China’s Xi met with celebration and protest in Hong Kong for landmark visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his affection for Hong Kong as he arrived in the politically divided city today to mark 20 years since it was handed back to China by Britain. “After nine years I am once again stepping on Hong Kong soil. I feel very happy. Hong Kong has always had a place …

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Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

By Jessica Damiana JAKARTA (Reuters) – From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s private family holiday is...

Yes he can: Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

Alleged IS militants kill police officer in Indonesia

Two alleged Islamic State group militants stabbed a police officer to death in western Indonesia, authorities said Sunday, in the latest assault targeting officials in the...

Alleged IS militants kill police officer in Indonesia

Obama family kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said Saturday. The...

Obama family kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

Obama wants to visit Ubud on low-key Bali vacation: Bali official

Former American President Barack Obama wants to stay in Ubud during his vacation in Bali, according to a Bali official. Obama, rumored to be joined by wife Michelle and daughters...

Obama wants to visit Ubud on low-key Bali vacation: Bali official

He couldn’t ‘be cheery’: Oz tour confirmed for this December, Paul McCartney’s 2002 Melbourne show was cancelled after Bali bombings

The last time Paul McCartney was set to perform in Australia, he cancelled his show. Not because of weather, diva reasons, or that something better came up. It was 2002 and 202...

He couldn’t ‘be cheery’: Oz tour confirmed for this December, Paul McCartney’s 2002 Melbourne show was cancelled after Bali bombings

Thai actress doesn’t get it when someone points out blackface in her lipstick ad

Another day, another Thai celebrity wearing blackface. Thai actress Usamanee “Kwan” Waitayanon was completely baffled when one commenter on Instagram pointed out that...

Thai actress doesn’t get it when someone points out blackface in her lipstick ad

Caught Red-handed! Chinese card skimmers arrested attaching device to 7-Eleven ATM

Cops in Phuket arrested two Chinese nationals caught in the act of fitting a card skimmer onto an ATM machine in Thalang Tuesday afternoon. The men were apprehended while...

Caught Red-handed! Chinese card skimmers arrested attaching device to 7-Eleven ATM

Scram Scam: Phuket cops hunt man using fake Swedish passport to steal rental motorbikes

Police are searching for a foreign man in Phuket suspected of using a fake Swedish passport to rent–and never return–motorbikes. Worachet Onkon, 31, owner CK Phuket Big Bike...

Scram Scam: Phuket cops hunt man using fake Swedish passport to steal rental motorbikes

Pachyderm Sperm: Ayutthaya elephant camp accused of trafficking, sperm sending

Ayutthaya Elephant Palace, an elephant attraction camp in the former capital city, has been accused of elephant trafficking as well as sending animal sperm abroad for artificial...

Pachyderm Sperm: Ayutthaya elephant camp accused of trafficking, sperm sending

Rainbow Ring! Sensational sun halo hovered over Bangkok today (PHOTOS)

At around 10am today, Bangkok witnessed a sun halo, a phenomenon in which a full 360 degree rainbow is seen encircling the sun. Netizens tweeted pictures of the beautiful rainbow...

Rainbow Ring! Sensational sun halo hovered over Bangkok today (PHOTOS)

Controversial activist arrested over ‘sharp weapons’ ahead of Xi’s visit to West Kowloon Cultural District

Controversial activist Nakade Hitsujiko was arrested this morning after he was found to have an “offensive weapon” near the West Kowloon Cultural District, a few hours before...

Controversial activist arrested over ‘sharp weapons’ ahead of Xi’s visit to West Kowloon Cultural District

PHOTOS: Hong Kong goes into lockdown for Xi visit with massive barriers, motorcades, and ‘anti-terrorism’ security measures

Xi Jinping only arrived in Hong Kong at noon today, but there’s been a palpable sense of anticipation – or perhaps trepidation – brewing in the city for days. Extensive...

PHOTOS: Hong Kong goes into lockdown for Xi visit with massive barriers, motorcades, and ‘anti-terrorism’ security measures

Cop who ‘replaced’ Rolex with counterfeit under investigation

Earlier this week, the case of a 21-year-old man who lost his eyewateringly expensive watch made headlines… until it was resolved anticlimactically when the man’s friend...

