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Thai taxi driver bursts out in tears, says life ruined by farang blogger’s rant video

The Thai taxi driver who was called out for attempting to overcharge Facebook English-teaching personality Danny Mac in a popular video said that his life was ruined by the farang’s rant clip when he was summoned by officials yesterday. The taxi driver, identified as Thongkam Srakaew, 50, was fined THB1,000 for being rude to the ...

Filipino activist denied entry to US, detained at San Francisco airport

A Filipino activist was denied entry to the United States yesterday and is being detained at the San Francisco...

Filipino activist denied entry to US, detained at San Francisco airport

UPDATED: Lantau Island bar Mavericks to shut up shop following rent hike, search for new home begins

Facing a massive increase in rental costs, Lantau Island restaurant and bar Mavericks has announced that it will close...

UPDATED: Lantau Island bar Mavericks to shut up shop following rent hike, search for new home begins

Indonesian man changes name from Kentut (literally ‘Fart’) to stop daughter from getting mocked

There have been many funny and/or unique Indonesian names that have gone viral in recent years. We didn’t think...

Indonesian man changes name from Kentut (literally ‘Fart’) to stop daughter from getting mocked

Little people, big problems: The ongoing struggle of Filipino dwarves

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Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (April 20-22)

Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (April 20-22)

CANGGU: Groove it and move it House of Groove Thai-born international DJ sensation Celeste Siam is bringing the funk to Bali this weekend with a ‘House of Groove’ event at the...

Bus driver from GWK chain collision accident turns himself in, says he fled to avoid street beating

Bus driver from GWK chain collision accident turns himself in, says he fled to avoid street beating

The man who was behind the wheel of a bus that slammed into eight other vehicles in Jimbaran last week, leaving one person dead, has turned himself in to police in East Java after...

Vlogger profusely apologizes, realizing sacrilegious error in his ways after video of climb up Balinese temple goes viral

Vlogger profusely apologizes, realizing sacrilegious error in his ways after video of climb up Balinese temple goes viral

A Spanish vlogger says he is deeply sorry for his ignorance and disrespect after his own footage of himself climbing up on a Balinese temple quickly went viral on Wednesday...

Bali hotel apologizes for posting job ad seeking non-Hindu employees

Bali hotel apologizes for posting job ad seeking non-Hindu employees

A hotel in Hindu-majority Bali has apologized for a controversial job ad that called for only non-Hindu applicants. The hotel, the Rich Prada Bali, located in Pecatu on the...

Indonesian court orders release of 1MDB-linked luxury yacht

Indonesian court orders release of 1MDB-linked luxury yacht

A luxury yacht linked to allegations that $4.5 billion was looted from Malaysia’s state investment fund 1MDB must be returned to its wealthy owner, an Indonesian court ruled...

NIN definitely, totally, absolutely coming to Bangkok this summer

NIN definitely, totally, absolutely coming to Bangkok this summer

After putting up a viral teaser a few weeks ago, more details have emerged about the show by enigmatic, dark, moody, award-winning American act Nine Inch Nails. Promoters Viji...

Man busted for stealing ex-boss’s ATM card, withdrawing 6.52 million baht

Man busted for stealing ex-boss’s ATM card, withdrawing 6.52 million baht

Police have arrested a man who allegedly stole his ex-boss’s ATM card and somehow used it 248 times to withdraw more THB6.5 million (US$208,737) for himself. The suspect, Witoon...

Thai taxi driver bursts out in tears, says life ruined by farang blogger’s rant video

Thai taxi driver bursts out in tears, says life ruined by farang blogger’s rant video

The Thai taxi driver who was called out for attempting to overcharge Facebook English-teaching personality Danny Mac in a popular video said that his life was ruined by the...

Thai fishing boats now required to have ID code painted on side

Thai fishing boats now required to have ID code painted on side

The Fisheries Department passed a requirement for fishing vessels with permission to catch fish and crustaceans to have an identification code painted on their sides before the...

German police smash Thai forced prostitution ring in ‘biggest raids in their history’

German police smash Thai forced prostitution ring in ‘biggest raids in their history’

German federal police said they carried out the biggest raids in their history Wednesday against an alleged organized crime ring suspected of trafficking hundreds of women and...

HKBN Hacked: broadband company announces details of 380,000 customers compromised

HKBN Hacked: broadband company announces details of 380,000 customers compromised

Hackers have accessed an inactive Hong Kong Broadband Network database containing the personal information of some 380,000 customers, including details of 43,000 credit cards, the...

