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Thailand wants people with plastic surgery to get ID to match current appearance

The government wants Thai banks to ask customers that have had facial plastic surgery to get new ID cards with photos that actually match their current appearance so there is no confusion when they go to the bank or other institutions and need to prove who they are. Alternately, they can also get a doctor’s certificate ...

Wendi Deng Murdoch, once a humble HK intern, beset by suspicions of ‘spying’ for China

He was a mogul, she was an intern; they met in Hong Kong, married, then divorced. The story of News Corp chief Rupert...

Wendi Deng Murdoch, once a humble HK intern, beset by suspicions of ‘spying’ for China

Malaysian Islamic authorities want to meet with cosmetics entrepreneur to follow-up on transgender rumors

JAKIM, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia, has taken a keen interest in local cosmetics entrepreneur Nur...

Malaysian Islamic authorities want to meet with cosmetics entrepreneur to follow-up on transgender rumors

Duterte accuses Rappler of spreading ‘fake news’

One day after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked news website Rappler’s registration,...

Duterte accuses Rappler of spreading ‘fake news’

Teenager survives fall from 19th floor of building in suspected parkour attempt

A teenager has survived a plunge from the 19th floor of a building after his fall was broken by several air...

Teenager survives fall from 19th floor of building in suspected parkour attempt

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Ubud parking probs: Gianyar Regency says it will reevaluate parking-free zones as roads, sidewalks get clogged up

Ubud parking probs: Gianyar Regency says it will reevaluate parking-free zones as roads, sidewalks get clogged up

Vehicles parked on Ubud roadsides are proving a headache, adding extra sluggishness to the already heavily congested downtown area. If it’s not gaping holes in the Bali jungle...

Bank Indonesia launches investigation against Bitcoin use in Bali, cautions against the cryptocurrency

Bank Indonesia launches investigation against Bitcoin use in Bali, cautions against the cryptocurrency

Bank Indonesia (BI), the country’s central bank, has lowered a special police team to investigate the use of the crytpocurrency Bitcoin across several points in Bali. “We are...

Best swimwear in Bali: Where to find bikinis, one-pieces, wetsuits, boardshorts, surf gear and more

Best swimwear in Bali: Where to find bikinis, one-pieces, wetsuits, boardshorts, surf gear and more

Chilling at beach clubs, soaking up the sun, chasing waterfalls, jumping into adrenaline-pumping activities, going for a surf, taking a refresher in an epic infinity pool or at...

Access at Bali Ngurah Rai roundabout opened from airport to toll, By Pass Jimbaran

Access at Bali Ngurah Rai roundabout opened from airport to toll, By Pass Jimbaran

Access from Bali’s airport all the way around to the Mandara Toll and Jimbaran Ngurah Rai By Pass has been reopened at the Ngurah Rai roundabout, as of Monday. A section of the...

Kuta Police show off 5 mugging suspects in front of press

Kuta Police show off 5 mugging suspects in front of press

Kuta Police showed off seven theft suspects–five of which are accused of muggings–in front of press on Monday. The mugging suspects, identified by Tribun Bali as...

Dual pricing: What happened when a Thai was charged the ‘farang price’

Dual pricing: What happened when a Thai was charged the ‘farang price’

A viral Facebook post from a Thai woman who paid THB150 ($US4.7) for street food became the talk of town when the vendor admitted she overcharged the woman because the waiter...

Babes Imbibing: Best Ladies Nights in Bangkok

Babes Imbibing: Best Ladies Nights in Bangkok

We all know ladies that like to get smashed without spending. Thankfully, Bangkok is the place to do just that. From free bubbly to beer to buckets of questionable house wine,...

Thai sex industry has estimated worth of 260 billion baht, according to news site

Thai sex industry has estimated worth of 260 billion baht, according to news site

One Bangkok-based news site attempted to figure out the value of the country’s sex trade. Their answer returned that it was very lucrative, with a staggering worth of about...

Thais donate 1.3 million baht to poor father and son who lived in tuk tuk (VIDEO)

Thais donate 1.3 million baht to poor father and son who lived in tuk tuk (VIDEO)

Here’s another example of Thai social media working its magic. After the sad story of an elderly tuk tuk driver and his 10-year-old son went viral last week, people all over...

Phuket ‘ghost yacht’ washed ashore in Sabang, captain found safe in Sumatra (VIDEO)

Phuket ‘ghost yacht’ washed ashore in Sabang, captain found safe in Sumatra (VIDEO)

The captain of a yacht that was bound for Langkawi, Malaysia from Phuket — which mysteriously washed ashore unmanned in Sabang, Indonesia — has been safely rescued by...

The Hungry Lawyer: Beat a Path to Beet on Kau U Fong

The Hungry Lawyer: Beat a Path to Beet on Kau U Fong

Beets, that pedestrian staple of East European cookery, are having something of a moment at the moment. No longer confined to your grandmother’s borscht, health gurus tout the...

Pro-Beijing politician calls smog a ‘mirage’ on day with highest pollution levels for city

Pro-Beijing politician calls smog a ‘mirage’ on day with highest pollution levels for city

Pro-establishment district councillor Chan Hok-fung was today hounded online after posting a selfie on his personal Facebook account describing the thickly shrouded ICC tower...