Cop who ‘replaced’ Rolex with counterfeit under investigation

China’s Xi met with celebration and protest in Hong Kong for landmark visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his affection for Hong Kong as he arrived in the politically divided city today to mark 20 years since it was handed back to China by...

China’s Xi met with celebration and protest in Hong Kong for landmark visit

Boards hiding Queen Victoria statue for handover celebration removed after backlash

Organizers of a handover anniversary celebration have been forced to get rid of a set of boards hiding a statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Park after the move sparked a public...

Boards hiding Queen Victoria statue for handover celebration removed after backlash

Yes he can: ‘Clever boy’ Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

Obama is due to meet President Joko Widodo on Friday at the palace in Bogor, south of Jakarta, and visit the capital on

Yes he can: ‘Clever boy’ Obama returns to Indonesia for family vacation

Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles informal mining boom

Authorities in Jambi, which has one of the biggest concentrations of independent mining sites in Indonesia, have started a determined pushback, combining a crackdown with attempts...

Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles informal mining boom

Rizieq’s lawyer claims fugitive FPI leader has received support from Saudi royal family and Turkey

If Rizieq is indeed getting support from the Saudi royal family, things are probably going to getting...

Rizieq’s lawyer claims fugitive FPI leader has received support from Saudi royal family and Turkey

Foreign pilot arrested with hash during drug inspection at Lombok airport

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) arrested a foreign pilot, identified by his initials, RS, for alleged drug possession and use on the popular holiday island of Lombok in West...

Foreign pilot arrested with hash during drug inspection at Lombok airport

WATCH: Indonesian thieves toss cash onto street to distract pursuers, one escapes, police ask public to return money

Police said over Rp 10 million worth of stolen cash was picked up by the public and they're hoping those people will have the good will to return it to the

WATCH: Indonesian thieves toss cash onto street to distract pursuers, one escapes, police ask public to return money

Nearly 3 years later, MH17 investigators still hoping for answers

International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts Wednesday to push the probe forward,...

Nearly 3 years later, MH17 investigators still hoping for answers

Malaysia upgraded on human trafficking watchlist: from bad to less bad, but still bad

Malaysia, home of the best nasi lemak, and of dueling towers that have come to define us to a point that their non-existence would pummel the country into an existentialist...

Malaysia upgraded on human trafficking watchlist: from bad to less bad, but still bad

Mickey Mouse doll used to hide drugs: extra points for creativity

Mickey Mouse, beloved Disney character the world over, has now seen his likeness used for nefarious purposes: to hide drugs. To be fair, probably the second-to-last place someone...

Mickey Mouse doll used to hide drugs: extra points for creativity

Critically endangered turtle washes up on Malaysian shores

A critically endangered sea turtle was found yesterday, strewn between rubbish and rocks in Pulau Melaka. The hawksbill turtle was left stranded ashore after high tide brought him...

Critically endangered turtle washes up on Malaysian shores

Miranda Kerr hands back multi-million dollar jewelry cache tied to 1MDB case

Australian model Miranda Kerr has turned over $8.1 million, nearly 35 million ringgit, worth of jewelry to the US Justice Department following allegations that the items were...

Miranda Kerr hands back multi-million dollar jewelry cache tied to 1MDB case

Jeff Horn annoyed at Pacquiao texting during presscon

Jeff Horn’s camp caught Manny Pacquiao texting on his cellphone during the final press conference on Wednesday for the “Battle on Brisbane” this weekend. And Horn and...

Jeff Horn annoyed at Pacquiao texting during presscon

Nadine Lustre tops FHM Philippines’ ‘sexiest woman’ poll for 2017

Aaaaand it’s official. ABS-CBN Kapamilya actress Nadine Lustre is the sexiest woman in the Philippines for 2017, at least according to a list by popular men’s magazine...