Government to review road traffic laws to include cats and dogs

Government to review road traffic laws to include cats and dogs

What do horses, cattle, asses, mules, sheep, pigs and goats have in common? They’re all animals which, if struck by a driver, must be reported as such to police, under Hong...

UPDATED: Lantau Island bar Mavericks to shut up shop following rent hike, search for new home begins

UPDATED: Lantau Island bar Mavericks to shut up shop following rent hike, search for new home begins

Facing a massive increase in rental costs, Lantau Island restaurant and bar Mavericks has announced that it will close its doors next month, though owners are “keen” to find a...

HK Filipino groups slam Philippine official for likening murdered OFW to ‘ice cream’ during visit to Hong Kong

HK Filipino groups slam Philippine official for likening murdered OFW to ‘ice cream’ during visit to Hong Kong

Filipino community groups from Hong Kong have launched a campaign to oust the Philippine labor secretary for a litany of grievances including referring to an OFW (overseas...

China Files: Video of China’s LGBT community getting free hugs goes viral amid backlash over ‘homosexual content’ censorship

China Files: Video of China’s LGBT community getting free hugs goes viral amid backlash over ‘homosexual content’ censorship

After Weibo announced a “clean-up” campaign to remove “homosexual” content from the microblogging platform, many people took to the social media site to...

Record Store Day | Secret cinema | Kartini Day monologues | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (April 20-22)

Record Store Day | Secret cinema | Kartini Day monologues | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (April 20-22)

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Domestic worker ‘lost’ for 13 years in Jordan rescued, can no longer speak Indonesian

Domestic worker ‘lost’ for 13 years in Jordan rescued, can no longer speak Indonesian

Lately, we have seen several stories about Indonesian domestic workers abroad who were exploited and lost touch with anyone from their homeland for years or even decades.

Indonesian artist gives amazing superhero shadow puppets to Avengers: Infinity Wars stars and director

Indonesian artist gives amazing superhero shadow puppets to Avengers: Infinity Wars stars and director

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Viral: Reckless driver refuses to give way for ambulance, actually speeds up to block its passage

Viral: Reckless driver refuses to give way for ambulance, actually speeds up to block its passage

What kind of a-hole does that?

Former TNI Chief Gatot Nurmantyo could be 3rd presidential candidate as Islamic parties may break to form own coalition

Former TNI Chief Gatot Nurmantyo could be 3rd presidential candidate as Islamic parties may break to form own coalition

It’s still within the realm of mathematical possibility that we could see a third candidate in the form of former Indonesian Military (TNI) Chief Gatot Nurmantyo.

Numbers don’t lie: Fashionista says ‘over 60kg’ remark taken out of context

Numbers don’t lie: Fashionista says ‘over 60kg’ remark taken out of context

Earlier this week, we brought you a Facebook status that was so outrageously offensive and mean-spirited, one would have thought that it was a page of out a teenage bully’s...

Limkokwing University student drowns in Perhentian islands

Limkokwing University student drowns in Perhentian islands

A Yemeni student enrolled at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology drowned off of the Perhentian islands yesterday afternoon. Twenty-four-year-old Abkar Maged Mahmood...

Police cannot force you to tell them your passwords, change them, or your email, say lawyers

Police cannot force you to tell them your passwords, change them, or your email, say lawyers

Eric Paulsen, co-founder and executive director of the non-profit Lawyers for Liberty, issued a series of tweets earlier today in relation to police access to your social media...

Row Jho Low your boat: Indonesian court rules US seizure of Equanimity unlawful

Row Jho Low your boat: Indonesian court rules US seizure of Equanimity unlawful

Indonesian courts have ruled in favor of the beleaguered owner of the superyacht Equanimity, which is currently under custody of the US Department of Justice (DoJ), which is...

Anti-gay laws are ‘wrong’, British PM tells ex-colonies, citing Malaysia and Singapore

Anti-gay laws are ‘wrong’, British PM tells ex-colonies, citing Malaysia and Singapore

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday told former colonies anti-gay laws once imposed by her country “were wrong then, and they are wrong now”. The premier...

6 modern Filipino restaurants to try for ‘Filipino Food Month’

6 modern Filipino restaurants to try for ‘Filipino Food Month’

You don’t really need much reason to enjoy Filipino favorites like adobo and lechon, but here’s one you can say to yourself when you’re feeling guilty about the...

Little people, big problems: The ongoing struggle of Filipino dwarves

Little people, big problems: The ongoing struggle of Filipino dwarves

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Filipino activist denied entry to US, detained at San Francisco airport

Filipino activist denied entry to US, detained at San Francisco airport

A Filipino activist was denied entry to the United States yesterday and is being detained at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), a move at least one colleague believes...