China files: Kid’s house catches fire, he responds with ‘I’ll throw my schoolbag in!’

China files: Kid’s house catches fire, he responds with ‘I’ll throw my schoolbag in!’

A shop fire in the city of Mianyang in China’s Sichuan province made the news this week for reasons you would least expect: the rather misplaced exuberance of a young boy,...

Teenager survives fall from 19th floor of building in suspected parkour attempt

Teenager survives fall from 19th floor of building in suspected parkour attempt

A teenager has survived a plunge from the 19th floor of a building after his fall was broken by several air conditioners he hit on the way down, according to a report. In a story...

Wendi Deng Murdoch, once a humble HK intern, beset by suspicions of ‘spying’ for China

Wendi Deng Murdoch, once a humble HK intern, beset by suspicions of ‘spying’ for China

He was a mogul, she was an intern; they met in Hong Kong, married, then divorced. The story of News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch and his ex-wife Wendi Deng Murdoch has had its ups...

Waria Power: Group of transgender women in Jakarta catch and turn in alleged thief to the police (Video)

Waria Power: Group of transgender women in Jakarta catch and turn in alleged thief to the police (Video)

A group of transgender women in Jakarta — locally referred to as “waria” (a portmanteau of the Indonesian words wanita, meaning woman, and pria, meaning man) — showed they...

Orangutan found tortured and decapitated in Borneo prompts probe by conservationists and police

Orangutan found tortured and decapitated in Borneo prompts probe by conservationists and police

The body was decapitated and hairless, and covered in lacerations. Its arms were also nearly severed, indicating it had suffered extensive abuse before it was killed.

VIRAL: Lion Air passengers furious upon learning luggage had been looted for valuables

VIRAL: Lion Air passengers furious upon learning luggage had been looted for valuables

Lion Air is one of the fastest growing airlines in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, but it has also been the subject of numerous articles regarding passenger complaints about the...

Preliminary report points to failing support cables as possible cause of Indonesia Stock Exchange floor collapse

Preliminary report points to failing support cables as possible cause of Indonesia Stock Exchange floor collapse

Indonesia’s Public Works Ministry has released the findings of their preliminary investigation into the collapse of a mezzanine floor in a tower of the Indonesia Stock Exchange...

Government denies small Indonesian island is for sale for IDR44 billion

Government denies small Indonesian island is for sale for IDR44 billion

If you have IDR44 billion (US$3.3 million) lying around that you don’t know what to do with, you might have been tempted to buy your own private island in Indonesia after...

Police have five suspects of interest in chair-throwing murder of schoolboy

Police have five suspects of interest in chair-throwing murder of schoolboy

Two days after a chair was thrown from a block of low-cost, high-rise flats in Pantai Dalam, killing a 14-year-old boy walking below, who was helping his mother carry groceries...

Airport parking officials to clampdown on illegally parked vehicles with RM300 tickets and towing

Airport parking officials to clampdown on illegally parked vehicles with RM300 tickets and towing

Travelers, and the dying-breed of folk who still send their family and loved ones to the airport, be warned: authorities will be issuing out RM300 (US$75) summons to illegally...

Three-hundred rare and endangered birds drowned by smugglers after they spot authorities

Three-hundred rare and endangered birds drowned by smugglers after they spot authorities

Maritime authorities managed to thwart would-be bird smugglers operating off Melaka’s waters yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, upon seeing the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement...

Malaysian Islamic authorities want to meet with cosmetics entrepreneur to follow-up on transgender rumors

Malaysian Islamic authorities want to meet with cosmetics entrepreneur to follow-up on transgender rumors

JAKIM, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia, has taken a keen interest in local cosmetics entrepreneur Nur Sajat, and would like to follow-up on social media chatter...

Malaysian political delegation stayed at Trump-owned hotel in Washington, mixing business with politics for President

Malaysian political delegation stayed at Trump-owned hotel in Washington, mixing business with politics for President

A year ago, Donald Trump ceded control of The Trump Organization to his adult sons, but refused to divest his assets, sparking a furious backlash from political opponents and...

Filipino girlfriend of Vegas shooter admits fingerprints likely on ammunition used in attack

Filipino girlfriend of Vegas shooter admits fingerprints likely on ammunition used in attack

While Marilou Danley, the Filipino girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, was cleared of involvement in the shooting that killed 58 people in October, documents...

Department of Justice orders criminal investigation vs Rappler

Department of Justice orders criminal investigation vs Rappler

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look into possible criminal charges against Philippine news...

Police monitoring houses in Iligan allegedly housing IS-linked terrorists

Police monitoring houses in Iligan allegedly housing IS-linked terrorists

In Iligan City, about an hour away from Marawi, police have started monitoring several houses they believe could be housing the Islamic State-linked Maute terror group. Iligan...

Lawmakers want to change constitution to only protect ‘responsible’ free speech

Lawmakers want to change constitution to only protect ‘responsible’ free speech

A group of lawmakers yesterday moved to change the current wording of the article in the constitution protecting free speech. Article III Section IV of the constitution...