Nadine Lustre tops FHM Philippines’ ‘sexiest woman’ poll for 2017

Jinkee Pacquiao wins the Internet with her OOTDs in Brisbane

All eyes are on Manny Pacquiao and his upcoming fight against the unheralded Australian boxer Jeff Horn. But the boxing champ’s wife Jinkee Pacquiao is also getting a lot of...

Jinkee Pacquiao wins the Internet with her OOTDs in Brisbane

China donates arms to Philippines for troops in Marawi

China on Wednesday donated thousands of guns to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to help Manila in its battle against Islamist gunmen who are holed up in a southern city. The...

China donates arms to Philippines for troops in Marawi

Filipinos biggest supporters of Trump globally: Pew Research

Globally, few are confident US President Donald Trump is “doing the right thing” in regard to world affairs. But according to a report released by Pew Research on...

Filipinos biggest supporters of Trump globally: Pew Research

Popular childhood snack Chicken In A Biskit returns to Singapore, 2 years after it left supermarket shelves

Have you heard the news? Your favorite salty childhood snack Chicken In A Biskit is back on Singapore shores, thanks to the efforts of supermarket chain Giant. Sold exclusively at...

Popular childhood snack Chicken In A Biskit returns to Singapore, 2 years after it left supermarket shelves

Arrested: Man who reportedly molested 3 teenage boys at the Clementi bus interchange and nearby HDB blocks

A 27-year-old man allegedly molested three teenage boys in Clementi, and he was arrested today (June 29) by the police. The three victims had lodged police reports between June...

Arrested: Man who reportedly molested 3 teenage boys at the Clementi bus interchange and nearby HDB blocks

One man’s persistent tweets gets KFC Singapore to bring back its classic Hot Devil Drumlets

Here is a man after our own fried chicken-loving heart. Fans of KFC’s Hot Devil Drumlets, y’all have Farhan Adam Borst to thank for their long-awaited return to outlets...

One man’s persistent tweets gets KFC Singapore to bring back its classic Hot Devil Drumlets

Generous couple posthumously gifts $6 million to 3 animal and health charities in Singapore

Here’s a heart-warming tale of generosity: A couple who died of old age left behind a massive $6 million fortune to be equally divided among three charities in...

Generous couple posthumously gifts $6 million to 3 animal and health charities in Singapore

Singaporeans are pretty bad at being neighborly and keeping public places clean: Survey

Well, as it seems, there’s a slight problem within us all: We need to work on our graciousness. At least, that’s according to this year’s graciousness survey...

Singaporeans are pretty bad at being neighborly and keeping public places clean: Survey

61 rights groups call for repeal of online defamation law

A collective of 61 Myanmar and international rights groups, including Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights have...

61 rights groups call for repeal of online defamation law

Ambitious party co-op Banana Events gives us two ragers this weekend

Homegrown Myanmar party cooperative Banana Events is carrying forward its legacy of putting dance parties in interesting places with two back-to-back events this weekend. You...

Ambitious party co-op Banana Events gives us two ragers this weekend

MPT to replace mailboxes across the country with new revenue-generating models

Ever want to send postcards to other countries — or even other parts of Myanmar — but find yourself hesitant to use the national postal system because, well, you don’t think...

MPT to replace mailboxes across the country with new revenue-generating models

Religion minister refuses to resign, pledges to ‘purify’ Buddhism

Religious and cultural affairs minister Thura U Aung Ko told reporters in Naypyidaw yesterday that he will not give in to demands to resign, saying: “I was not appointed by...

Religion minister refuses to resign, pledges to ‘purify’ Buddhism

Middle and high school pair under investigation for allegedly raping elementary schoolers

A pair of middle and high schoolers in Mandalay are being tried for rape after they allegedly molested two elementary school-aged girls. As reported by The Voice, all four...

Middle and high school pair under investigation for allegedly raping elementary schoolers
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A guide to Sydney’s seafood culture

| Coconuts Jakarta x Garuda Indonesia | Not only is Australia leading the way in culinary arts, the Land Down Under is also a leader when it comes to sustainability. Indeed, quality and sustainability are equally important when it comes to seafood in Australia. Chew on that! Next time you’re lucky enough to find yourself in this seaside city, start by eating your way through the best seafood experiences in town.

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