Duterte not backing divorce bill because daughter ‘not happy’ with it

Duterte not backing divorce bill because daughter ‘not happy’ with it

While most Filipinos want to (finally) legalize divorce, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he does not support the Congressional bill that would make it a...

Roque admits ‘apologies in order’ after Australian nun’s arrest

Roque admits ‘apologies in order’ after Australian nun’s arrest

(UPDATED), 1st UPDATE. Philippine Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has admitted that detaining 71-year-old Australian nun, Sr. Patricia Fox, was a mistake and said that...

These adorable popsicles are shaped just like the fruits they’re made of

These adorable popsicles are shaped just like the fruits they’re made of

Taking the combination of fruits and frozen treats to the next level, I-Bing’s popsicles are shaped just like the fruits they’re made of. And they’re pretty...

Weekend Warrior: Apr 20-22

Weekend Warrior: Apr 20-22

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, Apr 20 Armenian Street Party 2018: Balik Kampong 2.0 As part of Singapore Heritage Fest, this year’s...

This New York-inspired Korean eatery plates up fusion dishes like whipped cream curry and cheese fondue shrimp

This New York-inspired Korean eatery plates up fusion dishes like whipped cream curry and cheese fondue shrimp

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Inspired by the concrete jungle where dreams are made of (i.e. New York City), Korean dining concept NY Night Market burst onto the shores of Seoul last...

Particularly loud sneeze causes elderly man to crash car into road divider, dislodging a lamp post

Particularly loud sneeze causes elderly man to crash car into road divider, dislodging a lamp post

Earlier this afternoon, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh played host to a scene of disorder, with a blue Subaru Impreza crashing into a road divider and causing a lone lamp post...

Here’s a play-by-play of what happened in the absurd, ridiculous fight at Temasek Polytechnic

Here’s a play-by-play of what happened in the absurd, ridiculous fight at Temasek Polytechnic

Yesterday, a class at Temasek Polytechnic got completely derailed by a blond, funnily-dressed young student. Footage recently emerged of a young man making a fool of himself by...

Myanmar govt spokesman calls out UN rights rapporteur for sharing ‘wrong information’

Myanmar govt spokesman calls out UN rights rapporteur for sharing ‘wrong information’

Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay has criticized Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, for repeating allegations yesterday that Myanmar had...

Burmese-American women suffer widest wage gap among Asian Americans

Burmese-American women suffer widest wage gap among Asian Americans

Burmese-American women suffer the widest wage gap among all Asian American ethnic communities compared to white men, according to statistics highlighted by several civil rights...

Myanmar govt spokesman denies state media report that Inn Din soldiers were released from prison

Myanmar govt spokesman denies state media report that Inn Din soldiers were released from prison

Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay has denied a report that seven soldiers were released in this week’s presidential amnesty, just days after they were convicted for...

Yangon shaken by 4.2-magnitude earthquake

Yangon shaken by 4.2-magnitude earthquake

Many Yangon residents felt the ground roll beneath them for a few seconds this afternoon in what was later determined to have been a 4.2-magnitude earthquake. It was at least the...

Q&A: Longyi Brothers founder Phil Koo braves the fine line between appreciation and appropriation

Q&A: Longyi Brothers founder Phil Koo braves the fine line between appreciation and appropriation

Seeing a late-night infomercial-style video about the longyi – a long, cylindrical skirt worn by a majority of people in Myanmar – somehow seems both surprising and...

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NIN definitely, totally, absolutely coming to Bangkok this summer

NIN definitely, totally, absolutely coming to Bangkok this summer

After putting up a viral teaser a few weeks ago, more details have emerged about the show by enigmatic, dark, moody, award-winning American act Nine Inch Nails. Promoters Viji...

Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (April 20-22)

Bali Weekend Warrior: 5 cool things to do on the island this weekend (April 20-22)

CANGGU: Groove it and move it House of Groove Thai-born international DJ sensation Celeste Siam is bringing the funk to Bali this weekend with a ‘House of Groove’ event at the...

Record Store Day | Secret cinema | Kartini Day monologues | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (April 20-22)

Record Store Day | Secret cinema | Kartini Day monologues | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (April 20-22)

What are you doing this weekend?

Weekend Warrior: Apr 20-22

Weekend Warrior: Apr 20-22

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore. Friday, Apr 20 Armenian Street Party 2018: Balik Kampong 2.0 As part of Singapore Heritage Fest, this year’s...

Indonesian artist gives amazing superhero shadow puppets to Avengers: Infinity Wars stars and director

Indonesian artist gives amazing superhero shadow puppets to Avengers: Infinity Wars stars and director

Too cool!

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