What to do in Manila this weekend (Jan. 19 – 21): Harlan + Holden Dine, Plus63 Music and Arts Festival, Atlantis musical theater workshop

What to do in Manila this weekend (Jan. 19 – 21): Harlan + Holden Dine, Plus63 Music and Arts Festival, Atlantis musical theater workshop

Whether you’re a true blue Manileño, someone who just moved here, or are just visiting, you’ve probably already noticed that there is never a lack of things to do in Manila....

WATCH: Uncle with glorious mane behaving like a thug after receiving light warning from summons officer

WATCH: Uncle with glorious mane behaving like a thug after receiving light warning from summons officer

Troubling body cam footage has surfaced on Facebook, showing a parking enforcement officer rudely told to bugger off by a belligerent man who was simply informed that he...

Ride into the arms of Mother Nature with Singapore’s first mountain bike-sharing service

Ride into the arms of Mother Nature with Singapore’s first mountain bike-sharing service

Looks like all the dismal reports of people going on rampages across Singapore using two-wheelers from bike-sharing companies haven’t discouraged ShareBikeSG from setting...

This traveling farm wants to teach you how to grow your own edible greens in Singapore

This traveling farm wants to teach you how to grow your own edible greens in Singapore

As urban farming gains traction in cosmopolitan Singapore, people are increasingly interested in growing their own edible gardens. But not all of us are born with a green...

Jailed: Toy katana-wielding woman who harassed Yishun coffee shop patrons and violently struggled during arrest

Jailed: Toy katana-wielding woman who harassed Yishun coffee shop patrons and violently struggled during arrest

Diners at a coffee shop in Yishun had their meal rudely interrupted on Aug 31 last year by a strange woman who caused quite a ruckus by herself while wielding a lightsaber. Oh...

Laneway Festival Giveaway Alert! Free tickets and Uber Eats credits could be yours

Laneway Festival Giveaway Alert! Free tickets and Uber Eats credits could be yours

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Myanmar appoints anti-Rohingya media critic as deputy information minister

Myanmar appoints anti-Rohingya media critic as deputy information minister

Veteran journalist and media critic Aung Hla Tun was appointed as Myanmar’s deputy minister for information on Monday. The Rakhine State native has built a reputation recently...

Myanmar police kill nine Rakhine protesters in Mrauk-U

Myanmar police kill nine Rakhine protesters in Mrauk-U

Rakhine State police have confirmed that they opened fire on a crowd of protesters late last night in the ancient city of Mrauk-U in northern Rakhine State. At least nine people...

Eight seats in play for by-election due later this year: UEC member

Eight seats in play for by-election due later this year: UEC member

Aung Myint, a member of the Union Election Commission, told a session of Parliament’s Upper House on Monday that a by-election would be held sometime in 2018 to fill eight...

Bago citizens turn on their ‘failing’ chief minister

Bago citizens turn on their ‘failing’ chief minister

Hundreds of Bago Region residents staged a demonstration on Sunday to call for the resignation of Chief Minister Win Thein, claiming the leader has failed to meet the needs of his...

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees ‘within two years’

Rohingya deal aims to repatriate refugees ‘within two years’

Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate Rohingya displaced by an army crackdown within two years, Dhaka said Tuesday, the first concrete timeline for a return of hundreds...

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Ride into the arms of Mother Nature with Singapore’s first mountain bike-sharing service

Ride into the arms of Mother Nature with Singapore’s first mountain bike-sharing service

Looks like all the dismal reports of people going on rampages across Singapore using two-wheelers from bike-sharing companies haven’t discouraged ShareBikeSG from setting...

This traveling farm wants to teach you how to grow your own edible greens in Singapore

This traveling farm wants to teach you how to grow your own edible greens in Singapore

As urban farming gains traction in cosmopolitan Singapore, people are increasingly interested in growing their own edible gardens. But not all of us are born with a green...

Laneway Festival Giveaway Alert! Free tickets and Uber Eats credits could be yours

Laneway Festival Giveaway Alert! Free tickets and Uber Eats credits could be yours

| Coconuts Singapore x Uber Eats | Free tickets, Uber, and Uber Eats credits are within your grasp.

What to do in Manila this weekend (Jan. 19 – 21): Harlan + Holden Dine, Plus63 Music and Arts Festival, Atlantis musical theater workshop

What to do in Manila this weekend (Jan. 19 – 21): Harlan + Holden Dine, Plus63 Music and Arts Festival, Atlantis musical theater workshop

Whether you’re a true blue Manileño, someone who just moved here, or are just visiting, you’ve probably already noticed that there is never a lack of things to do in Manila....

Best swimwear in Bali: Where to find bikinis, one-pieces, wetsuits, boardshorts, surf gear and more

Best swimwear in Bali: Where to find bikinis, one-pieces, wetsuits, boardshorts, surf gear and more

Chilling at beach clubs, soaking up the sun, chasing waterfalls, jumping into adrenaline-pumping activities, going for a surf, taking a refresher in an epic infinity pool or at...

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