to stop accepting cash top-ups by 2020

MRT station ticketing machines to stop accepting cash top-ups by 2020

In a rather aggressive move towards building a cashless society, MRT stations will eventually phase out cash top-up services for EZ-link cards and other travel cards. In the...

Suu Kyi urges foreign embassies to move to Naypyidaw

Suu Kyi urges foreign embassies to move to Naypyidaw

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi presided over a meeting with ministers and city officials in Naypyidaw on Friday to discuss plans to encourage foreign embassies to move from...

Irrawaddy dolphin population rises to 76

Irrawaddy dolphin population rises to 76

A survey conducted this month observed 76 Irrawaddy dolphins in Myanmar’s protected river areas between Mingun, Mandalay Region, and Banmaw, Kachin State, marking an increase of...

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla’s smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last...

Canada announces sanctions against Myanmar general, citing ‘crimes against humanity’

Canada announces sanctions against Myanmar general, citing ‘crimes against humanity’

Canada announced targeted sanctions on Friday against a Myanmar general who led an army crackdown that forced almost 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to flee to Bangladesh. The...

Bangladesh gives list to Myanmar for Rohingya expatriation

Bangladesh gives list to Myanmar for Rohingya expatriation

Bangladesh Friday handed over a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya to Myanmar as it moves to kick-start their repatriation weeks after the process was halted due to lack of...

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Viral video: ‘Zumba King’ makes the most of dateless Valentine’s Day

Viral video: ‘Zumba King’ makes the most of dateless Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day may be over but it’s still very much “love month.” We often see people complaining about not having a date, or being grossed out at those...

Check out these can’t-miss musicians coming to this year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (March 2-4)

Check out these can’t-miss musicians coming to this year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (March 2-4)

This year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival‘s lineup is packed to the brim with some seriously impressive names in music. Artists fresh from the 2018 Grammy...

Jakarta satellite city of Depok deploying anti-LGBT task force

Jakarta satellite city of Depok deploying anti-LGBT task force

"Religion has agreed that LGBT acts are forbidden, so legally we will overcome this problem so that it will not spread."

In Pics: Singapore’s black community in gorgeous garb at private screening of ‘Black Panther’

In Pics: Singapore’s black community in gorgeous garb at private screening of ‘Black Panther’

In case you haven’t paid attention, Black Panther, the Marvel’s new film, is a Very, Very Good Movie. Not only is the blockbuster superhero outing a cinematic triumph, it’s...

New Filipino TV show under fire for casting part-white actors in brownface

New Filipino TV show under fire for casting part-white actors in brownface

The Philippines has long had a problem with putting light skin on a pedestal, something that is very apparent in its pop culture. This was brought to light again this month after...

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